Friday April 18th 2014

Where has Twinkie been? Living it up in Maine, of course

By: Shannon Bryan

Our friend Twinkie hasn’t been seen at his usual hangouts for months. Ever since Hostess Brands Inc shut its doors back in November, the snack cake disappeared from store shelves. For Twinkie eaters, it seemed like the sad end to a deliciously cream-filled era. Thankfully, the Twinkie isn’t done with us yet, and the treats officially return to stores on Monday, July 15 (some stores even had them sooner).

But we had to wonder, while Mainers were lamenting the loss of an edible American icon, what was Twinkie doing? Was Twinkie holed up in a raunchy motel, chugging burnt trailer cocktails in an effort to forget the life that was so tragically ripped from its spongy yellow hands? Hardly. Twinkie’s been living it up.

Twinkie likes to fish. Know what Twinkie uses for bait? Twinkies.

Twinkie does The Color Run. The pink didn’t wash out for days!

Twinkie takes in the fireworks.

Twinkie tries hermit life. Twinkie gets lonely.

Twinkie writes a slogan. Portland approves.

Twinkie always drinks local. The ladies approve.

Twinkie believes in equality.

Twinkie slides into third. Twinkie Safe!

T-W-I-N-K-I-E. Twinkie.

Twinkie fights for Twinkie rights.

Twinkie goes to Zumba. Just Zumba, Twinkie swears!