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#385758 - 11/16/12 09:30 PM The end of the Hostess brand?
Kruncher Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: Maple Ridge, BC
Is this the end of the line for Twinkies and Ding Dongs?

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#385760 - 11/17/12 12:43 AM Re: The end of the Hostess brand? [Re: Kruncher]
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4697
Loc: Marion, IA
I read that someone put a Twinkie the Kid lunch box on eBay, after a week it had zero bids and was still at the initial $14.99 starting bid. Hostess says that due to a labor dispute with the union that their workers are a part of that they are shutting down, and that same lunch box hit over $690 in 2 hours of bidding frenzy...

Twinkies and Ding Dongs are starting to sell out near me according to the local news.
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#385762 - 11/17/12 07:24 AM Re: The end of the Hostess brand? [Re: Kruncher]
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Loc: Central NH
I never cared about Twinkies or Ding Dongs.

But Drakes is a subsidiary, and that means no more Ring Dings, Funny Bones, Coffee Cake Jr.s, Devil Dogs and Yodels.

Now THAT hurts!

Since that's a "Northeast" thing, many of you have no idea what you're missing! smile


Edited by MarkSJohnson (11/17/12 07:26 AM)
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#385763 - 11/17/12 08:32 AM Re: The end of the Hostess brand? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7408
Loc: Canada
Dear USA;

We have your Twinkies

Sincerely,

Canada



The brands are owned by Weston and another company here in Canada.

Mark, I guess that's good news / bad news for you. Nor Ring Dings or Funny Bones, but if you have a craving for Twinkies, you know where they are.
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#385766 - 11/17/12 08:52 AM Re: The end of the Hostess brand? [Re: Kruncher]
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I'm not into Twinkies.

Thanks, Fred, for killing my snack fantasies one stabity at a time.
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#385767 - 11/17/12 08:56 AM Re: The end of the Hostess brand? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Anything for you Mark.
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#385843 - 11/19/12 08:18 AM Re: The end of the Hostess brand? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I'm not into Twinkies.

That greasy cream is a too difficult to clean off?
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#385851 - 11/19/12 10:03 AM Re: The end of the Hostess brand? [Re: Kruncher]
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as quoted by Ted in "Ted"...
"OK, so that is where we will draw the line."
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