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Twinkies…the nutritional facts, as compared with other sweet snacks, may surprise you.

Twinkies, the ever-popular snack cake, is about to make a “sweet comeback.” Hostess Brands went bankrupt in 2012, but based on an outpouring of nostalgia sparked by its demise, Hostess is expecting a blockbuster return thanks to a joint venture by private equity firms Apollo Global Management (APO) and Metropoulos & Co.

A spokesperson says that nearly everything about the cakes will be the same, but that the boxes will now bear the tag line “The Sweetest Comeback In The History Of Ever.”

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Let’s get the obvious out of the way…doctors, and your own body, would prefer that you steered clear of processed snacks, in lieu of healthier snacks such as fresh produce. That said, the anticipated re-release of this beloved treat made us wonder how it compares with other popular sweet snacks…

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