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iLabs: Hostess Twinkie Chemistry is Coming to the Micro World This Thursday Night!

September 2, 2014

Yes, the Twinkies are coming!  Beware or be there, depending on how you feel about Twinkies.

We are going to explore their history, why we love them, what’s in them, how long they really last, and just how frenzied everyone got when they almost disappeared.

Along the way we’ll have some analytical food chemistry, some neurogastronomy, and even a touch of liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. You didn’t know Twinkies could catalyze such a wide-ranging class, did you?

Everyone will leave with a package of Twinkies and the top 4 recipes for making your own Twinkies, from the Instructables.com’s Twinkie challenge.  The recipes include gluten-free, organic and even vegan Twinkies with Soy cream filling!

In addition, three lucky people will leave with either a Twinkies baking pan, or one of two books including the new Twinkie Recipe book (complete with a recipe for Twinkie sushi).

There’s still room to join us.  Here’s the registration info and any questions, contact the scheduling coordinator, Debbie Huston,  or call 919.707.9840.

Now, for those of you old enough to remember this 1960s era commercial (or for those either too young, or those who won’t admit to remembering it), here you go!  Come join the fun this Thursday night!!

And to those who want to know more about how we use Twinkies in our science classes, that post is still in the works!  We don’t just stop at Chemistry though!! 🙂

 

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. goldfire407 permalink
    September 2, 2014 3:38 pm

    I will be here for the post.

  2. September 10, 2014 5:41 am

    Twinkies refreshed childhood memories 🙂

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