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redutedaisy
11-16-2012, 06:39 PM
It seems funny that I'd be sad about Hostess closing shop, but I am! Funny enough, I have some good memories of eating Hostess cupcakes with my dad and Twinkies with Grandpa. The Twinkies were usually hard but it's the memory, right?

Better go stock up and scrap some memories about them!

Colleen
11-17-2012, 02:03 PM
I didn't even know they were closing. I have to say, I don't think I have ever had a Twinkie before! LOL

Oh wait, I think I did know they were closing; I guess I more thought they just weren't making Twinkies anymore. Anyway over the summer, my mom picked up a chocolate Twinkie for my kids to share. I am guessing that is why. She had said something about them having to try a Twinkie before it's too late. lol

I love that you are going to stock up and scrap about them. It's amazing how many simple things bring back such great memories for us though. :)

prettyingreen
11-17-2012, 02:10 PM
I'm going to miss HoHos :( but its not like i could stock up on them because i could eat awhole box in one day (which is why i dont buy them, prolly why they are going out of bussiness) :(

scrappydoo82
11-17-2012, 06:32 PM
ick -- i hate Twinkies. My husband always says Twinkies would survive a nuclear melt down lol.

missdamsel
11-17-2012, 06:53 PM
Don't panic! They are selling on ebay for upwards of $75 already!!

scrappydoo82
11-17-2012, 07:49 PM
omg i laughed looking on ebay... some of them are going for $300+!!! That is insane... just make them and save some money imho

Ambelleina
11-17-2012, 07:54 PM
Ummm, it was said that even though Hostess is liquidating, the better known brand name products like Twinkie, Ding Dongs, Donettes, etc will likely be sold off to a different company.

So...

1. Twinkies are gross.

2. In all probability, they'll continue to be made.

3. LOL @ Twinkie madness a la Zombieland! hehe

Sarah
11-17-2012, 08:48 PM
It's not unions, BTW.
The company told the mayor of St. Louis SEVERAL months ago that they were going to be closing factories. They're just using the ONE WEEK strike as an excuse. A company doesn't go out of business in just a week.

MSPeeler
11-17-2012, 10:01 PM
Our factory just shut down here.

Jacque
11-18-2012, 03:07 AM
i'm a big SUGAR addict but i can't stand twinkies...there r some others i will miss but truth be told its probably a good thing (for my health and waist line not for jobs)

Tree City
11-18-2012, 02:39 PM
The company has been struggling for awhile now. Hopefully another great American brand snatches up the recipes/rights AND is able to buy/reopen at least some of the factories. TBH, I'm not a fan of Twinkies, but I do like King Dons (haven't had one in years though. Probably since I was in school lol).
My mom is really upset about Hostess going out of business. But TBH, I don't really care about them closing in terms of what I eat. I'm just sad for the people who are now out of a job (the same way I feel whenever any US company or factory closes).

prettyingreen
11-19-2012, 09:37 PM
, I don't really care about them closing in terms of what I eat. I'm just sad for the people who are now out of a job (the same way I feel whenever any US company or factory closes).
yeah thats the first thing i thought about too, really really sucks!

Sarah
11-19-2012, 09:38 PM
yeah thats the first thing i thought about too, really really sucks!

What's sad was that I wasn't even surprised that the one here was closing. We have one plays open (Mars candy) and three more close/lay-off :(
-Hostess
-USPS distribution plant (state capital will now re-route to KC before coming BACK to Topeka :O )
-there's another, but I forgot

Hummie
11-20-2012, 02:17 PM
On the news yesterday they announced that the company most likely would be bought and the new company would begin selling them, so they may not be dead totally.