Lawmakers: No, no. We don't eat Twinkies

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) wasn’t exactly rejoicing, but said with a hearty chuckle, “I will get a visual excitement by seeing them on shelves, but I’m not going to eat any of them.”

Yet other lawmakers expressed a bit more enthusiasm about the resurrection of the childhood treat.

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“I’m a big Twinkie fan myself. I actually like Twinkies,” Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) said sheepishly.

“It’s always helpful when a company that has such a long history is back up and running and has their product on the shelves.”

The updated Twinkies packaging declares on the box: “The sweetest comeback in the history of ever.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) seems to agree. After asking him about the rebound of the state fair staple, Graham deadpanned to ITK, “It’s the first big step to America’s comeback.”

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