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    Quote Originally Posted by momcat View Post
    I've been following this on the news, it's sad to see Hostess go after growing up with them. We knew Wonder bread by the red, yellow and blue balloons on the wrapper, I loved the Snoballs, chocolate cream filled cupcakes, and the orange cupcakes when I could find them. And no more Devil Dogs? I can remember when the Snowballs and cupcakes went for a dime and Devil Dogs cost a nickel.
    We didn't have Devil Dogs in California and if we saw one?

    It was neutered....

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    Who created this mess
    the end of our beloved Hostess?
    Twinkies are gone
    To the delight of some moms
    And the end of all of the rest...

    Devil Dogs euthanized
    Sno-balls excised
    from the planet for good?
    It doesn't help out my mood!
    Ho-Ho's disappear from the streets
    Never to seduce us with their sweet
    Call to seduction
    With the reduction
    Of the chocolate treats......

    The news has done said
    That twinkies will made
    Not send to limbo
    Should they be made by Bimbo
    And from out hearts they will not fade.......

    (bad rhymes, but i was inspired....)

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    Obviously, there's still hope for those who love them:

    Twinkies May Not Die: Hostess, Union Trying To Resolve Issues

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    If it's true, will Twinkies die?
    But what about the Hostess pies?
    The fruit stuffed pastries, flaky dough
    Made of ingredients we don't know!
    The icing sweet, why does it linger?
    and the crumbs all on my fingers.
    the filling sweet, so gooey too
    Just one bite, elevates my mood
    If they disappear I'll really scream
    And then drown my sorrow with Krispy Kremes.......

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    Take the yuckie Twinkies, but PLEASE - not the cherry pies!!
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    Could this be a real swan song
    For my chocolatey sweet round Ding Dongs?
    Iced sweet puck of Devil's food
    If they go, will I brood?
    Cry a river, drown in sorrow
    We'll have to wait until tomorrow....
    The judge will try to mediate
    Will his work be too late?
    I pray for reprieve please don't take
    My all-time favorite chocolate cake......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alysser View Post
    Is is sad that I've never eaten a Twinkie before? I've had some Hostess snacks, but never a twinkie.

    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    Hostess goes Mexican????

    Seriously - I heard on the news this a.m. that a Mexican company is buying Hostess out - or is considering it anyway.

    Does this mean that chopped jalapenos will be mixed in with the creme filling in Twinkies, or perhaps Snoballs will be sprinkled with chili powder rather than coconut???

    Oh my!!!!!..............
    Oh no, I don't like spicy food! Spicy snoballs?

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    According to today's news, the Bankruptcy court judge has ordered both side to go to mediation and try to work things out. Not sure but I think it's scheduled for Tuesday with another court hearing set for Wednesday. Store owners are saying that Twinkies are literally flying off the shelves.
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    After poking around for details on this whole mess, I found some info that hasn't been widely reported in the media.

    The reasons for the strike and refusal to go back to the table stems from Hostess (which is under control of a corp. raider venture capitalist) negotiating severe wage cuts a few years ago (48K to 35K for a senior baker) and benefit cuts. THey agreed to it at the time because they were promised no more cuts would be made.

    Now, after the corp scavengers have been doing nothing for new product development or marketing for a few years (read....making no attempt to modernize or actually spend money on the corp to make it viable......because in reality all they want to do is sell the IP rights and real estate and take the money and run) they went back to the table to demand more cuts ($35K to $25K for the baker in question) and more cuts in benefits.

    I think I'd strike as well, because while $35K might be livable (barely) for someone who's made 40-50K for years, $25K is a slap in the face and a severe cut in wages.
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    And meanwhile the CEO "voted" himself a giant raise (at least that's what I heard.)
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    There is always the Little Debbie Nutty Bars that can appease the chocolate lovers cravings. Although the rest of Little Debbie's sweets are kind of ugh.
    "I've been defrosted by Cassiesmom" Spring is here somewhere?

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    Little Debbies just don't cut it, too much of their stuff is the consistency of school paste. Their brownies are TERRIBLE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human View Post
    Little Debbies just don't cut it, too much of their stuff is the consistency of school paste. Their brownies are TERRIBLE!
    Have you tried the Little Debbies Nutty Bars? They are right up there with Hostess Twinkies & Cupcakes only with the peanut butter in the center instead of the creamy marsh mellow center. Either way they give a person a boost of energy to complete your day & taste good too.
    "I've been defrosted by Cassiesmom" Spring is here somewhere?

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    Little Debbies, for those with taste
    Come off as thick as school paste.
    She doesn't come off with the mostest
    Like the our pal, the old Hostess.
    But when it comes to really sweet
    Little Debbie can't be beat..
    Well you can, if you choose!
    Would that be 'snack abuse'?
    But if Hostess goes, How I will long
    to keep a hold of my Ding-dong?

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