Your Favorite Childhood Snack Brand Chose the Most Alarming Way to Break Huge News

published Nov 13, 2017
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When I was a child in the ’80s, every gas station and lunch box in town was filled with Little Debbie snacks. Everyone had a favorite treat. That’s why last week, when the Little Debbie social media team tweeted out that one of their four largest-selling confections “had to go forever,” the internet collectively freaked out. The worst part? They asked their fans to choose which one to retire.

The above tweet shows the four best-selling Little Debbie snacks: Christmas Tree Cakes, Nutty Buddy, Oatmeal Creme Pies, and Honey Buns. There are currently over 7,000 comments on the tweet and over 600 retweets. The comment section got pretty heated, with lots of people defending their favorite treats.

Even Alton Brown had feelings about Little Debbie getting rid of his favorite treat. “Let me be very clear: if you eliminate the #nuttybar my retribution will be fierce, swift, and utterly without mercy.”

Thankfully, this tweet turned out to be a joke and Little Debbie doesn’t plan on getting rid of any of their best-selling treats for the time being. Mike Gloekler, a spokesperson for Little Debbie’s parent company, McKee Foods, tells TODAY Food that “None of the products we listed on the Twitter post are in danger of going away,” and that “Our Little Debbie social media team thought it would be fun to get in on the #OneGottaGo Twitter meme, which asks a fairly tough question — if you had to live without one of four things you really love, which would it be?”

Even if this was all a joke to get conversation on Twitter, it is an important question to consider: Which snack would you say is OK to go? Do Nutty Bars make your skin crawl? Are snack cakes overrated and you’d rather have something else? Are Honey Buns even a thing? And don’t even get me started on oatmeal cream pies, which we only ate when the snack cakes were gone (am I right?).