NORTH OLMSTED --The Twinkies are back!
Rumors began circulating Friday morning that select Walmart stores around the country were stocking the treats. The release was a full three days in advance of the publicized return date for Twinkies -- Monday July 15.
A spokesperson for Walmart says the first batch was released to 1,600 stores on Friday. The "first batch" Twinkies are being sold in a collectible box.
By Sunday morning, Twinkies will be available in 3,000 of Walmart's 4,000 stores.
In Northeast Ohio, Channel 3 located Twinkies at the North Olmsted Walmart store Friday night. There were a limited number available.
Twinkies and other Hostess products have not been made since November, when Hostess filed for bankruptcy.
By late next week, stores will also have Hostess Mini Muffins and Fried Fruit Pies. Coffee cakes, Ho Hos, Orange CupCakes, Suzy Qs and Zingers will be available by August.