Meet Winkie, the gluten-free Twinkie. I found him in a display of gluten-free baked goods by Risotteria in the West Village, sold as set of two for $5. The cake element was unremarkable, ordinary (though, luckily, not bouncy). But it was the cream filling I found a little harder to digest—somehow slick and fluffy at once, coating your tongue in a thick layer of grease, likely due a heavy hand of vegetable shortening. I'm no fan of the original Twinkie, but I cannot say I enjoyed this Winkie any more.


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