2019-04-06 National Twinkie Day

The Twinkie was invented in 1930 by James Dewar, who managed the Continental Baking Company in Chicago. He got inspiration for the treat after seeing a billboard in St. Louis for shoes called Twinkle Toes. Twinkies began being sold by Hostess and were originally filled by hand and made in shortbread pans. Their flavor was banana cream, but this was switched to vanilla cream during World War II, as bananas were largely not being imported at the time.

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