A Twinkie a Day

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Don't you wish - that a Twinkie a Day would make the calories go away?  No such luck... 2 of those creamy-yummy-sticky spongecakes, and all their 300 glorious calories may not be sensible - but I'll bet they can put a smile on your face :-)  And guess what? The Hostess Twinkie turns 80 today!

James Dewar, a bakery manager in Chicago came up with this shelf-staple and American icon...Hostess cranks out some 500 million of these soft, spongy cakes every year, nutritionally suspect calories that contribute nothing to a sensible diet but a sense of delight.

Indeed, in some social circles, a romantic partner who is sweet, youthful and good-looking but devoid of actual substance is known as a "Twinkie." And like with men, true freedom includes the right to make bad choices.

So here's to you, Spongy King!

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                          

 

If you or someone you know is thinking of Buying or Selling property in Cultus Lake, Chilliwack, Hope, Abbotsford, Langley or anywhere in the Fraser Valley Area of B.C. - or if you would like more information please give Liz  Moras of Landmark Realty Chilliwack a call at- 604-799-0459 or e-mail at lizmoras@gmail.com.     

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Rainer
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Mike Wilbur
Guild Mortgage Company and Oregon Homes For Heroes - Salem, OR

Could those same partners be called a Ding Dong?  Just saying.

Apr 06, 2010 05:17 PM #8
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Bryan Watkins
LRA Real Estate Group - Mesa, AZ

Thats right! Twinkie birthday. I used to think eating one a day would be a good idea. I now look down and see that was not such a good idea, 20 lbs later...

Apr 06, 2010 05:22 PM #9
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Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

Hi Liz, It's my mom's birthday today also.  I will have to tell her the Twinkie is older than her.  She will be happy.  I used to take Jos Louis's to school in my lunch when I was a kid.  Can't say I was ever a Twinkie fan.

Apr 06, 2010 05:25 PM #10
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Liz - Thank you for sharing an informative and helpful blog.

John

Apr 06, 2010 05:40 PM #11
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Kevin Dunlap
Trident Investments Group - Las Vegas, NV

Go and watch the character Tallahassee (played by Woody Harrelson) in the movie Zombieland.  His only desire was to get a Twinkie. 

Apr 06, 2010 05:46 PM #12
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Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Shame these guys got such a bum rap after the murder of Georged Moscone and Harvey Milk. A media guy came up with it because of the defense's claim that he was on a sugar rush.

Apr 06, 2010 05:48 PM #13
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Elite Home Sales Team
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Youthful and good-looking but devoid of actual substance is known as a "Twinkie."  Really I did not know that.

Apr 06, 2010 05:53 PM #14
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

80 years for the Twinie... who knew? I always liked the hostess cpcake over the twinkie but still.... they say they never rot... so I like Stacys answer.... if you eat enough maybe you will be preserved too! now that is a concept... Sweet Post!

Apr 06, 2010 08:02 PM #16
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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

How about that! Happy Birthday Twinkie!

I never liked them though...

Apr 06, 2010 10:56 PM #17
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Liz,

Wow..Happy Birthday to the Twinkie's! It's hard to believe 80!! I'm with Andrea and never liked them.

Apr 06, 2010 11:53 PM #18
Rainer
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Zombieland...good movie!

Can't say I ever like Twinkies either, but I never really got into any of those cakes. Give me a homemade fudge brownie anyday :)

Apr 07, 2010 12:58 AM #19
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Tom Boos
Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
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Even at the tender age of 59, I still enjoy a Twinkie now and then.  Deeeee-lish!!!

Apr 07, 2010 01:12 AM #20
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Too bad I didn't read this before my trip to the store this morning.  I'd have picked a twinkie instead of the almond m&m's I just ate.

Apr 07, 2010 06:52 AM #21
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Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

What a fun post Liz!  I like Twinkies, but it's been a long time since I had one.  Happy 80th anniversary to the Twinkie!

Apr 07, 2010 07:30 AM #22
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Liz...not fair...I haven't had lunch yet...and OMG I want one...they look simply delicious!!!

Apr 07, 2010 07:59 AM #23
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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
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Hi Liz...Never had one :O))

Apr 07, 2010 02:41 PM #24
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Susan Brown
Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too) - Kingwood, TX

Liz, I wish I had a Twinkie right now!  With a cup of coffee...yum..

Apr 08, 2010 03:48 PM #25
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Now you've made me hungry for a Twinkie, and I haven't had one since I left Texas on April 15, 1993. I've been so good about eating more sensibly. Hmmm. Maybe I can fit a Twinkie into my evening meal as dessert.

Apr 14, 2010 11:29 AM #26
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Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Real Estate Cafe LLC - Bend, OR
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I was never a big Twinkie fan.  Hostess chocolate cupcakes were my favorite treat :)

Apr 15, 2010 02:46 PM #27
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Liz:  Years and years ago I sold a home to a young couple.  The hubby drove a delivery truck for the bakery company that made Twinkies in the Dallas area.  During one of the times we were together, I talked about how much I loved Twinkies.  The next time we met... he brought me a present.  A box of three-dozen-Twinkies.  Of course, over a two day period or so, I ate every single one of them.

I think it took me about an entire year before I was able to even LOOK... at another Twinkie.  Yikes !

Apr 15, 2010 06:30 PM #28
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