A Twinkie Just Recently Celebrated 43 Years Of Being Unwrapped!

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We all know that preservatives are used in food. They are necessary to ensure that food doesn’t spoil while sitting on a supermarket’s shelf or a shelf in our own kitchen. However, this story that I found online recently shows how some food’s preservatives REALLY preserve the food they are put into!

A school in Maine recently observed the 43rd anniversary of an unwrapped Twinkie that was part of the school’s science project in 1976! Teacher Roger Bennatti, who taught at George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill, was doing a lesson on food preservatives in 1976 when he unwrapped a Twinkie. The Twinkie has sat in Bennatti’s classroom until he retired in 2004. He passed the Twinkie onto Libby Rosemeier, Dean of Students at the school, who also just happened to be a student in Bennatti’s class in 1976!

The Twinkie is still the same size and shape as a freshly opened Twinkie. There is no mold on the snack cake, but the color has turned to gray and the texture of the Twinkie is now rough not soft. Yum! Anyone up for a Twinkie right now!

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