The Southern Geek – Vlog Episode 8


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This video and post is going to talk about two yummy foods that I know all of you enjoy, Double Stuf Oreos and Twinkies!  Here’s episode 8 of The Southern Geek.

Have you heard that the Double Stuf Oreo does not contain double the creme of the original Oreo cookie?  A high school math class in New York found that the Double Stuf Oreo are not really double-stuffed.  Dan Anderson, a math teacher from Queensbury, NY, assigned his students an experiment to see whether Oreo Double Stuf Cookies contain twice as much creme filling as their original counterparts.

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After weighing and measuring, the students concluded that Double Stuf Oreos contain only 1.86 times as much filling. what a shame.  When I get a Double Stuff Oreo, I am expecting to eat double the creme, not 1.86 of 2.00.  Anyway, this has sparked controversy online as people want their money’s worth of a product.  Even Shepard Smith from Fox News was none too pleased about not actually getting double the stuf.

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Subway had their own controversy as someone posted a picture of a footlong sandwich only being 11 inches long.  Subway eventually got the problem corrected after many people complained.  So I hope Oreo and Nabisco will go back to make sure you are actually getting double the stuf in a Double Stuf Oreo cookie.  I want my double the creme!

And another favorite product is back on the shelves.  Guess what, the Twinkie is back!  Last Year, Hostess Brands closed down and all of our favorite snack foods like the Twinkie went away.  Here’s video of me enjoying my final Twinkie from last year.

Now the Twinkie is back!  This Summer, all the Hostess Brands favorites returned to the store shelves.  And now I can enjoy my Twinkie fix once again!  The new Twinkie is smaller and has fewer calories than the original Twinkie, which I like.  The Twinkie is a product that is an American icon!

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So Oreo, please fix the Double Stuf Oreo!  And Hostess, please continue making the Twinkie!  America will thank you!


The Day The Twinkie Died

What a sad day for all snack food fans.  Hostess Brands, the maker of such iconic baked goods as Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Zingers, Sno Balls, Ho Hos, and Wonder Bread.  announced today they would ask a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close its operations.  This move would put around 18,500 out of work including around 200 employees across Alabama.  Hostess plans to shut down 33 bakeries and 565 distribution centers nationwide, as well as 570 outlet stores.  Hostess CEO Gregory Rayburn said “We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike.”

A strike involving 5,000 of the employees is what caused the company to go under.  And today people from all around the country have gone to stores and hoarded all of their favorite Hostess products.  The most popular product was the Twinkies.  The golden sponge cake with the creamy middle.  I will miss the Twinkie as it was so good!  Here is a video of me enjoying my final Twinkies!

Twinkies were the true American classic!  It has been said that Twinkies could last forever!  I have found a couple of videos to share the memories and maybe learn and even clone a Twinkie!

But that was not my only favorite Hostess product.  I also loved the Sno Ball.  The cupcake with the marshmallow layer.  I am glad Food Network went behind the scenes to see how the Sno Ball is made!

The other popular brand going under is Wonder Bread.  I guess Ricky Bobby will be the last endorsement of this popular bread.

The good news is these brands will most likely be bought by another company and you will see Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Zingers, Sno Balls, Ho Hos, and Wonder Bread soon!  But until then you will have to live with these copycat recipes of the Twinkie and Sno Balls.

Also visit the Facebook page devoted to saving these iconic brands at: