Twinkie Quest 2012!

by Datechguy | November 17th, 2012

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Twinkie Quest 2012!

Yes­ter­day I headed off for Twinkie Quest to see if I could find the Twinkies

Yes­ter­day I went to the Host­ess Thrift shop in search of Twinkies unfor­tu­nately the shelves were already bare by the time I arrived:

And the bread shelves are were bare too:

Next stop was Shaw’s in Leominster

There was a a box of Choco­late Twinkies but those are not the tra­di­tional ones we are look­ing for, addi­tion­ally it was ironic that there were not only Drakes Cakes but some were on sale, after all Drakes are made by Host­ess and they will suf­fer the same fate as the Twinkie.

The next stop was Mar­ket Bas­ket in Fitchburg:

While I was there peo­ple came look­ing for Twinkies and went away dis­ap­pointed. How­ever there was one place where Twinkies were to be found.

There was a vari­ety store near my house and while there was not a Box of Twinkies avail­able, sin­gle pack­ages were there for the tak­ing. So when I got home there sweets were ready for the table:

The next morn­ing when the word got out to those not on the net the lines at the Thrift store were incredible:

And the park­ing lot remained full.

But in the end the quest for the Twinkie was to be unful­filled. How unful­filled? When I got to the stu­dio and set up a dis­play of the soon to be gone items includ­ing a sin­gle Twinkie from a box my wife scrounged.


Peo­ple were actu­ally look­ing into the win­dow and staring.

The Bak­ers union can be proud, they gave the Amer­i­can peo­ple a les­son that 4 years under Obama failed to do. They taught the pub­lic about sup­ply and demand.

Yesterday I headed off for Twinkie Quest to see if I could find the Twinkies

Yesterday I went to the Hostess Thrift shop in search of Twinkies unfortunately the shelves were already bare by the time I arrived:

And the bread shelves are were bare too:

Next stop was Shaw’s in Leominster

There was a a box of Chocolate Twinkies but those are not the traditional ones we are looking for, additionally it was ironic that there were not only Drakes Cakes but some were on sale, after all Drakes are made by Hostess and they will suffer the same fate as the Twinkie.

The next stop was Market Basket in Fitchburg:

While I was there people came looking for Twinkies and went away disappointed. However there was one place where Twinkies were to be found.

There was a variety store near my house and while there was not a Box of Twinkies available, single packages were there for the taking. So when I got home there sweets were ready for the table:

The next morning when the word got out to those not on the net the lines at the Thrift store were incredible:

And the parking lot remained full.

But in the end the quest for the Twinkie was to be unfulfilled. How unfulfilled? When I got to the studio and set up a display of the soon to be gone items including a single Twinkie from a box my wife scrounged.


People were actually looking into the window and staring.

The Bakers union can be proud, they gave the American people a lesson that 4 years under Obama failed to do. They taught the public about supply and demand.

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