The cream inside Twinkies was banana cream until the 1940s, when Hostess replaced it with vanilla.
When asked about specific ingredients, the company has simply responded,
“We make these cakes out of the same ingredients that you’d find in a typical kitchen. It’s a fun food. That’s our position.”
But you can get a pretty good idea from reading the ingredients panel on the package.
The outside of a Twinkie is believed to be a golden sponge cake.
In 2010 a college professor named Mark Haub went on a Twinkie diet. No, he didn’t die.