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Old 04-24-2006, 06:37 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by marmar
. . . And contrary to popular belief, they have a pretty short designated shelf-life (I want to say its around a month), but I doubt anyone eats them that fresh.
They don't have a shelf life, they have a half-life. they may go stale, but I'd be willing to bet they don't go bad.

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Old 04-24-2006, 06:39 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Toots
If you pm me your address, I will mail you some Twinkies. They have about 10 year shelf life - so you'll get to taste them as they are sold here in the US.

Twinkies don't have a shelf life. They have a half life!

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Old 04-24-2006, 06:45 PM   #13
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DH use to like them with Strawberries on top. He can't have anything with wheat now (flour) so :) the temptation is gone....for me.
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Old 04-24-2006, 07:07 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by shaheen05
i saw something on tv about twinkies. what exactly are they? i guess i don't know because i'm not from the USA. how can i make them from scratch at home?

Hi shaeen05, Thanks for the post, I have not laughed so hard for a couple of days. Believe me, you do not want to try to made these things, it would be a waste of time and chemicals. Twinkies are not really food, and I would think the shelf life/half time would be at LEAST 10 years,

I hope the person will send you a few to sample so you can see what we are talking about
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Old 04-24-2006, 07:36 PM   #15
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Twinkies are something that you can deep fry
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Old 04-25-2006, 08:56 AM   #16
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I keep hearing about a ten year shelf life... what about this? http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...winkietest.DTL

Also, I found out Twinkies are really great for your kid's science fair. Check this site out! http://www.twinkiesproject.com/
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Old 04-25-2006, 11:09 AM   #17
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Here are the ingrediants in the twinkie:
  • Enriched Wheat Flour - enriched with ferrous sulphate (iron), B vitamins (niacin, thiamine mononitrate [B1], ribofavin [B12] and folic acid).
  • Sugar
  • Corn syrup
  • Water
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Vegetable and/or animal shortening - containing one or more of partially hydrogenated soybean, cottonseed or canola oil, and beef fat.
  • Dextrose
  • Whole eggs
They also contain 2% or less of these ingrediants:

  • Modified corn starch
  • Cellulose gum
  • Whey
  • Leavenings (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate)
  • Salt
  • Cornstarch
  • Corn flour
  • Corn syrup solids
  • Mono and diglycerides
  • Soy lecithin
  • Polysorbate 60
  • Dextrin
  • Calcium caseinate
  • Sodium stearol lactylate
  • Wheat gluten
  • Calcium sulphate
  • Natural and artificial flavours
  • Caramel colour
  • Sorbic acid (to retain freshness)
  • Colour added (yellow 5, red 40)
Well there ya go... the wonderful twinkie. What would America be without it? maybe better?
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