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    Twinkies may be smaller than people recall

    Source: AP-Excite

    By CANDICE CHOI

    NEW YORK (AP) - Twinkies are back, but they may be a bit smaller than you remember.

    The new boxes hitting shelves this week list the spongy yellow cakes as having 270 calories and a weight of 77 grams for two cakes, or 135 calories and 38.5 grams for one cake.

    Right before it went out of business, the predecessor company had told The Associated Press that Twinkies were 150 calories per cake. Photos of past boxes online also indicate the weight to have been 42.5 grams per cake.

    A spokeswoman for Hostess, Hannah Arnold, said in an email Monday that the size change was made in "mid-2012" by the predecessor company. That would mean it happened in the months leading up to its bankruptcy, as the company was trying to keep its head above water financially.

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    In this Friday, July 12, 2013, file photo Jo Mullen picks up a box of Twinkies at Wal-Mart, in Bristol, Pa. The new owners of Hostess have leaner operating costs now that they're no longer using unionized workers. It turns out the spongy yellow cakes may also be a little smaller than the last Twinkies people remember eating. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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    Can't get these in the UK. I'm going to have to mail order a pack.
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    I've never liked Twinkies, even back when I was fat and regularly ate junk food.

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    I like Twinkies, but I don't see the big deal about this. They aren't that good.

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    ^I wouldn't know. Guess that's what makes me curious. But, not curious enough to pay £10 a pack plus postage.

    To be honest, they look like Fish fingers. Not a good thing to look like if youre a cake.
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    On the subject of Twinkies, I logged onto my Facebook to be greeted by this

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    On the subject of Twinkies, I logged onto my Facebook to be greeted by this

    That's freakin adorable lmao, definitely made my morning


    But ya, I never really liked Twinkies. I used to eat them as a kid though. I don't know why though, because I never found them to be THAT great. I guess I got my hands on anything that was sweet *shrug* Now that I'm older, I definitely find those things gross as hell lol. Leaves a weird aftertaste in my mouth o_o

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    On the subject of Twinkies, I logged onto my Facebook to be greeted by this

    Now that is seriously amazing

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