[Sca-cooks] Twinkie stories

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Wed Aug 8 07:09:10 PDT 2007

It's the War and it's past time for a Twinkie story--

No onions? He'll take the Twinkies
Monday, August 6, 2007

GALESBURG - A man looking for something savory but settling on something
sweet was arrested for public intoxication after crashing a block party
Saturday night.

According to police reports, Jerry L. Turner, 48, 689 W. Knox St., took
a box of Twinkies from a neighborhood party in the 400 block of North
Broad Street at 6 p.m. Saturday. When police asked Turner why he took
the treats, Turner said he really wanted some onions but since there
were none, he took the Twinkies instead, thinking they were free.

Turner told police he only had one drink Saturday but nearly fell over
due to his level of intoxication.

If he'd waited he could have stolen the new banana ones--

  Aug. 6, 2007, 3:29PM
Twinkie revisits its banana roots

McCLATCHY-TRIBUNE http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/food/5030959.html

Any Old Ones among us might recall that the original flavor of the 
filling in Twinkies, when they were introduced in 1930, was banana. It 
was banana until the early 1940s when, according to Hostess, a wartime 
banana shortage forced the company to switch to vanilla.

The Banana Twinkie as currently constituted would have required no such 
sacrifice, however. No bananas are harmed in the making of this snack 
cake; it's strictly an artificial flavor. Not a bad flavor, either, and 
even a bit understated.

Unlike a brief appearance in the Twinkie lineup last year as a King Kong 
promotion, this time the Banana Twinkie is on the shelves to stay.

Shouldn't that be its artificial banana roots?


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