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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby Factorial on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:22 am

The next twinkie maker may be a Mexican company:

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.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby Lt. Dish on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:38 pm

I was hoping we'd hear from Bimbo in all this. Bimbo is the largest bakery company in the U. S. I didn't know that they passed on Hostess before.

In other news, Bimbo is the Philadelphia Union's main sponsor. During a televised game, you hear the jingle "Say Beeembo, B-I-M-B-O..." about 4,327 times until it tortures you in your sleep.
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It's funny to hear J. P. Dellacamera going on and on with the PxP and occasionally cramming in "packedwithgoodnessandbakedwithlove."

It's more funny to see a Philly team with BIMBO emblazoned across their chests. #ShutupBeavis
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby Gaucho on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:40 pm

Bimbo?
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby Beveridge on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:54 pm

Bimbo bakeries owns bakeries such as Stroehmann's, Arnold, Entimanns, and even Thomas products. They also acquired Sara Lee recently as well.

Chances are, you've been eating Bimbo and didn't realize it unless you buy only Wonder bread products or a couple other smaller companies.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby columbia on Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:52 pm

No Hostess products left that the grocery store. :(
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby Willie Kool on Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:43 pm

Gaucho wrote:Bimbo?

Not the connotation you are probably familiar with. In English it's a promiscuous woman, which would still be strange for a bakery company's name, but in Spanish it has no meaning.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:27 pm

The hostess store in murrysville had a line out the door. I like Twinkies and what's not, but I'm not waiting in a line for them.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby mac5155 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:53 pm

1.announce you're going out of business
2.stock all stores
3.???
4.profit
5 . Re open
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby blackjack68 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:02 pm

mac5155 wrote:1.announce you're going out of business
2.stock all stores
3.???
4.profit
5 . Re open


Marketing genius!

And people are selling boxes online for $60.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby mac5155 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:22 pm

are people buying them though?
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby Tico Rick on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:26 pm

I always read the title of this thread as RIP Van Winkle and I think, omg, Rip Van Winkle died.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby Tico Rick on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:30 pm

Gaucho wrote:Bimbo?


I've been wanting to by the soccer jersey of Saprissa, a team in Costa Rica, for several years now but I'm waiting until they change sponsors.

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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby Gaucho on Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:05 pm

Understandable.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby JS© on Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:53 pm

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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:55 pm

Little Debbie isn't all that bad.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby JS© on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:02 pm

and I don't see Hostess offering Nutty Bars.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby Lt. Dish on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:03 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:Little Debbie isn't all that bad.


Swiss Cake Rolls do just fine for a "fix" when Ho-Hos aren't available. :D
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:06 pm

JS© wrote:and I don't see Hostess offering Nutty Bars.

Yeah buddy ;)

Side note...someone on craigslist is selling two boxes of Twinkies for $250.00 in bridgeville. So it begins...
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby columbia on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:35 am

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Nationalize the Twinkie industry

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petiti ... y/cJz0ngJR
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby mac5155 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:38 am

I love that everyone has discovered the petition feature on the white house website.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby Tim Thomasen on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:50 am

FreeCandy44 wrote:Little Debbie isn't all that bad.


Nutty bars and outmeal cream pies are very good, I will say that.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby pfim on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:16 pm

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/bakers-un ... UDAd-82S-U

Shockingly, the new owners of Hostess assets don't want the unions either.
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby canaan on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:59 pm

The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union



this is like the big east of unions. honestly might as well call them the "leftover workers union"
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby pittsoccer33 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:05 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internatio ... nd_Helpers

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers
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Re: RIP Twinkie

Postby canaan on Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:30 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Brotherhood_of_Boilermakers,_Iron_Ship_Builders,_Blacksmiths,_Forgers_and_Helpers

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers

these at least have some overlapping works. unless there is a tobacco twinkie torte niche im unaware of.

also: my dad has been a boilermaker since the early 70s
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