Twinkies are back on store shelves – Yeah!

Posted on July 16, 2013 by


I must be missing something. Should I be excited that Twinkies are back on store shelves? Should I add Twinkies to my shopping list?I  know that there are many  Twinkie lovers out there. I just can’t get that excited. I didn’t grow up on Twinkies. I must be the only child in the U.S. who didn’t eat a Twinkie. My mother and grandmother were scratch bakers. They would rather make a sponge cake.

I want to find out what’s in a Twinkie that makes it so darn special. I did a Google search. Twinkies contain something I try to avoid: high fructose corn syrup. That information was on a Today article. That has to be it.

It made news that Twinkies are now smaller. According to USA Today, new Twinkies have a weight of 38.5 grams per cake. Old Twinkies have a weight of 42.5 grams per cake.

If I am going to eat a Twinkie, I have to figure out how much exercise I have to do to burn off the Twinkie. It is to warm to do that.

The new boxes hitting shelves list the cakes as having 270 calories and a weight of 77 grams for two cakes, or 135 calories and 38.5 grams for one cake.

So what does this have to do with food safety? Nothing really. Twinkies are a hot topic now. I will let everyone know when we get Twinkie food safety questions.


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