Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Long John Silver's to Offer Free Fried Twinkies

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Long John Silver's to Offer Free Fried Twinkies

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Summer solstice often is a good excuse for family and friends to gather and celebrate the longest day of the year with great food and plenty of libations.

Fast-food restaurant chain Long John Silver's also is planning a celebration on June 21, with a free sugar rush of a dessert after your fried fish dinner. On the first day of summer, participating Pittsburgh locations will offer each guest a deep-fried Twinkie on the house. Limit is one per customer while supplies last.

A state fair rite of passage, deep-fried Twinkies first made headlines in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2002, when ChipShop owner and British ex-pat Christopher Sell added them to the menu. Today, everything from Oreos to Jell-O and butter are battered and fried at carnivals, festivals and fairs. But back then, it was a novel idea to freeze the iconic golden, vanilla cream-filled sponge cakes first made by the Continental Baking Co. …

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