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Hostess is going out of business. So no more Twinkies or Cupcakes or other goodies anymore. This is horrible! http://money.msn.com/top-sto....177e676
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Hostess is going out of business. So no more Twinkies or Cupcakes or other goodies anymore. This is horrible!

got em on my list for today.  Gonna freeze up a bunch

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I don't think you have to freeze them to make them last. Aren't they shelf stable forever as they are


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got em on my list for today.  Gonna freeze up a bunch

I don't think you have to freeze them to make them last. Aren't they shelf stable forever as they are

Plus they'll stick around your intestines for about a week.

Speculation is that the individual brands will be sold to other bakeries to pay the venture capitalists who lent (and lost) their money to the original company.


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Several years ago, Hostess announced they were going to stop production of the Twinkie because of the Heath Food kick the country seemed to be in….following a public outcry of Twinkie fans (myself included) they reversed the decision.

Sounds pretty final this time.
Guess I better freeze a couple boxes too.

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Thanks, union.

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Heard the news early this morning, got the wife and kids up and we hit all the stores in the area buying their entire stock of Twinkies, Hostess cupcakes and Fruit Pies.

A few weeks from now when the Twinkie withdrawal symptoms begin, we'll make a killing.


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I'm gonna buy a couple because my kids have never had a twinkie, ho-ho, or ding-dong.

BTW... who named these products?


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I'm gonna buy a couple because my kids have never had a twinkie, ho-ho, or ding-dong.

BTW... who named these products?

Pee Wee Herman?

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OMG
This affects Ding-Dongs too ?
This is worse than I thought


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I don't think you have to freeze them to make them last. Aren't they shelf stable forever as they are

Not true.  I found this out the hard way on a college field trip to a museum.  I grabbed a Twinkie from my sack lunch, and was walking and eating at the same time so I didn't look at it before it put it in my mouth.  It was covered in mold....ew!

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I am not a Twinkie fan but I love Ho Ho and Ding dong and that chocolate wax they are covered in

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You mean no more fried Twinkies at the fair? And no more Ding Dongs? Say it isn't so!! I'm going to call President Obama RIGHT NOW and ask him to bail out Hostess. After all, Hostess is a national treasure :D

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I don't think you have to freeze them to make them last. Aren't they shelf stable forever as they are

What I was thinking.

Won't change a single thing in my life.  One time back in grade school I traded my homemade cake from my lunch for someone's Twinkie.  Imagine my shock and disgust when I discovered what those things taste like.


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I really like the Nature's Pride bread that Hostess makes.  It will be a sad day indeed if this holds and those products are lost.

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Can't say I will miss them.  The last Twinkie I was was in 92.  I remember it as I was in basic training for the Army.  Seems I remember that some of the Twinkies had dates on the wrapper that indicated that they were older than I was and I was 23 at the time.

Don't think President Obama will bail them out he is kind of a health food guy.  Maybe Mayor Bloomberg would be willing to help them out.
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I think we should start a petition on WhiteHouse.gov to stop this tragedy!!!   :p

Wait does hostess make those deadly delicious apple pies too?  If so, just bring me out to the pasture and put me down.  Life's not worth living without my imitation apple pie...

Edit: According to Wikipedia, Hostess also owns Drake's.  So that means no more Drake's Cakes or Devil Dog's either...

Double Edit: Yes, it does include the pies... :angry:


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The way Wall Street hedge fund managers make money...

http://wcfcourier.com/busines....29.html

"We gave them a concessionary contract in the first bankruptcy," Wilson said.
Status-quo pay
The average Waterloo Hostess worker earns $15 to $16 an hour, Wilson said.
He said the union was simply asking to keep what was in the current agreement struck in 2007.
"We didn't take a raise for five years and gave them other concessions like paying for insurance; that's where we left it," Wilson said. "Then the second bankruptcy came along, and now they want more wage concessions. They want us to double up on our insurance. We just said enough is enough."

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"We want to go back to work. But all I've done since I've been here is give," said 35-year-old Dan Carlson, who mixes dough in the Lenexa plant for $17 an hour and has worked with Hostess for six years. "We can't keep giving."
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"We're all worried and scared," said 47-year-old Steve Blakey who has worked at Hostess for 27 years and planned to retire in two years.
"I don't want to lose my job. It's Christmas time," said 23-year-old Daniel Smith, who makes $11.64 an hour at the plant. "But if I have to take the cuts they're talking about I can get more from unemployment."

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Hostess Brands is in bankruptcy for the second time in eight years. Since the first bankruptcy in 2004, BCTGM members across the country have taken dramatic wage and benefit concessions and watched as 21 Hostess plants were shut down and thousands of jobs lost.  At the time of the first bankruptcy, Hostess workers were assured by management that money saved via concessions or plant closings would help make the company stronger, more vibrant, and more competitive.

Instead, helpless Hostess employees watched as money that was supposed to go towards capital investment, product development, plant improvement and new equipment went to executive bonuses and payouts to the hedge funds that own Hostess Brands. They watched as the company illegally withdrew from all Taft-Hartley pension plans, saving more than $50 million in the first five months. The BCTGM learned that the then Hostess CEO was to be awarded a 300% raise, and at least nine other top executives were to receive raises ranging between 35% and 80%.

Since the company ceased making contractually obligated payments to the Hostess workers’ pensions in July 2011, it has pocketed approximately $160 million – money earned by and owed to its dedicated workforce.

Striking members know that the Wall Street investors currently in control of the company have no intention of building a world class wholesale bread and cake company.  They will simply take the money from the workers’ severe concessions and the sale of assets, pay themselves and then liquidate the company.


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What will this guy do now

Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 pounds


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                                  Bill Clinton would never have stood up for this...!!
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I'll have to get a box and wash em down with some malted milk.  



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I bought two boxes of twinkies today.  unless they have more in back, Kroger is out of the regular ones.  only the chocolate filled ones left.

One for eating....the other for storing/hoarding.


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I can't tell you the last time I had a twinkie.  It's been 35 years at least.

Not going to run out and buy any either.
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