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April 6th in History: The Invention of the Twinkie and the First TV Dinner

Taking a look back at April 6 in history…

CraneDid you know? On this day in 1930, James Alexander Dewar, a baker for the Continental Baking Company, invented the beloved Twinkie! The cream filled sponge cake treat is well-known for being delicious, and has an erroneous reputation for being infinitely shelf-stable!

In fact, the world-famous snack cake has an approximate shelf life of 25 days. Still quite long for a baked good, but don’t count on storing them for a rainy day. So, eat up!

Speaking of shelf-stable eats, today also marks the anniversary of the first TV Dinner, sold by Swanson. That’s right folks, for only about 98 cents and 25 minutes(!) in the oven, you too can have that meatloaf, peas, carrots, and mystery dessert meal you’ve been craving!

If you’re tired of reading about the processed stuff, how about heading over to the Crane’s Mill dining page of our website? Our residents skip the hassle of heating up foil-encased food in favor of freshly prepared entrees and scrumptious desserts.