(CC) Larry D. Moore
Even before I started the Maker's Diet, I never really liked Twinkies. They never settled right in my stomach. (Can't understand why Lucky Charms did!) But Twinkies are truly beloved in America, so much so that they are being deep fried in Coke, and sold at fairs! Talk about making a horrible food 100x worse! In case you are ever tempted to buy a Twinkie at Safeway, ask yourself if you truly want to ingest the following ingredients:
Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour [Flour, Reduced Iron, B Vitamins (Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Folic Acid)], Corn Syrup, Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable and/or Animal Shortening (Soybean, Cottonseed and/or Canola Oil, Beef Fat), Whole Eggs, Dextrose. Contains 2% or Less of: Modified Corn Starch, Glucose, Leavenings (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Monocalcium Phosphate), Sweet Dairy Whey, Soy Protein Isolate, Calcium and Sodium Caseinate, Salt, Mono and Diglycerides, Polysorbate 60, Soy Lecithin, Soy Flour, Cornstarch, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Sorbic Acid (to Retain Freshness), Yellow 5, Red 40.
Note: calcium sulfate is the food grade equivalent of plaster of paris! See the article below for more, and for pictures of the aforementioned ingredients: