Long Live the Twinkie! So Long Ole Friend!
Original Article By: Kalei Beamon
The announcement was made just a few hours ago and I am already in withdrawal.
Hostess company is shuttin’ down and taking the Twinkie factory with them.
How can this be?
And does this mean that Suzy-Q and Zingers are gone too?
This is a sad day America.
Mind you... I haven’t actually eaten a Twinkie in well over 10 years...possibly 20.
But that is not the point.
I just liked knowing that the were there...
(and could be there for up to 25 years according to some reports. Talk about shelf life.)
But there was just something about the Twinkie...
The yellow soft sponge cake with white sugary goop in the middle.
I would eat them when I was a kid.
I would go to the store when my parents were at work and buy them...a Twinkie...Suzy Q and the
strawberry coconut zingers (basically the Twinkie but strawberry and coconut) I think they may
have been my favorite.
(I had...and still have a bit of a sweet tooth)
I really didn’t care much for the Ding-Dong...but the cupcakes were ok.
They came in vanilla too.
I honestly cannot believe the Twinkie is gone.
Check out this commercial from back in the day.
I think we should get these kids together for a reunion commercial.
Why did the Twinkie have to go?
I just don’t understand what happened?
How could Hostess go out of business?
With the obesity crisis in America, I thought that company was safe for sure.
(Am I wrong for saying that?)
I went to the Hostess website. Here’s a short excerpt of what they posted:
Hostess Brands is Closed.
We are sorry to announce that Hostess Brands, Inc. has been forced by a Bakers Union strike to
shut down all operations and sell all company assets. For more information, go to
hostessbrands.info. Thank you for all of your loyalty and support over the years.
Irving, TX – November 16, 2012 – Hostess Brands Inc. today announced that it is winding down
operations and has ﬁled a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court seeking permission to close its
business and sell its assets, including its iconic brands and facilities. Bakery operations have
been suspended at all plants. Delivery of products will continue and Hostess Brands retail stores
will remain open for several days in order to sell already-baked products.
When it doubt. Blame the union.
I’m kinda curious...how did they come up with the name?
Odd name for a dessert.
I should look it up...a little Twinkie History.
Anyway, about 18,500 people will be looking for work. Just another reminder of the importance
of putting your destiny in your own hands.
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I think I’m going to go buy a case and wait ten years then sell them on Ebay.
Call it the Vintage Twinkie....
Hmmm...I wonder how much the Twinkie would go for in 2022?
Be Bold. Come Along.