Hostess has announced that they are looking into making gluten-free Twinkies.
And I ask. Why?
When I was a kid, I loved Twinkies. My Mom? Not so much. She wouldn’t buy them. This is why kids have parents. It may be decades too late for this but I just want to say “Thanks Mom!”
At the end of this post is a fascinating image I organized of the 37 ingredients that go into a Twinkie. That’s right…37 ingredients.
The newest Twinkie has a shelf life of 46 days.
That’s not food folks…that’s a science experiment.
And now they want to make one that’s gluten-free? Feh. Feh I said.
Here is my plea to Hostess.
Us celiacs are not that desperate. We don’t feel deprived because we can’t enjoy your “Golden Sponge Cake”. By releasing a gluten-free version of your Twinkie, you will be making a mockery of the health issues that celiacs face.
Your current Twinkies are manufactured with fourteen of the top twenty chemicals made in the U.S. Frankly, I don’t know how you sleep at night knowing people are eating this crap. But business is business and when there is money to be made, screw personal responsibility.
You know what the news outlets are saying about this grand idea? “Hostess considering releasing a gluten-free Twinkie for the health-conscious.”
Really? You want to go with that?
Please share with us, besides not having gluten, how exactly it will be healthy.
Look…maybe I’m wrong. Maybe your gluten-free Twinkie will be make with all natural ingredients.
But if it has even half the crap in the following image, I beg of you to reconsider.
Eating a Twinkie? Here is what you are putting into your body. It ain’t pretty.