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Twinkie In Trouble

syrup09 Jan 9, 2012 07:05 PM

I heard tonight on ABC World News that the Hostess Company, which I think is owned by Continental Bakery, is close to filling for bankruptcy, (probally chapter 7.) Somehow I don't think this is a sign of America's improving eating habits, (I'm Diabetic so I'm really not in a position to wave a finger.) I wonder how is Little Debby is doing?

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    ferret Jan 9, 2012 07:09 PM

    It went into bankruptcy in 2004 and came out in 2009 but it was pretty shaky and has remained so (obviously).

    1. ipsedixit Jan 9, 2012 08:22 PM

      I think I've been personally keeping Twinkie's solvent for a while now.

      1. mrbigshotno.1 Jan 10, 2012 06:09 AM

        Nothing to do with their products, the unions dried them up.

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          ferret Jan 10, 2012 07:15 AM

          Their sales seem to be fine, their cost structure sucks, be it the unions' fault or otherwise. They can't afford to sell at current prices because their costs have increased, but raising prices will result in lower sales.

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            ipsedixit Jan 10, 2012 07:19 AM

            Price of sugar and flour have risen in recent years. If hydrogenated oils were to increase in price as well, Twinkies might just be wiped off the face of the earth entirely.

        2. Motosport Jan 10, 2012 07:01 AM

          I have been meaning to try French Toast Twinkies. Guess I should do before it's too late!

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            Querencia Jan 11, 2012 06:06 PM

            Somewhere on chowhound a month or so ago there was a piece about stuffing the turkey with Twinkies.

          2. DonShirer Jan 11, 2012 04:26 PM

            Can't you just hear the healthy food munchkins singing:

            "Ding-dong the Twinkies' Dead. Ho-ho Ho-ho!"

            1. arktos Jan 11, 2012 05:21 PM

              George Jefferson: Twinkies= "White folks Soul Food'.

              1. Chemicalkinetics Jan 11, 2012 07:08 PM

                Not again.... This happened a few year back.

                *Edited* Most likely someone will buy it out.

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                  hueyishere Jan 11, 2012 07:11 PM

                  I do like their Orange Flavored CupCakes, I will be sad and miss them

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                    ferret Jan 11, 2012 07:57 PM

                    They're not going out of business.

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                      Motosport Jan 12, 2012 06:08 AM

                      The orange flavored cupcakes are my favorite road food treat. Every gas station convenience store seems to have them.

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