Twinkies returning to shelves this summer
June 24th, 2013
10:30 AM ET
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Good news Twinkies fans, your long-missing snack fix is due back on shelves on July 15.

The announcement was made by Daren Metropoulos, principal of Metropoulos & Co., one of the two companies that bought the rights to Twinkies and other snack brands from the bankrupt Hostess Brands earlier this year.

The new Twinkies box will look very similar to the old one, with the addition of the line "The sweetest comeback in the history of ever." The price will stay the same as last fall – $3.99 for a box of 10.

"America wanted Hostess back - they wanted the original," said Metropoulos.

Read - Start the countdown! Twinkies return to shelves July 15

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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Jimmy Hoffa

    New slogan should be "Now with 100% less union labor"

    June 24, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Reply
  2. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    If only they were coming back healthier... Gluten-Free (made with almond or coconut flour), sugar-free (sweetened with stevia) and made with coconut oil/cream instead of the partially hydrogenated filling it currently has. Alas, GiGi's imaginary world does not exist!

    June 24, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Reply
    • Thinking things through

      Nope, not healthier. It will be whatever sells the most, and most quickly.

      June 24, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Reply
    • VladT

      Gluten free does not equal healthier, unless one has an intolerance

      June 25, 2013 at 7:11 am | Reply
  3. Roberta

    Geez. Another chemical-laden food back on the shelves....how wonderful......

    June 24, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Reply
  4. raceresq

    The line starts here! I'm waiting....

    June 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Reply
    • dude

      Now all they have to do is bring back Ding Dongs (that's what she said).

      June 24, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Reply
  5. Steves

    I managed to sell about 200-400 boxes at $20 each before this announcement.

    June 24, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  6. Hoffa

    What they need to do is form a series of labor unions, so they can enjoy the same level of success that Hostess did.

    June 24, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Reply
  7. Mayor of Burgertown

    Im angry they didnt take the opportunity to finally start selling Tasykakes. By far the best snack cake. Instead we got more little debbie crap and a TON of new generics.

    June 24, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Reply
  8. Thinking things through

    That's nice, I guess. Frankly, I didn't even miss them...

    June 24, 2013 at 10:49 am | Reply

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