The Science Of Twinkies: Why Do They Last So Darned Long?

NPR- July 10,2013

…But, butter, milk and eggs spoil, so Twinkies needed a way to defy the laws of baked-good longevity. That job is filled by ingredients like monoglycerides and diglycerides, and emulsifiers-also found in milk..The butter flavor comes from diacetyl, the same compound food scientists use in microwave popcorn and “buttery” chardonnays.

Before that Twinkie is tummyfied-
Remember that Twinkie is mummified.

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