I had some fellas work on the Fig Garden Project and one of their souvenirs was a box of Hostess Brands products. Okay, full disclosure, I polished off the Hostess Chocolate Cupcakes because some things are so wrong they are right. Plus you have got to support a company mired in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. But the Twinkies: those cross the line. No way. So what better way to celebrate an American icon by seeing how long they will last in a jar? Besides the marshmallow Peeps I have had for 565, no, 595 days could use some company. So in a jar they go, hanging out at the Fig Garden Project. Until the HOA says something, of course.

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The Twinkies Challenge, Day 2

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he specializes in social media consulting and strategic communications. A journalist and writer since 2009 his work has appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). During 2013 and 2014, he lived and worked in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as an associate director with a leading public relations firm within Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.