The Metropoulous Family that took over Pabst Blue Ribbon are also responsible for saving Hostess, the makers of Twinkies. There has been a long held misconception that Twinkies had a shelf like of basically centuries. In fact, they were really only recommend fresh for 26 days.
In a week when you are doing your PBR tallboy/Twinkie pairings, note that they will have double the shelf life – up to 45 days. While the ingredients are still a secret, I’m assuming there is some new preservative in the remake.