The 37 or So Ingredients in a TwinkieS

What the hell is in a Twinkie? About 37 ingredients, it turns out. And photographer Dwight Eschliman has taken them all and photographed them separately. Who's hungry??

The photographer Dwight Eschliman was never a health nut himself, but he was raised by one; his mom kept her kids away from meat, dairy, or any kind of processed food. When Eschilman went away to college, he loosened up a bit, allowing himself to indulge in all sorts of previously forbidden treats, but by the time he had kids of his own, he found a renewed appreciation for simple, healthy food-and a renewed skepticism of chemical-filled, preservative-laden snacks. He'd also developed a love of disassembling ojects and photographing their component parts.

"Thus, this project," he writes in his photography book 37 or so Ingredients. "It's the product of a kid that was raised to be suspicious of foods that weren't assembled in mom's kitchen, and bordering on obsessive compulsive."

It's a neat project, and probably a good way to look at food: if it breaks down into shit like this at its base, maybe you shouldn't be eating it. [Dwight Eschliman via Good]