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Honey, I Shrunk the Twinkie

July 15th, 2013 - 1:47 pm

Well now I’m just depressed over this whole Twinkie comeback:

The new owners of Hostess have leaner operating costs now that they’re no longer using unionized workers. It turns out the spongy yellow cakes may also be a little smaller than the last Twinkies people remember eating.

The new boxes hitting shelves list the cakes as having 270 calories and a weight of 77 grams for two cakes, or 135 calories and 38.5 grams for one cake.

Right before it went out of business, the predecessor company had told the Associated Press Twinkies were 150 calories per cake. Photos of past boxes online also indicate the weight to have been 42.5 grams per cake.

Screw it. I’m sticking with Little Debbie.

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I believe four non-union twinkies will taste better than two union twinkies. So, I for one welcome the change.
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Sorry, but Little Debbie tastes wretched, and Twinkies don't.
39 weeks ago
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Local grocery store had a whole display of new Twinkies out on Friday.
I could not tell if they were smaller than before, but they are freakin delicious.
They are packed individually in shrink wrap, so if you want 1 or 3, you don't have to open a twin pack and have an unwrapped Twinkie begging to be eaten.
39 weeks ago
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All packaging is shrinking. A Bag of Doritos used to be a pound, then 14 ounces, then 13 ounces, then 11.5, and now I think I've seen 10 oz bags. The price is the same, if not higher.

And then they introduced the 16 oz "Party bag" and the price is through the roof. I guess this is what happens when we burn our food for fuel.
39 weeks ago
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Yikes, when I read that head line, I was fearing for your sex life!
39 weeks ago
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When's the last time you attended a county fair? Just put that twinkie on a stick, dunk it in batter, deep-fry it, and voila! It's as big as before and deducts even more minutes from your life expectancy.
39 weeks ago
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little debbie will get downsized, too. almost everything is. the vendors think we are too stupid to notice.
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The vendors are right.

This is nothing more than a rational response to inflation in the food sector. But consumers are highly sensitized to price, less so for portion size. So instead of charging $1 for 10oz they'll charge 90 cents for 9oz. They also get to lower the calories per serving.
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I believe four non-union twinkies will taste better than two union twinkies. So, I for one welcome the change.
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