Delayed Twinkies Shipment Expected in Palos Heights Tonight
More than 100 people came to the Palos Heights Jewel on Tuesday, expecting the sweet treat. Police were called when store management became concerned the crowd might revolt after finding out there were no Twinkies.
A shipment of Twinkies that was scheduled to arrive Tuesday is expected to hit shelves tonight at the Jewel-Osco in Palos Heights.
Jewel confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the shipment will come sometime between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The Palos Heights store is among 40 stores throughout the Chicago area scheduled to receive Twinkies tonight, said Karen May, executive communications manager for Jewel-Osco.
Palos Heights police were called to the store Tuesday after management worried the more than 100 people gathered waiting for the Hostess-brand confections would become unruly when the delayed shipment was announced.
“There was no riot. Nobody was upset," said Palos Heights Deputy Chief Dave Delaney.
The Jewel-Osco in Palos Park sold out of Twinkies on Tuesday night.
Hostess began liquidating in November after a bankruptcy court judge ruled the company could sell off assets. The company has confirmed that this will be its last batch of Twinkies.