NEW YORK (AP) — Twinkies are back, yet they may be a little smaller 보다 you remember.

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The brand-new owners the Hostess have leaner operating costs now the they"re no longer using unionized workers. It transforms out the spongy yellow cakes may likewise be a little smaller than the critical Twinkies world ate.

The brand-new boxes hitting shelves perform the cakes as having actually 270 calories and a load of 77 grams for two cakes, or 135 calories and also 38.5 grams because that one cake.

Right prior to it went out of business, the predecessor firm had called The linked Press the Twinkies to be 150 calories every cake. Image of previous boxes online likewise indicate the load to have been 42.5 grams per cake.

A spokeswoman because that Hostess, Hannah Arnold, stated in an email Monday the the size change was do in "mid-2012" through the predecessor company. The would average it taken place in the months leading up to its bankruptcy, as the company was trying to keep its head above water financially.


Arnold has also said that the much longer shelf life of Twinkies reported by The AP previously this month to be made by the predecessor firm right prior to it went bankrupt. The 45-day shelf life, increase from 26 days, was a separate readjust and fight shelves Nov. 1, she said.

For retailers that request it, the firm also stated it"s freeze Twinkies for this reason stores have the right to stamp their very own expiration days on them.

Twinkies and other snack cakes to be purchased by personal equity this firm Apollo global Management and Metropoulos & Co. ~ Hostess Brands said it to be closing under in November. The this firm are well-known for fixing up struggling brands.

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Hostess has said the Twinkies will stay the exact same price, at $3.99 for a crate of 10. Retailers might charge different prices, however.


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