Over in America, Twinkies are all over the place – gas stations, supermarkets and vending machines. But if you’re based in the UK and craving one of these tasty treats, tracking down Twinkies is harder. To help you satisfy your craving, we’ve put together this quick guide on where to buy Twinkies in the UK. Keep scrolling for the juicy details.
Our snack-obsessed team has been researching where to buy Twinkies so you don’t have to. We’re pleased to report that there are plenty of Amazon sellers out there with good stock, so we’ve chucked some links below to help you place an order. Oh, and to sweeten the deal, we’ve got a 10% off voucher that works with a selection of American Candy websites. Don’t say we don’t spoil you.
In this article:
- What are Twinkies?
- Which websites sell Twinkies?
- Buy Twinkies in the UK
- Are Twinkies vegan?
- Are Twinkies gluten free?
What are Twinkies?
Essentially, Twinkies are little spongy cakes with a creamy white filling. They have been around for ages. In fact, they first came about back in 1930.
Twinkies are comprised of eight major ingredients according to The Daily Meal: Flour, sugar, corn syrup, water, high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated vegetable shorterning, eggs and dextrose (a type of sugar).
Which websites sell Twinkies?
Maybe you don’t have time to read through our full Twinkies buying guide? If so, use our exclusive links below to get Twinkies easily if you’re shopping in the UK. Remember to use our exclusive discount code to save yourself some money on bigger orders.
- AmericanCandyStores.co.uk (enter gadgetmouseoffer at checkout for 10% off)
- CandyMail.co.uk (enter gadgetmouseoffer at checkout for 10% off)
Alongside the websites mentioned above, you can also hunt around for Twinkies at a couple of UK supermarkets: Asda, B&M, Sainsburys and Tesco.
Buy Twinkies in the UK
Original Twinkies, pack of 10 (£6.75)
Let’s start off simple, shall we? What you’re looking at here is a pack of 10 original Twinkies, up for grabs at less than a tenner. Each cake in this mini selection box is individually wrapped, so you can easily chuck some Twinkies into a backpack before you head out.
Hostess Banana Twinkies (£8.49)
Hostess likes to experiment with different Twinkies flavours, and the variations have been getting tastier and tastier over the years. This is a box of banana Twinkies, inspired by those cute Minions that you’ll spot on the box. These banana Twinkies are imported from the US, so you’ll know you get to enjoy the authentic taste.
Hostess Mixed Berry Twinkies (£7.49)
If banana isn’t your favourite flavour, how about you try one of these Mixed Berry Twinkies? Again, you get 10 in total in this selection box, with each cake individually wrapped. Real fruit is worked into the Twinkies to give them a unique flavour.
Hostess Twinkies Original and Chocolate Cake Twin Pack (£14.45)
For the indecisive folk out there, a twin-pack of Twinkies could be the way to go. This Amazon seller offers a 10-pack of original Twinkies, plus another 10-pack of Chocolate Cake Twinkies. Have a nibble on both and see which one is your new favourite.
Hostess Twinkies Pumpkin Spice Limited Edition (£14.99)
This oh-so-American Twinkies variation sees pumpkin flavours added to the iconic snack. Note that this box is marked as a limited edition treat, so you’ll have to act sooner rather than later if you want to try it for yourself.
Are Twinkies vegan?
According to the folk over at IsThisVeganFriendly, Twinkies aren’t suitable for vegans. This is because they contain tallow, which is made from beef or mutton fat. Plus, there’s egg and whey (derived from animals) in the final mix as well.
Are Twinkies gluten free?
Twinkies contain enriched wheat flour as a key ingredient. In other works, they’re not gluten free. For more details, have a read of the ingredients analysis by The Gluten Free Blog.
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