Would You Pay at Least $25 for a Rotting Twinkie?

Would You Pay at Least $25 for a Rotting Twinkie?

We understand Twinkies are becoming artifacts, but does the general public love them enough to pay at least $25 for one on eBay? Oh, and by the way, it's rotting. 

Condition: New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item. See the seller's listing for full details

Up for sale today is one (1) semiunwrapped authentic Hostess Twinkie, rotten as hell.

In case you're wondering why anyone would elect to do this, here's more information:

Easiest way to do this is to explain my story. I have impluse control issues, and one of them concerns (concerned) Twinkies. To put it bluntly, I love them. Like a dog, I eat them (ate) until I got sick.

So, my wife rarely buys a box for me because she knows what will happen.

Well, last year she took pity on me one movie night, and brought home a box of the creamy goodness in addition to something out of redbox. We pop the corn, dim the lights, and I bust into my box. I inhale the first one, and crack open the second one while watching the movie. Something catches my attention out of the corner of my eye. Inches from my mouth, I actually stop to look at the golden wonder for a second. It is GREEN. Not yellow, green. I turn the lights on to make sure my eyes aren't playing a trick on me.

They aren't. That sumbitch is GREEN. With streaks. My mouth starts tingling. I don't feel so well.

So, I survived, but I wrapped the green twinkie in clingwrap, and then decided I'd write Hostess. Obviously, they wanted it but I said no. They sent me a few weeks later a letter saying hey, guess what. It's not kryptonite, and surprise, they do go bad. Then, they gave me two coupons for free boxes of twinkies.

It was suggested I toss the Twinkie, but I was fascinated. So, like a biology experiment, I've kept it in my completely environmentally controlled top of my refrigerator, where I occasionally check on it to see what it's gonna morph into.

It sounds like this is more about someone nerding the fuck out as opposed to love or appreciation for Twinkies.

[via Gawker]

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