Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 157

The Twinkies are back in town!

These babies are back on the shelves in USA-land! People across the land are rejoicing at their second coming!

I’ve not yet got my lips around a Twinkie (that’s what she said/as the actress said to the bishop 🙂 ), but I feel this is a necessary bucket list thing to do whilst I am here.

So, what’s the fuss all about?

One online paper reported: “According to the countdown clock, at 2 p.m. ET Monday we were just 490 hours away from fresh Twinkies.”

And the Los Angeles Times stated it’s “time to welcome back the Twinkie. … Hostess is bringing back its popular snack cakes on July 15 after going bankrupt last year and selling its brands to various bidders.”

I tell you, people out there are gagging for a Twinkie!

Get yer chops round one of those babies

Get yer chops round one of those babies

All it really is seems to be is this: “Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling” (and I bet it has high fructose corn syrup in).

I may mock the Twinkie, but it appears to be truly loved and the much-missed Dennis J. Lane wrote of his affection for Twinkies, which he received as a birthday gift from his sister, Pat, every year since 1995.

That is a lovely gesture. But I draw the line at deep-fried Twinkies:

A deep-fried Twinkie involves freezing the cake, dipping it into batter…..

In a story in The New York Times, speaking of the Deep Fried Twinkie with its inventor, Christopher Sell, who is originally from Rugby, England, it was described in this way: “Something magical occurs when the pastry hits the hot oil. The creamy white vegetable shortening filling liquefies, impregnating the sponge cake with its luscious vanilla flavor… The cake itself softens and warms, nearly melting, contrasting with the crisp, deep-fried crust in a buttery and suave way. The pièce de résistance, however, is a ruby-hued berry sauce, adding a tart sophistication to all that airy sugary goodness”.

The Texas State Fair introduced the fried Twinkie to great popular acclaim, and the notion spread to other state fairs across the USA.

And that is the true story of the Twinkie 😉

Texas State have a lot to answer for!

Texas State Fair….you have a lot to answer for!


This makes me sad. Twenty shootings. In one weekend. Too sad. The local news calls this ‘a staggering tally of violence across the city this weekend.’ New reports say that two more men were shot this very night.

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6 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 157

  1. elkster says:

    As a fellow Englishman,, but one who HAS tried Twinkies, we all have to try them. However, to my palate, they are quite disgusting. They taste rubbery, and so artificial.

  2. Pat and Pam says:

    I would argue with the term “fresh Twinkies” . NONE of those Hostess cakes (I used to love ’em when I was a kid) can be described as FRESH. However, I can almost guarantee that if you dropped one on the grass it would NOT rot, or get eaten by flies or insects, or melt in the rain. It would just sit there for WEEKS — that’s shelf life for you.

  3. Thank you thank you thank you! The one childhood treat I will never abandon even though I know its pure junk lol. It always reminds me of home 🙂

  4. Charlotte Jones says:

    Love the ‘double entendres’ about the Twinkies!! Really made me laugh.

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