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    Steve Ettlinger wrote this a few years ago after one of his kids asked him what the ingredients on a Hostess package were.

    He had to admit he had no idea, so he went on an oddyssey to ferret out what the ingredients on the iconic Twinkie snack were and how they were produced.

    It is horrifying.  Natural ingredients are no longer used in order to make the shelf life practically perpetual.  

    Papa Johns blamed lagging sales on Obamacare, but in truth the reality is that these cheap food products promote Diabetes and other diseases and certainly a lot of obesity.  

    People have been seeking more healthy food options by buying locally produced real food or just avoiding these things.

    Hostess should have seen this trend coming and done something to transition instead of insisting on a scheme from the 1950s to sell carloads of stuff like high fructose corn syrup, which is a highly processed chemical of dubious value as a food product.  

    I think that the larger problem here is really linked to such issues as the health care industry and how it is linked to creating chronic disease that raises the prices all along the line, and environmental issues that have to do with large scale earth extraction for the sake of creating fake food.  

    As people grow in awareness of how all these dots connect, inevitably there will be a drift away from manufactured "food" products like Twinkies.  They belong to a past era.  I would never buy one again, having read the scoop on the ingredients.  

     

    hope that the idiots who have no constructive and creative solutions but only look to tear down will not win the day.

    by Stuart Heady on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 10:31:32 AM PST

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