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Old 01-12-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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No more Twinkies

Better stock up now....

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Old 01-12-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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Given that I don't eat them, they won't be missed.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:55 PM   #3
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I wasn't really sure what you were referring to, until I Googled up the story. For anyone else who is as in the dark as I was, here's more info:

No More Twinkies, Ever? - Project Economy News Story - WCVB Boston

I haven't eaten a Twinkie or Wonder Bread in maybe 40 years, so I guess I won't miss them, either. Come to think of it, we didn't even really eat that much of it when I was a kid.

EDIT: I had to laugh when I saw the abstract from CBS News: "Hostess is getting ready to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy blaming high labor costs and rising prices of sugar and flower for putting the company in debt..."

Flower?
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:47 PM   #4
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Maybe another company will make a similar sort of cake.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:00 PM   #5
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I never was a Twinkie fan but I sure will miss Hostess cupcakes.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:04 PM   #6
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I guess I better try that deep-fried Twinkies thing before it is too late....
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:14 PM   #7
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As a kid I thought twinkies were great, but ate one recently and was really let down, has the product changed drastically or have my taste buds changed? I remember a nice soft cake with a really light sweet filling. What I got was a coarse cake with a blah, thick filling.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:21 PM   #8
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For the record, they may not shut down operations, likely only restructuring debt. If they can't do that, they could sell off the Twinkie patents, if not the entire Twinkie operations.

Local radio talk show host speculated that their problem was focusing too much attention on Ho-ho's, and not enough on Ding Dongs.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:15 PM   #9
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Maybe another company will make a similar sort of cake.
Maybe Little Debbie will pick them up.
My dog loves Little Debbie she's worth stealing for.

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