Final Twinkie Shipment Hits Store Shelves & All Hell Breaks Loose

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twinkiesAll good things must come to an end, and now the Twinkie goes gently into that good night. Fare thee well, Twinkie. We loved you well. (But apparently not well enough to keep Hostess from going under like the Titanic ... Too soon?)

The final batch of Twinkies has landed on grocery store shelves, and so the Era of the Twinkie, that nugget of "cream"-filled cake that was supposed to be able to survive a nuclear holocaust, is dead and gone. And what city got the last coveted sweet snacks and Twinkie fans acting like rage-filled animals, you ask?

Why, it was Chicago (or, more accurately, the Chicago area) that had the honor of being their final resting place. More than 20,000 boxes of Twinkies were shipped from the Hostess plant in Columbus, Georgia, to Jewel-Osco stores outside the Windy City, and they went on sale Tuesday morning. You would think that was the kind of thing that wouldn't require police intervention.

And you would be wrong.

Yup. Cops were called to a grocery store on Tuesday night because someone became "unruly" when told he could only buy 10 boxes of Twinkies. It took law enforcement professionals to convince a grown man that it was in fact okay for the store to tell him he couldn't buy more than 10 boxes of Twinkies. What is this world coming to???

Twinkies aren't even that good! They're not, like, cream puffs or Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby. I can understand getting worked up over Chubby Hubby.

In another store, a man who identified himself as Frank had harsh words for fellow Twinkie hoarders. (His store was limiting sales to two per family.) "I had a lot more, but some evil woman [got them]," he said.

Evil indeed. Twinkie, you apparently bring out the worst in us. Godspeed.

What would you do to get one of the last boxes of Twinkies?


Image via Jason A. Howie/Flickr

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chigi... chigirl1228

This is my hometown... lol sounds about right that people from there are acting crazy. My Facebook is blowing up about people who got the last Twinkie.

PonyC... PonyChaser

those people weren't "hoarding" they were being entrepreneurial! They were buying them and turning around and putting them on Ebay. I heard a guy saying on the radio that he purchased a box for $8 and had already sold it on Ebay for $25. Heck of a profit.

hanna... hannahsmom238

I loved twinkies as a kid but I haven't had one in years. I didn't want one untill I heard they company shut down. But since they are no longer on the shelfs i don't really care.

Austin Keenan

They should have sent them to NYC.  


Your taste buds change as you age,  every 7 or 8 years they say.     That's why these things don't taste like we remember as a kid.   They seem pretty blah to me now.  

nonmember avatar Gail

We had 8boxes and now down to 5 cuz the kids don't understand I could make money off them. Owell guess I'm hiding the rest and wait for the demand for them to rise. =>

Andi Dodd

I'm the same as hannahsmom... never really craved them until I couldn't get them anymore.  BUT, little debbie's cloud cakes are just as good lol.

curly... curlygirl31

A store near me has started carrying imitation twinkies and cupcakes. On the shelves where the hostess ones used to be

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