Fans irked by Twinkies shrinkage
July 15th, 2013
10:30 AM ET
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Twinkies are back, but some fans are upset than they're smaller than they remember.

Hostess Brands, the new company that bought the rights and recipes to make Twinkies, says the iconic snack food is the same size as it was last November, when the previous manufacturer went out of business.

But the fans aren't mistaken – for much of 2012, and in earlier years, a box of 10 Twinkies weighed 15 ounces. The boxes on store shelves now weigh 13.58 ounces.

A reduction in weight apparently took place late last year, just before the previous company went bankrupt in November. Boxes in stores at that time actually weighed 13.5 ounces. So technically it seems that the boxes now weigh eight one-hundredths of an ounce more than they did before the company's shutdown.

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    January 23, 2014 at 1:09 am |
  2. JTX

    That's what you get for your non union made Twinkies. Take that 'Murica!

    July 18, 2013 at 4:12 pm |
  3. J Lome

    all the issues we're facing...and this is what we complain about... 'merica!

    July 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm |
    • RichardHead

      Issues you say? Brooke Baldwin is on air right now trying to turn the Travon killing into a race issue--If it Bleeds, It Leads.

      July 15, 2013 at 3:35 pm |
    • VladT

      I know....who would've thunk it us stupid Muricans would want to read about food in a food section?

      Man, are we stupid

      July 16, 2013 at 2:52 am |
  4. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Tell them carrots come in larger sizes.

    July 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm |
  5. George Costanza

    I was in the Pool....

    July 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm |
  6. Hoffa

    Let us hope that the new workers form several strong labor unions, so they can enjoy the same success as their predecessors.

    July 15, 2013 at 11:03 am |
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