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Twinkie Dust Is Like Star Dust. Or Something. What?

Posted By Sara On October 18, 2007 @ 12:51 pm In Big Agra,Carbs,Health,Humor,Pictures | 13 Comments

In defense of the Twinkie (wait, haven’t we heard that one before?), the Important People at Hostess explain exasperatedly that trying to understand what the Twinkie is made of is just like trying to understand the entire universe. Look, this miniature sticky cake of chemicals is as mysterious and magical as the very cosmos in which we exist. Duh. Don’t you feel silly now?

Unfortunately, the Important People are not delusional in the slightest. Twinkies are made of dozens of chemicals and at least 5 different rocks, so in truth, these little loaves of limestone really kinda are the universe. It appears you can manufacture irony, and it requires only 39 ingredients. I feel the welling up of an existential crisis of the sort not experienced since I watched my landlord wear a Dolce & Gabbana jacket to fix the toilet. There are some things money can’t buy, but for everything else, there’s rent.

Twinkies are comprised of 39 ingredients [7], 5 of which are rocks and 3 of which are petroleum. The cream is not real cream. The flavor is not real flavor. The color is not real color. The Twinkie contains ingredients that are also found in shampoo, sheet rock, and rocket fuel.

There is only one word for that: luscious.

Further reading:

The Man Behind Fried Everything [8]

Fried Lattes: Finally! [9]

The Bees Visit the Middle Aisles of the Grocery Store [10]

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