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(ABC)   Idiots buying Twinkies at a huge premium on eBay - $60 a box. Given that Mother's Cookies were back on the shelves in six months, we will be likely be tasting schadenfreude along with our creme filling next year   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 300
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2012-11-16 03:12:27 PM  
*sigh*

Why do I bother working for a living when I have such evidence of the continued imbecility of the American public? I could just scam the morons for a living - better hours, higher compensation, and I keep their money in circulation
 
2012-11-16 03:19:25 PM  
I wish I could sell Twinkies short. Not the stock of the Hostess corporation, I mean actual Twinkies.
 
2012-11-16 03:21:37 PM  
They'll be back. Twinkies are far too nasty to ever go away permanently.
 
2012-11-16 03:36:58 PM  
www.google.ca
 
2012-11-16 03:43:21 PM  
Darn...if I had bought a few boxes last week when they were 2 for $4 and auctioned them this week, I could've made enough $$ to pay for all of my holiday shopping. :(
 
2012-11-16 03:43:55 PM  
The only reason there may be a Twinkie shortage before some other company buys the name and recipe and resumes production is because of idiots hoarding Twinkies because ZOMG TWINKIES ARE GONE 4EVA WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW BUSINESS WORKS I BLAME FARTBONGO/UNIONS/LACK OF PRAYER!!!111!
 
2012-11-16 03:50:17 PM  
According to the guy on the radio this morning, Canadian Twinkies are still going to be made. Suck it 'Merica.
 
2012-11-16 03:54:48 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: According to the guy on the radio this morning, Canadian Twinkies are still going to be made. Suck it 'Merica.


Oh, great, Poutine Twinkies.
 
2012-11-16 03:55:25 PM  

Osomatic: I wish I could sell Twinkies short. Not the stock of the Hostess corporation, I mean actual Twinkies.


A twinkie derivative? Intriguing...
 
2012-11-16 04:04:59 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: According to the guy on the radio this morning, Canadian Twinkies are still going to be made. Suck it 'Merica.


I think I'd rather just not have real twinkies any more than your paltry northern knockoffs. I mean, look at what you people call bacon.
 
2012-11-16 04:10:44 PM  
api.photoshop.com
 
2012-11-16 04:11:38 PM  
Is this a great country or what?
 
2012-11-16 04:12:40 PM  
Glad to see there are some people around who understand what's going on. The recipee will be sold -probably along with the buildings they're making them in now. Doubtful people will even notice a break in production.
 
2012-11-16 04:25:45 PM  

bradkanus: Glad to see there are some people around who understand what's going on. The recipee will be sold -probably along with the buildings they're making them in now. Doubtful people will even notice a break in production.


I think there will be a bit of a break, supplies will dwindle, then when all seems lost, some company will swoop down and announce Twinkies are saved and get a huge bump in sales because ZOMG TWINKIES WERE SAVED LETS GO BUY SOME NOW WE MISSED THEM THIS WEEK THEY WEREN'T AVAILABLE!!!111!!2

It worked when Coke announced the return of Coca Cola Classic, didn't it?
 
2012-11-16 04:30:10 PM  
So are they going to put Twinkie the Kid down? Or just release him into the wild?
 
2012-11-16 04:41:42 PM  
I'll have to pick up a Twinkie at the market today. Haven't had one in probably 30 years.
 
2012-11-16 04:46:30 PM  

scottydoesntknow: So are they going to put Twinkie the Kid down? Or just release him into the wild?


Sell him into slavery.
 
2012-11-16 04:49:12 PM  

RedPhoenix122: scottydoesntknow: So are they going to put Twinkie the Kid down? Or just release him into the wild?

Sell him into slavery.


That's a terrible idea! He literally has no bones, how do they expect him to work?

/Now sex slave.....
 
2012-11-16 04:51:02 PM  
I dont care about Twinkies but you can have my Mother's frosted animal cookies when you pry them from my cold dead hands!
 
2012-11-16 05:01:18 PM  

scottydoesntknow: RedPhoenix122: scottydoesntknow: So are they going to put Twinkie the Kid down? Or just release him into the wild?

Sell him into slavery.

That's a terrible idea! He literally has no bones, how do they expect him to work?

/Now sex slave.....


I figure that was implied by the cream filling.
 
2012-11-16 05:04:47 PM  

Sapper_Topo: I dont care about Twinkies but you can have my Mother's frosted animal cookies when you pry them from my cold dead hands!


The only product in their entire line that's worth a damn.
 
2012-11-16 05:07:28 PM  
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Silly customer! You cannot hurt hoard a Twinkie!
 
2012-11-16 05:35:25 PM  
I feel fat just thinking about a twinkie.
 
2012-11-16 05:40:49 PM  
Idiots buying Twinkies at a huge premium on eBay - $60 a box.

"That's a big Twinkie (purchase)"


/Seriously? No one?
 
2012-11-16 05:55:11 PM  

Sapper_Topo: I dont care about Twinkies but you can have my Mother's frosted animal cookies when you pry them from my cold dead hands!


They taste like cardboard but it's the MOST DELICIOUS CARDBOARD ever.
 
2012-11-16 05:55:14 PM  
Good job unions. Twinkies and Ding Dongs have gone Galt.
 
2012-11-16 05:55:46 PM  

unyon: [www.google.ca image 500x212]


First thing I thought of, but that is thanks to popular culture and my recent hotel cable experience, man.

P.S. I cannot afford real cable at home.
 
2012-11-16 05:56:07 PM  
Will this story be followed up with, THERE ARE NO MORE WiiU's in America with a hard hitting report of them being sold online for 4x what they cost in the store. Love America.


/short sold a Wii when they were popular
//yes i did make enough for Xmas presents that year plus cell phone bill
 
2012-11-16 05:56:12 PM  
"Los submarinos" are way better.
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-16 05:57:20 PM  
we cannot allow big twinkie to fail, think of all the other support industries involved. all the twinkie part suppliers. it would destroy the economy to allow big twinkie to fail.


in all seriousness, I expect Nabisco or whomever puts out little debbie to pick up the line and pick up the slack. Hostess itself has been dead for years.

though I expect the wonder bread thrift store to be dead very soon, and that's a shame.. it was always my go to place for sugary, devoid of any nutritional value pastry snacks.

is there a white house petition I can sign to bring back chocodiles?

dear President Obama, please force whomever takes over the hostess line to bring back chocodiles, or I am seconding from the union!
 
2012-11-16 05:57:55 PM  
I've still got two Twinkies left. They're going for a million dollars apiece. And I'll get it, you wait and see.

Yeah, okay, I ate them; they're gone.
 
2012-11-16 05:58:00 PM  
I was going to make a joke, but it had too many hard words to spell. My point is this: Twinkies last forever.
 
2012-11-16 05:58:03 PM  
Im never selling my Reggie Bars.
 
2012-11-16 05:58:06 PM  
Hostesses' Twinkie dies tonight.

*sniffle*

You farkers.

I hope your hate fuels something other than your hate-engine.

Seriously.

Dehate, and bring back the Banana Flip.

That is all.

*)
 
2012-11-16 05:58:11 PM  
I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?
 
2012-11-16 05:59:21 PM  
To Subby, they're idiots. To me, they're the nice people with money who'll be helping me pay off my car. ^_^
 
2012-11-16 05:59:39 PM  

Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?


One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.
 
2012-11-16 06:00:01 PM  
Damn labor unions.
 
2012-11-16 06:00:51 PM  
Fools, money, etc.
 
2012-11-16 06:01:02 PM  

Osomatic: swaniefrmreddeer: According to the guy on the radio this morning, Canadian Twinkies are still going to be made. Suck it 'Merica.

I think I'd rather just not have real twinkies any more than your paltry northern knockoffs. I mean, look at what you people call bacon.


CA Twinkies with cut-out Hockey Player collector cards in Franch on the box bottom. Just when I thought it was safe to quit sniffing glue, you pull me right back in again.

/what have i done. what have i done, what have i done to deserve this
 
2012-11-16 06:01:22 PM  

badhatharry: Good job unions. Twinkies and Ding Dongs have gone Galt.


Good riddance.

Less junk food on American shelves can only be a good thing.

Interestingly, Hostess did cite reduced demand for Twinkies, due to an increased demand for healthier foods, as one of the reasons for their collapse: Link

Yeah, they had a pension fund that was almost a billion in the hole, and they had just been hit with a big strike last week, but they'd been in bankruptcy since January over declining sales.

Isn't this the whole "free market" thing at work? People want healthier food, people stop buying junk food. Junk food companies go out of business.
 
2012-11-16 06:01:49 PM  

Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.


I just mixed person knowingly.

Whut you gonna do?

Call the Grammar/Grammer Police?

*)
 
2012-11-16 06:02:14 PM  
I haven't had a Twinkie in 26 years.
 
2012-11-16 06:02:18 PM  
I put my box of twinkies with my Beanie Baby collection and just filed for retirement. Weep for yourselves, peasants.
 
2012-11-16 06:02:33 PM  

qorkfiend: Fools, money, etc.


Soon parted how?
 
2012-11-16 06:03:05 PM  
fark you people.

Somewhere in there, is the last box of twinkies on earth. Believe it or not, Twinkies have an expiration date. One day, life's little twinkie gauge is going to go..ploop. Zero.

Time to nut up, or shut up.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-16 06:03:18 PM  
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That's an expensive Twinkie.
 
2012-11-16 06:03:48 PM  

scottydoesntknow: So are they going to put Twinkie the Kid down? Or just release him into the wild?


He's far too acclimated to living among and having his needs met by humans to stand much of a chance at survival in the wild.

It's unlikely he would be accepted into an established pack and may even be killed by another Twinkie, that is if he didnt starve to death first.

Also, neither RC Cola or DADs Rootbeer have been the same since their production was taken over by others.
 
2012-11-16 06:04:18 PM  

BronyMedic: fark you people.

Somewhere in there, is the last box of twinkies on earth. Believe it or not, Twinkies have an expiration date. One day, life's little twinkie gauge is going to go..ploop. Zero.

Time to nut up, or shut up.

[i.imgur.com image 642x487]


Thanks for the back-up, BronyMedic.
 
2012-11-16 06:04:37 PM  

Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.


I don't have a survival shelter.
 
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