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Twinkies are back — but they’re tinier

- The Washington Times - Monday, July 15, 2013

Twinkies are finally back on store shelves — but they're a bit tinier than many will remember.

The new boxes hitting store shelves list each cake at 135 calories and 38.5 grams. Or, per package of two cakes,  270 calories and 77 grams, The Associated Press reported. But that's a bit different from a few months ago, before the company declared bankruptcy.

Then, each cake weighed in at 42.5 grams and touted 150 calories, AP reported.

A spokeswoman for Hostess said the change in size had been decided in mid-2012, in the lead-up to the bankruptcy filing.

One other change: The shelf life for the newly introduced Twinkies is longer.

The snack cake used to have a shelf life of 26 days. It's now 45 days, AP reported. But the shelf-life change went into effect earlier, back in November.

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