Rotting Twinkie For Sale on eBay

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    A rotting Twinkie for sale on eBay takes on a green color.

    Here is some bad news for those who stocked up on Twinkies after Hostess shuttered its doors.

    One man found proof that the famous golden sponge cake takes on a moldy green color after a year, so naturally he decided to sell the sweet treat on eBay.

    This discovery flies in the face of urban legends that say Twinkies never spoil.

    "I've never seen one, and neither have you! I really did believe that these things and cockroaches would be the only thing to survive a nuclear war, but I was wrong," seller high_order1 wrote on the product description. 

    In fact, Twinkies have a shelf life of 25 days, according to The Washington Post and the seller warns that after a year in the cellophane wrapper the Twinkie is no longer edible.

    "It is not food now," he wrote in large caps. "Do not eat. Do not eat. Do not eat."

    The seller opened the box of Twinkies a year after his wife bought it for him. He "inhaled" one, he said, but as he was about to pop a second cake in his mouth, he noticed that it was green and not yellow.

    "So, I survived," he said. "But I wrapped the green twinkie in clingwrap, and then decided I'd write Hostess. Obviously, they wanted it but I said no."

    When Hostess Brands went belly up, the seller said he put it on eBay. The current bid is $46.00.

    But while high_order1's Twinkie may be in a state of decay, Hostess is long from extinct. McKee Food Corp, maker of Little Debbie snacks, offered to pay roughtly $27 million to acquire the Drake's brand from Hostess, CNBC reported. Drake's is the maker of Devil Dogs, Ring Dings and Yodel.

    Hostess Brands filed for bankruptcy in November.