Twinkie the Kid

Twinkie the Kid

Twinkie the Kid is the mascot for Twinkies, Hostess's golden cream-filled snack cakes.[1] He is a registered trademark of Hostess Brands. He made his debut in 1971.[2] He has appeared on product packaging, in commercials and as related collectible merchandise, except for a brief period between 1988 and 1990.


Twinkie the Kid is an anthropomorphized Twinkie appearing as a wrangler. He wears boots, gloves, a kerchief with hearts, and a ten-gallon hat with the words "Twinkie the Kid" on the brim.

Animated commercial appearancesEdit

The character appeared in animated TV advertisements for Twinkies in the 1970s, voiced by Allen Swift.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Mansour, David (2005), From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Encyclopedia of the Late 20th Century, Andrews McMeel Publishing, p. 502
  2. ^ "Twinkie The Kid, Dead At 85". Huffington Post. 2012-11-16. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  3. ^ IMDb entry for Allen Swift