Twinkie Weiner Sandwiches

I have a lot I want to say about celebrating my birthday, and all that is coming. One thing I received as a gift was a box of the newly re-released Hostess Twinkies. My parents gave it to me. I’m pretty sure it was a rib because I never actually liked Twinkies all that much. Don’t get me wrong; if they were around, I’d eat them, but if I was going to eat mass-produced, cream filled pastries, it was gonna be Ring Dings back in the day.

Twinkies the Sweetest Comeback Ever
No Twinkie in history has ever looked like it does on the box.

So I had this box of Twinkies, and, for fun, I suggested to my friends (Rory, Brian G, and Nick) and fellow fans of “Weird” Al Yankovic’s 1989 film UHF that we try to recreate Twinkie Weiner Sandwiches. It’s not exactly something that takes much trying.

If you haven’t seen what this is and have no idea what I’m talking about, watch…

From the video, you can see that the Twinkie Weiner Sandwich starts with a Twinkie in place of a bun. A room temperature hot dog is placed and lightly tucked atop the Twinkie, and it is covered in shelf-stable “spray” cheese. Weird Al even dunks his in milk as he eats it.

Yes, I know. It sounds revolting. But what kid doesn’t want to try something they saw in a movie? It’s not like we were reenacting the third act of Scarface or anything.

Well, we did tried, and, from my perspective, we’re no better for it.

I brought the Twinkies; Rory was on hot dog duty and he chose Nathans’; Brian was on the spray cheese, and he couldn’t even do that right! He didn’t even buy Kraft; he bought the silly knockoff Price Chopper “Cheezy does it” which was bad even by spray cheese standards! Nick was the one who stood there and constantly reminded us that this was gross.

Twinkie Weiner Dog ingredients

No refrigeration needed

We made a video as an homage to UHF. The video shows Rory assembling his and taking a bite in a windy Schenectady parking lot.

I made one and took a bite; it was enough for me. Actually, it was too much, but we had fun. Sort of. If you ask me, Brian liked them a little too much.

Twinkie Weiner Sandwich

Next time I decide to try to do something I see in a movie, it’s going to be making timpano from Big Night starring Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub.


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5 thoughts on “Twinkie Weiner Sandwiches

  • Brian G

    Man, I just made it home before my entire GI tract exploded. 1 1/2 Twinkie weiner sandwiches are dangerous!!


  • Brian G

    I would have gotten Kraft if I could find it! Being that I had never consumed spray cheese, I had no idea where to find it. It was not in the dairy section, so I tried condiments and all they had there was price chopper brand. Little did I know Jerry and Rory were cheese whiz specialists who knew Kraft whiz was in the cracker aisle!


  • Jessie

    Thanks for the suggestion of Big Night. I just rented it from Amazon. Excellent food movie!


    • derryX

      So glad you watched and enjoyed it! I love that movie so much for so many reasons. Number 1 (obviously) is timpano. Number 2 is that, growing up in a family business, the dynamic between the two brothers reminds me so much of working for my dad and uncle. It’s such a good movie, even Minnie Driver is great in it! (let’s not get me started about how I think she brings Good Will Hunting down. haha)



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