Go ahead and drool, THGers: Twinkies are making a comeback!
The iconic dessert treats - which many believed to be extinct following Hostess filing for bankruptcy - will appear again on supermarket shelves starting July 15.
The company is up and running again, following a fight with its unionized employees, and its new owners promise a leaner structure that will allow Hostess to once again produce a variety of snacks.
Along with Twinkies, CupCakes and Donettes will also be available again in July, with Hostess saying their boxes will now include the tagline "The Sweetest Comeback In The History Of Ever."
Hostess Brands Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in early 2012.
In response, there was a mad dash by consumers to purchase Twinkies before stores ran out of the item - but Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo swooped in and purchased Twinkies and other Hostess cakes for $410 million.
Now, new President Rich Seban says doors are open for new flavors and health attributes (such as gluten-free and extra fiber) to be added to Hostess products, but that the basic Twinkie will remain the same:
They will come in boxes of 10 and cost $3.99. Hooray!