Twinkies to Return in July, But With Some Stiff Competition

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Don't call it a comeback. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Are Twinkies the new cupcake? Apollo Global Management the company that purchased Hostess Snacks for $410 million will begin producing and selling Twinkies in July. Ding Dongs, Donettes, and Ho Hos will follow in August and September. But Bimbo, the biggest bakery in America (owner of Entenmanns and other brands), is pushing to get knockoff Hostess-esque products on shelves as quickly as possible: Business has thrived since Hostess went under. It's only a matter of time before gourmet, overpriced Twinkies become part of this high-stakes snack attack. [Earlier, NYP, NYP]