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End of the Twinkie?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by jaywa, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
  2. I read a story where they'll sell the company to the highest bidder. The highest bidder will still probably keep the Twinkie around once the company's bought.
     
  3. didn't know they were based in the DFW Metroplex...

    dang...

    i agree with that Matti said in the last thread tho... Zingers... the red ones with coconut!!!
     
  4. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Hopefully.

    Though truth be told I've always been more a Little Debbie guy myself.
     
  5. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Yes! The great thing about Zingers is that theyre not only made by Hostess, but also the Dolly Madison bakery.
    Hostess stuff isnt all that great anyway, theyre best product (other than Zingers) is the chocolate chemical cupcake.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zingers
     
  6. Interesting history. I used to love that stuff as a kid. I wouldn't touch it now though. Seems like bizarro food.
     
  7. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Another fan of the red coconut Zingers here.

    Also the pink coconut Snowballs. (Green for St. Patty's Day, orange for Halloween)
     
  8. klejst

    klejst

    Oct 5, 2010
  9. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Those are made by Satan taking a dump on those white cardboard package things.


    Zingers > Chocolate Cupcakes > Ding Dongs > Twinkies > Frozen Poopscicle > Banana Slugs >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Snowballs


    Oh, and Little Debbie ftw! For the cost of a pair of Twinkies you can get something like 6-8 snack cakes.
     
  10. Last time I had a Twinkie, it was a fried one at the Texas Fair, made me ill [takes a lot for food to make me ill].

    Sad that 18,500 folks will be loosing their jobs in this economy.
     
  11. dozicusmaximus

    dozicusmaximus Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2009
    Austin, TX
  12. I haven't eaten any of that garbage in years.
     
  13. hover

    hover

    Oct 4, 2008
    As long as the Twinkie is turned into a cornbread cake with whipped / foamed bacon-dripping filling, I'm in.

    Otherwise, r.i.p.

    But yes, the job losses are dire and unfortunate. Hope someone moves in swiftly and stabilizes the company in some way.
     
  14. fishtx

    fishtx Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses/Genz Benz - RIP/Mojo Hand FX
    19,000 people will lose their jobs...just before the holidays...
     
  15. P Town

    P Town Guest

    Dec 7, 2011
    Too bad about the jobs, but good riddance to that poison they sell as "food".
     
  16. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    This may have a serious impact on the petroleum by-products industry.
     
  17. jaywa

    jaywa

    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    The good news is, you can buy out your local Hostess/Wonder Thrift store of every box of Twinkies they have in stock, put em in storage and they'll still be fresh out of the box 20 years later.
     
  18. fixed it for you...

    they'll still be in the same condition...i think FRESH is too strong a word.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Lol! Just the images alone are purely nasty. On a serious note, it would be very sad and unfortunate for all those folks to become unemployed. The only possible silver lining to it would be that all that junk would have to come off the shelf.
     
  20. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Chicago
    [Read the story from the first thread on this, guys:
    http://fox8.com/2012/11/13/labor-fight-could-kill-off-twinkies-wonder-bread/

    Hostess has filed bankruptcy twice in the past eight years. The CEO is trying to blame it all on the unions, but even he admitted the company has been poorly managed.This company is dying because people are more health-conscious and snack-food competition has increased.
     



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