In the movie “Zombieland,” Woody Harrelson had to slay three of the undead to get his hands on a Twinkie. Real-life junkies pining for the return of the spongy yellow creme log won’t have to go to such lengths.

Today Hostess Brands LLC officially revives the iconic snack cake, following a seven-month hiatus after the original company decided to liquidate under bankruptcy. The confection maker will put Twinkies, CupCakes and Ding Dongs in stores across the U.S. Some retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., couldn’t wait for the official rollout and began selling the cakes early. Hostess said it hadn’t given any retailers permission to sell its products before today.

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