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Calm Down, Little Debbie Isn’t Really Getting Rid of Any of Their Snacks

Before you have a panic attack, you should know Little Debbie is not nixing any of its beloved snack cakes.

The scare hit the internet when the popular snack cake brand tweeted a puzzling post that sent Little Debbie fans into a whirlwind of terror and confusion. The tweet was a photo post with four of its most popular snack cakes on it — Christmas Tree Cakes, Nutty Buddy, Oatmeal Creme Pies, and Honey Buns. The photo has a bold heading that reads, “One Gotta Go Forever…” Little Debbie then captioned the photo with the question, “Which one?”

“None of the products we listed on the Twitter post are in danger of going away,” McKee Foods, Little Debbie’s parent company, spokesperson Mike Gloekler told TODAY Food. “Our Little Debbie social media team thought it would be fun to get in on the #OneGottaGo Twitter meme, which asks a fairly tough question — if you had to live without one of four things you really love, which would it be?”

Clearly aware of the drama, Little Debbie posted a sassier tweet in response to fans’ reactions. Little Debbie captioned the post with “We didn’t say it would be easy.”

The photo is somewhat of a parody of the popular Facebook meme where someone asks the question, “Which on has to go,” and then lists a group of foods, cars, restaurants, etc. Shortly after the post went live, the Twitter-sphere became a hostile environment for Little Debbie fans. The post received more than 3,000 comments and 328 retweets. Even Goosebumps author R.L. Stine replied, writing “Save the oatmeal cream pies. I need them!” To which Little Debbie replied, “Are OCPs a part of your writing process?”

But, it would take a lot for the snack company to get rid of one of their treats. In fact, according to Gloekler, it would take “something major for a product [like the] Little Debbie varieties we posted to Twitter” to be retired, though “products do come and go with some frequency.”

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