I agree... Twinkies have got a bad rap. They don’t have any more chemicals or preservatives than other “snack foods” and actually on average have considerably less sodium and fat. Their shelf life isn’t any longer either. You have to freeze them if you want them to stay “fresh” for a long time. We used to have a hostess outlet store near where I grew up. My parents always bought us stale Hostess treats. Rejuvinating old Twinkies and Hostess Cupcakes was one of the miracles of the newly invented microwave oven. Even the treats that had been designated as “pig food” by the outlet bakery tasted fine as long as you chewed them up them before they had a chance to cool down.
I personally don’t care for them and never have, but I recognize their iconic stature in the world of snack foods.
If people want to buy them, then someone should damn well make them and get wealthy doing it.