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Bye-Bye, Twinkies: Hostess Is Closing


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#1 OFFLINE   CoyoteQ

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:16 AM

Sorry, Twinkies fans: Hostess really is shutting its doors. The company threatened to do so yesterday if striking workers did not return by the end of the day. Apparently they didn't, because CNN reports that the Twinkies maker is now asking a federal bankruptcy court for permission to go out of business. That will mean 18,500 employees will lose their jobs, but CNN notes that Ding Dongs and other popular items could still survive under another brand, as Hostess will be selling its assets at auction.

Slate reminds us that Hostess has gone bankrupt before; that time around, Mexico's Bimbo Bakeries tried to nab it. Maybe they'll try again—although, writes Matthew Yglesias, "the company's various packaged snack cakes are cultural icons, but also pretty unfashionable in the era of artisanal cupcakes." Wonder Bread, too, has suffered as customers gravitate toward healthier options like multigrain bread.

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#2 OFFLINE   CoyoteQ

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:18 AM

Makes me think this a poorly ran company. It's not like nobody buys this stuff.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO not the Ho Ho's !!!!!!!! :disgust:

I love me some Ho Ho's :gap:
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:50 AM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO not the Ho Ho's !!!!!!!! :disgust:

I love me some Ho Ho's :gap:

What about Ding Dongs? :spiteful:
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

What about Ding Dongs? :spiteful:

And sno-balls. :lol2:
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:26 AM

So 18 thousand more unemployement claims coming? What a bunch of morons.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:29 AM

So 18 thousand more unemployement claims coming? What a bunch of morons.

I thought the same thing. :disgust1: Shit is just getting nuts. Year after year...it just keeps getting worse.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:04 AM

When I found the link to this article this was the link right under it: "12% of Mississippians Battling Diabetes" Rather ironic, don't you think? :wacko:
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:26 AM

I heard it boiled down to the workers not accepting a 50/50 split of revenues.....
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:43 AM

I heard it boiled down to the workers not accepting a 50/50 split of revenues.....

:pinch: :lol2:
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:58 AM

What about Ding Dongs? :spiteful:


Nope I don't go that way :harhar: :sarcastic_hand:
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

No problem. All they have to do is one more batch, and those bad boys will last for 40-50 years, stored in a warehouse.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:18 PM

Ah, they're all bad for you anyway.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

Dagnabbit there goes my Saturday nights...
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:03 PM

Yeah but unions are good for the economy.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:06 PM

Yeah but unions are good for the economy.

lol
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

You know the union bosses will still get paid, right.. It would be difficult for me to believe any group of people are this stupid were I not to witness it myself..

This is so dumb it is hard to describe..

Wait, I got it.. Obama voters.. These folks are Obama voters..

This point has been edited by 52G228PIM1996-97: 16 November 2012 - 05:10 PM

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:57 PM

Notice how Brussels sprout farmers never pull this shit?
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

Twinkies, the one food that can survive the apocolypse, gets stopped being produced a month before the world is supposed to come to an end... Well played Myans, wel played...
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:29 PM

True story: I've never had a Twinkie. Never even been tempted to eat one.

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