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But Twinkies get smaller and America loses its mind

By Marshall Connolly, Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
July 15th, 2013
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There's a lot to talk about as a nation today, but despite all of the worthy news and concerns, there is one topic that is lighting up Twitter and Facebook feeds today. Twinkies are back, and they're smaller than before.

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Kim Kardashian must feel jilted, and Justin Beiber will need to pull another stunt in a fast car to reclaim the spotlight, because Twinkie The Kid is back and he's smaller.

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The new manufacturer of Twinkies, Hostess Brands LLC, is selling 10 of the golden, creamy, sponge cakes in a 13.58 oz box, down from the 15 oz box of before. The downsize was made to reduce the cost and calories of each snack, and was actually performed just before Hostess Brands shut down last year.

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These facts has Twitter alight with comments. CNN.com picked out two tweets and shared them on their CNN Money page.

"So Twinkies are back, BUT THEY'RE NOT THE SAME SIZE, WHAT THE CRAP HOSTESS?!" tweeted Zack Ferguson.

"Apparently making 'the sweetest comeback in forever' takes a toll on your size," tweeted David Proper, referring to the company's new advertising slogan.

In a final change, a new blend of ingredients preserves the familiar taste while increasing the shelf life of each box from 26 days to 45.

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That particular factoid should be its own news article, but in reality, America has much bigger problems than the quality and size of its junk food portions.

We have already shared our laundry list of complaints, the many greater issues confronting Americans. It's not so much that we have these problems. It's not that we have a government that is attempting in every way to overstep its boundaries and expand its power and control. It's not that the left has succeeded in destroying life and life-giving institutions, such as marriage.

It's that we spend our breath and money on outrage over Twinkie size when perhaps we should spend it on more important issues.

Really, stop and think about it between both of the cream-filled golden sponge cakes you're going to enjoy today, it's worth the thought.

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