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Old 04-24-2006, 11:03 AM   #1
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What are Twinkies?

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?

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Old 04-24-2006, 11:08 AM   #2
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Twinkies are made by Hostess here in the states. It is a small tubular yellow cake with white filling. I found this recipe that seems to be close to it.
http://www.recipegoldmine.com/namebr...mebrand41.html

this is a Hostess Twinkie

They are about 4 inches long.
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Old 04-24-2006, 11:11 AM   #3
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This is one of two things I can never eat a whole one ..... otherwise my stomach gets really upset. The other thing is 3 Muskateers. Not sure why its just these 2 things. I like the flavors but avoid buying either of them because of the whole waste thing and no one else cares for either in this house.
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Old 04-24-2006, 11:12 AM   #4
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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?
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.

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Old 04-24-2006, 11:19 AM   #5
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how can i make them from scratch at home?
I'm not sure there is any actual food content in a twinkie, just polyurethene, and preservatives.
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Old 04-24-2006, 11:52 AM   #6
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This is one of two things I can never eat a whole one ..... otherwise my stomach gets really upset. The other thing is 3 Muskateers. Not sure why its just these 2 things. I like the flavors but avoid buying either of them because of the whole waste thing and no one else cares for either in this house.
Poor Sizzlin! Those are my two favorite junkfoods! I only get them after Halloween, though, from leftover treats. I don't keep that sort of thing around the house.
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Old 04-24-2006, 01:22 PM   #7
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Twinkies, you either love them or you hate them or you love them and you can't digest them. They just seem to sit in my stomach like I ate a cement brick. Although I do love a good frozen twinkie. A guy at work told me that is how he likes them and I tried it. It is just a little more excitint to eat a frozen twinkie rather than one right out of the box.
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Old 04-24-2006, 01:32 PM   #8
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Poor Sizzlin! Those are my two favorite junkfoods! I only get them after Halloween, though, from leftover treats. I don't keep that sort of thing around the house.
Thanks Const............buy I think my butt and thighs are more thankful I can't
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Old 04-24-2006, 06:00 PM   #9
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Disgusting disgusting disgusting.

Near the top in Haggis' Top 10 Worst Man-made Foods of All Time.
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Old 04-24-2006, 06:18 PM   #10
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Twinkies were invented down the street from me...

I was reading an article in the paper last weekend that had some stuff about twinies. I just looked for it, but couldn't find it.

They were developed because some kind of pan wasn't used other than in the summer, and it made use of it.
They originally had a banana filling, but in WWII a banana shortage caused them to use the vanilla filling and never switched back.

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.
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