November 2nd 2010
Populair food in the VS… but what is it made of?
San Francisco-based photographer and dad Dwight Eschliman read Ettlinger’s book and became obsessed with the topic. Raised by a health-nut mom, Eschliman hadn’t even seen a Twinkie until he was at college. Now a parent himself, he wanted to figure out exactly what the snack food was made of. Eschliman photographed all 37 or so of the ingredients in a Twinkie for a book of his own, “37 Or So Ingredients.”
It made for some beautiful pictures…
Does he eat Twinkies? Almost never, he says. “I snack more on whole foods, and I’m probably more conscious of that now. Nuts, fruits.
“I’ll leave the preaching to others about how you should eat local or organic foods,” he continues. “But if people ask me, `Is the Twinkie bad for you?’ which is a way of saying, `Is it good for you?’ – if you want something that is good for you, eat fruits and vegetables and don’t worry about the rest.”
But millions are sold each year, none the less..