Oldest Twinkie Ever Might Be a Mere 36 Years Old

Staff Writer
We were hoping somebody had preserved a Twinkie for 70 years

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Sure, the Twinkie brand will probably be saved one way or another (somebody's bound to pay up for the formula), but a truly originaly Hostess Twinkie is going to be rare, we imagine.

So of course, it makes sense that somebody has preserved a Twinkie for 36 years.

Local station WCVB reports that George Stevens Academy, a high school in Maine, is now in possession of a 36-year-old Twinkie that might just be the oldest in America.

According to lore, a student handed the Twinkie to Roger Bennatti, a high school teacher, asking, "How long do you figure this will last?" Bennatti then stored the Twinkie on a shelf where it stayed for 28 years, until he retired.

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After retiring, Bennatti placed the Twinkie in a glass box and gave it to the dean of students; it's on display for all to see, although we dare someone to try to eat it. From the looks of things, the Twinkie is still intact and free of mold.