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marlene
01-28-2005, 12:39 PM
Looking for an unusual dessert for your next dinner party?

http://www.twinkies.com/recipebox/index.asp?cmd=view&id=84

If you're stumped for a main course, try these kabobs:

http://www.twinkies.com/recipebox/index.asp?cmd=view&id=51

mxh

terrie
01-28-2005, 12:45 PM
Ewww...icky...icky..ick...'-}}

Terrie

ktinkel
01-28-2005, 01:23 PM
Looking for an unusual dessert for your next dinner party?

http://www.twinkies.com/recipebox/index.asp?cmd=view&id=84

If you're stumped for a main course, try these kabobs:

http://www.twinkies.com/recipebox/index.asp?cmd=view&id=51

mxh
oh, gee, Marlene. I do believe that really does take the cake, even for you!

Who thinks this stuff up, I wonder?

Mervyn Long
01-28-2005, 01:29 PM
The sugar content alone would energise the DMV

Mervyn

Franca
01-28-2005, 03:53 PM
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Who could possibly do that to sushi???

ktinkel
01-28-2005, 03:59 PM
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Who could possibly do that to sushi???
Yeah, really. Yuck.

don Arnoldy
01-28-2005, 04:46 PM
Looking for an unusual dessert for your next dinner party?

I dunno... sounds pretty good to me--but I like twinkies.

They're especially good if you nuke 'em.

marlene
01-28-2005, 05:08 PM
>>Who thinks this stuff up, I wonder?<<

Somebody who gets kickbacks from Hostess, I presume. <g>

mxh

marlene
01-28-2005, 05:10 PM
They're especially good if you nuke 'em.

I saw a place selling deep-fried Twinkies in Las Vegas (took a picture of the video sign, or whatever it's called, that had a lascivious young woman eating a deep-fried Twinkie).

mxh

marlene
01-28-2005, 05:12 PM
The sugar content alone would energise the DMV

DMV? Department of Motor Vehicles? I thought they were powered by doughnuts.

mxh

annc
01-28-2005, 08:38 PM
Looking for an unusual dessert for your next dinner party?

http://www.twinkies.com/recipebox/index.asp?cmd=view&id=84

If you're stumped for a main course, try these kabobs:

http://www.twinkies.com/recipebox/index.asp?cmd=view&id=51

mxhI'm obviously seriously deprived. Couldn't even make sense of the recipe, because there was no cream in the ingredients. Does this mean that twinkies come with cream inserted?

don Arnoldy
01-28-2005, 08:46 PM
Does this mean that twinkies come with cream inserted?

Twinkies are cream-filled cakes. Twinkies were a sack-lunch staple for many children in the 50s & 60s.

don Arnoldy
01-28-2005, 08:47 PM
I saw a place selling deep-fried Twinkies in Las Vegas

Somehow that seems excessive (which makes it perfectly reasonable for Vegas). Deep-fried snickers, now that's a different story!<G>

annc
01-28-2005, 08:49 PM
Twinkies are cream-filled cakes. Twinkies were a sack-lunch staple for many children in the 50s & 60s.Is it real cream, or mock cream?

ktinkel
01-29-2005, 06:14 AM
Is it real cream, or mock cream?
It is “creme,” not cream. Sort of synthetic vanilla-flavored gooey white stuff.

I loathe Twinkies. Both the cake part and the creme have weird textures and flavors.

But they have a shelf-life approximately equal to the half-life for radium so they are the perfect dessert to stock in your bomb shelter! <g>

John Spragens
01-29-2005, 08:01 AM
Believe I remember reading the main ingredients are lard, sugar and air. A quick Google search is not turning up authoritative confirmation, but it does produce links to some really interesting "research" on the iconic snacks. (Try a search for "twinkies" and "filling.")

ktinkel
01-29-2005, 08:25 AM
Believe I remember reading the main ingredients are lard, sugar and air. A quick Google search is not turning up authoritative confirmation, but it does produce links to some really interesting "research" on the iconic snacks. (Try a search for "twinkies" and "filling.")
I bet that the lard was replaced by partially hydrogenated vegetable glop in the 1980s — and that they are scrambling to get rid of that now that they will have to report on the amount of transfats on the label come 2006.

But thanks for the bit of arcane knowledge.

Now that I think of it, I think I have seen recipes for making your own Twinkies.

Cristen Gillespie
01-29-2005, 08:49 AM
Twinkies are cream-filled cakes. Twinkies were a sack-lunch staple for many children in the 50s & 60s.
I traded *once* in my childhood for a taste of twinkie. Even as a child I hated them<G>

The Twinkie Defense should have made every Californian boycott the product.

don Arnoldy
01-29-2005, 09:27 AM
But thanks for the bit of arcane knowledge.

For another bit of arcane twinkiw knowledge...

twinkies were originally filled with banana filling (and the shape is supposed to be vaguely banana-like). During WWII, bananas became hard to acquire, and the filling was changed to the current vanilla creme.

Franca
01-29-2005, 10:54 AM
I traded *once* in my childhood for a taste of twinkie. Even as a child I hated them<G>

The Twinkie Defense should have made every Californian boycott the product. I was going to say the same thing! I could not understand how my schoolmates could eat those horrid things. What Kathleen said about the taste and texture. I liked spending money as much as the next kid but you couldn't have paid me to eat one. Now I can't believe that I did used to eat the chocolate cupcakes. Blech.

annc
01-29-2005, 11:53 AM
It is “creme,” not cream. Sort of synthetic vanilla-flavored gooey white stuff.

I loathe Twinkies. Both the cake part and the creme have weird textures and flavors.

But they have a shelf-life approximately equal to the half-life for radium so they are the perfect dessert to stock in your bomb shelter! <g>Ah, that sounds like mock cream (we don't do 'creme' here). When we were children, my sister and brother made some mock cream in an aluminium bowl, and of course it turned grey. They decided that that looked really off, and thought they'd colour it with food colouring, choosing blue because it was the closest they could find. My mother was not amused.

It's just occurred to me to wonder why we had blue food colouring in the cupboard at all, actually, and can only assume it's because my mother had originally bought the full set of colourings from the man who sold them door-to-door in those days.

marlene
01-29-2005, 03:12 PM
I'm gonna try to attach a photo ...

It was a video sign at the entrance of one of the casinos (natch).

mxh

marlene
01-29-2005, 03:19 PM
Try a search for "twinkies" and "filling."

LOL! Yeah, there's some really great "research" out there. But I only looked at the ones with photos. <g>

http://www.twinkiesproject.com/radiation.html

And snopes had some good info:

http://www.snopes.com/food/ingredient/twinkies.htm

mxh

marlene
01-29-2005, 03:24 PM
twinkies were originally filled with banana filling

Wow, I did not know that, and I was raised on Hostess products, but you're absolutely right.

The only bit of trivia I can remember is that the chocolate cupcakes used to be available with a choice of chocolate icing (with a white squiggle) or white icing (with a chocolate squiggle). I preferred the white icing, and had a set routine for eating the cupcake that involved removing the icing in one piece, nibbling at the edges until nothing was left except the intact squiggle, and consuming that last.

mxh

marlene
01-29-2005, 03:26 PM
Now I can't believe that I did used to eat the chocolate cupcakes.

I must admit I still, very occasionally (like once or twice a year), eat Hostess cupcakes. Usually when I've been in a 7-Eleven and heed their siren song.

I am such a cakehound. I prefer good cake, but will eat bad cake rather than no cake.

mxh

Cristen Gillespie
01-30-2005, 06:29 PM
And I thought those (ding dongs? Ho-hos?) whatever, were even worse than Twinkies. I guess the fact that my mom liked to bake cake really made me picky<G>

Anne Wright
02-01-2005, 12:28 PM
LOL! Yeah, there's some really great "research" out there. But I only looked at the ones with photos. <g>

http://www.twinkiesproject.com/radiation.html
mxh

I've never eaten a Twinkie, having grown up in the part of the world where Moon Pies (http://www.moonpie.com/history.asp) are considered the perfect food (I don't like them and haven't eaten one in about 45 years).

But I LOVED the Twinkie Turing Test: http://www.twinkiesproject.com/turing.html

I also like this new forum software - MUCH better than the dreck on CompuServe!

Anne

ktinkel
02-01-2005, 12:31 PM
I LOVED the Twinkie Turing Test: http://www.twinkiesproject.com/turing.html

I also like this new forum software - MUCH better than the dreck on CompuServe!Thanks. Very glad to see you here.

marlene
02-01-2005, 09:22 PM
Moon Pies

Oooh, thanks for the Moon Pie link! I'm not sure I ever had a genuine Moon Pie, but I loved Scooter Pies when I was a kid. Moon Pies are similar to Mallomars, which are my favorite cookies. There's a box of them in the pantry closet right now, for emergencies.

mxh

marlene
02-01-2005, 09:29 PM
Ding Dongs are round flat things, Ho Hos are cylindrical. I prefer Ho Hos. I think either one is better than a Twinkie, which has no chocolate.

I don't remember my mom ever baking a cake from scratch, but she did occasionally make cookies. I still have an old cookie press around here someplace.

I still remember what a treat it was to go to New York to visit relatives. While we were there, my parents would buy whole boxes of Drake's cakes to bring home -- Devil Dogs, Yankee Doodles and Ring Dings. My mother kept them in the freezer, and just loved to gnaw on a semi-thawed Ring Ding.

Oh, we had great eating habits. <LOL>

mxh

Anne Wright
02-02-2005, 07:06 PM
Oooh, thanks for the Moon Pie link!
mxh

LOL! I think of Moon Pies as the lazy person's S'mores - you know, those things you make at camp with marshmallows, graham crackers and Hershey bars ;-)

I think that is why I don't like Moon Pies - the chocolate is just not very good and that is the best part of a S'more.

Anne

marlene
02-02-2005, 08:36 PM
Are Moon Pies made with that waxy sweet chocolate that cheap cookies and candy often use? I hate that stuff. Scooter Pies were made with a better grade of chocolate than the other marshmallow pies I tried.

mxh

Anne Wright
02-03-2005, 09:47 AM
Marlene, Yes - that stuff that does not taste like real chocolate at all. Plus, the graham crackers are not very good and the marshmallow creme is just not right...
Moon Pies promise a lot, but just don't deliver!