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OT: R.I.P. Twinkies and Wonder Bread - Hostess closes its doors, lays off 18,500 employees


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Posted on Nov 24, 2012 8:45:56 AM PST
pasteyswazey says:
Tribute to Twinkies. Have you guys seen the move with Shia LeBouf(sp?) called Disturbia? Well, he starts to build a Twinkie tower with glue and Twinkies near the beginning of scenes showing him under house arrest. Now that the company has gone out of business . . . what a waste of good Twinkies. Did anyone enjoy eating them?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 3:53:49 PM PST
GUEST!! says:
A-freakin-greed.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 3:44:46 PM PST
AndrewA says:
Even if the payout was five bucks per person they don't deserve it. You don't deserve a bonus for losing your company.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 1:45:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 19, 2012 1:45:38 PM PST
Soulshine says:
Yeah I was going to say the same thing. $2 million for 19 managers I think?

Only $105,000 per person.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 1:39:30 PM PST
FOGE says:
It's mobile. Take the m out on a PC

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 1:25:46 PM PST
GUEST!! says:
Did you know it was changed because of Wolrd War 2 rationing? Trivia betches.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 1:21:37 PM PST
OK found it. Possibly saved? Not sure.

At the very least the judge seems to flat out object to the planned paying out of bonuses and a lot of other sketchy things Hostess management was planning.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 1:19:42 PM PST
Pick 34 says:
Did you guys know that twinkies were originally filled with a banana filling? Trivia betches.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 1:15:42 PM PST
wont load for me.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 1:14:20 PM PST
FOGE says:
Twinkles saved?????

http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-73380044/

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 10:29:58 AM PST
pyroguy says:
ouch

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 10:29:07 AM PST
Once they stopped making Chocodiles on the East Coast I stopped caring about Hostess.

Chocodiles > *

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 10:25:11 AM PST
I don't think this one example is a case for why unions shouldn't exist. I do think it was unwise for the bakers union to stike at this particular moment and was the straw that killed Hostess but coming off of 2 bankruptcies and the way the management was handling the company it was really only a matter of time before the company went under.

Even now Hostess is fighting to have millions in payouts to senior management instead of doing anything for the thousands of people they are putting out of work. Hostess was horribly managed and working with a product that people were less and less interested in.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 10:18:31 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
If cannibalism is wrong I don't want to be right.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 10:07:54 AM PST
So rather than negotiate, we'll just lose all our jobs and close down an American icon.
The Unions' time in this country has passed - textbook example

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 9:43:19 AM PST
Mel says:
twinkie always sounds dumb

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 9:36:51 AM PST
Stud Lee© says:
Like the cable guy from the commercial said, "Sounds dumb".

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 9:36:46 AM PST
GUEST!! says:
Yeah, I pointed it out this morning. I get the impression I wasn't the first.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 9:35:29 AM PST
Mel says:
Little Debbie Twinkie sounds better than hostess

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 9:31:56 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 19, 2012 9:32:49 AM PST
Stud Lee© says:
But it won't be a Hostess Twinkie anymore. It just won't sound right...Little Debbie Twinkie? I think not. Pepperidge Farm Twinkie? Puh-leeeze.

Oh no!! Walmart will by the patent and rename them 'Great Value Twinkie'! Oh, the humanity.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 9:29:40 AM PST
You guys do realize that twinkies will just be sold off to a different company with better management? Right?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 9:29:13 AM PST
Mel says:
the "nutritious" bread section has been growing!
white bread is out

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 9:27:45 AM PST
GUEST!! says:
"God damn you, healthy food!!"

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 9:26:52 AM PST
jSten says:
"But has struggled for several years, with some blaming America's increasing appetite for healthier fare."

For some reason I find this particular part of the article humorous.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 6:45:06 AM PST
Stud Lee© says:
If Treyarch becomes the new Twinkie maker, I'll refuse to eat them due to nausea issues.
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Initial post:  Nov 16, 2012
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