American Icons: Are Twinkies really worth it?
Iconic American Candies bought in Germany
A while ago, I saw the very iconic movie 'Zombieland'. There, a guy frantically searches for some Twinkies before they go the way the rest of the world has gone. Into oblivion.
While I had tried Twinkies before, while living in Canada, I had not had any in a while. I do recall that they never were my favourite 'Pastry Bar' though.
Since I found some in the local Supermarket just yesterday, I had to try them again. But were the Twinkies worth it? Or are they kinda lame in reality? Tallahassee seems to love them, after all...
Out of the Wrapper.
Admittedly, my first Twinkie in over six years did not really do anything for me. It was kinda dry and did not have a lot of flavour. But maybe I had just gotten a dud. And so I tried my second Twinkie a few hours later.
It too was kinda dry and not that good. It also was not bad though. It actually tasted exactly like I remembered a Twinkie to taste. Just a bit fluffier.
But what are Twinkies? What makes them so undoubtedly American?
According to Hostess, the manufacturer of Twinkies, they are a 'Golden Sponge Cake with a Creamy Filling'. And that is pretty much what the whole deal, to be honest.
My Twinkies supposedly had a Banana Filling, but it did not really taste like that.
As to why they are so iconic: I believe that is mostly because of Film and Television. I also think they are hyped more than they are actually consumed. Twinkies are not that good, after all.
But they were kinda worth it, as they brought back some nice memories of me sitting in the middle of Toronto, eating my first ever Twinkie.