No more twinkies or hostess cupcakes or wonder bread???*UPDATE*

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  1. fhc

    fhc New Member

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  3. amandab

    amandab Well-Known Member

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    I am finally going to lose weight.
     
  4. ziggy

    ziggy New Member

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    Too BIG TO FAIL...Bail out Hostess!!!!.lol. Just kidding, but I would miss Twinkies.
     
  5. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    But I like Wonder White Whole Wheat bread!
     
  6. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    What?! Wonder bread's been around well, since sliced bread! (groan)

    seriously, I would miss it
     
  7. krimekat

    krimekat Amazed and Baffled

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    totally thought Carla LaShelle posted this
     
  8. LunaticFringe

    LunaticFringe I know you're out there...

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    Cypros New Member

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    No more pink snowballs?! That cannot be. I am sure that I eat enough of them to keep the company in business.
     
  10. Quiche

    Quiche New Member

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    OP link doesn't work for me, but...

    TBH I haven't had one of their products for decades, but I bet this is one of "those" bankruptcies that reincarnates with no union workers, less pay, reduced or non-existent benefit packages, and few full time positions. And truthfully, their bakeries might be moved south of the border. (I know Hostess used to be good factory work a long time ago, but I don't know what it's been like lately. In truth, all those changes might already be in place.)

    Now I ask you: if that is indeed what's happening here, will Twinkies, Snoballs, and White Bread have the same allure? Will you buy the "new" products?


    eta: Yup, this is exactly what's going down. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-twinkie-banruptcy-20120111,0,6871039.story


    :cool:
     
  11. 21merc7

    21merc7 New Member

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    Sadly what Quiche described is happening to a lot of businesses. It is a way to cut costs, and it's not just businesses mind you, but that is another rant about America not taking care of it's own people anymore for $$ and the eventual failure of capitalism. Lol.

    Did you guys really like those products??!!! To me they all tasted like old dish sponges soaking in mold! :sick: I have not had any of them since childhood as I could not tolerate the taste. Guess I'm okay if they go away. Sorry you guys will miss them, but you can buy mixes to make your own, or even from scratch. Or another brand will become available.
     
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    They used to be good, years and years ago! Now they taste like crisco mixed with wax.
     
  13. SugarQueen

    SugarQueen Well-Known Member

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    CRUD!! My sensory sensitive son is orally defensive, wonder bread is his favorite (and mine). It would not be easy to replace it for DS.
     
  14. Melanie

    Melanie Inactive

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    I can proudly say that my 14 YO DS has never had a twinkie or ding-dong :) But I will admit that he grew up on white wonder bread! I'm gonna miss that, as is he. There's just no other white bread like it. How can anyone tell me I can't take a slice of bread and mush it into a ball and eat it.

    Oh yummmm.....

    Mel
     
  15. nomoresorrow

    nomoresorrow New Member

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    Love me some Wonder bread! Can we bail them out? :waitasec:
     
  16. Jack

    Jack New Member

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    I don't recall hearing they were shutting down, just filing bankruptcy. Did I miss something?
     
  17. Turtles

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    This is the only bread my turtles eat, they still don't know that their white bread is wheat :)
     
  18. my_tee_mouse

    my_tee_mouse Done. Put a Fork in Me.

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    Not to worry. They filed Chapter 11, which means they are filing for reorganization. They aren't going to quit making Twinkies, cupcakes, and pink, ooey gooey yummy Sno Balls:

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/78174995/In-re-Hostess-Brands

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapter_11,_Title_11,_United_States_Code

    Sno Balls are my "trip treat." As long as I can remember whenever we are on a trip and stop for a break and a snack, I get Sno Balls. Never eat 'em any other time. But if they were to quit making them, I'd just have to stay home!
     
  19. Quiche

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    I was never a Twinkie girl, but as a kid I had a penchant for Ding Dongs, lol. I think it was the skinny foil wrapper, for some reason! LOL I also liked the way Sno Balls sounded when I bit into them-- all the little air pockets dissolving or something.

    I got Sno Balls with my allowance, sometimes, but Ding Dongs I scavenged/traded for with other kids' sack lunches. :) (I got plain old homemade cookies in mine.)
     
  20. essies

    essies "We're all just walking each other home." Ram Dass

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    Yea!! Let's party!!:great:
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  21. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Remember when Ding Dongs were name-changed to King Dons? Who the he!! is King Don? :D

    Mom used to put Twinkies and Hostess Cupcakes in our lunches. I don't like coconut and didn't care for Snoballs, but I recall that classmates peeled the outer layer off the cake and tossed it to see if it would bounce :crazy:
     

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