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Regarding Twinkies
Posted by: btfc
Date: October 15, 2020 04:25PM
‘ Last week, craving sweets, Colin Purrington remembered the Twinkies.

He'd purchased them back in 2012 for sentimental reasons, when he heard that Hostess Brands was going bankrupt and Twinkies might disappear forever.

"When there's no desserts in the house, you get desperate," says Purrington, who went down to the basement and retrieved the old box of snack cakes, fulling intending to enjoy several.

He busted out the Twinkies now, instead of waiting a couple more years, in part because he was "just so bored, with the pandemic," explains Purrington. "It's terrible, but it just is mind-numbing after a while."

Like many people, Purrington believed Twinkles are basically immortal, although the official shelf life is 45 days. He removed a Twinkie from the box, unwrapped it—it looked fine--and took a bite. Then he retched.

"It tasted like old sock," says Purrington. "Not that I've ever eaten old sock."

That's when he examined the other Twinkies. Two looked weird. One had a dark-colored blemish the size of a quarter. The other Twinkie was completely transformed--it was gray, shrunken, and wrinkly, like a dried Morrel mushroom. ‘

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Re: Regarding Twinkies
Posted by: hal
Date: October 15, 2020 04:42PM
I've got to come up with a use for the phrase, "asymptomatic Twinkie" - I just love that!
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Re: Regarding Twinkies
Posted by: rz
Date: October 15, 2020 04:50PM
I wonder what the conditions were like in the basement. I wonder if they would have fared better at room temperature. Or maybe in a freezer.
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Re: Regarding Twinkies
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 15, 2020 04:51PM
There is probably something "Twinkie Like" in a MRE.
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Re: Regarding Twinkies
Posted by: hal
Date: October 15, 2020 05:04PM
'control Twinkie' was another good one...
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Re: Regarding Twinkies
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 15, 2020 05:48PM
.....thought this would be about....twinks......



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Re: Regarding Twinkies
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: October 15, 2020 05:58PM
Freezer would have been much better. So that first one either wasn't sealed fully or the plant wasn't very clean....



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Re: Regarding Twinkies
Posted by: btfc
Date: October 15, 2020 06:13PM
“ the wrapping on the mummified Twinkie seemed to be sucked inward, suggesting that the fungus got in before the package was sealed and, while the fungus was consuming the Twinkie, it was using up more air or oxygen than it was putting out. “


The plant.
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Re: Regarding Twinkies
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 15, 2020 06:21PM
.....you sure it wasn't a....'fun guy'......????



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Re: Regarding Twinkies
Posted by: tenders
Date: October 16, 2020 12:35PM
How has this post existed for this long without a desperate callout for PaulF's expert opinion?

Or maybe this "Colin Purrington" really IS PaulF.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/16/2020 12:39PM by tenders.
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