For all the lunch box lore surrounding Twinkies (like their supposed 100-year shelf life), there's no doubt the Hostess snack cake hits the comfort-food sweet spot: It was a special treat from Mom that now makes you feel like a kid again. Of course, you don't really want to eat like a kid again, so you can thank Knead for the Jinkie ($2).

For all the lunch box lore surrounding Twinkies (like their supposed 100-year shelf life), there's no doubt the Hostess snack cake hits the comfort-food sweet spot: It was a special treat from Mom that now makes you feel like a kid again. Of course, you don't really want to eat like a kid again, so you can thank Knead for the Jinkie ($2).

The Short North diner's take on the Twinkie is brown-bag nostalgia all grown up. Instead of chemically sweet vanilla, the Jinkie's thick cake has a subtle almond flavor, with just enough (actual) whipped cream in the center. You can even marvel at the telltale cream-filling holes on the bottom of the cake. The only thing missing is a cellophane wrapper with a 100-year expiration date.