Monday, 30 April 2012
Hostess filed for bankruptcy for the second time. Does this mean the end of the Twinkie?
The Twinkie won't disappear, but being a child of Little Debbie upbringing, I don't follow the lead of Woody Harrelson in Zombieland by ransacking the shelves and storage rooms of convenience and grocery stores across America in search of twinkies.
Twinkies were never found at my home growing up. We knew about the twinkie, but the grocery shoppers chose the Little Debbie snacks for the weekly family treat in our household.
Every week the sibling who took charge of the grocery shopping with mom would have the responsibility of selecting a family treat.
These are my top 5 Little Debbie snacks.
5. Zebra Cakes
This snack compensated for its lack of eating creativity with its cool zebra colored design. This is one of my personal favorites, but I rarely, if ever, gained enough sibling support to sneak them into the basket for the family treat.
4. Fudge Brownies
3. Nutty Bars
The unmatched flavor combinations of chocolate and peanut butter combined with crispy wafers that is available in a candy bar shape stands apart from the other treats with its creative eating possibilities. To properly eat a Nutty Bar you need to slowly appreciate its texture and structure by disassembling it one layer at a time, licking the peanut butter inside or nibbling on one wafer at a time.
2. Swiss Cake Rolls
Who isn't addicted to these chocolate white cream filled swirly snacks? My sister Rose remembers the days when each person in the family was allowed to eat a single roll. Each box contained twelve rolls separated by packs of two. There are eleven children in my family. The Swiss cake rolls would vanish in the first day. I eat my Swiss rolls by peeling the chocolate coating jacket off first and then diving into the rest.
1. Oatmeal Creme Pies
What are your favorite Little Debbie snacks?