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