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RIP Twinkie

Postby Dickie Dunn on Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:52 am

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/national-international/NATL-Twinkies-Maker-Hostess-Going-Out-of-Business-179643161.html

Impressive work by the unions. Down economy? Who cares. Company in bankruptcy for the second time in 10 years? Doesn't matter. Pay and benefit cuts to keep your job and the company alive? Not a chance in hell.

Goodbye 18,500 jobs. Welcome to unemployment.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby columbia on Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:00 am

Note to self: buy a couple boxes of Ho Hos at the grocery store this weekend.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby count2infinity on Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:00 am

could they not hire scabs to come in and keep the business running?
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby columbia on Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:04 am

Keep in mind that "selling its assets to the highest bidders" likely involves selling off the rights to make Twinkies, etc.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby Gaucho on Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:04 am

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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby meow on Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:10 am

It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times?!?!
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby since1970 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:17 am

.worked for them in the late 80's early 90's in two states and here in Pittsburgh it was th best area in the nation for snake cake (SURPRISE, huh!!) , but there was rumblings back then of selling routes off ala Entenman's and Little Debbie, so I'm kinda surprised it took this long. I can tell you this we made pretty good money, but when you factored the hours worked, not so much. Up at 3am and home @ 4/5pm, and off wed/sun, traditional bakery days off, it sucked. I'd be going to work on a Saturday and see everyone coming home from the bars, and going to bed at 7 or 8pm, that was a blast too....lol!!!
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:22 am

Tastycakes will ruin them.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby ulf on Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:29 am

Unions!
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:58 am

columbia wrote:Keep in mind that "selling its assets to the highest bidders" likely involves selling off the rights to make Twinkies, etc.


The rights to Twinkies will definitely be snapped up by someone.

Me, never really liked Twinkies that much. More of a Mickey's Banana Flips kind of gal.

Mmmmmm, artifical banana flavor...
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby pittsoccer33 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:02 am

They went out of business for one reason and one reason only. They quit making these.

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I've had to take my business elsewhere.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby JS© on Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:04 am

RIP King Ding Dong

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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:05 am

Are Turtle Pies like Moon Pies?
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby JS© on Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:06 am

and the fruit pie guy

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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby pittsoccer33 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:08 am

Turtle pies were seriously the best. They weren't totally unlike the chocolate pies they sell now, but those are simply glazed with chocolate pudding filling. Turtle pies had a great tasting icing with vanilla pudding. And a Ninja Turtles trading card.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby BigMcK on Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:26 pm

Video killed the radio star.

Not understanding the current state of the economy killed the Twinkie.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby canaan on Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:28 pm

the price of the twinkie is what killed the twinkie.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby demondg1 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:49 pm

Little Debbie FTW!
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby meow on Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:56 pm

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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby DelPen on Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:49 pm

The teamsters went to court with hostess so they couldn't just do ahythign they wanted in a managed bankruptcy and won. Then the bakers screwed everyone.

No doubt someone will either buy the entire Histess brand name and set up shop in a right to work state with no union hirings or someone will buy the names of the successful brands.

Need to pick some twinkies up for my 3 year old, she's never had one before, need to make sure she gets to in case they are gone for good.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:09 pm

hey! wheres the cream filling?
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:14 pm

My mom always used to take me and my sister to the Hostess Store in Beaver. We always seemed to have a case of Hostess Cupcakes in the pantry. Even though I live in Philly now, I still prefer Hostess to Tasteycake. The fact that Tasteycake is a big sponsor of the Flyers makes me stay away from them anyways/
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby Shyster on Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:19 pm

I always liked Zingers better than Twinkies.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby columbia on Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:20 pm

The raspberry zingers are high-end junk food.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby GaryRissling on Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:44 pm

While hardly a pro-union guy, it should be noted that Hostess' problems began before the economic downturn as they last entered bankruptcy eight years ago (with nearly a half billion in debt) where two hedge funds specializing in the purchasing distressed companies were able to bring them out of bankruptcy. The writing was on the wall at that point, and I think that management had been cashing out while they still could. If unions are to blame, it's for actions that happened a decade or longer ago; not the last three years.

That said, I'm very interested to see if the government can resist the urge to intervene now. 18,000 mostly union jobs for a company which has to be one of the largest purchasers of subsidized material (HFCS, corn starches, etc). Hopefully they'll allow the market to allocate Hostess' assets, but I'd be shocked.
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