Twinkies Are Back And Apparently Smaller

July 15, 2013 4:14 PM
Twinkies Are Back And Apparently Smaller
" NEW YORK (AP) — Twinkies are back, but they may be a bit smaller than you remember.

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.

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The new boxes hitting shelves list the 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 "

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