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Old 11-16-2012, 06:57 AM   #1
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Ding Dong, is the Twinkie dead?

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Is this the end for Twinkies?

Hostess Brands said Wednesday that it will go into liquidation unless bakers striking in protest against a new contract imposed in bankruptcy court return to work by the end of the day Thursday.

"We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike," Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn said in a statement.

The liquidation would result in Hostess' nearly 18,000 workers losing their jobs. The bakers' union represents around 5,000.

Hostess to liquidate if bakers' strike continues through Thursday - Nov. 14, 2012
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:00 AM   #2
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There are some folks who are desperately trying to turn this into a union issue, but the fact is is that this is the second time since 04 that Hostess filed bankruptcy. The world changes, business models have to adapt, if not you don't survive. Isn't that what capitalism is about?
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^yep. sad to see a American icon go away..
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
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so much for the zombie apocolypse..


twinkies only have a 25 day shelf life apparently

snopes.com: Twinkies Shelf Life
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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Some other company will snatch up those yummy brands. Twinkies aren't going away just because Hostess is.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:33 PM   #6
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I could care less about Twinkies, but please somebody think of the Zingers.

Ima go buy a box right now.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:44 PM   #7
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I thought Zingers were a separate company? Like, the alternative snack cakes.

Me, I was always Team Little Debbie.
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i think zingers are Dolly Madison which I believe is Hostess too.
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I thought Zingers were a separate company? Like, the alternative snack cakes.
When I was a kid and they advertised Zingers during Peanuts holiday specials, they were made by Dolly Madison, but they were assimilated by Hostess at some point.
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Ah, I didn't know that.

I just remembered the Peanuts association.

.... and that they were inferior to all other snack cakes.
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Better enjoy them now!
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And Sno Balls.
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.... and that they were inferior to all other snack cakes.
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That's rather glorious.
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Me, I was always Team Little Debbie.
Me too!

My high school served Little Debbie's snacks for dessert at lunch all the time. They're still junk food, but I always thought they tasted better than the Hostess brands.
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Well, this is one I can't blame the Food Police for.



Run on Twinkies: People buying up Twinkies - chicagotribune.com
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Me, I was always Team Little Debbie.
Same here. Filling, but oh so good.
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I don't much care for Little Debbies. They all taste the same to me.

I used to love those Hostess Fruit Pies though. . .
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Yeah, those are pretty good, too. I like the crusts.
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These products are no different than cigarettes.
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