RIP Twinkies. We’ll Miss You!

RIP Twinkies

Twinkies may go extinct. We may go insane. | Source: ShutterStock

Twinkies may be no more.

The parent company of America’s most iconic snack cake has been having financial problems for a while, and now they may shut down production forever. FOREVER. That’s a long time to not have individually wrapped portions of perfection. I might be crying right now. Or I might just have something in my eye, okay? Why are you judging me?

Listen, Twinkies and I go way back. In sixth grade, my love for them was so well-known that my crush actually gave me a giant box of them for my birthday. (Sweet gesture, right? I think he’s actually in jail now, though.) I have Twinkie lip balm, and the only people who love it more than I do are the boys lucky enough to make out with me. (Seriously, this stuff is incredible.) Twinkies inspired my love of baking. They’re kind of a big thing for me. But not just for me. Not just for Tallahassee from Zombieland. But for all of us.

Twinkies are not only delicious, but they’re also resilient. They’re like the phoenix, or cockroaches, or Slash or Cher. No matter how old they are, no matter how long ago they should have expired, they still come back. They still look and taste wonderful, and they last forever.

Twinkies are an iconic piece of America because they’re a lot like the country itself. America went through a Civil War, 9/11, the Kardashians. Twinkies went through fad diets, economic issues, and a sudden change in flavor shortly after they came out–they originally had banana cream filling, but changed to vanilla when bananas were rationed in World War II. Twinkies and America went through it together. Twinkies, arguably, are a symbol offreedom. (Including the freedom to make myself have to be burned out of my house someday. I just like knowing that I can if I so choose.) And now Twinkies and America may never weather storms together again.

This is a lot different than the end of Twilight, which you can always go back and relive on DVD. You can’t go back and eat a Twinkie that isn’t there, guys. Thishurts.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to eat my feelings. You know, while I still can.

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  • Lala

    The end of the world is near!!! no twinkies!!!

  • DarcieDML

    Where did you buy Twinkie lip balm?!

  • LittleRedWolfGirl

    Well, you may not be able to get name brand Twinkies anymore, but you can still get generic brand “cream filled sponge cakes” which are EXACTLY the same (there isn’t any noticeable taste difference). There are also Swiss Rolls, creme filled chocolate cupcakes…. Hostess may be gone, but the snacks they produced aren’t.

  • RisingMavin

    Sierra, it sounds like Twinkies were not a part of your childhood.. For others, Hostess brings memories. Keep preaching, Jessica Sager.

  • itzzycakes

    My dad was away for a long time on duty, when he came back the first thing he did when he got to our kitchen was go to the cabinet, got a twinkie, opened it, ate it and cried…it reminded him of his family, and being back in America…I’m going to miss them because me and my family eat them till this day…

  • lolangel101

    omg reallllly i love twinkies im glad i got 12 boxes for my b day

  • Sierra

    Don’t get me wrong, Twinkies are okay and everything, but really? “an iconic piece of America”? Do you realize how unhealthy they are?

    • Pnta

      That just proves her point even more XD

    • alice_doll

      What does them being unhealthy have to do with them being iconic?

    • Victoria

      Ur insane