Twinkie Dies in the Wreck of Innocence

If the Twinkie survives, it likely will have to become something else. To be reinvented to fit again into our vision of ourselves.

Maybe we will eventually see a return of trust, a born-again faith in the products as they are handed to us. Maybe, but I doubt it. Innocence doesn't return easily.

-- Written by Carlton Wilkinson in Asbury Park, N.J.