Our take: With all of the jokes about how long Twinkies last, it seems like they would be something to stash as part of food storage. The Atlantic’s Rebecca J. Rosen points out that Twinkies only last for about 25 days. Instead of storing those, she points to food storage companies based in Utah and the practice of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to store food.
Many people mistakenly believe that Twinkies last forever and a day because they contain no dairy and a variety of preservatives and stabilizers. And while 25 days is not bad for a baked good, if you want food that lasts, you're going to have to look elsewhere.
Specifically, to Utah, where food-storage companies are based. Food storage is an important Mormon practice, and not because of the apocalypse.
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