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!
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 😉
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.