Twinkie, Twinkie, Little Star

calahan:

I was asked to contribute to a new site. I said yes only because I thought there would be prizes and snacks.

Originally posted on Long Awkward Pause:

That’s right, America. The Twinkie is back! (for some reason)

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Assumed by many to be the unholy result of a secret Nazi project codenamed either Twinkilnauss or Angelfoodensch, the Twinkie has been a staple of American households for decades.

Created in 1930, Twinkies were a way to utilize the angel food baking machines made seasonally dormant when strawberries weren’t in season. Instead of filling them with fruit, the cakes were filled with banana-flavored cream, put onto shelves and became an instant success. Due to the WWII rationing of bananas  (which, apparently, was a thing), the cream filling inside Twinkies was given the vanilla-flavor that we know today.

So, there you go, a brief history of Twinkies. But nowhere in that Cliff Notes version do we get an answer to the question: Why are Twinkies so popular?

Today, they are deep fried, baked into casserole dishes for elaborate desserts and

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11 thoughts on “Twinkie, Twinkie, Little Star

  1. No one said there wouldn’t be prizes and snacks.

  2. Wait – prizes and snacks???

  3. Calahan – you are so funny. I like snacks. And cracker jack prizes.

  4. I thought Corn Dextrin was Batman’s sidekick after Robin died.

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