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Twinkies Tell The Truth

Twinkies:

Twinkies are back and this time they mean it. It is being reported that the iconic snack cake will have a shelf life of 45 days. Hostess Brands recently went through reorganization and it appeared that the fabled snack was in trouble. But you can’t keep a good sponge cake down. Or let it expire.

Somehow, without changing much (or any) of the 37 ingredients that go into a Twinkie, the shelf life has been increased from 26 days to 45 days. The new Hostess company says they still won’t last forever, but… yeah, right.

To participate in “The Sweetest Comeback In The History Of Ever” just visit your local grocery store. Twinkies are set to reappear on July 15th.

(Via AP)

July 9, 2013   No Comments

Best Weekend Bloody Mary Ever

bLODDY mARY FROM O'Davey's Irish Pub & Restaurant in Fond du Lac, WI.

The place: O’Davey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The drink: A Bloody Mary. Time: Now.

TGIF — and Saturday and Sunday. Because that’s how long it will take to get through that crazy bloody mary!

Here’s what the Milwaukee paper says about it. PS: FIVE BUCKS.

(Via Neatorama)

May 3, 2013   No Comments

Twinkies Return!

Hostess Twinkies Box

Twinkies are coming back. After falling apart in bankruptcy, Hostess Brands Inc. has emerged as a new company, Hostess Brands LLC. Buried in this news is an interesting tidbit.

From the WSJ:

But Mr. Metropoulos and his son, Daren, the co-CEO of Pabst Brewing Co. who is also heading up the reborn Hostess’s marketing strategy, expressed confidence they would be able to find skilled, nonunion workers near the four plants, which are in areas with high unemployment.

That’s right, Beer Twinkies! Finally, we can stop trying to make our own.

Oh, and there’s that whole union debate thing too: Teamsters vs. Hostess.

(Via That’s Nerdalicious!)

April 26, 2013   No Comments

A Crown Of Potato Chips For The Microwave

Ronco Chip-Tastic Microwave Potato Chip Maker

You want to eat potato chips and look good doing it, don’cha? Sure you do. And if not, the above potato chip maker/edible crown arrangement also makes fruit crisps. Just use the included slice-O-matic and pop the Ronco Chip-Tastic Microwave Potato Chip Maker into the microwave. Your great fashion sense will reward your waistline. Plus, since walking around with a crown of potato chips on your head is sure to become a new fad, people will look at you like a fashion icon. Or at least look at you.

April 3, 2013   No Comments

Hostess Twinkies Bake Set With Pastry Bag & Recipe

Hostess Twinkies Bake Set with Pastry Bag & Recipe

The Great Twinkie Scare of 2012 was no laughing matter. Except of course, that it was. Jokes can be made about Twinkies never, ever, really going away due to their long shelf life. Or perhaps, one can chuckle at the thought of a Twinkie being grown because they are not really food. And then of course is the biggest myth of them all: that Twinkies are some sort of superfood.

In any event, just in case the iconic snack cake does ever disappear, the Hostess Twinkies Bake Set with Pastry Bag & Recipe Booklet will be there to help repopulate store shelves everywhere. Or at least eBay auctions.

December 13, 2012   1 Comment

Gama-Go Bowtie Bag Clips

Gama-Go Bow-tie Bag Clips

Clip-on ties are not usually considered to be the epitome of high-class. Oh how wrong that is! The Gama-Go Bowtie Bag Clips combine high style and salty snacks. These clip-on ties not only ooze class and style, but they also keep chips and the like from going stale. Considering that the greatest social faux pas is serving stale crackers with a cheese ball, these things might just be the height of refinement.

December 14, 2011   No Comments