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By The Associated Press
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

NEW YORK — Twinkies are back on shelves, and the new owners of Drake's snack cakes say Coffee Cakes, Devil Dogs, Ring Dings and Yodels will return next month.

A spokesman for McKee Foods Corp. said the company plans to bring the snack cakes back in the third week of September. The company still is deciding whether to bring back Funny Bones.

McKee, which makes Little Debbie snack cakes, snapped up Drake's cakes from rival Hostess Brands when the company went out of business last year. Twinkies, CupCakes and other snacks were purchased by a pair of investment firms, Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co., which owns Pabst beer.

McKee makes a number of snack cakes that competed with Hostess. For example, its Devil Cremes look a lot like Devil Dogs, and its Swiss Rolls resemble Yodels. But McKee spokesman Mike Gloekler said the company doesn't have any plans to phase out any products.

Gloekler said distribution for Drake's cakes will be in the same Northeast markets where they previously were sold. McKee is using its own baking plants to make Drake's but says no changes will be made to the cakes.

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