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    New Twinkies To Have Longer Shelf Life

    CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 11:  A customer heads to the checkout with a shopping cart loaded with Hostess snacks at a Jewel-Osco grocery store on December 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Jewel-Osco grocery store chain purchased the last shipment of 20,000 boxes of Hostess products and put them on sale in their stores throughout the Chicago area today. Hostess Brands Inc. shut down its baking operations and began liquidating assets last month after failing to negotiate a labor contract with Workers with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    Weren’t Twinkies supposed to last forever anyway? The cream-filled sponge cakes set to make their triumphant return to supermarket shelves next week will be different from their predecessor in one important way: their shelf life will be three weeks longer. Hostess, the company that makes the treat, won’t say what changes were made to extend the shelf life from 26 to 45 days, but a spokeswoman said the decision was made before the company went bankrupt. About 10 percent of the stores that sell Twinkies will get theirs frozen from the manufacturers so the cakes last even longer.


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