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Old 11-03-2008, 05:15 AM   #1
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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

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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