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If you still have a hankering for a Twinkie, and you don’t want to pay hundreds or thousands (or millions) of dollars to buy one on eBay, hope you’re in the Chicago area, or can get there fast. The local supermarket chain Jewel-Osco today begins selling what it says “is believed to be the final shipment of Twinkies in the country.”

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Exactly 21,780 boxes of Twinkies, along with other iconic Hostess brands like Ding Dongs, Zingers and Orange Cupcakes, will be delivered to 165 Jewel-Osco stores today and tomorrow. The complete list of store locations, and estimated delivery times, is below.

Twinkies have been a hot item since Hostess announced last month that it was going out of business (read: “Twinkies Sell Like Hotcakes”). Hostess bakeries went dark weeks ago, but the company said it would continue making deliveries to stores until there were no more products left to deliver. It appears that time has come.

Jewel-Osco spokesperson Karen May told Chicago’s WMAQ-TV that the store’s Hostess representative offered them the final supply of Hostess products, and they eagerly accepted. “We know they are very popular in Chicago, so of course we said yes,” she said. Each of the 165 stores will get one shipment (a dozen other Jewel-Osco stores are out of luck). And when they’re gone, they’re gone. The products will be sold at full price, and there will be no limits to how many a customer can buy. Could that lead to Black Friday-like stampedes? “Well, we have alerted security,” May told the Daily Herald.

Then again, the initial burst of interest in Twinkies and other Hostess products may have waned. With a month for the news to sink in, many adults who hadn’t had a Hostess snack in decades have already gotten their fix, and moved on. Many commenters on Jewel-Osco’s Facebook page were less than enthused about news of the final shipment: “I’ll pass,” “No thanks,” and “Who cares?” were among the comments. Another commenter noted that local competitor Mariano’s “has the Roundy’s brand knockoffs of Twinkies and cupcakes, and they are just as good and cost less.”

A prescient comment, since some analysts have said Hostess’ demise could represent an opportunity for store brands. Not only can they market their own versions of Hostess snacks, but a retailer could step in and acquire the Hostess brands themselves. “Would Kroger or Safeway or Supervalu consider buying Hostess, creating a new brand of Twinkies, and selling them nationwide?” Chris Freeman, the editor of Private Label Buyer magazine recently told Coupons in the News. “The biggest players are getting better and better about marketing their brands – and they could do it.” (Read more here: “Supermarkets Crave Store-Brand Twinkies”).

Supervalu, though, has its own problems (read: “Supervalu Sheds More Stores”). Falling sales have led to store closings, and a likely sale of the company in whole or in part. And Supervalu just happens to be the parent company of Jewel-Osco, which could get a temporary lift from its Hostess bonanza.

That a troubled supermarket chain could get a boost from a bankrupt brand is, perhaps, a bit of poetic justice. So get your Twinkies while they last, at a Jewel-Osco – while they last.

City Store address Expected delivery time
Addison, IL 140 Lake Street Tuesday 5P-11P
Algonquin, IL 103 South Randall Road Tuesday 5P-11P
Algonquin, IL 1501 East Algonquin Road Tuesday 5P-11P
Alsip, IL 12001 South Pulaski Tuesday 4P-10P
Antioch, IL 966 Route 59 Tuesday 4P-10P
Arlington Heights, IL 440 East Rand Road Tuesday 2P-8P
Arlington Heights, IL 122 North Vail Tuesday 1P-7P
Arlington Heights, IL 1860 Arlington Heights Road Tuesday 2P-8P
Aurora, IL 1270 North Lake Street Tuesday AM
Aurora, IL 1952 West Galena Wednesday 5P-11P
Aurora, IL 1157 Eola Road Wednesday AM
Barrington, IL 150 W. Main Street Tuesday AM
Bartlett, IL 125 East Stearns Tuesday 2P-8P
Bolingbrook, IL 1200 West Boughton Rd Wednesday AM
Buffalo Grove, IL 79 Mc Henry Road Tuesday 2P-8P
Burbank, IL 7910 South Cicero Ave. Tuesday 5P-11P
Carol Stream, IL 750 Army Trail Road Tuesday 5P-11P
Cary, IL 696 Northwest Highway Tuesday 4P-10P
Cary, IL 696 Northwest Highway Tuesday 4P-10P
Chicago, IL 3630 N Southport Tuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL 1224 S. Wabash Tuesday 4P-10P
Chicago, IL 3644 South Archer Tuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL 1210 North Clark Tuesday 4P-10P
Chicago, IL 4355 North Sheridan Tuesday 1P-7P
Chicago, IL 443 East 34th Street Tuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL 3940 East 106th Street Tuesday 1P-7P
Chicago, IL 4250 North Lincoln Tuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL 3570 North Elston Ave. Tuesday 5P-11P
Chicago, IL 3570 North Elston Ave. Tuesday 5P-11P
Chicago, IL 9400 South Ashland Ave. Tuesday 4P-10P
Chicago, IL 87 West 87th Street Tuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL 1341 North Paulina Tuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL 4042 West Foster Avenue Tuesday AM
Chicago, IL 4729 North Central Tuesday 1P-7P
Chicago, IL 5320 South Pulaski Wednesday AM
Chicago, IL 6430 West Irving Park Rd Tuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL 5516 North Clark Tuesday 5P-11P
Chicago, IL 5343 North Broadway Tuesday 5P-11P
Chicago, IL 4660 West Irving Park Road Tuesday AM
Chicago, IL 7530 South Stony Island Tuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL 3128 West 103rd Street Tuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL 7342 West Foster Tuesday AM
Chicago, IL 4734 North Cumberland Tuesday 1P-7P
Chicago, IL 2940 North Ashland Tuesday 5P-11P
Chicago, IL 3531 North Broadway Tuesday 5P-11P
Chicago, IL 1220 S. Ashland Ave. Tuesday 5P-11P
Chicago, IL 550 N. State Tuesday 5P-11P
Chicago, IL 1655 E. 95th St. Tuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL 3400 N. Western Ave. Tuesday 5P-11P
Chicago, IL 6107 S. Archer Tuesday 4P-10P
Chicago, IL 2520 N. Narragansett Ave. Tuesday AM
Chicago, IL 11730 S. Marshfield Tuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL 370 N. DesPlaines Tuesday 5P-11P
Clarendon Hills, IL 303 Holmes Tuesday 4P-10P
Clinton, IA 1307 North Second Street Tuesday 12N-6P
Countryside, IL 5545 Brainard Ave. Tuesday AM
Crystal Lake, IL 6140 Northwest Highway Tuesday AM
Darien, IL 7335 Cass Tuesday 4P-10P
Deerfield, IL 16 S. Waukegan Road Tuesday 2P-8P
Des Plaines, IL 819 South Elmhurst Road Tuesday 2P-8P
Des Plaines, IL 1500 South Lee Street Tuesday 5P-11P
Downers Grove, IL 6215 Main Street Tuesday 2P-8P
Downers Grove, IL 1148 Ogden Ave. Tuesday 5P-11P
Elburn, IL 800 N. Main Street Tuesday 5P-11P
Elgin, IL 1040 Summit Tuesday AM
Elgin, IL 1660 Larkin Ave. Tuesday AM
Elk Grove Village, IL 20 West Biesterfield Road Tuesday AM
Elmhurst, IL 944 York Road Tuesday 2P-8P
Elmhurst, IL 153 Schiller Tuesday 2P-8P
Evanston, IL 1128 Chicago Ave. Tuesday 4P-10P
Evanston, IL 2485 Howard St. Tuesday 5P-11P
Fox Lake, IL 1350 South Route 12 Wednesday AM
Frankfort, IL 352 La Grange Road Tuesday AM
Franklin Park, IL 10203 West Grand Tuesday AM
Glen Ellyn, IL 599 East Roosevelt Road Tuesday 2P-8P
Glendale Heights, IL 2164 Bloomingdale Tuesday 5P-11P
Glenview, IL 2502 Waukegan Tuesday AM
Glenview, IL 2775 Pfingsten Tuesday 2P-8P
Grays Lake, IL 885 E. Belvidere Road Tuesday AM
Gurnee, IL 6509 West Grand Tuesday 5P-11P
Hickory Hills, IL 9528 South Roberts Road Tuesday AM
Highland Park, IL 1600 Deerfield Road Tuesday AM
Hoffman Estates, IL 1069 Roselle Road Tuesday 5P-11P
Hoffman Estates, IL 1485 Palatine Road Tuesday 1P-7P
Homewood, IL 17705 South Halsted Tuesday AM
Homewood, IL 3153 West 183rd Street Tuesday 2P-8P
Huntley, IL 13200 Village Green Drive Wednesday AM
Joliet, IL 1401 Jefferson Wednesday AM
Joliet, IL 1537 North Larkin Tuesday 5P-11P
La Grange Park, IL 507 East Woodlawn Tuesday 2P-8P
Lake Forest, IL 890 North Western Tuesday 1P-7P
Lake Zurich, IL 485 Ela Road Tuesday 5P-11P
Lemont, IL 1202 State Street Wednesday AM
Libertyville, IL 1300 South Milwaukee Tuesday AM
Lisle, IL 1156 Maple Tuesday 2P-8P
Lockport, IL 16625 W. 159th Street Tuesday 5P-11P
Lombard, IL 1177 South Main Tuesday AM
McHenry, IL 4222 Elm Street Tuesday 5P-11P
Melrose Park, IL 800 W. North Avenue Tuesday AM
Minooka, IL 2051 Ridge Road Tuesday 5P-11P
Morris, IL 1414 N. Division Street Tuesday 5P-11P
Mount Prospect, IL 333 Euclid Avenue Tuesday 5P-11P
Mundelein, IL 1501 South Lake Street Tuesday AM
Naperville, IL 1759 Ogden Ave. Wednesday AM
Naperville, IL 1227 S. Naper Blvd. Tuesday 2P-8P
Naperville, IL 2855 West 95th Street Tuesday AM
Naperville, IL 127 E. Ogden Tuesday AM
New Lenox, IL 475 North Nelson Road Tuesday AM
New Lenox, IL 2021 E. Laraway Wednesday AM
Niles, IL 8203 West Golf Road Tuesday 5P-11P
Niles, IL 8730 West Dempster Tuesday 2P-8P
Niles, IL 7900 North Milwaukee Tuesday 2P-8P
Niles, IL 5667 West Touhy Tuesday 5P-11P
North Riverside, IL 7201 West 24th Street Tuesday 5P-11P
Oak Forest, IL 5616 West 159th Street Tuesday AM
Oak Lawn, IL 8801 South Ridgeland Tuesday 2P-8P
Oak Lawn, IL 9424 South Pulaski Tuesday 2P-8P
Oak Lawn, IL 4650 West 103rd Street Tuesday 4P-10P
Oak Park, IL 7036 West Roosevelt Rd Tuesday 2P-8P
Oak Park, IL 438 W. Madison Tuesday 4P-10P
Orland Park, IL 9350 West 159th Street Tuesday 2P-8P
Orland Park, IL 17930 Wolf Road Tuesday 2P-8P
Oswego, IL 3795 Orchard Tuesday 5P-11P
Oswego, IL 2540 U. S. Route 30 Tuesday 5P-11P
Palatine, IL 45 Plum Grove Road Tuesday 2P-8P
Palatine, IL 423 East Dundee Road Tuesday 9A-1P
Palos Heights, IL 12803 S Harlem Ave. Tuesday 5P-11P
Palos Park, IL 9652 West 131st Street Tuesday AM
Park Ridge, IL 481 Busse Highway Tuesday 4P-10P
Plainfield, IL 2480 Route 59 Wednesday AM
Plainfield, IL 13460 S. Rte. 59 Tuesday AM
River Forest, IL 7525 West Lake Street Tuesday 5P-11P
Rolling Meadows, IL 3000 Kirchoff Road Tuesday AM
Romeoville, IL 20 S. Weber Road Tuesday 5P-11P
Round Lake, IL 900 East Rollins Road Wednesday AM
S. Chicago Heights, IL 3220 South Chicago Road Tuesday 5P-11P
S. Elgin, IL 375 Randall Road Tuesday 5P-11P
Schaumburg, IL 1151 South Roselle Tuesday 2P-8P
Schaumburg, IL 2501 Schaumburg Road Tuesday AM
Shorewood, IL 199 Brookforest Ave. Tuesday AM
Skokie, IL 9449 North Skokie Blvd. Tuesday 4P-10P
South Holland, IL 763 East 162nd Street Tuesday 9A-1P
Spring Grove, IL 2401 Route 12 Tuesday 5P-11P
St. Charles, IL 2073 Prairie Tuesday AM
St. Charles, IL 652 N. Kirk Rd. Tuesday 5P-11P
Stickney, IL 7122 West 40th Street Wednesday AM
Streamwood, IL 217 Irving Park Tuesday 4P-10P
Sugar Grove, IL 465 N. Route 47 Tuesday 5P-11P
Tinley Park, IL 17117 South Harlem Tuesday 2P-8P
Villa Park, IL 33 St. Charles Road Tuesday 5P-11P
Wauconda, IL 547 Liberty Street Tuesday 5P-11P
Waukegan, IL 922 North Green Bay Road Tuesday AM
Waukegan, IL 3124 North Lewis Ave. Wednesday AM
West Chicago, IL 177 East Roosevelt Tuesday 4P-10P
West Dundee, IL 1250 West Main Street Tuesday 4P-10P
Westchester, IL 2128 South Mannheim Tuesday 5P-11P
Westmont, IL 4 East Ogden Tuesday AM
Wheaton, IL 30 Danada Square Tuesday AM
Wheaton, IL 2031 Main Street Tuesday AM
Wilmette, IL 411 North Green Bay Road Tuesday 2P-8P
Wilmette, IL 1517 Sheridan Tuesday 1P-7P
Wood Dale, IL 343 Irving Park Road Wednesday AM
Woodridge, IL 2317 75th Street Tuesday 2P-8P
Woodstock, IL 145 Eastwood Drive Tuesday 5P-11P
Yorkville, IL 234 E. Veterans Parkway Wednesday AM
Zion, IL 1400 21st Street Tuesday 1P-7P

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One Comment

  1. I would like another bite of an Apple Pie, my childhood favorite!

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