Twinkies have an extended shelf life of 45 days

Posted on July 9, 2013 by

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Twinkies don’t last forever, but they’ll have more staying power than most people remember when they return to shelves next week.

According to an article on foxnews.com, “Hostess Brands LLC says the spongy yellow cakes will have a shelf life of 45 days when they start hitting shelves again July 15. That’s nearly three weeks longer than the 26 days the previous owner had stated as the shelf life for Twinkies”.

Arnold declined to say what changes were made to extend the shelf life, saying that it is proprietary information.

The New York Post also reported last week that Hostess will start freezing some of its cakes to extend their shelf life. That means that Twinkies would be delivered to stores frozen so retailers can stamp their own expiration dates on the cakes.

Arnold said in a statement that “a select number of retail customers” representing about 10 percent of its distribution made the request for frozen products. She declined to say which retailers requested the frozen Twinkies.

As to whether the freezing would affect the taste, Arnold said in a statement that “any suggestion that Hostess is changing the integrity of the iconic snack cakes consumers have loved is completely untrue.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/07/08/twinkies-to-have-longer-shelf-life-when-reappear-on-shelves/?intcmp=features#ixzz2YWOS0rmU

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