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April 28, 2005

Happy Birthday to the Twinkie!


The Twinkie Turns 75!

Some brief history: Twinkies were invented by Jimmy Dewar, manager of the Schiller Park bakery near Chicago, in 1930. He wanted to make better use of the shortcake pans that were used only during strawberry season, so he made spongy yellow cakes and injected them with banana cream. He came up with the name Twinkie when he saw a sign for "Twinkle Toe" shoes in St. Louis, Mo. Cream filling replaced the banana filling when there was a banana shortage during World War II.

My favorite fun fact: A Twinkie was included in 1999's White House millennium time capsule, representing 'an object of enduring American symbolism.'

You can read more, here.


Posted by Lawren at April 28, 2005 07:21 AM

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But why don't they taste like they used to?

Says: Nanc' at April 28, 2005 07:31 AM

I love the fact that Slick Willy put a twinkie in the time capsule.

Says: ren at April 28, 2005 01:45 PM

Slick Willy will put a "twinkie" about anywhere. OUCH!

Says: Lawren at April 28, 2005 03:23 PM

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