As a kid, I remember hearing the myth that Twinkies could last forever. The rumor was that they were made from chemical ingredients that caused the Twinkies to stay fresh and edible for years and years. Right along with the cockroach, Twinkies were supposed to be the only survivors of the nuclear holocaust that would destroy the entire world.
As I got older, I realized the rumor wasn't true. Twinkies actually have a shelf life of just 25 days. And with the news that Hostess is going out of business, that shelf life just got drastically shorter.
This leaves the world with a few burning questions—What will happen to Twinkies? Will the recipe be sold to another company? Will they become extinct? Is Ashton Kutcher just punking us?
Whatever the precarious balance of the Twinkie may be, we've got your back in case the Twinkie does die out.
Instead of crying alone in your room because of the devastating Hostess news, why not just make your own Twinkies? Not only are they fairly easy to make, but also infinitely healthier than the Hostess kind.
No more sorbic acid, cellulose gum, Polysorbate 60, and calcium sulfate—all which sound yummy as hell. If you're a vegetarian, you can skip on the beef fat, too. Watch the video below to make your own "healthy" Twinkies!
If the video doesn't work for you, here are the written instructions to making these delicious treats.
If making homemade Twinkies isn't enough to cure you of your Hostess tears, you can try your hand at making their popular (and my favorite) chocolate cupcakes.
As of now, the future of the Twinkies hangs in the balance. It's not a for sure that they'll be killed off, but who knows. Crazier things have happened. Let's just cross our fingers that Hostess hands off the baton and lets Twinkies live forever (maybe not actually forever).