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The popular cream-filled Twinkie returned to store shelves on Monday  months after they disappeared when Hostess filed for bankruptcy.

Twinkies and other Hostess cakes were saved by a pair of private equity firms.

Some shipments of the sugary items have already arrived to Walmart stores, while other Hostess favorites like Ho-Hos and Ding Dongs are expected to return to stores in August.

The new Twinkies will have a shelf life of 45 days.  That's nearly three weeks longer than the 26 days the previous owner had stated as the shelf-life the spongy yellow cakes.

The New York Post reported last week that Hostess will start freezing some of its cakes to extend their shelf life. That means that Twinkies would be delivered to stores frozen so retailers can stamp their own expiration dates on the cakes.

The new Twinkies may be a bit smaller than you remember.

The new boxes hitting shelves list the cakes as having 270 calories and a weight of 77 grams for two cakes, or 135 calories and 38.5 grams for one.

Right before it went out of business, the snack cakes' former owner had told the Associated Press Twinkies were 150 calories per cake. Photos of past boxes online also indicate the weight to have been 42.5 grams per cake.

A spokeswoman for Hostess says in an email Monday that the size change was made in "mid-2012" by the predecessor company. That would mean it happened quietly in the months leading up to its bankruptcy, as the company was trying to keep its head above water financially.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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