The Philadelphia cheesesteak. The sushi at Sukiyabashi Jiro. The Cronut

Some dining experiences catapult the diner’s emotions, dreams and long-forgotten memories

These are the foods, though few and far between, that remind us why food is about more than just the act of eating

Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Twinkies are such a food


As you slip the treat out of its crinkly plastic wrapper, you can almost sense the fourth grade bully of your youth nearby, preparing to give you a swirly before lunch

Aah, sweet nostalgia.

The Twinkie’s aroma is heady and intoxicating — a hint of pumpkin, enough cinnamon to cover Australia in a fine dust and a floral scent that is strong yet evasive. A bit like maple syrup and truffles mixed with the way carpet smells after a toddler vomits on it. Then, suddenly, the scent evolves: incense mixed with the vanilla deodorant you used in college Read more…

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In Pumpkin Spice Twinkies, an explosion of joy