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Good riddance, Twinkies

I watched the TV news in astonishment as people were loading their cars in Glen Burnie with Hostess Twinkies upon word that the company is folding.

Truth be told, it appears some of those people really didn't need to enhance their diets with the sugar-infused gut bombs.

I had my last Twinkie about 30 years ago. After ingesting one, my brain told my body that there was something wrong: How can something so tasty be so terribly bad for me? I felt like I had just had an IV of pure unadulterated cane sugar. I'm rather surprised the packaging didn't carry a Surgeon General's warning.

The end of an era with Twinkies, Ho Hos, and other no-no's is not a bad thing at all. Nostalgia be damned. It's just a case of one more tempting so-called treat running its course in the annals of America's sometimes dreadful dietary history.

Pass that hummus over here, please.

Patrick R. Lynch, Nottingham

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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