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Twinkie Ingredients Demystified

 by Stephanie Glaros


Tags: Arts, photography, Dwight Echliman, Twinkie, food,

Twinkie-Ingredients

Depending on your perspective, Hostess Twinkies are either a) a tasty treat or b) a disgusting abomination wrapped in plastic. But have you ever wondered what makes these spongy snacks so yummy/horrific? Photographer Dwight Eschliman decided to find out. For his 37 or So Ingredients project, he individually photographed each component. Raised by a "health nut," Eschliman says he never saw a Twinkie until he left home for college. Now a father, he thinks a lot about what makes up the foods that we eat. Check out more of his work at his website.

Images courtesy of Dwight Eschliman

eric solstein
6/19/2010 10:54:02 PM

Of course Twinkies are garbage, but this kind of photographic "qualitative analysis" is more propaganda than science or art. The bits and pieces of which we are composed could be made into a pretty grotesque photo essay too.