I've never had a soda in my life. My parents never gave it to me when I was young, and now just the smell of it makes me nauseous. I went through a period of time where I tried to train myself (with Welch's grape soda) to get over it. The "soda boot camp" was less than successful: I was never able to take more than three sips.
At lunch on Monday, for some odd reason, I revealed to my lunchmates that I've never had a Twinkietm. (It doesn't seem possible, but it was topical.) After we finished lunch, they insisted on walking over to the little market and buying me one. (They also purchased a selection of Ho-Hostm and Ding Dongs tm.) Walking back to work, I broke off a bite and tried it.
That shit is nasty, yo.
I'm a texture eater, and the texture was horrifying. (I'm a taste eater, too - and the taste was equally grosso.) Cloyingly sweet inner glue surrounded by vaguely greasy, sponge-y yet crumble-y "cake." I'm getting grossed out all over again thinking about it.
Well, at least now I can say that I've tried a Twinkie! Next thing you know, coffee!