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).