Today comes news that the effective twinkie shelf life has now effectively nearly doubled. The little yellow logs of creamy goodness can now stand on the shelves for 45 days, as opposed to the pre buyout 26 day duration. What gives? They ain't tellin'.
"The improvement was made under the old company, products were introduced to the market on Nov. 1, 2012 prior to the company's liquidation and prior to the sale of assets to the new owners," said Arnold ( the twinkie spokesman), who declined to comment about what methods were used to extend shelf life.
Mira Calton, nutritionist and co-author of the book, Rich Food, Poor Food, said freezing a product prior to delivery would "most likely require additional preservatives and dough strengtheners being added to the recipes."Caveat Emptor?