39 Ingredients in a Twinkie

By Margaret Minnicks, Examiner 

Do you like the glue that’s on the back of envelopes that you lick to seal? Well, that glue is in a Twinkie to keep the cream from seeping into the cake portion.

Would you knowingly eat a rock? There are five different rocks in the Hostess Twinkie including limestone. The same fuel that is used to launch a rocket is in the Twinkie.

Some of the same ingredients are in Twinkies that are found in rocket fuel, shampoo and sheet rock for buildings.

Surprise…the cream-like substance in the center of a Twinkie contains no cream at all. It’s made of shortening.

Steve Ettlinger writes about the ingredients in a book about the Twinkie that has been around for a long time. Like the Twinkie, the book might also become a collector’s item.

Since so many of the ingredients come from overseas, there are hardly any regulations placed on them. Many of the vitamins listed on its label come from China and are not regulated.

To read more about the Twinkie and Steve Ettlinger”s book, visit his website.

To learn more about the Dwight Eschliman, the photographer who captured Twinkie’s nourishing ingredients visit his website.

This article was written by Margaret Minnicks and published in the Examiner.

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  1. Thank goodness that I’ve never eaten one of these!

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