Realizing that several machines used to make cream-filled strawberry shortcake sat idle when strawberries were out of season, Dewar conceived a snack cake filled with banana cream, which he dubbed the Twinkie.
The original flavor was occasionally found in limited-time promotions, but the company used vanilla cream for most Twinkies.
Chocodiles is a confection created by the Hostess Brands company. The package describes the snack cake as a "chocolate coated sponge cake with creamy filling." The Chocodile is Twinkie shaped, but unlike the Twinkie which is sold in packages of 2 or 3 cakes, the Chocodile is sold individually. They can be unofficially called "chocolate covered Twinkies".
In 1988, Fruit and Cream Twinkies were introduced with a strawberry filling swirled into the cream, however, the product was soon dropped. Vanilla's dominance over Twinkie flavoring would be challenged in 2005, following a month-long promotion of the movie King Kong. Hostess saw its Twinkie sales rise 20 percent during the promotion, and in 2007 permanently restored the banana-cream Twinkie to its snack lineup.
A common urban legend claims that Twinkies have a shelf life of forever, or can last for a relatively long time of ten, fifty, or one hundred years due to chemicals used in production. While this urban legend is false, they can last a relatively long time (25 days or more) because Twinkies are made without unstabilized dairy products or eggs and thus spoil slower than most bakery items.
Now that we know all about Twinkies why not try one today!
Betcha can't eat just one!