The Breakfast of Champions Edition.
I actually took this picture back in 2009 during a work trip to Houston. Why is it relevant now, you ask? Well, last night, when I meant to upload this post (but couldn’t due to Blogger being down), I was at a Hampton Inn in Schiller Park, Illinois, which is very near to O’Hare Airport. Schiller Park happens to be the birthplace of the mighty Twinkie, back in the day.
Twinkies were invented in Schiller Park, Illinois in about 1930 by James Alexander Dewar, a baker for the Continental Baking Company. Realizing that several machines used to make cream-filled strawberry shortcake sat idle when strawberries were out of season, Dewar conceived a snack cake filled with banana cream, which he dubbed the Twinkie. During World War II, bananas were rationed and the company was forced to switch to vanilla cream. This change proved popular, and banana-cream Twinkies became a part of history.
I don’t have twinkies very often, but every time I do it is a wonderful experience.