― The Twinkie: Ingredients RevealedBy: Kate Thorp (View Profile) ∙ Five ingredients come from rocks. ∙ This got my attention. However, it only got worse when I discovered that the ingredients come from phosphate mines in Idaho, gypsum mines in Oklahoma, and oil fields in China. Okay, so now I was wondering if I was watching a real news story—come to find out, I was. ∙ The Twinkie, which was created during the Depression, contains thirty-nine ingredients. One of those [...].