Deconstructing the Twinkie


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The Twinkie is, perhaps, the most iconic highly-processed snack food American culinary ingenuity has ever devised. Originally invented in the 1930s as a means to utilize strawberry shortcake cream-filling machines when strawberries were out of season, the "Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling" is now an entity all its own—one that photographer Dwight Eschliman has broken down into an elemental 37 or so Ingredients.Good writes:

A popular rule of thumb among proponents of healthy food is that the fewer ingredients there are in something, better it is for you. With a remarkable 37 or so ingredients, many of which are polysyllabic chemical compounds, Twinkies would seem to embody the antithesis of that rule.

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