- We knew that the new Hostess Twinkies would be different and that some of them would be frozen, but now The Associated Press reports that the re-launched snack cakes will weigh less, as well, at 38.5 grams per cake instead of a pre-bankruptcy 42.5 grams per cake.
- The calorie count has reportedly also gone down from 150 calories to 135 calories.
- Additionally, Twinkies now boast a 45-day shelf life, as compared to 26 days, which was the officially number prior to Nov. 1.
From the article:
... A spokeswoman for Hostess, Hannah Arnold, said in an email Monday that the size change was made in "mid-2012" by the predecessor company. That would mean it happened in the months leading up to its bankruptcy, as the company was trying to keep its head above water financially. ...