A life by chocolate entails finding sweetness in the light and dark. Moreso, it's about addiction to cocoa. An insatiable sweet tooth doesn't hurt. Well, not until the yucky tartar buildup and stuff. To the point, I strive to entertain with topics such as the utter hilarity and cuteness of children; the challenges of dating, my related rationale for celibacy; and chocolate as a precious remedy for it all. Thanks for sampling Life by Chocolate. I hope you keep coming back for more.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ode to the Twinkie


Oh Twinkie, Dear Twinkie
So light and so long
Though your creme was real sweet
I preferred the Ding Dong.

Oh Twinkie, Dear Twinkie
You were handsome and blond
But they stuffed you with chocolate
And then you were gone.

Oh Twinkie, Dear Twinkie
While drooling, I've sighed:
Oh how I wish
I'd tried you deep fried.

26 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

haha that was great
But I can't relate

For Oh twinkie oh twinkie
I can't stand you fluff
I'd rather be wrapped in a slinky
And walk around in the buff

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've had them deep fried. Once was enough!

Keetha Broyles said...


Robyn, As always you crack me up!

We are Little Debbie folk over here, so no tears for Hostess.

Nita Davis said...

Thanks for the morning laughs. Your Ode' is great.

YeamieWaffles said...

I've never tried a Twinkie before which makes me very sad because they sound delicious and they've been around for years, I remember seeing advertisements for them in the old Marvel comics from the 60s I'd read!

Johanna Garth said...

You and I were on the same page this morning :)

Ms. A said...

I LOVE Ding Dongs!

I still think they might pull a rabbit out of the hat, but if not... hate to see the workers losing their jobs.

Gorilla Bananas said...

Deep fried chocolate, Robyn? That sounds more Scottish than Jewish. But whatever gives you pleasure makes me lick my lips!

Empty Nest Insider said...

This was a wonderful yet bittersweet poem. A sad parting of the Twinkie. I wonder if another company will try to resurrect it? Have a Happy Thanksgiving Robyn!
Julie

Margaret Benbow said...

Chocolate is great almost anywhere, but---defiling the insides of a Twinkie? Where there'd always been a pure, sweet, snowy white cream filling? No wonder the brand is hitting the dust. We were always more of a Little Debbie family (oh man, those Oatmeal Cream Pie cookies!)but I always had a secret helpless weakness for the tender chocolate crumb and creamy filling of Hostess cupcakes...with a big glass of milk...Snowballs, however, were just bulbous and gross.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Pat, you've got lots of hate for the twinkie. Good thing is going away. Otherwise, you'd be pretty cold wearing nothing but a slinky.

Alex, I'm glad to know I didn't miss that much.

Keetha, I like Little Debbie too, especially because those products are so cheap.

Nita, my pleasure. Thanks for stopping by.

YW, I'm really not sure why they were so popular. They were pretty good but not great, and there was never enough creme inside.

Johanna, that's a good sign for me. A bad sign for you. Smiles.

MsA, I was hopeful for that rabbit, but it sounds like attempts got nowhere. The corporation clearly mismanaged its money and factories were in really bad shape (though, of course, they blame the union). I'm very sad too for the 18,000 workers who lost their jobs.

GB, a deep fried Ding Dong sounds awfully good. I'm licking my lips too.

Julie, it will be interesting to find out. Happy Thanksgiving!

Margaret, the chocolate twinkie does look and sound wrong, doesn't it? I kinda liked it, but I like all things with chocolate. Surprisingly, they sold well. Not well enough, it seems.

Thanks, all. Happy Thanksgiving time.
xoRobyn

Stephen Hayes said...

They're very good deep fried, but then what isn't? Happy Thanksgiving.

IT (aka Ivan Toblog) said...

Happy Thanksgiving Robyn

Your verse sounds almost ...I can't think ...oh, wait, erotic

Or, suggestive anyway

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hahahahaha! Didn't see the last line coming. Loved this but so sorry Hostess is going out of biz. I sure hope someone buys the recipes and keeps the tradition going.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Baby Sister said...

I never knew there was a chocolate stuffed Twinkie!! Also, I prefer ding dogs also. And the cup cakes. This was hilarious!!

Zaphod Beeblebrox said...

Twinkies Forever!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Stephen, good point. Happy Turkey Day.

IT, me, suggestive? Wink. Happy Thanksgiving.

Joanna, I hear there are already major bids on the Twinkie recipe. It won't disappear. I want the Ding Dong to stay alive, though.

Thanks, Baby Sis.

Zaphod, it's great to see you again. Thanks for visiting.


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Love to you all,
xoRobyn

baygirl32 said...

Only you!

I'm not sure if I ever had a twinkie - now flakie cakes :)

Bossy Betty said...

I've got a feeling the Twinkie will live on. I do. I must believe.

Hope and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Betty Manousos said...

happy thanksgiving!!

xx

Anthony J. Langford said...

I bet you preferred the Ding Dong! lol

Never had a twinkie, as we dont have them here in Oz. THough always wanted to try one as we saw them in comics growing up.

And also those sea horse thingys - just add water! WTF?

Happy Thanksgiving!
xo

Melissa Bradley said...

Great poem! I do like Twinkies, but my love affair was with Ding-Dongs and Ho-Ho's. Gee, those sound like some men I've dated as well. ;)

Mobile wedding hair and makeup Brisbane said...

I havent had one of them for years. They look nice.

Rhonda @Laugh Quotes said...

I love the poem. Did they actually stuff the twinkies with chocolate - it's been a long time for me. I will only miss them as the punchline of jokes.

Ruth said...

I don't even remember the last time I had a Twinkie. Or a Ho-Ho. My husband is a little sad over the demise of the snoball though.

Sue said...

heehee

=)