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All About the Hostess Twinkies

Updated on November 15, 2012

A Lunchbox Favorite

Doesn't that look GOOD?
Doesn't that look GOOD? | Source
A Twinkie Individually Wrapped
A Twinkie Individually Wrapped

HOSTESS BRANDS

Hostess Twinkies

The Origin of Hostess Twinkies

Who doesn't remember eating Hostess Brand, Hostess Twinkies when they were a kid?
I mean, it's been around since 1930.

It was a man named James Alexander Dewar who worked for the Continental Baking Company that came up with the idea about the "Twinkies". He thought up the name Twinkies when he was in St. Louis and noticed a billboard advertising "Twinkle Toe Shoes".

He thought up of the idea when while working at Continental Baking Company, when he noticed that a few machines sat around when the strawberry season was done. These machines would fill strawberry shortcakes with strawberry cream.

He later developed, in Schiller Park, Illinois, a sponge cake filled with banana cream; called it the Twinkies. For such an odd name back then, it totally fits this delicious snack cake.

THE DEEP FRIED TWINKIE

Something Magical Happens

Deep Fried Twinkies is a Popular State Fair Item Across the United States

Actually, it was the Texas State Fair that first introduced deep fried Twinkies.

James Alexander Dewar never would of thought of this. I believe the only reason the Deep Fried Banana came into existence because everybody was deep frying everything during the late eighties/early nineties - remember the deep fried turkey?

It was around the time when deep frying a turkey for Thanksgiving became popular (once again), is when the deep fried Twinkie was invented.

Unlike the turkey, you freeze the Twinkies before you deep fry them.
You NEVER deep fry a frozen turkey - ever.
You NEVER deep fry unfrozen Twinkies - ever.


Basic Instructions on How to Deep Fry Twinkies

  1. Freeze Twinkies overnight with wooden stick little less than halfway in Twinkies
  2. Turn Fryer at desired temperature *I recommend 375 degrees*
  3. Create the usual batter with milk, eggs and flour; create your own
  4. Deep fry the Twinkies with the wooden sticks up out of the oil until they are a light golden brown
  5. EXPERIMENT: Make your own creative recipe

As of right now, have you EVER tried Deep Fried Twinkies?

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      galleryofgrace 4 years ago from Virginia

      Nice interesting hub. have been wanting to try fried twinkies for some time. definitely will do it now! thanks

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      James Timothy Peters 4 years ago from Hammond, Indiana

      Thanks for the comment, I really appreciate it, BIG time.

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      Peter V 4 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

      Some interesting info! I've never tried deep fried twinkies so I might just have to try it! voted up.

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      galleryofgrace 4 years ago from Virginia

      Looks like I better start from scratch now !

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      James Timothy Peters 4 years ago from Hammond, Indiana

      Thank you GalleryOfGrace & Intern Pete for the comments. It's always a thrill to see that somebody took the time to actually leave a comment!

      Thanks again.

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      Miles 3 years ago

      Twinkies has Been America's Best Snack Cake Since Day

      One. Thanks Hostess the Creator of it's Popular Sponge Cake.

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      James Timothy Peters 3 years ago from Hammond, Indiana

      Thanks for commenting, Miles. I believe Twinkies are America's favorite snack cake.

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