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Twinkies Make Early Return at Wal-Mart and Big Y Stores

twinkiesNEW YORK (AP/WGGB) — Twinkies are making an early comeback at Wal-Mart and Big Y stores, and they won’t be frozen beforehand.

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer says it is selling the snack cakes at about 1,600 stores starting Friday and that about 3,000 of its 4,000 U.S. stores should have them by Sunday morning, a day before Hostess had said the cakes would start hitting shelves nationwide.

By late next week, stores will also have Hostess Mini Muffins and fried Fruit Pies, said Wal-Mart spokeswoman Veronica Marshall. Coffee Cakes, Ho Hos, Orange CupCakes, Suzy Qs and Zingers will be available by August.

Sno-Balls will arrive in the fall.

The new owners of Hostess have said it will be freezing Twinkies for about 10 percent of its retailers upon request. Marshall said Wal-Mart isn’t one of those.

Locally though, you can get your hands on some Twinkies by visiting Big Y on Saint James Ave. in Springfield or Wal-Mart on Memorial Drive in Chicopee  or head to Northampton and visit either of the stores on King Street.

If you can’t make it to any of these locations, give your local supermarket or retailer a call and check.

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