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|Alas, yes, it appears that Twinkies, Ho Ho's, and Ding Dongs, are all on the endangered species list, until their next re-incarnation.
America's pantheon of heart-disease, diabetes, and obesity icons will have to rely on just "Happy Meals" and "Double Whoppers with Bacon," for a while ?
The Twinkie's history is truly wonderful; where else can you find the combination of:
... a successful 1979 double-murder defense (ending in a verdict of involuntary manslaughter ... due to Dan White's mental state, at the time of the murders, being judged to be incapable of pre-meditation) of a San Francisco Mayor and City Supervisor in which excess Twinkie consumption was part of the defense [^] ...
... and ... the sudden upsurge in a sweet-treat's popularity related to a "replace vanilla with original banana flavor" promotional marketing venture by the Hostess brand associated with the 2007 remake version of the King Kong movie [^] ?
Nutrional Value of the Twinkie:
Serving Size 1 cake (42.5 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g7%
Saturated Fat 2.5g13%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbohydrates 27.0g9%
Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% • Iron 2%
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