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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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Initial post: Nov 16, 2012 8:20:47 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 16, 2012 8:21:15 AM PST
Benpachi says:
Wow, that's a lot of unemployed people, that really sucks.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 8:21:34 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 16, 2012 8:22:29 AM PST
Jawwaad says:
Well, the unemployment rate just went up.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 8:22:46 AM PST
Kin-foot says:
Tallahassee thought it was hard enough to get a Twinkie already.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 8:23:04 AM PST
I'm partying with some Twinkies and Fruit Pies tonight.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 8:24:22 AM PST
Jawwaad says:
I wonder if the government will bail them out. Twinkies are an American icon

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 8:24:38 AM PST
A lot of unemployed people because they went on strike. Instead of the company taking huge losses; they just closed the company. I bet those now unemployed people feel great without a job.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 8:25:01 AM PST
So are fat people, this is a must!

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 8:25:10 AM PST
Benpachi says:
Side note: With this article coming from Fox News, I'm surprised they didn't spin it as an Obama conspiracy to get rid of unhealthy snacks.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 8:26:09 AM PST
Solid Sponge says:
No more Twinkies? It's not really a big deal, but that's incredibly surprising. Twinkies are an American icon that can never die. I have an overhanging sense of dread. Maybe the world really is ending... Because there's no Twinkies!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 8:26:12 AM PST
Jawwaad says:
LOL JJ

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 8:28:16 AM PST
Iso says:
They closed the company since they have been failing for a while.

The union just basically hung the company with the same rope it was dragging it down with.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 8:28:54 AM PST
Soulshine says:
I'm inclined to believe in the claims of mismanagement because, "We're just Hostess, we can't make money in this economy!" sounds like a flat-out lie.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 8:30:57 AM PST
tastykake takeover!

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 8:31:25 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 8:32:03 AM PST
Same, never really enjoyed them.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 8:32:33 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
Time to stockpile for the apocalypse.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 8:33:14 AM PST
Iso says:
To be honest, it sounds like a business I would not like to be in either. Seems competition is stiff, hell I cannot remember the last time I bought a Hostess anything...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 8:33:25 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
I don't like them, but a post apocalypse without the food equivalent of a roach is no post apocalypse for me.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 8:33:29 AM PST
G. says:
Forward.

Right...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 8:34:48 AM PST
Cyberphobia says:
Long live unions! Another victory against the man.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 8:35:53 AM PST
Voice of god says:
Twinkies actually have a shelf life of only a few months.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 8:36:37 AM PST
John McClane says:
Pepperidge Farm is the best bread.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 8:37:52 AM PST
Soulshine says:
Yeah, I definitely agree about the increase in competition. I remember that the bread aisle was much smaller when I was a kid. And thinking about it, I rarely buy Hostess products myself.

It just seemed like doughnuts, snack cakes, and bread would be recession-proof.
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Initial post:  Nov 16, 2012
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