The Gross National Debt

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Deep fried annoyance.

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Twinkies will not last forever. Well, they may by the future of the company that makes 'em is in doubt.
SAY IT AIN'T SO!

The parent company Hostess Brands Inc. has filed for a second bankruptcy.

Exactly where the idea that a Twinkie will last forever came about is probably lost in the annuals of Junk Food history. The idea is based on the number of preservatives packed into the food.

Which begs the question, will it last forever? Consider this story from 2005 with a then-30-year old Twinkie. I could not find a more-recent story about the professor and his experiment so I don't know if the Twinkie still exists.

Myself, I don't care for Twinkies. They just don't appeal to me. Some people swear by them, some swear at them. I just admit they exist and get something else which I do like.

But. I have never had one deep fried. I hope to one day.

That is if Hostess continues to produce them. If they fold up completely and take the recipe with them to the corporate graveyard, I will be quite annoyed. A deep fried Twinkie is on my food bucket list.
Yep. Deep fried Twinkie

For those who do not know, fried is a food group. If you have never had a fresh, hot deep fried Oreo cookie, GOOD. More for me.

The Fire Ant Festival is coming up in short order. I plan to spend a considerable amount of money buying Polish dawgs and deep fried Oreos. If I can find a fried Twinkie vendor, I will try one.

You gotta get the Oreos hot tho. Once they cool off they are nowhere near as good. I have found this to be the case with deep fried candy bars as well. If you've ever had a deep fried Snickers, you will never want just a plain one.

Deep frying most foods make them better. I have found an exception, which will surprise many people. The hardhead catfish (an actual fish) found in brackish and saltwater is OK when grilled. Fried it is not worth using as buzzard bait.

Why is the Twinkie maker filing for bankruptcy? Short answer - unions.

"Hostess, founded in 1930, operates around 36 bakeries and employs about 19,000 people, a majority of whom are members of 12 unions." Disputes over salaries, benefits and pensions have kicked the company to take the matter before a judge.

1 comment:

  1. I am so with you on the food come Fire Ant Day. hells, Paula and I are training for the 5K just so she will have the calories and I will have the blood sugar levels to eat and eat and eat!

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