Hostess Twinkies2012 has come to a dramatic close. We have battled through the end of the world, the fiscal cliff, devastating storms and mass shootings. But I wanted to close the year on a somewhat lighter note, although it does relate to the unfortunate turn of events that forced Hostess Brands, Inc. to shut its doors. Really, what could be lighter than a cream-filled Twinkie?! (You may take that as a rhetorical question or respond to it in the comments section.)

Watch the video to find out the surprise I got when I picked up some Hostess snacks and found that a number of them might contain beef fat. Yep, it’s a real pickle for a vegetarian with a sweet tooth hankering for his childhood treats one last time.

Where's the Beef? Vegetarian Ponders His Last Twinkie

  • miles.robinson87

    Interesting video and in my opinion twinkies are just disgusting and not the best snack cake to live for 100 years if it had too But Good Job Mike this was nice video you did. and Twinkies are Not My Personal Favorite sweet tooths from Hostess I rather prefer Hostess CupCakes. Ding Dongs and Fruit Pies and the Hostess Cupcakes are better.

  • miles.robinson87

    Yeah my favorite snacks from Hostess are:
    Hostess CupCakes
    Hostess Ding Dongs
    Hostess Fruit Pie
    Ho Ho’s and Suzy Q’s.

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Mike Kahn

Mike Kahn is proud to be a Project Supervisor for KQED Presents, helping independent film producers distribute their programs nationally to public television. He has the pleasure to help distribute programs like Food Forward and Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence (examples hand picked for you foodies out there!). Mike holds degrees in Sociology (U.C. Berkeley) and Interactive Media Design (Art Institute of California - San Francisco). Mike loves to learn about environmental sustainability and to share that knowledge with others through photography and multimedia projects. He's a Bay Area native and has been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for 15 years. His personal claim to fame is riding his bicycle across the U.S. from California to Maine, alone.

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