Twinkie-shortage freakout leads to homemade recipes

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Toledo Blade: As fans buy out stores' last remaining supplies of Hostess Brands Twinkies, some are turning to the internet to try and perfect a homemade replica of the snack cakes.

Most home cooks do not have access to the snack foods' more chemistry-related ingredients (cellulose gum, polysorbate 60, sodium stearoyl lactylate), so they have been making these recipes with the generally natural ingredients they have on hand. While these knock-off recipes may be better for you — if Twinkies could ever be said to be good for you — they will never be able to taste exactly like the real thing.

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