I read an interesting article (here) relating how Twinkies were born (which can also be read on Wikipedia). It is interesting to think about how the change in technology brought us farther away from nutrition. At the time, these changes were applauded. They helped make the housewife's job easier. They were cheaper. They were faster. But, they did not know how these advances would change and shape generations to come. I wish we could get back to the way we ate, but for most of us that is just not that easy.
I do wonder how the two original Twinkies tasted (the banana cream, and the original vanilla cream) compared to what we know now. Maybe someday we will be able to experience it.