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Twinkies are go!

By competitive eating editor Naader 'Freak8r' Reda

Posted August 12, 2013
naader 'freak8r' reda eats 50 twinkies
Back from the dead: Some Twinkies yesterday. (Check bottom for credit)

Freak8r salutes the return of the Twinkie by shoving 50 of 'em down his gob in 13 minutes.

With the return of a symbol of Americana to the store shelves, I knew I had to celebrate.

But how to pay tribute to Hostess?

The company that suddenly went under last year was suddenly back in business.

All its yummy sugary treats were back on the shelves.

That made me hungry.

So hungry I decided to eat five boxes of their iconic yellow cake, crème filling and all.

What a stomachache!

What a rush!

What a sleepless night!

Nearly 7,000 calories later, I was satiated.

Is there any way I can top this stunt?

Please feel free to tweet me your suggestions!

But Freak8r clearly isn't the only gurgitator pleased to see Hostess back in business.

So too are Chris Wreckless and Matt Zion over at Wreckless Eating.

'Asbestos Mouth' Aaron 'the Spicochist' Wakamatsu is also pretty chuffed.

Likewise, Tracy 'Mmm Mmm' Goode and his son Dylan.

Meanwhile, Joe Park went for a bit of variety.

But not quite as much variety as Matt 'Megatoad' Stonie.

And after all that, you might just fancy a refreshing milkshake.

The above vids were embedded, respectively, from the YouTube channels of Freak8r; Wreckless Eating; the Spicochist; Mmm Mmm; Joe Park; and Megatoad, with the last one, surprisingly enough, also coming from the Spicochist's channel. Check 'em out if you haven't done so already. Meanwhile, if you want to know more about Hostess' departure and subsequent return to the shops, have a click of this and this. Just be warned, though. Both articles are from the bloody Gruniad. Sorry.

See also Monster mealtimes revisited, posted 17/7/13.

Naader 'Freak8r' Reda
is a California-based competitive eater with a pedigree as long as a docker's tea break. In 2011, in addition to competing in numerous contests and championships, he set himself the gargantuan goal of taking on 100 eating challenges across North America. He won 97. In recognition of this, All Pro Eating crowned him the World's Top Food Challenger. The man can eat. But more than that, he can also write. As such, the Rake & Herald is truly honoured to also crown him the World's Top Competitive Eating Editor. The dude's a dude, dude. And if you're still not convinced, get a load of this. In addition to being a phenomenal gurgitator, Freak8r also teaches history to high school students. We reckon his lessons must be ace. Heck, if he were our teacher, we'd even do our homework. Some of the time, anyway.

Picture credit

Top and thumb: Some Twinkies by Larry D. Moore.

For licensing information click the above link.

WARNING! Competitive eating can be dangerous. As well as choking hazards there is also the possibility of poisoning yourself, something that could lead to hospitalisation, permanent health damage and even death. Don't believe us? Read this. Consequently, the Rake & Herald does not recommend you emulate the above video(s) yourself. Seriously. We are NOT joking. You have been warned.

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