Hostess pastries are back, now as an in-house brand for Wal-Mart. As of today, Twinkies hit the first Wal-Mart...and they'll be in thousands of stores by Sunday. I trust that at least a few of our allegedly high-brow, locavoracious, Wal-Mart hating readers will make the pilgrimage to the House that Sam Built in the next few days to stock up on those death-encouraging, Kessler-enraging, artificially flavored, colored, and textured treats.
But what about those of us who were never really taken by the Twinkie? Those of us who prefer chocolate style junk food treats? Don't despair! It appears that Ho-Ho's, Cupcakes, Zingers and Suzy-Q's will arrive later this summer. With Sno-Balls coming in the fall, presumably in time to mock those disgusting, cold, and flavorless "genuine" snowballs.
Image: Zingers from those halcyon days of Dolly Madison Bakery, before being acquired by Hostess.