90 Years of Twinkies

On April 6, 1930 James A. Dewar invented Twinkies. Dewar was the manager of a Continental Baking plant in Schiller Park, Illinois. He came up with the idea to utilize a machine that was only used in strawberry season for the rest of the year.

Twinkies, Hostess, Snack Cakes, 1970's Packaging, box of TwinkiesThe new creation was a snack cake filled with a banana cream. During WWII the filling was changed to vanilla because of the scarcity of bananas.

Banana Twinkies - Hostess Snack Cakes - Original Twinkies Flavor - Wal-Mart TwinkiesOf course, Banana Twinkies are sometimes available today as well as many other flavors.

Twinkies - Hostess Twinkies - First Batch - Sweetest Comback in the History of EverYou may remember that back in November 2012 that Hostess went bankrupt and Twinkies were unavailable. During the time Twinkies were unavailable in the US they were made in Canada which is where James A. Dewar was born.

In  July 2014 Twinkies made The Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever. I was able to get of box from the First Batch.

Key Lime Slime Twinkies, Ghostbusters, Hostess, Flavored TwinkiesSince then Twinkies have been made in many different flavors like Key Lime Slime.

Deep Fried Twinkies, Hostess, Carnival Food, Fair Food, Bake at home, Snack CakesYou could also get Deep Fried Twinkies.

Did you know Twinkies have been around for that long?

Steven

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