Twinkies Were Invented At This Old Factory In Illinois From The 1800s

What would Hostess be without its little yellow, cream-filled cakes? Hostess Twinkies are one of its most popular items, and they were invented right here in Illinois.

The factory these wonderful cakes were invented in was built in the mid-1800s but the Twinkie did not come along until almost 100 years later. Scroll on for more details.

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