Why is a box of Twinkies cheaper than a bag of carrots?

  • metta

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    Jul 21, 2011 12:53 AM GMT
    Why is a box of Twinkies cheaper than a bag of carrots?



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  • squash4dave

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    Jul 21, 2011 5:18 AM GMT
    Because there's nothing of any value in them. And the company knows that they can get people hooked.
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    Jul 21, 2011 5:22 AM GMT
    Mmmmmmm, Twinkies...
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    Jul 21, 2011 5:25 AM GMT
    I've asked this question for the past two years as I have started to do my own shopping. Being in college, it can be so easy to get fast food for each meal instead of shopping for healthy foods. I try not to eat fast food more than once a week, even if buying healthy foods hits my wallet a little harder.
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    Jul 21, 2011 5:39 AM GMT
    If carrots were cheaper do you think significantly more people would by them?

    p.s. I'm growing carrots in my garden
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    Jul 21, 2011 5:42 AM GMT
    I thought this would be a gay joke about twinks.

    FAIL METTA!
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    Jul 21, 2011 6:20 AM GMT
    cheap, FUPA-generating carbs will always be cheaper than quality macronutrients.

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    Jul 21, 2011 6:23 AM GMT
    "Why is a box of Twinkies cheaper than a bag of carrots? "
    Chainers saidI thought this would be a gay joke about twinks.

    FAIL METTA!
    It's because carrots stay hard longer.
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    Jul 21, 2011 6:32 AM GMT
    Answer: Silly rabbit! Twinkies don't come in boxes; they come in asses! icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 21, 2011 7:37 AM GMT
    What can I say? We're cheap whores icon_razz.gif oh twinkies My badicon_redface.gif
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    Jul 21, 2011 7:46 AM GMT
    EliStark saidAnswer: Silly rabbit! Twinkies don't come in boxes; they come in asses! icon_twisted.gif


    I usually come in Twinkie asses.

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    Jul 21, 2011 8:44 AM GMT
    When you get a Twinkie it's all lubed up and ready (cheap whore)
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    Jul 21, 2011 8:59 AM GMT
    They put every kind of ingredient in a Twinkie. seems a little redundant. Four different sweeteners: Sugar, dextrose, corn syrup AND HFCS. Trans fat oils AND beef fat. Modified corn starch AND regular corn starch.

    Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour [Flour, Reduced Iron, B Vitamins (Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Folic Acid)], Corn Syrup, Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable and/or Animal Shortening (Soybean, Cottonseed and/or Canola Oil, Beef Fat), Whole Eggs, Dextrose. Contains 2% or Less of: Modified Corn Starch, Glucose, Leavenings (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Monocalcium Phosphate), Sweet Dairy Whey, Soy Protein Isolate, Calcium and Sodium Caseinate, Salt, Mono and Diglycerides, Polysorbate 60, Soy Lecithin, Soy Flour, Cornstarch, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Sorbic Acid (to Retain Freshness), Yellow 5, Red 40.

  • Bigolbear

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    Jul 21, 2011 3:07 PM GMT
    Because some people like the taste of Twinkies and there is more demand for them? Carrots also go bad quickly and I think a twinkie can survive a nuclear blast.


    Maybe they should tax the hell out of Twinkies so people would like carrots better!!!
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    Jul 21, 2011 3:16 PM GMT
    Because you're going to the wrong store?

    At Netgrocer, a 1-pound bag of carrots cost $1.65. A box of 10 Twinkies costs $5.15.