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Goodbye to Twinkies?

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jtbell
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Jan12-12, 02:07 AM
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Fortunately, no. Twinkies junkies will still get their fix, at least for now, even though Hostess has filed for bankruptcy:

Twinkies will keep coming despite bankruptcy

I was actually more of a fan of Hostess Cupcakes than Twinkies, but I haven't eaten either in a long time. My current junk-food addiction is Cheetos.
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Jan12-12, 04:52 AM
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Even if they went bankrupt people would save them just to see how long they last. Someone should try irradiating one and putting it in air-tight container to get into the Guinness Book of Records for the oldest surviving Twinkie. Who knows, some Twinkies could outlast humanity.
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Jan12-12, 09:20 AM
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I never knew that Hostess cupcakes have been around so long.

[introduced in] 1919
Hostess CupCakes® are the best selling snack cakes in history. It wasn’t until over 30 years later that baker Doc Rice added the signature 7 squiggles and vanilla-crème filling. Varieties now include Golden, Orange and Strawberry.Throughout the '60s and '70s Captain Cupcake was the mascot shown on the Hostess CupCake packaging, but today Hostess uses a character named 'Curly.
http://www.hostessbrands.com/Brands/Hostess.aspx

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Jan12-12, 06:22 PM
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Goodbye to Twinkies?

I haven't had a Twinkie or anything else Hostess in a long time. I was mostly a HoHo fan...and Devil Dogs, but I can't remember if they were made by Hostess or not.
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Jan12-12, 06:34 PM
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I knew it was a matter of time before someone posted this, thanks JT, my only thoughts about Hostess is they made treats that brings back good childhood memories, sad to see them disappear into oblivion. I still have my memories though.

Rhody...
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Jan12-12, 06:58 PM
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The only thing made by hostess that I eat is their orange cupcakes, which are almost impossible to find. Whenever I find them, I buy the entire stock, which is usually only 2 packs. I even have a certain way they must be eaten. These are not to be taken lightly.
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Jan13-12, 10:11 AM
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... Hostess has filed for bankruptcy ...
I'm shocked! What has the world come to that an American manufacturer of sugary treats might go out of business? Is nothing sacred?

Not long ago, the production of the vaunted (but, apparently not that much) Brach's A&W root beer barrel was stopped. Being somewhat addicted to said treats, I was most distressed by their discontinuance.

And now the possibility that the cream-filled (chocolate) Hostess cupcake might become an extinct species. (I prefer them to Twinkies -- apparently having been persuaded by the advertising spiel of Buffalo Bob and Howdy Doody.) This is a bad thing.
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Jan13-12, 10:28 AM
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I forgot the Hostess Suzy Q (chocolate version). Perhaps the greatest sugary snack ever invented, and my current favorite inducer of adult onset diabetes. I'm not there yet, but I'm working on it.
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Jan13-12, 11:49 AM
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Quote Quote by Ivan Seeking View Post
I never knew that Hostess cupcakes have been around so long.


http://www.hostessbrands.com/Brands/Hostess.aspx
I'm sure the original Hostess cupcakes have also been around for that long. Those things never get stale. :D
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Jan13-12, 12:32 PM
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I haven't had a Twinkie or anything else Hostess in a long time. I was mostly a HoHo fan...and Devil Dogs, but I can't remember if they were made by Hostess or not.
Devil Dogs are made by Drake, which is owned by Hostess now.

I never understood why some people favored Ho-Hos over Ding-Dongs and vice versa.
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Jan13-12, 02:02 PM
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Defense lawyers would never let Twinkies disappear.
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Jan13-12, 10:41 PM
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Twinkies have a shelf life of about 30 days, but are typically sold in under 7 days.
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Jan13-12, 10:56 PM
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There is a myth that only one batch of twinkies was ever made years ago and they just dole them out. "they have a shelf life of 150 years".

http://www.snopes.com/food/ingredient/twinkies.asp
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Nov15-12, 12:06 AM
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The end may come today.

Hostess to liquidate if bakers' strike continues through Thursday (cnn.com)

Maybe at lunch I'll check out a couple of the convenience stores near campus and see if I can find some Cupcakes or Twinkies.
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Nov15-12, 12:31 AM
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NOOOOOO, once a year I hunt for their orange cupcakes. Life will end if those go off the market.
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Nov15-12, 01:33 AM
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Their Cupcakes were delicious, but about five to ten minutes after consuming them I always started hating myself.
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Nov15-12, 01:35 AM
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Buy a bag of twinkies and save them for 50 years. Could be worth something.
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Nov15-12, 05:10 AM
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Quote Quote by FreeMitya View Post
Their Cupcakes were delicious, but about five to ten minutes after consuming them I always started hating myself.
Yep. They are good, but make me feel...bleh...


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