By Ali Meyer
STILLWATER, Okla. (KFOR/NBC) - News of the Twinkie crisis first hit the airwaves last Friday. Immediately, Oklahomans started scrambling to get their hands on the last of the tasty snack cakes.
Hot rod enthusiast, Jefferson Bryant, was determined to stock up.
He and his three kids stopped into a half-dozen stores, buying up every brand of Hostess snack cake.
He has dozens of boxes now in storage in his garage freezer.
"Last year we bought half a hog," Bryant said. "This year we bought half a hostess store."
Bryant is diabetic.
"And I'm walking up to people and saying, 'Do you have any Twinkies?' And they're looking at me like I'm crazy," Bryant said. "And I'm whispering because I don't want anyone else to hear, ya know? I mean, they might run and grab the Twinkies."
News of a Hostess buyout has been no deterrent for this nostalgic.
"The name will live on but they won't be the same," he said. "They'll never be the same. You can't ship Twinkies from Mexico and expect them to be fresh."