Yesterday I stopped at the Walmart in Benton (Arkansas) for a few items to make dinner with and also a few sewing items for my gram’s. I walked up and down a few aisles in the food section as well as the craft department, grabbing the things I needed. When I was on my way to check out I glanced over and saw the words Hostess Cup Cakes, but kept on walking. “Wait a minute,” I said to myself. I took a few steps back and stared in surprised at seeing the Hostess display. I walked all the way around, still in shock, seeing only a few Hostess items that made their come back; Twinkies, Cup Cakes, and donuts. What I also noticed is that it was almost picked cleaned. I hurried and grabbed my box of Twinkies and Cup Cakes, just in time too as two ladies came up and grabbed a couple boxes of each items.
I headed towards the checkouts, placed my items on the belt, and proceeded to wait my turn in line to pay for my items. A couple came behind, placing their items on the belt. I glanced over to make sure they had the separating bar placed between their items and mine (a habit of mine for a good reason), and noticed they too had Twinkies among their items.
I was anxious to get dinner started and eaten so that I can open up my box of Cup Cakes and enjoy the chocolatey goodness that I’ve been missing. I opened the small package containing my small chocolate cake topped with frosting and the Hostess trademark white curly queue and took a bite. I was truly upset, the cake looked old and the frosting was way too sugary, definitely different than I remember them being. Even the texture of the frosting looked a lot different.
Today I tried the Twinkie, hoping that it wouldn’t be a failure like the Cup Cakes. To my astonishment, it was the same cupcake as it has always been. I was surprised, but ever so happy! Now the question is, how long are these cupcakes going to stay on the shelves and would the next box of Cup Cakes be better than the one I got yesterday?