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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 07:56:10 PM  
Paging professor Farnsworth, Professor Farnsworth to the white courtesy phone please.
 
2012-11-16 07:58:09 PM  
al qaeda is alive but Twinkies are dead.
 
2012-11-16 07:59:47 PM  
If I'm going to spend $60 on yellowcake, it sure won't be for a Twinkie.
 
2012-11-16 08:02:33 PM  

styckx: B-B-B-B-But the economy! And B-B-B-B-ut unemployment!! WAIT A BOX OF TWINKIES FOR $15? WHERE DO I SWIPE MY CARD?

/farking morons


18,500 people losing jobs because one small union refused to budge.

Morons indeed.
 
2012-11-16 08:03:43 PM  

WhyteRaven74: HotIgneous Intruder: Zingers kick hell out of HoHos on any number of objective levels of comparison.

Zingers are made by Hostess....


And they were better when made by Dolly Madison!
 
2012-11-16 08:08:24 PM  
you got freude in my schaden.

/you got schaden in my freude
 
2012-11-16 08:09:07 PM  

Silverstaff: 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.


Why do you hate America?
 
2012-11-16 08:10:03 PM  

Thunderpipes: styckx: B-B-B-B-But the economy! And B-B-B-B-ut unemployment!! WAIT A BOX OF TWINKIES FOR $15? WHERE DO I SWIPE MY CARD?

/farking morons

18,500 people losing jobs because one small union refused to budge.

Morons indeed.


Imagine all the 3 year olds that could be working in cold mines if only it weren't for those socialist unions.
 
2012-11-16 08:15:49 PM  
Silly peasants! Let them eat cake!
 
2012-11-16 08:16:01 PM  
All this happened because they took out the famous Framingham Hostess Factory (the one mentioned in Family Guy) and replaced it with the stupidity of the Natick Mall Collection Mall expansion, with its garages and Niemann Marcus and luxury apartments that everyone who lives in them must be getting ready to run the fark away from this week.

Though if they knew how much these threads are making me crave the living fark outta a Twinkie, they'd "die" more often! :P
 
2012-11-16 08:18:38 PM  
I still g
 
2012-11-16 08:19:04 PM  

cig-mkr: Just don't take these away !
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Don't you feel a diabetic coma coming on when you just *look* at an RC?
 
2012-11-16 08:20:46 PM  

thisiszombocom: I still g


I still got my crystal Pepsi auctions. Who's laughing now

/ damn submit
 
2012-11-16 08:23:27 PM  
pfft. I'll just continue making them at home, as I always have. In case any other farkers want it, here's the recipe:
Enriched wheat flour, sugar, corn syrup, niacin, water, high fructose corn syrup, vegetable and/or animal shortening - containing one or more of partially hydrogenated soybean, cottonseed and canola oil, and beef fat, dextrose, whole eggs, modified corn starch, cellulose gum, whey, leavenings (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate), salt, cornstarch, corn flour, corn syrup, solids, mono and diglycerides, soy lecithin, polysorbate 60, dextrin, calcium caseinate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, wheat gluten, calcium sulphate, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, yellow #5, red #40.
 
2012-11-16 08:26:03 PM  
They're 2 for 6 bucks at my local grocer here in Ontario, I just bought 2 boxes on the way home.

Step 2...profit!
 
2012-11-16 08:31:10 PM  

InternetSecurityGuard: I'm still pissed about Mrs. Baird's stopping the production of spice cups.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-16 08:31:21 PM  
The Hostess day old bakery outlet earlier today:
fusionanomaly.net
 
2012-11-16 08:32:10 PM  
Look, a side note on the unions. It's not the idea of unions that is the problem. It's the ridiculous abuse of them that's the problem. People see "union" and think "cushy job that gets you set for life," not "protected work environment that halts employer abuse." That really shouldn't be the case, but it is. People use unions to make more than they should with more benefits than any company can maintain forever, and then wonder why they go overseas or bankrupt.

That being said, when you're a union and your strike kills the market for your talents, YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG.
 
2012-11-16 08:34:23 PM  
What word do we use for "Twink" now?
 
2012-11-16 08:35:22 PM  

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


Don chu worry. We will be sure to sell them via ebay for a fair price mericans.
 
2012-11-16 08:37:04 PM  
Here's a whole truck load.

Link

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-16 08:38:02 PM  
Can someone photochop a Twinkie, a crying eagle, and a never forget?
 
2012-11-16 08:42:48 PM  

hbk72777: I'm sure Drakes, Little Debbie, Entenmann's or some other company will buy the brands


Well then whar Stella D'Oro? WHAR?
 
2012-11-16 08:44:25 PM  
Hostess Bankrupt - Vulture Capitalists Picked Corpse Clean (VIDEO) Link
 
2012-11-16 08:45:21 PM  

Tony_Pepperoni: Here's a whole truck load.

Link

[i.imgur.com image 400x248]


Tomorrow's headlines: HOSTESS TRUCKS HIJACKED NATIONWIDE!! THOUSANDS OF TWINKIES UNACCOUNTED FOR IN MASS RAIDS!!!
 
2012-11-16 08:45:54 PM  
twinkies have sucked since they sold the recipie to little debbie...
 
2012-11-16 08:46:37 PM  

shill1253: crying eagle


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-16 08:47:33 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Tony_Pepperoni: Here's a whole truck load.

Link

[i.imgur.com image 400x248]

Tomorrow's headlines: HOSTESS TRUCKS HIJACKED NATIONWIDE!! THOUSANDS OF TWINKIES UNACCOUNTED FOR IN MASS RAIDS!!!


Bawhahahaha........
 
2012-11-16 08:49:29 PM  

Coelacanth: Hostess Bankrupt - Vulture Capitalists Picked Corpse Clean (VIDEO) Link


Yeah, I think this is the closest to some 'clean corpse' as you're gonna get: Link
 
2012-11-16 08:53:07 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Coelacanth: Hostess Bankrupt - Vulture Capitalists Picked Corpse Clean (VIDEO) Link

Yeah, I think this is the closest to some 'clean corpse' as you're gonna get: Link


Fark, I've been looking for that!

/+100 internets for you!
 
2012-11-16 08:53:30 PM  
Meh, fat american problems.
 
2012-11-16 08:54:21 PM  

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


TTK's been domesticated. There's no way he would survive in the wild.
 
2012-11-16 08:54:30 PM  

Tony_Pepperoni: Gyrfalcon: Tony_Pepperoni: Here's a whole truck load.

Link

[i.imgur.com image 400x248]

Tomorrow's headlines: HOSTESS TRUCKS HIJACKED NATIONWIDE!! THOUSANDS OF TWINKIES UNACCOUNTED FOR IN MASS RAIDS!!!

Bawhahahaha........


You are less smart than you think.
 
2012-11-16 09:01:15 PM  
Last time I ate a twinkie was like in middle school. Who eats that stuff anyways - other than children?

I'm not being a foodie snob or health nut because I like the sweet stuff as well, but is the rest of the country so hard up for a nearby bakery or donut shop they need to eat a "pastry" out of a plastic wrap with god knows what kind of chemicals in it?
 
2012-11-16 09:02:43 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Last time I ate a twinkie was like in middle school. Who eats that stuff anyways - other than children?

I'm not being a foodie snob or health nut because I like the sweet stuff as well, but is the rest of the country so hard up for a nearby bakery or donut shop they need to eat a "pastry" out of a plastic wrap with god knows what kind of chemicals in it?


I eat them from time to time, but my favorite is when they're deep-fried and drizzled with chocolate sauce.
 
2012-11-16 09:05:30 PM  

Dear Jerk: I was going to make a joke, but it had too many hard words to spell. My point is this: Twinkies last forever.


www.sogoodblog.com
 
2012-11-16 09:06:53 PM  
The joke always was that they stopped making Twinkies years ago, but no one notices with all the preservatives.
 
2012-11-16 09:08:38 PM  
I dunno about the Twinkie's, but I could sure go for a Ding Dong.
 
2012-11-16 09:14:24 PM  
You have some of the most recognized brands in the world, simple products, billions in revenue, and you go bankrupt and liquidate. That is incompetence and greed, pure and simple. IT SHOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO SCREW THIS UP AND YOU DID IT ANYWAY.

It's criminal that the people responsible for this senseless destruction of value get to remain rich.
 
2012-11-16 09:18:47 PM  

Coelacanth: CapeFearCadaver: Coelacanth: Hostess Bankrupt - Vulture Capitalists Picked Corpse Clean (VIDEO) Link

Yeah, I think this is the closest to some 'clean corpse' as you're gonna get: Link

Fark, I've been looking for that!

/+100 internets for you!


:)

listening to some George right now, and it just feels weird, as much as i love him.... he's no Chris :(
 
2012-11-16 09:26:39 PM  
Twinkies do NOT last forever. They have a pretty standard dessert-treat shelf life, and are really awful when old.
Twinkies (and Hostess Cupcakes) were my pregnancy cravings, and because of a shipping dispute we couldn't buy them locally. So friends picked up boxes for me out of town - too many friends and too many boxes. They definitely spoiled.
 
2012-11-16 09:31:48 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: SirEattonHogg: Last time I ate a twinkie was like in middle school. Who eats that stuff anyways - other than children?

I'm not being a foodie snob or health nut because I like the sweet stuff as well, but is the rest of the country so hard up for a nearby bakery or donut shop they need to eat a "pastry" out of a plastic wrap with god knows what kind of chemicals in it?

I eat them from time to time, but my favorite is when they're deep-fried and drizzled with chocolate sauce.


You are suddenly so unworthy of follow...
 
2012-11-16 09:38:38 PM  

Indubitably: I'm feeling cosmic suddenly.


Sorry, thats my fault.
 
2012-11-16 09:43:54 PM  

Indubitably: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: SirEattonHogg: Last time I ate a twinkie was like in middle school. Who eats that stuff anyways - other than children?

I'm not being a foodie snob or health nut because I like the sweet stuff as well, but is the rest of the country so hard up for a nearby bakery or donut shop they need to eat a "pastry" out of a plastic wrap with god knows what kind of chemicals in it?

I eat them from time to time, but my favorite is when they're deep-fried and drizzled with chocolate sauce.

You are suddenly so unworthy of follow...


Dude, if you're ever in Sarasota, go to Munchies 420 Cafe and get a twinkie empanada... It will change your world
 
2012-11-16 09:43:57 PM  
There are a lot of other items besides Twinkies that will probably vanish now. Drake's Funny Bones were hard enough to find before all this, Frogdammit!

Also - no more Wonder bread? How is that possible?
 
2012-11-16 09:46:22 PM  

RedVentrue: Indubitably: I'm feeling cosmic suddenly.

Sorry, thats my fault.


No, it isn't.
 
2012-11-16 09:46:57 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Indubitably: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: SirEattonHogg: Last time I ate a twinkie was like in middle school. Who eats that stuff anyways - other than children?

I'm not being a foodie snob or health nut because I like the sweet stuff as well, but is the rest of the country so hard up for a nearby bakery or donut shop they need to eat a "pastry" out of a plastic wrap with god knows what kind of chemicals in it?

I eat them from time to time, but my favorite is when they're deep-fried and drizzled with chocolate sauce.

You are suddenly so unworthy of follow...

Dude, if you're ever in Sarasota, go to Munchies 420 Cafe and get a twinkie empanada... It will change your world


No, it won't.
 
2012-11-16 09:50:00 PM  
Well, crap. Wish I'd learned of this earlier. There's a Hostess Bakery Outlet just down the road from me...uber-cheap prices, and they carry the whole line of Hostess stuff. Maybe I'll stop in tomorrow and see if there are any Twinkies left, as I could use some extra cash.
 
2012-11-16 09:53:11 PM  
I went to the store earlier today to see if they had any Twinkies left. I didn't even consider the possibility there could be money to be made off of them, I just wanted to have one last Twinkie.

Well, I got to the bakery aisle of the store and in the middle of rows and rows of neatly stacked baked goods there was a massive gaping hole where the Twinkies had once been, but were now not. They even sold off the weird chocolate Twinkies.

The only Hostess products remaining were their passable chocolate "donettes" and the not so passable powdered sugar "donettes." I did buy one bag of the chocolate ones, mostly because I needed something to show for dragging my pasty ass out of the house.

I also bought a rack of ribs and some barbecue sauce, because man cannot live on "donettes" alone.

/I hope Twinkies stay dead, just so I don't have to go through this ever again
 
2012-11-16 10:14:33 PM  

Indubitably: RedVentrue: Indubitably: I'm feeling cosmic suddenly.

Sorry, thats my fault.

No, it isn't.


When the zombie apocolypse comes, I'm going to have to confiscate all of your Twinkies.

Sorry, it's for National Security.
 
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