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August 2nd, 2005

Twinkies

Amazingly, we’ve never Pinged Twinkies.

One of those incredibly sugary, sweet treats I remember from my childhood is Twinkies. Sure, you’ve heard of ’em – but chances are good that your parents and their parents have, too. They’ve been around for 75 years, which is a lifetime in the food industry. (Although, it’s really a lifetime everywhere, isn’t it?)

I can’t confess to having done any Twinkie Tests but I can say that the very first time I learned what suet was came from a Spy Magazine recipe for homemade Twinkies. Beef suet – yum!

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: COD [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday August 2, 2005 -- 7:48:27 am
If they are still around, the original twinkies that came off the production line 75 years ago are probably still edible.



FROM: jk
DATE: Tuesday August 2, 2005 -- 10:28:33 am
I am not sure I have ever eaten a Twinkie; growing up with Tasty Kakes is the likely reason.

I would love to tour the Tasty Kake factory, but they don't open it for tours!! I want to see the frosting conveyor belt in person.



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Tuesday August 2, 2005 -- 1:13:18 pm
At the mere thought of ingesting a Twinkie, my stomach begins to quiver and nauseate such is the negative association.

I've only had them a few times as a kid when other kids who had them every day for lunch got Twinkied out.

Whenever I asked for them on grocery trips, I was always told that they were "too expensive," which was a euphamism for "No way, Jose, but I don't want to get into an argument about why."

Twinkies too expensive? In any event, I haven't had one in probably twenty years, which can't be a bad thing, though, I don't know where the negative association comes from. Maybe once in college all we had lying around was Milwaukee's Best and Twinkies? I'm sure that would have done it.



FROM: Aanen
DATE: Tuesday August 2, 2005 -- 1:48:04 pm
They are the type of snack that you can only eat in small quantities.



FROM: Marcus Mackey
DATE: Tuesday August 2, 2005 -- 2:50:51 pm
Ahhhh Milwaukee's Best and Twinkies... that sounds eerily refreshing in a hungover from Jager Bombs while living the collegiate dorm-life sort of way.

::cringing::



FROM: Jenna
DATE: Wednesday August 3, 2005 -- 12:17:11 am
good lord, my brother used to put twinkies in the freezer and eat like 6 a day. it was his favorite food.

and he's 6'+ and really skinny. what a metabolism....

tasty cakes!! yum. forgot about those. we don't have them where i live.



FROM: Merle [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday August 7, 2005 -- 4:03:19 pm
I was at a Microsoft developers preview thing in '94. They were showing off all the "cool" things that Win95 would have (like allowing two apps to simultaneously use the sound card, something they still don't have).

I was horrified to find that the "lunch" was soda, doritos, Domino's pizza, and... twinkies. At a $450 conference.

They claimed it was "programmers' food", and we should feel special for having it. I felt special. That was the first and last soda-only lunch I have ever had.

The ingredients on the back of the twinkie wrapper did make for some interesting reading, though.



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