Twinkies Are Back, But They’re Smaller Than You Remember

NEW YORK (July 15, 2013)--The new Twinkies boxes hitting shelves say two cakes have 270 calories and weight 77 grams, which works out to 135 calories and 38.5 grams for just one.

Right before it went out of business, the snack cakes' former owner had told the Associated Press Twinkies were 150 calories per cake.

Photos of past boxes online also indicate the weight to have been 42.5 grams per cake.

A spokeswoman for Hostess said in an e-mail Monday that the size change was made in "mid-2012" by the previous company, which would mean it happened quietly in the months leading up to its bankruptcy, as the company was trying to keep its head above water financially.


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