Sunday, May 17, 2009
What Is It About TWINKIES?
Why do people love Twinkies?
I am a fat woman I love the idea of Twinkies. Paris has Foie gras, Italy has red sauce, and America has the Twinkie. I love Twinkies as an American icon. They are a pop culture institution. How can someone not love a Twinkie? They are cute and kitschy. What about Twinkie The Kid? He is fabulously tacky and Divine. I have a plastic Twinkie The Kid that sits in a place of honor in my kitchen. I salute him every day.
Only a great country like ours can take pride in a mediocre mass produced artificially flavored product. Heck we celebrate it, my goodness people are crazy for Twinkies. Their are even Twinkie sub-cultures. People are worshiping them as little yellow lard filled Gods.
As a kid I was never allowed to eat Twinkies because I was always on a diet. I loved them. I worshiped them. I would have killed for a pack. I'd see them at the drug store calling to me from their clear pack. I'd fantasize about eating one. How soft and squishy the mouth watering cake would taste. How I'd bite into the silky sweet filling and be in heaven. Flying in the clouds just my Twinkies and me. Oh Twinkie why must we be apart?
Now that I am an adult I can eat what ever I want and I do. I can eat Twinkies morning noon and night. I can. But I don't want to. I don't know if they changed the recipe or my taste buds have matured, but Twinkies don't take me to that special place anymore. Don't feel bad Twinkie The Kid. I will always love you, but not in "that" way. But, we'll always be friends.