Sandwich Monday: The Twinkie Wiener Sandwich : Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! As you may know, Hostess has declared bankruptcy. Bad for them, really bad for those of us at Sandwich Monday.
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Sandwich Monday: The Twinkie Wiener Sandwich

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The Twinkie Wiener Sandwich.

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In honor of Hostess declaring bankruptcy, this week we're eating a sandwich that is also morally bankrupt: The Twinkie Hot Dog. Turn the Twinkie upside down, slice it like a bun, slide a hot dog in there, and act as if you've done nothing wrong.

Robert: Is this like a pig in a blanket?

Mike: Nope. This is a pig in a fat suit.

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Before the transplant.

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Peter: This is like the kind of thing you hear about after a hurricane. "It was crazy! The hot dog went right through the Twinkie!"

Ian: Weird Al Yankovic made one of these in UHF. That's why he had to change his name from Nutritious Al Yankovic.

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At this point, you have to monitor the sandwich closely to make sure the Twinkie doesn't reject the new organ.

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Peter: Not bad. Hostess could save the company by going around the country stuffing the current Twinkie stockpile with hot dogs.

Ian: One good thing, the creme really does hold the wiener in place. It's like Porkodent.

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Robert takes a bite next to the Peter Sagal statue in Madame Tussauds.

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Ian: Taking something as bad as a Twinkie and making it worse is a real feat. It's like if they re-released Titanic in 3D. This April, more information available at http://www.titanicmovie.com.

Robert: I'd say this is like a poor man's corn dog, except a regular corn dog is a poor man's corn dog.

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"Spelunk" is both how you find the hot dog, and the sound you make when you eat this.

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Eva: Something's wrong with my tastebuds. They're telling me this is delicious.

Mike: Yeah, it's like a sleazy corn dog. It knows it's no good and it doesn't care who knows.

[The verdict: surprisingly tasty. Many reported a corn-dog-like flavor. And someone said it was not unlike the Dunkin' Donuts Pancake Sausage Bites. If that's a comparison you ever find yourself capable of making, consider making some major life changes.]

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