CINCINNATI - Has there ever been a time without Twinkies? Believe it or not, yes. Twinkies were introduced in 1930. That's when a bakery manager in the Chicago area wanted to come up with a cheap treat for Depression-era consumers.
As the Tri-State and the rest of the world absorb the news of the Twinkie's demise, we present this quiz. Simply click "next" to advance to answers and new questions.
QUESTION: What type of filling was originally used in Twinkies?
QUESTION: Why did Hostess change its filling?
QUESTION: The Twinkie rose to fame in the 1950s partly due to Hostess sponsoring what show?
QUESTION: How much did Twinkies cost when first introduced in the 1930s?
QUESTION: What is the origin of the name "Twinkie?"
QUESTION: What was the name of the original company that turned into Hostess?
QUESTION: Which of these is NOT a Hostess product? Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread, Swiss Rolls
QUESTION: How many employees did Hostess have when it folded in November 2012?
QUESTION: How many bakery outlet stores nationwide closed as a result of the Hostess closure?
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SOURCE: Hostess Brands