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Look What’s Inside a Twinkie!

On this blog, Twinkies get a bad rap. But, as far as I’m concerned, they’ve earned every bit of criticism they get.

In fact, one of my favorite nutrition quotes is as follows:

Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste it? You can’t taste the beauty and energy of the earth in a Twinkie.

For those of you luck enough to be unfamiliar with Twinkies, they’re a popular American snack cake made by Hostess Brands. The box describes the processed food as a “golden snack cake with a creamy filling.”

So why is there so little love for this popular snack food? Take a look at what’s inside:

The ingredients are far from mouth-watering. And it seems like consumers are catching on. In January of 2012, Hostess filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. According to Hostess, customers are opting for healthier foods.

If Twinkies become a casualty of our healthier diets, I – for one – won’t be shedding any tears. Will you?