Hostess’s flagship item, the phallic cream-filled spongecake, is, undoubtedly, the one with the most storied history. There’s the infamous “Twinkie defense,” coined for a criminal’s claim that an overindulgence in an unusual food leads irrational behavior that should reduce culpability for a suspect’s crime. (Harvey Milk’s assassinator, Dan White, a former health-food advocate, had a psychiatrist testify in his defense that depression caused him to gorge on junk food—like Twinkies—causing erratic behavior.) Of course, there’s also the urban legend that Twinkies are so processed that they have an infinite shelf life. In Wall-E, for example, the titular robot finds one undecayed some 700 years after Earth had been ruled inhabitable for humans. Alas, the company asserts that all Twinkies should be eaten within seven to 10 days.