The Hostess Twinkie Turns 80

Posted on April 6, 2010

Hostess Twinkies Box


The Hostess Twinkie is celebrating its 80th anniversary. Hostess bakery manager James Dewar - a.k.a. "Grandpa Twinkie" - came up with the Twinkie idea in Chicago in 1930. The idea was a way to put idle shortcake pans to work when strawberries weren't in season. They were a two-for-a-nickel Depression era treat. Here are some more Twinkies facts.

Twinkies by the Numbers:
Photo: Hostess Brands, Inc.