Banana Cream Twinkies: Here to Stay?

I have been able to buy Banana Cream Twinkies fairly consistently. Does that mean they are here to stay? I hope so because they are awesome!

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For more information about Twinkies check out the entry on Wikipedia. Now if only I can get my hands on a deep fried banana Twinkie I can die happy. Happy-ish.

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6 thoughts on “Banana Cream Twinkies: Here to Stay?

  1. Yes, they’re here to stay. Well, unless there’s another banana shortage, like the one that made them stop making them in the first place.

  2. I went looking for sales info, but was unable to find them. Did you here how well they are doing?

    Maybe we will get some new creams if this is successful or maybe just maybe this open up the market for the return of the Chocodile as a Nationwide cake.

    The the ultimate hybrid. The Banana Chocodile!

  3. Haven’t seen these anywhere (but I haven’t been looking either). This sounds interesting. I’m not a big Hostess fan, or even Twinkies in particular, but banana cream sounds too good to not try.

  4. MetaGirl says:

    The Banana Twinkie as it’s currently constituted has nothing to fear from a banana shortage since the current version relies strictly on artificial flavor. Now if there’s an artificial flavor shortening, we all have something to worry about.

    Nope, a banana shortage won’t short circuit the snack cake as long as sales hold up. Hostess was persuaded to add the banana variety to its permanent lineup after the product’s involvment in a four week promotion in connection with the DVD release of “King Kong.” As part of that campaign, the Banana Creme-Filled Twinkies were made available in over 30,000 retail locations beginning March 23, 2006. Total Twinkie sales jumped 20 percent during the King Kong promotion. For the record, Hostess sells more than half a billion Twinkies each year.

    I couldn’t find the video clip, but reporters/anchors Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, Chris Cuomo and Sam Champion featured the Banana Twinkie on Good Morning America on June 18, 2007.

    More Twinkies trivia

    * Twinkies have been featured in major movies, including “Ghostbusters,” “Grease,” and “Sleepless in Seattle.”

    * In the TV series “All In The Family,” Edith put a Twinkie in Archie’s lunchbox each day.

    * In 1999, President Clinton and the White House Millennium Council selected the Twinkie to be included in the nation’s Millennium Time Capsule, representing “an object of enduring American symbolism.”

    * Chicago consumes more Twinkies per capita than any other city in the US.

    * It takes 10 minutes to bake a Twinkie.

    * Interstate Baking Corp. bakeries can produce 1,000 Twinkies in a minute.

    * When Twinkies were first introduced, the price was two for a nickel. In 1951, a package of two cost 10 cents; in 1966, 12 cents. Today, the price ranges from two for 99 cents to two for $ 1.29.

  5. Thomas says:

    I’ve been searching for Years, and haven’t been able to find it…, But When I was growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, Here in Hawaii, there were Twinkies with Banana Flavored Cake and Vanilla flavored Creme Filling…
    There is absolutely NO PROOF available online or anywhere else to prove my claims other then a whole bunch of other kids my age who grew up with them…, it’s almost like an Area 51 claim….
    Dam, I wish I had my hands on one of them Twinkies…, cause they were unstoppable.
    Trust Me….
    If anyone can find out why I cant find them or where they went, please update me…
    Kamufrias@gmail.com

    Thank you…
    Thomas

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