Are Twinkies really gone forever?


How many of you have ever had Twinkies? I would suspect the majority of you have indulged in this sweet treat. Well I hope you can savor the memory because Hostess has gone out of business, but who is to blame? The economy? The unions or both? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324556304578122632560842670.html

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  • Christina  On November 16, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I never really liked Twinkies, but I feel like most people got over there love for them.

  • Bill  On November 16, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    It is very unfortunate that many people will be relegated to the unemployment lines at the direction of intransigent union leaders who will not suffer the loss of one day’s pay.

    Chris Christie does not want to talk about it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJXyipuHlao

  • Donna Jacobs  On November 17, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    GREAT memories for us that remember finding them in our lunch sac, but good thing for the little kids who fight weight problems in 1st grade today.

  • elogam  On November 18, 2012 at 3:44 am

    I read an interesting post on Facebook that opined that Hostess was on the brink for years mainly because they had allowed their quality to drop in favor of cutting costs. Their “creme” (which they legally couldn’t call ‘cream’) was all chemicals; their icing was the consistency of cardboard; their pastry was loaded with preservatives to the point that a twinkie from 1994 could probably be placed next to a twinkie made last week and you couldn’t tell the difference. Their union problems may have pushed them over the edge, but it was their lack of quality and innovation that put them on that edge. My hope is that an entrepreneur steps forward, buys the rights, takes some time and re-works these recipes to make them the treats we enjoyed as children. A new generation needs an occasional break from the nutrition nazis and their “healthy snack” indoctrination.

  • MK  On November 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Well, I don’t know if they will be gone. There IS a market for them, so someone is bound to pick them up.
    According ti this website: http://www.infohappy.net/featured/relax-twinkies-will-survive/ There seem to be several propective buyers, too.

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