By now, I think most folks who care about snack foods have heard that Hostess Brands is folding.  This the “twinkie,” as we know it will go the way of all flesh, which is also the way of all cake, which is to say, gone.  I will admit that I have bought some Hostess Cakes for private consumption of late, mostly because the clinic I worked at in Redding was only a couple of doors from the Hostess Pastry Outlet.  I got some orange cupcakes, mostly because my parents did not feel any cupcakes were worth the trouble if they were not chocolate.  Whenever there are “rules,” real or postulated, people enjoy trying to break them.  There is something basal that has drawn people to Twinkies.  Since I was a tot in school, but I never gravitated toward them myself.  The flavor seemed too Aryan, somehow.  And there was something dairy in that cream-filled middle, which made them incompatible with the Jewish dietary laws that ruled my life back then. Read more on Twinkies Away!…

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