When Will Twinkies Snack Cakes Really Return?
Twinkies, invented in 1930 by James Alexander Dewar in Illinois, were a staple of American snack foods and a symbol of mass industry for years. Twinkies are a cream-filled "pastry" more known for their mythos, like the ability to withstand a nuclear holocaust, than their ingredients--for the record, twinkies are made of mostly glycerides (egg replacement), polysorbate 60, hydrogenated shortening (butter replacement), and sorbic acid (preservative). In 2012, Hostess filed for bankruptcy due to a drop in sales. Later that year they sold the brand to two investment firms, Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Company, owners of Pabst Blue Ribbon and Vlasic pickles, for an estimated $410 million. Allegedly, the snack food will hit shelves again this summer. Here's to hoping Twinkies' owners can bring them back to their former, cult-like glory