The Twinkie may yet be saved. Hostess Brands and its second largest union will go into mediation to try and resolve their differences. But there are probably at least a few past and future presidential candidates who wish the iconic spongy snack would meet its demise.
Deep-fried Twinkies are a staple of the Iowa State Fair, where presidential candidates frequently troll for votes. Twinkies join Snickers bars, cheesecake and other high-calorie confections as local delicacies. "It is a vast, sweet, savory, shameless wonderland that operates on its own terms for 11 days each August," The New York Times reported in August.