RE: Hostess cup cakes...Are they still the same
I guess it is all about the profits. They change the formula and replace ingredients with cheaper substitutes and/or longer shelf life, regardless of the changes in taste or concern for the consumer's health.
I remember the cupcakes and twinkies having this fine texture and being tender and soft, and pretty tasty. My dad sold them in his little grocery store. Somehow I remember the unsold ones being taken off the shelves a lot quicker and replaced with a fresh supply, unlike the old joke that a twinkie contains so much preservatives it lasts forever.