Like all great muses, the Twinkie has inspired endless human innovations: deep-fried burger buns, Kelis-destroying milkshakes, and questionable sushi among them. But Hostess has resurrected perhaps its greatest innovation yet with the national launch of the Chocodile.
Chocodiles, or chocolate-covered Twinkies, have long been the most elusive of Hostess snacks. They disappeared from the East Coast almost entirely in the '90s, and before that, they were still a highly regional commodity subject to market demand. The treats even had their own black market going on eBay, where some junkies were paying $30 for a box. Now, Chocodile Prohibition has ended, and Hostess is making them a "permanent part of the Hostess family" nationwide. You can pick up the snack cakes at your grocery store as soon as this week. Just don't tell your snooty European friends.