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Twinkies make early return at Wal-Mart stores

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 12, 2013 at 10:21 a.m.


This undated image provided by Hostess Brands LLC shows a box of Twinkies. Twinkies will be back on shelves by July 15, 2013, after its predecessor company went bankrupt after an acrimonious fight with unions last year. The brands have since been purchased by Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management.

NEW YORK — Twinkies are making an early comeback at Wal-Mart stores, and they won't be frozen beforehand.

The world's largest retailer says it is selling the snack cakes at about 1,600 stores starting Friday and that about 3,000 of its 4,000 U.S. stores should have them by Sunday morning, a day before Hostess had said the spongy yellow cakes would start hitting shelves nationwide.

By late next week, stores will also have Hostess Mini Muffins and fried Fruit Pies, said Wal-Mart spokesman Veronica Marshall. Coffee Cakes, Ho Hos, Orange CupCakes, Suzy Qs and Zingers will be available by August.

Sno-Balls will arrive in the fall.

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drs01 says... July 12, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.

Great news for 48 million on food stamps, except those in the poor sections of Washington, DC where WM will be closing stores due to Nazi city government.
Kudos to WM....I just hope I can get some before the EBT crowd swarms the stores.

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Arkanzin1 says... July 12, 2013 at 11:57 a.m.

But what about the best Hostess snack cake, Ding Dongs?!

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HotSpringsLawyer says... July 12, 2013 at 12:12 p.m.

Paula Deen out, then Twinkies in?

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NoUserName says... July 12, 2013 at 12:32 p.m.

Meh. Give me balls. Sno-balls, that is.

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Vickie55 says... July 12, 2013 at 2:44 p.m.


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outinthesticks says... July 12, 2013 at 2:46 p.m.

Whether you like 'em or not, there is something right about the country having Twinkies.

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djigoo says... July 12, 2013 at 4:41 p.m.

Cuz yer average WalMart shopper isn't obese enough.

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RoyDaMercer says... July 12, 2013 at 9:52 p.m.

I saw a billboard in Michigan last week that said obesity is not a choice it is a disease. I think for possibly 10% of the obese that may be correct, but when you see what you see everyday in this country it is easy to figure out. The willpower/convenience factors come into play. We are our own worst enemies.

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