http://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/ ... ed-brands/
Also, interesting who was bidding on them in 2007:
So, perhaps Twinkies will take their place in Bimbo’s white vans. Bimbo tried once before to seize Hostess. It teamed up with a Hostess union and an U.S. investment firm, billionaire Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa, to form a competing bid during Hostess’ first trip through bankruptcy in 2007. That eventually fell apart. Bimbo backed out, and Yucaipa went ahead and entered a fruitless offer, valuing Hostess at $580 million. Hostess’ business has gone staler since, the product of unfunded legacy pensions, leverage and labor strikes.