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Goodbye to Twinkies?

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Nov16-12, 09:31 AM
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This is bigger than I thought it was:

[Hostess's] brands include Wonder, Nature's Pride, Dolly Madison, Drake's, Butternut, Home Pride and Merita, but it is probably best known for Twinkies - basically a cream-filled sponge cake.
Many of these brands will probably re-surface under new owners after the names are sold off in the liquidation. Twinkies II, anyone?
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Nov16-12, 03:22 PM
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I hope this doesn't bring down the ban-hammer down on me but:
This adds weight to the whole "the world is ending December 2012" doesn't it? I mean, no more Twinkies the month before? This is a bad sign...
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Nov16-12, 03:33 PM
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Start checking the clearance stores, Evo. Hostess is going to liquidate unsold inventory, and maybe your orange sweets will be there. If you get extras, put them in the freezer!
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Nov16-12, 03:55 PM
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Another case of union workers cutting off their nose to spite thier face, IMO.
lenell
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Nov16-12, 06:32 PM
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Inside Edition has a recipe for Twinkies on their website.
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Nov16-12, 09:43 PM
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https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...ustry/cJz0ngJR

There is hope.
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Nov16-12, 10:10 PM
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LOL. Not going to happen.
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Nov17-12, 09:53 AM
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Darn, a company that makes all kinds of crp I can't eat is going out of business? But I'm as nostolgic as the next guy. It is hard to imagine a world without twinkies.

I hear that most women prefer Ding Dongs and most men prefer Ho Hos. Is there any truth to that?
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Yes, you do have to allow your mind to roam to the gutter for that one...
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Nov17-12, 11:25 AM
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Quote Quote by Ivan Seeking View Post

I hear that most women prefer Ding Dongs and most men prefer Ho Hos. Is there any truth to that?
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Yes, you do have to allow your mind to roam to the gutter for that one...
You owe me a keyboard.
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Nov17-12, 01:31 PM
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There are already a number of twinkie sellers on Ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40

WOW Evo they even have orange cupcakes.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40

Only $19.99 for a box of eight, buy now for the holidays.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hostess-Oran...item20cd923188
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Nov17-12, 04:32 PM
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Serendipitous success!

I happened to go to Wal-Mart today and it occurred to me to check out their snack-cake section. Sure enough, there's a nearly empty Hostess section. I snagged one of the last two 8-cake boxes of Golden Cupcakes. Same shape and chocolate frosting as on the Cupcakes I ate as a kid, but the cake part seems to be the same as a Twinkie except for the shape (instead of chocolate). Maybe it's the same as in the orange-frosted Cupcakes. I figured $2.50 was worth it for the nostalgia.

There were also several bags of small donuts (both powdered-sugar and chocolate-frosted ones) but those are pretty generic.
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Nov17-12, 05:05 PM
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Collateral damage in Maine. JJ Nissen runs local bakeries and distribution centers, and they are owned by Hostess' parent company.
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Nov18-12, 02:46 AM
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I went out this morning to get one last taste of Twinkies before they all disappear, but when I got to the Woolworth's, they were shuttered. So I'm getting into my Studebaker and heading for the airport where I hope to get the next Pan Am flight to Constantinople. Wish me luck.
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Nov18-12, 01:06 PM
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I find myself in rare agreement with George Will and Newt Gingrich. Products like Twinkies and Ding Dongs are proven products. Hard to say what will stay and what will go but not everything is going to disappear. I would expect that most of their leader products will be produced by someone. I seriously doubt Twinkies will go away. There is probably an inside battle going on right now with various companies scrambling to produce these.

I have to wonder if this was more about unions or age. I have worked in a number of factories for old companies like Hostess [automation work], Granny Goose being the worst example, and some of these places were atrocious! Most food production facilities are immaculate but there are a few horrific exceptions to the rule and I would bet ding dongs to donuts that Hostess had big problems internally. The biggest problem is often the equipment costs. Entire factories can get out of date with the cost of replacment too high to survive. Slowly the environment degenerates, failure and production losses increase, the company starts losing money, morale declines, attitudes change, no one gives a damn anymore, and eventually the company is doomed. It is a fairly familar pattern in my world.
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Nov18-12, 06:47 PM
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Quote Quote by Ivan Seeking View Post
Slowly the environment degenerates, failure and production losses increase, the company starts losing money, morale declines, attitudes change, no one gives a damn anymore, and eventually the company is doomed. It is a fairly familar pattern in my world.
That is true in lots of of manufacturing, Ivan. I have watched mill after mill defer capital improvements to save money. Generally, the management (well-heeled, usually) dominates the media and starts pointing fingers. It's a really sad stage of decline, and you can see the job-losses coming, along with the financial ruin of the towns. Sad, but predictable.
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Nov18-12, 08:41 PM
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Mexican Bakery Grupo Bimbo has their eye on Hostess.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2...-twinkies?lite
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Nov19-12, 01:05 AM
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Bimbo... Hostess... hmmm...
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Nov19-12, 01:50 AM
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I've seen bimbo bread, they really need to rethink that name.


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