Twinkie vs. Tomato: Will it Rot? (VIDEO)

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When the news broke that Hostess was shutting down operation, there was a run on the iconic snack food and store shelves quickly emptied of Twinkies. For a moment there was even hope that the company would stay in business when it was announced that the company and its union would enter into new talks.

But on Thanksgiving, Reuters reported that Hostess Brands Inc won permission from a U.S. bankruptcy judge to begin shutting down.

Watch ‘Tomato vs. Twinkie’ Time Lapse

Twinkies will likely return to store shelves in the future with a new owner, making your Twinkie stash practically worthless as a currency after the apocalypse. But there are some fun things you can do now with Twinkies.

For example, YouTube member AgileHProducts has a number of cool time lapse videos demonstrating how food decomposes. In this video, a Twinkie and tomato go head-to-head and we get to watch the decomposition process at work. Well, the decomposition of one of the two items. Can you guess which of the two rotted first without watching the video?

Is it true Twinkies last forever? Not according to Snopes, which informs us that Twinkies have a shelf life of 25 days. Their longevity is attributed to a lack of dairy ingredients. Check out the oldest Twinkie known to man, and organic and vegan recipe alternatives to Twinkies.

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