Shelf-life of a Twinkie?

28 01 2012

No – it’s not decades, or infinite. It’s actually only about 25 days or so. But you can (and should!) do so much more than eat Twinkies

Check out the T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. Project for some much more healthy options.

Wikipedia: Twinkie

Wikipedia: Twinkie

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28 01 2012
kianys

Ah Twinkies are everywhere (well on 2 posts…) – I only had one Twinkie ever and weirdly it wasn’t a life changing expirience for me (which leads me to believe that something somewhere in brain is somehow not wired properly).

On a sidenote: Did you know Hostess recently filed for bankrupcy? (source:
http://childhoodrelived.com/2012/01/26/my-exclusive-interview-with-1979-angie/)

28 01 2012
Quieter Elephant

Well you’ve had one more than me, then! By sheer coincidence I saw a box of them in the supermarket today. I felt an involuntary urge to back away, without taking my eyes off it.

28 01 2012
kianys

Good call! I don’t remember much about that testing experience, but since I’m a sweet tooth, that alone is proof, that their not worth the chemical hazzard to your body 😉

The one thing that really freaked me out about food in the states though was their “wonderbread”. Coming from Germany (and my guess is, England isn’t to different in that departement) bread wasn’t supposed to survive folding and then jumping right back into it’s original shape w/o signs of wear and tear… -Creepy!

28 01 2012
Quieter Elephant

You think that’s creepy? Try this…
We go camping often. It’s cheap and there are 5 of us. Anyway, in preparation for a trip, I went through the two large “Rubbermaid” crates we use for all the pots, pans, and other necessities of camp life. In one I found a loaf of brown Dempsters (dempsters.ca) bread. It had been there at least 6 months. Probably longer. Admittedly in a plastic box/crate, in the cool garage, but I jest not… it looked as fresh as the day it was bought. Not a speck of mould. Not at all hard. Just what kind of chemicals does a wheat/yeast product need to manage THAT bit of magic?!

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