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November 16, 2012

Hostess Brands Going Out of Business, Say Bye-Bye to Twinkies

By Chad Love

Say goodbye to some of your favorite road foods, including Twinkies.

Yes, that's right. If a package of Twinkies or Ding-Dongs is your idea of the perfect deer stand or duck blind snack food (don't laugh, we can't all be epicures), you better grab all you can now. Like, enough to last the rest of your life. But don't worry: With a half-life to rival plutonium, it's not like your stockpiled Twinkies are actually going to go bad or anything.

From this story on cbsnews.com:
Hostess Brands says it is going out of business, closing plants that make Twinkies and Wonder Bread and laying off all of its 18,500 workers. The Irving, Texas, company says a nationwide worker strike crippled its ability to make and deliver its products at several locations. Hostess had warned employees that it would file a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to unwind its business and sell assets if plant operations didn't return to normal levels by Thursday evening.

Well, it was a good while it lasted, Twinkies. Now I'll just have to find some other spongy, cream-filled snack cake to take your place. What's your back-up junk food snack?

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from jjas wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Here's something that was on MSN today....

"Groupo Bimbo SAB, the world's largest bread baker, might be interested in acquiring some if not all of Hostess's assets, which include creme-filled sponge cake and other Hostess products such as Sno-balls and Ding-Dongs. Though most people might not be familiar with the Mexican company, they are no doubt familiar with its brands, which include Entenmanns's baked goods, Stroehman bread and Thomas' English muffins."

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from mspl8sdcntryboy wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Armageddon is upon us! "There shall be wars, and rumors of wars but the end is not yet come"; that is until your Twinkies shall be no more! O.K. I ab libbed the last part.

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from clinchknot wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Union members get together and decide, "hey, why don't we eliminate 18,500 of our jobs?" Today, they're in the breadline, Incredible the ignorance out there.

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from vtbluegrass wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Its just sad. I am more of a Little Debbie snack cake person but even not being a twinkie regular it was just good knowing they were out there in the world.
I did buy a box Friday morning when the news broke. I will be keeping mine but after seeing what people are getting on eBay I wish I had cleaned out the rack.

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from Jim in Mo wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

clinchknot,
Before you say something so stupidly anti-union check out the facts. The company was sold then, sold again and kept telling workers to accept foreign wages. Now they tell the workers to accept reduced wages, give up health benefits and their retirement benefits is gone.
Shut up till you know the facts.

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from Jim in Mo wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I also meant to say I'll sorely miss the 'snowballs' if this happens at all.

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from clinchknot wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Jim in MO...You haven't followed unions over the years and seen how many companies they've taken down? No one was made to work at Hostess. Those that worked there, and there were 18,500 workers, and many retailers that have testified how sad it is they will be shutting down their doors as well chose to work there. You seem rather ignorant at being able to connect the dots. There are 23,000,000 folks in this country without a job, a full time job, and 46,000,000 folks on food stamps, and it will get worse. The stupid person is rather obvious.

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from DocK wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

Hmmmm 10% cut in pay or 100% cut in pay as well as unemployment ...

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from jjas wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Here's something that was on MSN today....

"Groupo Bimbo SAB, the world's largest bread baker, might be interested in acquiring some if not all of Hostess's assets, which include creme-filled sponge cake and other Hostess products such as Sno-balls and Ding-Dongs. Though most people might not be familiar with the Mexican company, they are no doubt familiar with its brands, which include Entenmanns's baked goods, Stroehman bread and Thomas' English muffins."

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from mspl8sdcntryboy wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Armageddon is upon us! "There shall be wars, and rumors of wars but the end is not yet come"; that is until your Twinkies shall be no more! O.K. I ab libbed the last part.

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from clinchknot wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Union members get together and decide, "hey, why don't we eliminate 18,500 of our jobs?" Today, they're in the breadline, Incredible the ignorance out there.

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from vtbluegrass wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Its just sad. I am more of a Little Debbie snack cake person but even not being a twinkie regular it was just good knowing they were out there in the world.
I did buy a box Friday morning when the news broke. I will be keeping mine but after seeing what people are getting on eBay I wish I had cleaned out the rack.

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from Jim in Mo wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

clinchknot,
Before you say something so stupidly anti-union check out the facts. The company was sold then, sold again and kept telling workers to accept foreign wages. Now they tell the workers to accept reduced wages, give up health benefits and their retirement benefits is gone.
Shut up till you know the facts.

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from Jim in Mo wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I also meant to say I'll sorely miss the 'snowballs' if this happens at all.

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from clinchknot wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Jim in MO...You haven't followed unions over the years and seen how many companies they've taken down? No one was made to work at Hostess. Those that worked there, and there were 18,500 workers, and many retailers that have testified how sad it is they will be shutting down their doors as well chose to work there. You seem rather ignorant at being able to connect the dots. There are 23,000,000 folks in this country without a job, a full time job, and 46,000,000 folks on food stamps, and it will get worse. The stupid person is rather obvious.

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from DocK wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

Hmmmm 10% cut in pay or 100% cut in pay as well as unemployment ...

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