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Ode to a Twinkie: Pay Tribute With a Haiku

Whether you like them, love them, or loathe them, Twinkies are one of the most identifiable food brands in history. This week’s news that Hostess will be filing for a second bankruptcy, has put their future in jeopardy. So how better to pay homage to the Twinkie than with a haiku? Submit your “ode to a Twinkie” in the comments.

For inspiration, here’s a classic Twinkie commercial:

Lunch. Twinkies abound.
But never in my lunchbox.
Thanks mom. Jealousy.
- PBS Food Senior Editor Matt Schoch

You won’t call, won’t write;
You challenge my heart’s shelf life -
love won’t decompose.
- PBS Food Web Producer Ashley Carufel

Share your own haikus in the comments below.

We thoroughly enjoyed reading all the Haiku submissions, and here are some of our favorites (we gave leeway on the proper amount of syllables):

Ah, Twinkies. My heart races.

My cardiologist smiles.

Together, we bought him a second home.
- Lcg1116

Stock up on Twinkies!
Future is in jeopardy.

Little Debbie laughs.
- Katrobin1

Little yellow cake of mirth
I slide you into my mouth
and add to my girth
- macDamon

Never liked Twinkies.
Bland American blondeness.
Give me a Ring Ding!
- Nancy

A “Hostess” gives food

But you take ours away now

Why are you so cruel?
- Mick

Creamy and yellow
Carbohydrate Heart Attack
There is no love lost
- Tambourinediva

Boy with a Twinkie
Cafeteria romance

Golden thirty years
- Bonnie Schueler

Cloud Cakes and Ring Dings
celebrate the joyous words,

”And then there were two.”
- JKM

Twinkie, dear Twinkie -

You’ll outlive your creator.
Oh, cruel irony!
- Maya

Fried at the state fair,
you made for bigger bottoms.

Farewell, little cake.
- writermel

A golden age is done.
Twinkle Twinkle, little star.

Can the death of peeps be far?
- Lisa_leconte

Nutritionally
Bankrupt, Hostess belly up
Once more with filling
- Greg

You haven’t passed my
lips since I learned you are not
In my best interest.
- Pkeoughan

The Hostess will weep
As waists and doctor’s paychecks
Shrink without her help.
- Allie Norris

Packaged upside down
moist gold top sticks to cardboard
scrape off with finger
- John Jenkins

Share your own haikus in the comments below.