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.
July 9, 2013 No Comments
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.
(Via That’s Nerdalicious!)
April 26, 2013 No Comments
It is important to know where your food comes from. Even if that means getting your fast food meal in powdered form.
The Happy Kitchen Candy Hamburger kit is a make-it-yourself treat that even comes complete with a cola just waiting to be fizz. And while ordering a burger and fries (that you have to mix yourself) from Japan may seem like a roundabout way of getting a happy meal, just think how much sweeter it will taste knowing the effort behind it. And the fact that it also happens to be candy.
Your favorite fast food meal now comes in miniature candy form with the hamburger edition of the Happy Kitchen series! Mix the dough, cut the french fries, ‘bake’ the buns, shape the hamburgers, mold the cheese and even prepare your own ketchup. To wash it all down, you’ve got a cola to go along with your meal. From start to finish, you’ll have a smile on your face as your prepare you miniature treat!
March 23, 2012 No Comments
Jack in the Box has come out with a Bacon Shake. They say it’s real. I still will not try it. Well, maybe I will… But no, I shouldn’t… nobody should. But it’s bacon. In milkshake form. Oh, Jack in the Box, that is just not playing fair!
Click to learn more about the insidious Jack In The Box Bacon Shake. (Includes an image of a more-than-slightly disturbing Bacon Baby.)
February 7, 2012 1 Comment
It was only a matter of time before somebody else jumped on the Zoku bandwagon. The Hamilton Beach Fastpop 10 Minute Ice Pop Instant Frozen Popsicle Maker apparently works just like a Zoku Quick Pop Maker, but at half the price. Are the frozen pops it produces just as good? Only time will tell. About ten minutes time, that is.
* Fast and easy! Makes 3 pops in under 10 minutes
* Make healthy treats by fruit juice or agave nectar instead of sugar to sweeten
* Makes 6 pops without refreezing base
* Control ingredients used, ideal for sensitive tummies or allergy-prone kids
* Includes: FastPop maker base, 6 dishwasher-safe sticks and removal tool, recipes
October 12, 2011 No Comments
Corn syrup often gets overlooked in the pantry. Although Karo, the corn syrup people, have issued a press release containing sweet recipes, they seemed to have missed a good opportunity. Not only are the associated photos reminiscent of faded 70s cookbooks, but they are small and not at all appetizing. (Clicking on photo will not enlarge.)
Press release follows. With bonus chocolate ice cream recipe (and photo). There would be a link to their website, but they seemed to have missed that one too. Ouch. Enjoy… assuming you remember what Karo corn syrup looks like.
August 19, 2011 No Comments