I was in downtown Chicago with my wife and a friend visiting from Germany yesterday. We were on Michigan Ave at the plaza in front of the Tribune building on the north side of the river. Hostess had parked a truck there and was handing out free Twinkies. Our friend from Germany didn't like hers. Her loss. I ate the rest of it.
I can't really blame her. The Germans know more about baking pastries than the Americans could hope to master in their lifetime.