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Old 11-03-2008, 06:15 AM   #1
Meg
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Default Article - Twinkies Get Slimmed Down

Has the world completely lost its mind? On what planet is a 100-calorie Twinkie "a sensible snack"? How about an apple? Carton of yogurt? String cheese? Cottage cheese?

Twinkies Get Slimmed Down

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Hostess Twinkies are becoming the latest product remade and repackaged into 100-calorie snack packs, a product some analysts say could do well given that more people are packing their own lunches in the slumping economy.

The maker of the golden yellow, creme-filled cake is launching "Twinkie Bites" nationwide in stores on Monday. It's also introducing a snack pack featuring strawberry cupcakes as it extends the 100-calorie pack line originally aimed at women who wanted to snack more sensibly.
(my emphasis added)

Keep in mind that a regular Twinkie is 150 calories and you could buy one and cut it into your own 100-calorie pack for a whole lot less money. Of course, then it might not seem like quite as much of a "sensible snack"!
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