Yesterday, Twinkies were BACK in stores nationwide. But they didn't come back exactly the same.
The new Twinkies are listed at 38.5 grams per Twinkie. Photos of old boxes of Twinkies show they used to be 42.5 grams per Twinkie. Yeah, four grams isn't much . . . but it does mean they're 9% SMALLER than they used to be.
That size reduction also comes with a calorie reduction. Twinkies used to be listed at 150 calories each . . . the new ones are 135 calories each.
A spokeswoman for the new Hostess says the Twinkies changed size in mid-2012 . . . shortly before the company went bankrupt.
The official retail price hasn't been reduced. It's still officially listed at $3.99 for a box of 10 Twinkies.