The Return of the Twinkie!

Yes, Twinkies have returned! As a kid I do remember my mom sometimes putting treats in my lunch box. I think I had the partridge family or Starwars lunchbox, I don’t really remember. I remember those treats as bartering chips in a game that played out every lunch. Who could you trade with to step up the snack scale. Ding-dong and Twinkies were the goal. If you opened your lunchbox only to find an Apple you knew it was going be a bad lunch time. The Apple could be offset by a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but this would mean going a little hungry just to get a sugary treat. I had not purchased a Twinkie or Ding-dong in decades but upon their return we had to have a box. So last night I opened one of them as a reward for finishing all my dinner and took a bite. What I found was that the memory of that snack was much more fulfilling than the actual treat. I remember them sweeter, I remember them more enjoyable. Or is it the memory that is the real sweet treat to me!

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