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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.”

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.

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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.

CityStore addressExpected delivery time
Addison, IL140 Lake StreetTuesday 5P-11P
Algonquin, IL103 South Randall RoadTuesday 5P-11P
Algonquin, IL1501 East Algonquin RoadTuesday 5P-11P
Alsip, IL12001 South PulaskiTuesday 4P-10P
Antioch, IL966 Route 59Tuesday 4P-10P
Arlington Heights, IL440 East Rand RoadTuesday 2P-8P
Arlington Heights, IL122 North VailTuesday 1P-7P
Arlington Heights, IL1860 Arlington Heights RoadTuesday 2P-8P
Aurora, IL1270 North Lake StreetTuesday AM
Aurora, IL1952 West GalenaWednesday 5P-11P
Aurora, IL1157 Eola RoadWednesday AM
Barrington, IL150 W. Main StreetTuesday AM
Bartlett, IL125 East StearnsTuesday 2P-8P
Bolingbrook, IL1200 West Boughton RdWednesday AM
Buffalo Grove, IL79 Mc Henry RoadTuesday 2P-8P
Burbank, IL7910 South Cicero Ave.Tuesday 5P-11P
Carol Stream, IL750 Army Trail RoadTuesday 5P-11P
Cary, IL696 Northwest HighwayTuesday 4P-10P
Cary, IL696 Northwest HighwayTuesday 4P-10P
Chicago, IL3630 N SouthportTuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL1224 S. WabashTuesday 4P-10P
Chicago, IL3644 South ArcherTuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL1210 North ClarkTuesday 4P-10P
Chicago, IL4355 North SheridanTuesday 1P-7P
Chicago, IL443 East 34th StreetTuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL3940 East 106th StreetTuesday 1P-7P
Chicago, IL4250 North LincolnTuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL3570 North Elston Ave.Tuesday 5P-11P
Chicago, IL3570 North Elston Ave.Tuesday 5P-11P
Chicago, IL9400 South Ashland Ave.Tuesday 4P-10P
Chicago, IL87 West 87th StreetTuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL1341 North PaulinaTuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL4042 West Foster AvenueTuesday AM
Chicago, IL4729 North CentralTuesday 1P-7P
Chicago, IL5320 South PulaskiWednesday AM
Chicago, IL6430 West Irving Park RdTuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL5516 North ClarkTuesday 5P-11P
Chicago, IL5343 North BroadwayTuesday 5P-11P
Chicago, IL4660 West Irving Park RoadTuesday AM
Chicago, IL7530 South Stony IslandTuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL3128 West 103rd StreetTuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL7342 West FosterTuesday AM
Chicago, IL4734 North CumberlandTuesday 1P-7P
Chicago, IL2940 North AshlandTuesday 5P-11P
Chicago, IL3531 North BroadwayTuesday 5P-11P
Chicago, IL1220 S. Ashland Ave.Tuesday 5P-11P
Chicago, IL550 N. StateTuesday 5P-11P
Chicago, IL1655 E. 95th St.Tuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL3400 N. Western Ave.Tuesday 5P-11P
Chicago, IL6107 S. ArcherTuesday 4P-10P
Chicago, IL2520 N. Narragansett Ave.Tuesday AM
Chicago, IL11730 S. MarshfieldTuesday 2P-8P
Chicago, IL370 N. DesPlainesTuesday 5P-11P
Clarendon Hills, IL303 HolmesTuesday 4P-10P
Clinton, IA1307 North Second StreetTuesday 12N-6P
Countryside, IL5545 Brainard Ave.Tuesday AM
Crystal Lake, IL6140 Northwest HighwayTuesday AM
Darien, IL7335 CassTuesday 4P-10P
Deerfield, IL16 S. Waukegan RoadTuesday 2P-8P
Des Plaines, IL819 South Elmhurst RoadTuesday 2P-8P
Des Plaines, IL1500 South Lee StreetTuesday 5P-11P
Downers Grove, IL6215 Main StreetTuesday 2P-8P
Downers Grove, IL1148 Ogden Ave.Tuesday 5P-11P
Elburn, IL800 N. Main StreetTuesday 5P-11P
Elgin, IL1040 SummitTuesday AM
Elgin, IL1660 Larkin Ave.Tuesday AM
Elk Grove Village, IL20 West Biesterfield RoadTuesday AM
Elmhurst, IL944 York RoadTuesday 2P-8P
Elmhurst, IL153 SchillerTuesday 2P-8P
Evanston, IL1128 Chicago Ave.Tuesday 4P-10P
Evanston, IL2485 Howard St.Tuesday 5P-11P
Fox Lake, IL1350 South Route 12Wednesday AM
Frankfort, IL352 La Grange RoadTuesday AM
Franklin Park, IL10203 West GrandTuesday AM
Glen Ellyn, IL599 East Roosevelt RoadTuesday 2P-8P
Glendale Heights, IL2164 BloomingdaleTuesday 5P-11P
Glenview, IL2502 WaukeganTuesday AM
Glenview, IL2775 PfingstenTuesday 2P-8P
Grays Lake, IL885 E. Belvidere RoadTuesday AM
Gurnee, IL6509 West GrandTuesday 5P-11P
Hickory Hills, IL9528 South Roberts RoadTuesday AM
Highland Park, IL1600 Deerfield RoadTuesday AM
Hoffman Estates, IL1069 Roselle RoadTuesday 5P-11P
Hoffman Estates, IL1485 Palatine RoadTuesday 1P-7P
Homewood, IL17705 South HalstedTuesday AM
Homewood, IL3153 West 183rd StreetTuesday 2P-8P
Huntley, IL13200 Village Green DriveWednesday AM
Joliet, IL1401 JeffersonWednesday AM
Joliet, IL1537 North LarkinTuesday 5P-11P
La Grange Park, IL507 East WoodlawnTuesday 2P-8P
Lake Forest, IL890 North WesternTuesday 1P-7P
Lake Zurich, IL485 Ela RoadTuesday 5P-11P
Lemont, IL1202 State StreetWednesday AM
Libertyville, IL1300 South MilwaukeeTuesday AM
Lisle, IL1156 MapleTuesday 2P-8P
Lockport, IL16625 W. 159th StreetTuesday 5P-11P
Lombard, IL1177 South MainTuesday AM
McHenry, IL4222 Elm StreetTuesday 5P-11P
Melrose Park, IL800 W. North AvenueTuesday AM
Minooka, IL2051 Ridge RoadTuesday 5P-11P
Morris, IL1414 N. Division StreetTuesday 5P-11P
Mount Prospect, IL333 Euclid AvenueTuesday 5P-11P
Mundelein, IL1501 South Lake StreetTuesday AM
Naperville, IL1759 Ogden Ave.Wednesday AM
Naperville, IL1227 S. Naper Blvd.Tuesday 2P-8P
Naperville, IL2855 West 95th StreetTuesday AM
Naperville, IL127 E. OgdenTuesday AM
New Lenox, IL475 North Nelson RoadTuesday AM
New Lenox, IL2021 E. LarawayWednesday AM
Niles, IL8203 West Golf RoadTuesday 5P-11P
Niles, IL8730 West DempsterTuesday 2P-8P
Niles, IL7900 North MilwaukeeTuesday 2P-8P
Niles, IL5667 West TouhyTuesday 5P-11P
North Riverside, IL7201 West 24th StreetTuesday 5P-11P
Oak Forest, IL5616 West 159th StreetTuesday AM
Oak Lawn, IL8801 South RidgelandTuesday 2P-8P
Oak Lawn, IL9424 South PulaskiTuesday 2P-8P
Oak Lawn, IL4650 West 103rd StreetTuesday 4P-10P
Oak Park, IL7036 West Roosevelt RdTuesday 2P-8P
Oak Park, IL438 W. MadisonTuesday 4P-10P
Orland Park, IL9350 West 159th StreetTuesday 2P-8P
Orland Park, IL17930 Wolf RoadTuesday 2P-8P
Oswego, IL3795 OrchardTuesday 5P-11P
Oswego, IL2540 U. S. Route 30Tuesday 5P-11P
Palatine, IL45 Plum Grove RoadTuesday 2P-8P
Palatine, IL423 East Dundee RoadTuesday 9A-1P
Palos Heights, IL12803 S Harlem Ave.Tuesday 5P-11P
Palos Park, IL9652 West 131st StreetTuesday AM
Park Ridge, IL481 Busse HighwayTuesday 4P-10P
Plainfield, IL2480 Route 59Wednesday AM
Plainfield, IL13460 S. Rte. 59Tuesday AM
River Forest, IL7525 West Lake StreetTuesday 5P-11P
Rolling Meadows, IL3000 Kirchoff RoadTuesday AM
Romeoville, IL20 S. Weber RoadTuesday 5P-11P
Round Lake, IL900 East Rollins RoadWednesday AM
S. Chicago Heights, IL3220 South Chicago RoadTuesday 5P-11P
S. Elgin, IL375 Randall RoadTuesday 5P-11P
Schaumburg, IL1151 South RoselleTuesday 2P-8P
Schaumburg, IL2501 Schaumburg RoadTuesday AM
Shorewood, IL199 Brookforest Ave.Tuesday AM
Skokie, IL9449 North Skokie Blvd.Tuesday 4P-10P
South Holland, IL763 East 162nd StreetTuesday 9A-1P
Spring Grove, IL2401 Route 12Tuesday 5P-11P
St. Charles, IL2073 PrairieTuesday AM
St. Charles, IL652 N. Kirk Rd.Tuesday 5P-11P
Stickney, IL7122 West 40th StreetWednesday AM
Streamwood, IL217 Irving ParkTuesday 4P-10P
Sugar Grove, IL465 N. Route 47Tuesday 5P-11P
Tinley Park, IL17117 South HarlemTuesday 2P-8P
Villa Park, IL33 St. Charles RoadTuesday 5P-11P
Wauconda, IL547 Liberty StreetTuesday 5P-11P
Waukegan, IL922 North Green Bay RoadTuesday AM
Waukegan, IL3124 North Lewis Ave.Wednesday AM
West Chicago, IL177 East RooseveltTuesday 4P-10P
West Dundee, IL1250 West Main StreetTuesday 4P-10P
Westchester, IL2128 South MannheimTuesday 5P-11P
Westmont, IL4 East OgdenTuesday AM
Wheaton, IL30 Danada SquareTuesday AM
Wheaton, IL2031 Main StreetTuesday AM
Wilmette, IL411 North Green Bay RoadTuesday 2P-8P
Wilmette, IL1517 SheridanTuesday 1P-7P
Wood Dale, IL343 Irving Park RoadWednesday AM
Woodridge, IL2317 75th StreetTuesday 2P-8P
Woodstock, IL145 Eastwood DriveTuesday 5P-11P
Yorkville, IL234 E. Veterans ParkwayWednesday AM
Zion, IL1400 21st StreetTuesday 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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