Friday, November 16, 2012

The lessons Hostess taught me

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 3:49 PM

In trying to compile something to say about the demise of Hostess, maker of fat-kid fuel, I came across interesting stories that not only illustrate America's ingenuity but also our strange devotion to sugar, oil and white flour. What I found reaffirmed my faith in humanity - and the mighty Twinkie. Enjoy.

RIP, old friends
  • RIP, old friends

- Among my favorite Twinkie-inspired recipes, including how to fry one (fuck yes!!!) is the deconstructed Twinkie. Blogger "The Domestic Rebel" turns the popular treat into a cupcake. Genius.

- Someone once lost 27 pounds in two months eating nothing but sugary cakes, including Twinkies. Why this diet never caught on remains a mystery.

- A Hostess delivery driver in Tennessee was recently arrested for pocketing $1,500 worth of the company's sweets. No word on whether ol' sticky fingers planned to share the wealth.

- Apparently, Hostess products have a storied history in design.

- People in Columbus, Ohio, are stockpiling - even freezing - Hostess treats, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Alison Hunter of Gahanna, Ohio, is quoted in the story as saying "I like my Sno Balls." Who doesn't, sister.

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