40-year-old Twinkie

At the George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill, Maine, a Twinkie has been kept on display for 40 years.

Back in 1976, chemistry teacher Roger Bennatti placed the Twinkie on top of the class blackboard in response to a student question about the legendary shelf-life of Twinkies. Eventually, the Twinkie was moved into a glass display box, but it remains at the school as a perpetual experiment on Twinkie immortality. More info: abc news.

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     Posted By: Alex - Fri Jul 01, 2016
     Category: Food | Junk Food | Experiments

The only consumable things I have around like that are very old full coke bottles.

BTW: Everybody watch the headlines. Our Patty is in FLORIDA now and for the weekend. Trouble and hilarity are sure to ensue.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 07/01/16 at 12:12 PM
I'd give it maybe 40 minutes in the South, until the roaches were on it in force. Don't they at least have ants in Maine, or are the chemicals in these things toxic enough to kill everything smaller than a young mammal?
Posted by Virtual on 07/01/16 at 02:48 PM
I can't remember the last time I ate a Twinkie. I remember hearing a story like this more than twenty years ago with the age of Twinkie appropriate for the time. Sort of puts it into the Urban Legend category but I think there is a grain of truth to the whole thing. I wouldn't want to eat one though, no matter what the age.
Posted by KDP on 07/01/16 at 03:25 PM

Are you going to swim with the alligators? It's a great way to get your final 15 minutes of fame.

Have a good trip and wave to me if you pass Homestead.

Posted by Gator Guy on 07/01/16 at 08:13 PM
Just coincidentally I found this video on YouTube today. It's about a guy eating a 153 year old piece of hardtack. So maybe it's not always about preservatives, but also the circumstances of the item's storage.

Posted by Robb of Warren on 07/01/16 at 11:51 PM
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