friend I have from Poland says that a favorite treat is twinkies from Hostess
I think they're trolling you. I gave a Pole a twinkie once (obtained thru a friend who could shop at a US military store). His face crinkled up in disgust and complained the chemical aftertaste lingered for hours.
"I thought you said they were good!" he said in an accusing tone.
"I _never_ said that! I said they were uniquely American. Good does not enter the picture!" I defended myself.
I've mostly heard of similar reactions to Poles' first twinkie "experience".