Twinkies are back on store shelves, a reality making many consumers smile. This sweet treat has a long history in America and other countries across the globe. As a result, it’s a permanent part of pop culture – a food entity that old and young people can relate to.
Fun facts about Twinkies:
- In the 1980s, hostess marketed strawberry cream filled Twinkies. This attempt was a twist on their initial intent to come up with a way to utilize out-of-season strawberries.
- Every wonder why Twinkies are yellow? Initially, they had banana cream filling instead of vanilla. In order to complement the original flavoring, the shape and hue were akin to the fruit.
- Twinkies have a shelf-life of 25 days. This lengthy period is longer than when Twinkies first came out. The substitution of artificial ingredients for dairy products helped to extend their freshness.
- What do Twinkies and rockets have in common? They both make use of cellulose gum. For Twinkies, cellulose gum makes their fillings smoother. For rockets, this substance acts as fuel.
- People who heat up Twinkies in the microwave should set the timer under 45 seconds. Otherwise, their Twinkies will explode leaving a gooey mess.
- Takeru Kobayashi set the official record for eating the most Twinkies – 14 in one minute. His feat gave him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
- Have you ever heard of the “Twinkie defense”? After murdering mayor George Moscone and city supervisor Harvey Milk, Dan White’s attorney argued his actions were associated with depression and the over-consumption of junk food such as Twinkies.
- The brand Hostess set off the Twinkie sensation during the 1930s. They went out of business in 2012 starting a frenzy amongst foodies. Fortunately, another company bought them out bringing Twinkies back to the general public after a short sabbatical.
- Twinkies have been a part of scientific experimentation regarding topics such as radiation and gravitation. Their size and lifelessness are a plus.
Learn something new? These fun facts about Twinkies show how this snack evolved throughout the years. In the future, expect to see new flavors. These kind of changes usually emerge after a change in management.