I was just reminded of a recent episode that proves Today’s Kids Just Don’t Understand What’s Good. Or something.
I was at Kroger one day when the employees were selling hotdogs and drinks to benefit a sick coworker, and they happened to have Twinkies as a side item. As I paid for my hotdog/Twinkie combo, the man at the grill commented that this was one of the new, smaller Twinkies — apparently Hostess had decided that Twinkie shrinkage was in order. We agreed that it was a sad day for America when the Twinkies were shrinking.
I took the Twinkie home and split it in half. Neither of my children finished their portion. In their opinion, the Twinkie was bland, almost flavorless, and the cream filling was a grave disappointment.
It happens that the Kroger grill man pointed out that a person can make a pseudo-Twinkie at home by baking a sponge cake and filling it with vanilla cream. I’m going to have to give it a try. I do not, however, plan to deep-fry it.