Twinkies Returns to Banana Filling Legend says that Twinkies have an infinite shelf life. Not quite. You would taste a difference if you bit into a Twinkie that was on the shelf since 1930. The snack used to have banana-cream filling. Vanilla replaced it during the World War II banana shortage. Now, Hostess has brought it back. After eating one, a New York woman says, "It almost makes it seem like it's a little bit healthier."
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Twinkies Returns to Banana Filling

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Legend says that Twinkies have an infinite shelf life. Not quite. You would taste a difference if you bit into a Twinkie that was on the shelf since 1930. The snack used to have banana-cream filling. Vanilla replaced it during the World War II banana shortage. Now, Hostess has brought it back. After eating one, a New York woman says, "It almost makes it seem like it's a little bit healthier."

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Legend says that Twinkies have an infinite shelf life. Not quite. You would taste a difference if you bit into a Twinkie that was on the shelf since 1930. The snack used to have banana-cream filling. Vanilla replaced it during the World War II banana shortage.

Now Hostess brought it back. After eating one, a New York woman says it almost makes it seem like it's a little bit healthier when it's got the banana filling.

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