The Twinkie is 77 years old!

@pyewacket (44036)
United States
May 4, 2007 2:22am CST
Okay here's a silly subject but I was just listening on the news that the Twinkie is celebrating its 77th birthday...It's made of a total of 39 ingredients and 500 million are made each year..Now fess up who doesn't love those silly creamy golden 4-inch mini-cakes?
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• United States
4 May 07
Me. Honestly. I don't know why but I just don't like them LOL. My hubby loves them though. He thinks I don't like them because they have no chocolate! But thanks for that information! It's neat to see how old some of the favorite snacks and some of other favorite things are :)
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
4 May 07
Makes me think..like how old is cotton candy..or taffy..or all those "ole-fashioned" original junk foods are...mmmm...maybe another discussion topic...lol
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• United States
4 May 07
LOL! That would be an interesting topic! How about funnel cakes!?
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
4 May 07
Hehee--you got me interested..about funnel cakes--it's a specialty of the Pennsylvania Dutch region here's a link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funnel_cake So a few hundred years old...
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
4 May 07
Hi pyewacket its not a silly discussion. I do love them alot.LOL I didnt know they have been around that long. Now look what youve done. I want one now. And dont have any in the house.LOL
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
4 May 07
I know--all this talk about Twinkies makes me want to have one right now--LOL
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
4 May 07
Twinkies - Image of the famous twinkie
Uh..will this image do for now??? LOL
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• United States
4 May 07
I love them. I grew up on them for lunch daily in my lunch box. Now they make them smaller. But, they still taste good. + rating sugar. Nice post.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
4 May 07
I grew up with them as a kid too...and thank you...oops is that allowed?? LOL
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• United States
4 May 07
i like them-but it seems the taste has changed slightly..i don't know what it is exactly.. seems they used to have a bit of a banana taste to them. they just started selling those chocolate dipped ones around here-my brother was all over that LOL
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
4 May 07
they did use to be filled with a banana cream filling...they switched to vanilla
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
4 May 07
Ut-oh, you did it now. I'm going to have to go buy some of those real soon. I love them and now you reminded me.lol. When I was younger I used to get them all the time. Lately I have been very good. Its been a long time since I had one. I can't believe that they are 77 years old.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
4 May 07
I haven't had them in ages either...and like you used to get them all the time as a kid...although ...I think when I was growing up my mom got them mainly for herself...LOL
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4 May 07
I've never had one of these but your discussion has made my mouth water, so much for the "no dessert for me tonight" they sound yummy *drool*
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 May 07
I adore those things! When hubby buys some for me, everyone knows to ask me first before grabbing one....I'm very miserly with them. When I was pregnant with my daughter, twinkies were one of my main cravings. I just couldn't get enough of them.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
4 May 07
I love Twinkies!!! They are the little yellow bomb!!!! I didn't know that they have been around that long! And I am sure with how much preservatives there are, that first one is probably still good. ha ha Just kidding. I'm not allowed to have them anymore. But I really did like those little yellow cream filled cakes. :)
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@mugzy528 (801)
• United States
4 May 07
Now that Makes me feel Really Old now. LOL I Used to eat them things like they were candy when I was Younger. Wow 77 Years Old Huh. Time Flies when your havin Fun.
• United States
4 May 07
Well thats an interesting bit of trivia...and I guess lots of people must like them if they make that many every year. I'd be willing to bet that people who work in the twinkie factorys...sounds like fairy work to me....probably don't like them.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
4 May 07
Yeah, the people who work in the factory probably can't stand the sight of them...When I was a kid my mom and I went to the Hershey factory...from miles around even before you got there you could smell the chocolate..heavenly..but I bet the workers can't stand the smell or look of chocolate after awhile
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