Walmart, while not our favorite company on the planet, is planning to go the best kind of rogue this weekend… and start selling Twinkies days before they are supposed to!
Hostess has said it has asked the retailer to wait until Monday, but Walmart just laughed and announced that the cakes were available at about 1,600 stores, and that about 3,000 of its 4,000 U.S. stores should have them by Sunday morning!
Here's what Hostess said:
"Hostess has not, and is not, giving any particular retailer exclusivity or preference to have products first and is making a great effort to fulfill orders equally and timely to everyone."
There's more good news, too! Walmart says its stores will also have Hostess Mini Muffins and fried Fruit Pies by late next week, with Coffee Cakes, Ho Hos, Orange CupCakes, Suzy Qs and Zingers available by August. Sno-Balls will arrive in the fall, because it'll be the right kind of weather for that roll-out! LOLz!
While nobody should binge on them, Twinkies are a part of history! We're glad to see them back as iconic, special treats!
[Image via AP Images.]
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