Oh, Sweetness! Twinkies Are Back
Some happy news this weekend for Twinkie lovers -they’re back! Fruit pies and Suzy Qs are coming next month.
The Tampa Tribune reports,
NEW YORK – Wal-Mart and other retailers are making Twinkies available this weekend, even though Hostess says it asked stores to wait until Monday to start selling the spongy yellow snack cakes.
The world’s largest retailer announced Friday that the cakes were available at about 1,600 stores and that about 3,000 of its 4,000 U.S. stores should have them by Sunday morning. That’s a day before the July 15 return that Hostess has trumpeted in its marketing. Supermarket operator Kroger, which owns Ralphs, Fry’s and Food 4 Less, also said the cakes were available in about a quarter of its more than 2,400 stores Friday and that the figure would expand over the weekend.
Hostess said in a statement that it shipped out products to give retailers the same opportunity to display the product on Monday.
“Hostess has not, and is not, giving any particular retailer exclusivity or preference to have products first and is making a great effort to fulfill orders equally and timely to everyone,” the company said in a statement.
But Wal-Mart announced Friday morning that Twinkies would make an “early comeback” at its stores.