Would you try Peanut Butter And Pickle Sandwich Twinkies? If we're to believe the Hostess Twitter account, this, um, interesting new flavor may just end up on store shelves in the near future. Hostess took to Twitter on Monday (September 9) with a photo of the potential flavor, writing "only the real ones know about these."
Now, Hostess is known for pranking fans on social media. In honor of National Mustard Day, Hostess shared a photo of mustard-filled Twinkies that was just as realistic as the potential Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwich Twinkies. It's always hard to tell when they're pranking followers, though, because Twinkie does roll out new flavors from time to time. Recently, they dropped Moonberry Twinkies.
Followers were quick to share their feelings about this potential flavor and they did not hold back. "I'm calling the police," one person wrote. "This is what happens when Hostess does bath salts," another wrote. "Just because you can stuff things into other things doesn't mean it's always a good idea," a third follower replied.
Hostess doubled down on the claim, even though some followers were convinced it was a prank. When Redbox's official Twitter account replied, writing "say sike right now," Hostess fired back with "Come on, fam, The next go-to movie snack?"
Ultimately, though, a spokesperson for Hostess confessed the truth to Today. "This is just some social media levity from Hostess. We regularly feature fun, fictional products on our social media, and this is one of those," the spokesperson explained.
Would you have tried these Peanut Butter and Pickle Twinkies if they turned out to be real?