21 Reviews

I'm pretty sure this recipe is a joke, but I don't want to make it in order to find out ;-). I have with my own eyes seen a version posted on the Hostess pages, but can't find it now. (Which makes me think they decided to take the joke down.) Anyone can post a recipe on Recipezaar, so even the bizarre will show up some times. Wonder when someone will post the "Recipe for Disaster"? ;-) I hope everyone can see the humor in this recipe.

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Gay Gilmore January 16, 2001

You just need to add a little liquid smoke to this recipe for a finishing touch.......

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Gingerbear April 01, 2002

Hi, everybody. I've decided to come clean to the about this recipe. I wrote the original recipe about 2 1/2 years ago as a joke, under my pseudonym "John Mansfield, father of four" and submitted it to Hostess, not expecting them to take it seriously. Well, guess what...Somebody must have been fooled, because it stayed on Twinkie.com for almost a year. When I looked for it today, and couldn't find it, I did a Google search and came to this site. Maybe someday my letters to Proctor Gamble regarding the Legend of Mr. Clean will similarly resurface.

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John Miller June 25, 2001

Vastly superior to its bastard cousin the Twinkie Pie, this is a true delight to the "Redneck-chic" cook in all of us. My wife and girlfriends (in Utah, that is) were astounded. How could you possibly combine canned tuna with refined sugar, and then (italics there) add brine! "Recipezaar, baby- who needs the ocean?" Eli Totz

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Eli Totz September 11, 2000

My husband wont eat anything good for him, especially not tuna. He is overweight, has high blood pressure, and high cholestrol. I made this for him but didnt tell him it had tuna in it. I also left out the green pepper (he hates those). I put everything in a food processer and PULVERIZED IT (so my husband couldnt possibly recognize the tuna) The next day after soaking in the brine, I baked them in a muffin tin and told my husband they were called 'Brine Muffins'(you know like Bran) HE LOVES THEM! THANK YOU MR. MANSFIELDS FOR MY HUSBANDS HEALTH. He now eats tuna twice a week and doesnt even know it.

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paula giles September 10, 2001

How Funny!

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Lauren Clark October 15, 2001

Thanks for the laugh! I emailed this to my boyfriend and told him I'd be making it for supper tonight. I can't wait to hear his response!

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Michelle Gotshall May 02, 2001

This recipe was listed on the home page as an April Fool recipe. I don't know how anyone could have been upset about it! I think it is a cute joke, because many April Fool's jokes are not cute or funny. Keep up the surprise aspect of baking and cooking.....

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Lynda Hollis April 02, 2001

Who would want to contaminate a good twinkie with tuna fish????

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Christine MT October 02, 2002
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