Grandma used to say "you shouldn't eat those things. You don't know what's inside." We still ate them, though. You may want to stop for awhile before buying more.

When you hit up Woodman's, Schnucks, or Meijer for some groceries, just skip the snack isle.

The Food and Drug Administration said Hostess has recalled their White Peppermint Twinkies because of possible salmonella contamination.

...  because of a recall by Blommer Chocolate Company of the confectionary coating used on the Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies product. The confectionary coating contains milk powder ingredients recalled by Valley Milk Products, LLC due to a concern of Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date, and none of the confectionary coating sampled has tested positive for Salmonella. However, Hostess is initiating this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution.

Thanks for the warning. This could be a great time to start that New Years diet, right? Oh, wait. this doesn't effect all Twinkies.

This recall applies only to the White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies (UPC 888109111571), which were only sold in multipack boxes (9 individually wrapped cakes in a box, as pictured below). This recall does not affect any other Hostess products. The products were sold to mass merchandisers, grocery stores, distributors, dollar and discount stores, and convenience stores throughout the United States.

You can read the whole press release, if you'd like.