Few junk food items have a greater reputation for causing clogged arteries and heart attacks than the deep-fried Twinkie. Once relegated to the black market of state fairs and carnivals, last week, news broke that Hostess would soon be legitimizing the battered, cream-filled sponge cake by selling pre-packaged cases of the snack at (of course) Walmart.
As Grub Street points out, rumors that Hostess might be mass-producing deep-fried Twinkies started circulating last year, with the New York Post reporting that the treat would be offered in the frozen-food aisle of supermarkets. Still, it seems the dream—or nightmare, depending how you look at it—has finally come to fruition. The deal with Walmart lasts for one year, according to the Associated Press' Anne D'Innocenzio, and then it seems the packaged, deep-fried treat will become a free agent.
The Twinkie, which has been in existence since the 1930s, is going through a number of transformations this month. In addition to being dunked in a fryer, the snack is also being injected with “key lime slime” in honor of the Ghostbusters reboot hitting theaters next month.
We’re guessing the slime-filled snack goes well with a Hi-C Ecto-Cooler, not mention a much-needed trip to the cardiologist.