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  •  Actually, that's an urban legend (1+ / 0-)
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    Twinkies and the like only have a shelf life of 7-10 days, even less than Wonder bread.

    Please, oh please, wingnuts, do run someone really, really conservative in 2016 -- and pen for us the opening chapter of "The Way of the Whigs"

    by Yankee Patriot on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 07:28:58 AM PST

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    •  Umm, no, I have a case of twinkies (8+ / 0-)

      I've been going through for the past 2 1/2 years, with no noticeable decline in quality.

      With "decline in quality" interpretable any way you wish . . .

      •  I'm not sure how you'd know the difference either (1+ / 0-)
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        but I wasn't making up that factoid about shelf life. Actually, I should have that Twinkies are literally only on the shelf for 7-10 days. But the (home) shelf life still isn't that much longer (although as you have found, you won't die from eating older ones):

        In reality, Twinkies' shelf life is more like 25 days, says Theresa Cogswell, who calls herself the Twinkie guru and is vice president for research and development at Interstate Bakeries Corp., the parent company of Hostess. She admits she got a good laugh out of the 30-year-old Twinkie story but says she wouldn't want to eat one quite that old. "You can eat older Twinkies, but they're just not as good as when they're fresh. Then they're awesome."
        Twinkies, 75 Years And Counting

        Please, oh please, wingnuts, do run someone really, really conservative in 2016 -- and pen for us the opening chapter of "The Way of the Whigs"

        by Yankee Patriot on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 09:31:28 AM PST

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        •  I imagine if you open the individually wrapped (1+ / 0-)
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          hermetically sealed packages, they'd not last very long.

          But otherwise, they're fine, seriously they are, for long periods of time.

          Although I suspect that they might put a "best by" date on the package to trick the gullible into throwing them out long before necessary and buying new ones . . . I have a neighbor like that, cheese or yogurt one day past in the expiration, in the garbage it goes!  While in my experience both of those products will last weeks longer.  

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