NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- It's a 'sweet day' for snack cake fans. Twinkies are back on the shelves, but now other businesses may be hurt.
The decadent delight is back, but before you can taste them you have to find them.
News 8 did; right at the Walmart on Route 80 in New Haven, the specially marked box boasting its the First Batch.
However, some convenience stores are well twinkie-less.
"Well I'm saying who cares," said Katz said.
Katz owns a gas and convenience store in New Haven. When Hostess went under with no warning he was left with empty snack shelves.
He scrambled to find replacements or look-alikes not only for Twinkies, but other Hostess products.
"My costumers are used to buying my new product that I've been able to find at other wholesalers and it's just a win win," said Katz.
The store owner tells News 8 it makes more business sense to sell the knock-off twinkies because he simply makes more money, and that is a sweeter deal.
"Hostess they told you could only make 15 percent, well that means on like a dollar 50 cupcake you are only making 22 cents," said Katz, "so it's not even worth it to put it on the shelf."
The Schiller Park bakery once owned by Hostess is again making the cakes under new ownership and with a different recipe, extending their shelf life by about three weeks.
However, you won't find them on shelves at Katz's.
"My guess is gone are the days of the famous Hostess twinkie in the convenience store."
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