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  1. #1
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Twinkie, Deconstructed

    http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_8345120

    [Author] Ettlinger traversed the country and hopped the globe, touring
    plants, mines and refineries to find the actual origins of the almost
    unpronounceable ingredients used to make Twinkies.

    "To complement the author's talk, chefs at Google prepared organic versions
    of Twinkies for the event, using locally-raised or procured products to make
    the almond-flavored, cream-filled pastries."

    Someone please tell me, are Twinkies really supposed to taste like almonds?
    I don't remember that but then I haven't eaten one in nearly 40 years

    Jill


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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Twinkie, Deconstructed

    jmcquown wrote:

    > http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_8345120
    >
    > [Author] Ettlinger traversed the country and hopped the globe, touring
    > plants, mines and refineries to find the actual origins of the almost
    > unpronounceable ingredients used to make Twinkies.
    >
    > "To complement the author's talk, chefs at Google prepared organic versions
    > of Twinkies for the event, using locally-raised or procured products to make
    > the almond-flavored, cream-filled pastries."
    >
    > Someone please tell me, are Twinkies really supposed to taste like almonds?
    > I don't remember that but then I haven't eaten one in nearly 40 years
    >


    Good question Jill. I haven't had one in more than 40 years either. I thought
    they were disgusting. My recollection is that the cake was like a very dark
    Devils food chocolate with a cloying sweet chocolate icing and a phoney cream
    filling.



  3. #3
    Dave Smith Guest

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    Janet Bostwick wrote:

    >
    > >
    > > Good question Jill. I haven't had one in more than 40 years either. I
    > > thought they were disgusting. My recollection is that the cake was
    > > like a very dark Devils food chocolate with a cloying sweet chocolate
    > > icing and a phoney cream filling.

    >
    > That isn't a Twinkie -- Twinkie is a yellow sponge cake with a cream
    > filling. You are describing a Hostess cupcake.
    >


    I stand corrected, but equally disgusted. :-)




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    Virginia Tadrzynski Guest

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    "stark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > On Feb 27, 6:31 am, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >> http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_8345120
    >>
    >> Someone please tell me, are Twinkies really supposed to taste like
    >> almonds?
    >> I don't remember that but then I haven't eaten one in nearly 40 years
    >>
    >> Jill

    >
    > Hmmmmm. 20 maybe 25 years for me, but I seem to remember a sweet
    > taste with a faint chemical undertone that might suggest almonds. I
    > do remember the experts' comments at the last Twinkie Tasting, how the
    > preservatives were well-balanced and did not hinder the mouth-feel for
    > those who liked sweet mush.


    I actually got a Twinkies cookbook for Christmas. EWWWWWW gross. They tell
    you how to make Twinkie Sushi in it! I think I finally found the cookbook I
    neither want nor need.
    -ginny



  5. #5
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Twinkie, Deconstructed

    Virginia wrote on Wed, 27 Feb 2008 10:43:49 -0500:


    VT> "stark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    VT>
    news:[email protected]...
    ??>> On Feb 27, 6:31 am, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net>
    wrote:
    ??>>> http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_8345120
    ??>>>
    ??>>> Someone please tell me, are Twinkies really supposed to
    ??>>> taste like almonds? I don't remember that but then I
    ??>>> haven't eaten one in nearly 40 years
    ??>>>
    ??>>> Jill
    ??>>
    ??>> Hmmmmm. 20 maybe 25 years for me, but I seem to remember
    ??>> a sweet taste with a faint chemical undertone that might
    ??>> suggest almonds. I do remember the experts' comments at
    ??>> the last Twinkie Tasting, how the preservatives were
    ??>> well-balanced and did not hinder the mouth-feel for those
    ??>> who liked sweet mush.

    Now that's a matter of complete indifference to me. Twinkies'
    main use is as a defense against a murder charge!

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    E-mail, with obvious alterations:
    not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_8345120
    >
    > [Author] Ettlinger traversed the country and hopped the globe, touring
    > plants, mines and refineries to find the actual origins of the almost
    > unpronounceable ingredients used to make Twinkies.
    >
    > "To complement the author's talk, chefs at Google prepared organic
    > versions of Twinkies for the event, using locally-raised or procured
    > products to make the almond-flavored, cream-filled pastries."
    >
    > Someone please tell me, are Twinkies really supposed to taste like
    > almonds? I don't remember that but then I haven't eaten one in nearly 40
    > years


    That's one food I have never eaten, so I don't know what they should taste
    like.



  7. #7
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Twinkie, Deconstructed

    On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 04:54:34 -0800 (PST), stark
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Feb 27, 6:31 am, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >> http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_8345120
    >>
    >> Someone please tell me, are Twinkies really supposed to taste like almonds?
    >> I don't remember that but then I haven't eaten one in nearly 40 years
    >>
    >> Jill

    >
    >Hmmmmm. 20 maybe 25 years for me, but I seem to remember a sweet
    >taste with a faint chemical undertone that might suggest almonds. I
    >do remember the experts' comments at the last Twinkie Tasting, how the
    >preservatives were well-balanced and did not hinder the mouth-feel for
    >those who liked sweet mush.


    it's the subtle flavor-note of cyanide.

    your pal,
    blake

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    cybercat Guest

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    "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    > Now that's a matter of complete indifference to me. Twinkies' main use is
    > as a defense against a murder charge!
    >
    >

    lol

    I remember that.



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    The Kat Guest

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    On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 07:31:26 -0500, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_8345120
    >
    >[Author] Ettlinger traversed the country and hopped the globe, touring
    >plants, mines and refineries to find the actual origins of the almost
    >unpronounceable ingredients used to make Twinkies.
    >
    >"To complement the author's talk, chefs at Google prepared organic versions
    >of Twinkies for the event, using locally-raised or procured products to make
    >the almond-flavored, cream-filled pastries."
    >
    >Someone please tell me, are Twinkies really supposed to taste like almonds?
    >I don't remember that but then I haven't eaten one in nearly 40 years


    Yes, they've claimed an almond taste for MANY years.

    But you can NOT call a lard and sugar mixture 'cream' in MY book!




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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 13:39:00 -0500, cybercat wrote:

    > "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote
    >>
    >> Now that's a matter of complete indifference to me. Twinkies' main use is
    >> as a defense against a murder charge!
    >>
    >>

    > lol
    >
    > I remember that.


    It's one of my sigs.

    -sw
    --
    Dan White shot and killed SF Mayor George Moscone and
    Supervisor Harvey Milk, but was only found guilty of
    manslaughter due to his high intake of junk food.

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Twinkie, Deconstructed

    On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 09:22:48 -0500, Dave Smith wrote:

    > Good question Jill. I haven't had one in more than 40 years either. I thought
    > they were disgusting. My recollection is that the cake was like a very dark
    > Devils food chocolate with a cloying sweet chocolate icing and a phoney cream
    > filling.


    Someone's way out of touch. I havent' had one for 30 years, but
    I think everyone in America can tell the difference between a
    Twinkie and a Hostess Cupcake.

    -sw

  12. #12
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Twinkie, Deconstructed

    On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:04:38 GMT, Julie Bove wrote:

    > Twinkies are yellowish white with no icing, They do have a creamy filling.


    Which used to be banana cream flavored. They brought it back
    recently for the King Kong promotion.

    -sw

  13. #13
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Twinkie, Deconstructed


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:04:38 GMT, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >> Twinkies are yellowish white with no icing, They do have a creamy
    >> filling.

    >
    > Which used to be banana cream flavored. They brought it back
    > recently for the King Kong promotion.
    >


    heh. Steve Wertz, Twinkie Historian.



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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:04:38 GMT, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >> Twinkies are yellowish white with no icing, They do have a creamy
    >> filling.

    >
    > Which used to be banana cream flavored. They brought it back
    > recently for the King Kong promotion.


    Yes. Now that you said it, I do remember reading or hearing or seeing that
    somewhere. I think they had to change the filling due to a banana shortage
    during the war or some such thing.



  15. #15
    Brawny Guest

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    >
    > But you can NOT call a lard and sugar mixture 'cream' in MY book!


    With over 500 million sold each year, I doubt that Hostess bakery
    could afford to use lard. It is expensive!
    With the outrage of using lard at McDonalds, I also doubt they could
    GET away using lard.

    .....but is sure does make flaky pastry...Grandma taught me that.

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:38:17 -0500, cybercat wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:04:38 GMT, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>
    >>> Twinkies are yellowish white with no icing, They do have a creamy
    >>> filling.

    >>
    >> Which used to be banana cream flavored. They brought it back
    >> recently for the King Kong promotion.
    >>

    >
    > heh. Steve Wertz, Twinkie Historian.


    I had a 12 or 13-year old unwrapped Twinkie until a couple years
    ago. The holes where they inject the "cream" into the bottom of
    the cake were still moist.

    Somebody stole it.

    -sw

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    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Twinkie, Deconstructed

    blake murphy wrote:

    > On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 04:54:34 -0800 (PST), stark
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Feb 27, 6:31 am, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >>> http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_8345120
    >>>
    >>> Someone please tell me, are Twinkies really supposed to taste like
    >>> almonds? I don't remember that but then I haven't eaten one in nearly
    >>> 40 years
    >>>
    >>> Jill

    >>
    >>Hmmmmm. 20 maybe 25 years for me, but I seem to remember a sweet taste
    >>with a faint chemical undertone that might suggest almonds. I do
    >>remember the experts' comments at the last Twinkie Tasting, how the
    >>preservatives were well-balanced and did not hinder the mouth-feel for
    >>those who liked sweet mush.

    >
    > it's the subtle flavor-note of cyanide.


    I will here note that within the last year, I have not once, but *twice*,
    had a *deep fried* Twinkie. A BBQ joint I at which I occasionally eat has
    them on the menu; I think it's their only dessert; at least it's their
    only dessert of note. A friend and I split one one day while under the
    influence of an excessive What-The-Hell Moment. It was indeed deep fried,
    and presented with confectioners sugar liberally sprinkled over it and
    then a drizzle of raspberry syrup. It was actually pretty tasty. So, of
    course, when my best pal and I went there the next time, I got one for us,
    just for the sake busting his fried-Twinkie cherry.


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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

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    On Feb 27, 10:55 am, blake murphy <blak...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 04:54:34 -0800 (PST), stark
    >
    > <starkra...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
    > >On Feb 27, 6:31 am, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > >>http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_8345120

    >
    > >> Someone please tell me, are Twinkies really supposed to taste like almonds?
    > >> I don't remember that but then I haven't eaten one in nearly 40 years

    >
    > >> Jill

    >
    > >Hmmmmm. 20 maybe 25 years for me, but I seem to remember a sweet
    > >taste with a faint chemical undertone that might suggest almonds. I
    > >do remember the experts' comments at the last Twinkie Tasting, how the
    > >preservatives were well-balanced and did not hinder the mouth-feel for
    > >those who liked sweet mush.

    >
    > it's the subtle flavor-note of cyanide.
    >

    Then there's the real poison, loads of partially hydrogenated veg oil.

    > your pal,
    > blake


    --Bryan

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    blake murphy Guest

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    On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 18:49:59 -0600, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:38:17 -0500, cybercat wrote:
    >
    >> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:04:38 GMT, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Twinkies are yellowish white with no icing, They do have a creamy
    >>>> filling.
    >>>
    >>> Which used to be banana cream flavored. They brought it back
    >>> recently for the King Kong promotion.
    >>>

    >>
    >> heh. Steve Wertz, Twinkie Historian.

    >
    >I had a 12 or 13-year old unwrapped Twinkie until a couple years
    >ago. The holes where they inject the "cream" into the bottom of
    >the cake were still moist.
    >
    >Somebody stole it.
    >
    >-sw


    were dan white's whereabouts known at the time?

    your pal,
    blake

  20. #20
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Twinkie, Deconstructed

    On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 19:29:44 GMT, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 09:22:48 -0500, Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    >> Good question Jill. I haven't had one in more than 40 years either. I thought
    >> they were disgusting. My recollection is that the cake was like a very dark
    >> Devils food chocolate with a cloying sweet chocolate icing and a phoney cream
    >> filling.

    >
    >Someone's way out of touch. I havent' had one for 30 years, but
    >I think everyone in America can tell the difference between a
    >Twinkie and a Hostess Cupcake.
    >
    >-sw


    cupcakes have tits. or at least my favorite kind does.

    your pal,
    blake

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