Twinkies Shelf Life

Twinkies

Twinkies Do Not Last Forever

Today, when I heard the news that Hostess is again preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, I did a few Google searches for Hostess Twinkies and I found some interesting stuff.




There are rumors online that say there haven’t been any new Twinkies made by Hostess in years. Some people even say that the Twinkies on the supermarket shelves were made at the end of World War 2. Supposedly, there was a massive overproduction decades ago and there has been no need to make any more.

And these crazy myths have gained traction because most people think that the golden sponge cake with the creamy filling has an indefinite shelf life. Perhaps people think that one of the 39 ingredients in the common Twinkie is some sort of space age preservative.

Well, I don’t know how these stories get started but this is definitely an urban legend. While the Twinkie has an uncommonly long shelf life for baked goods, it will only last about a month.