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(Mother Nature Network)   You could sit there wallowing in your own self-pity over the demise of Hostess treats. Or you could learn how to make Twinkies, Hostess Cupcakes, and Sno-Balls in your own kitchen   (mnn.com) divider line 72
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2012-11-17 08:39:24 AM
I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.

Are you listening?

Plastics.
 
2012-11-17 08:40:03 AM
Healthy? Gluten Free?

WTF??
 
2012-11-17 08:48:39 AM
or you can buy any of the other snack cakes that copy them

/time to get bootstrappy and get used to another cupcake you cupcake
 
2012-11-17 08:51:29 AM
I bought and ate a Hostess cupcake last night. It was disgusting. Beef fat? Titanium? The FIRST ingredient is sugar FFS. This whole thing seems like natural selection. Make a good product and don't make bad business decisions (looking your way, unions), and you stay in business.
 
2012-11-17 08:51:50 AM
Yes we could make them at home but would they be able to survive a nuclear holocost?
 
2012-11-17 08:53:00 AM
I don't want healthy! I want a farkin Twinkie!
 
2012-11-17 08:56:35 AM
Or wait til a new company starts selling them. And don't eat those either because you're over 30 and eat real food that is way better when you're high.
 
2012-11-17 08:57:15 AM
I found super sized marshmellows at Wallmart.

I put one on a plate in the toaster oven and watch that sucker like a hawk. Swells up to the size of a softball with a flat bottom. Once it gets a bit toasty, I gently press the now softer top and add coconut and toast some more.

Better than snoballs.
 
2012-11-17 08:59:34 AM

MemeSlave: I bought and ate a Hostess cupcake last night. It was disgusting. Beef fat? Titanium? The FIRST ingredient is sugar FFS. This whole thing seems like natural selection. Make a good product and don't make bad business decisions (looking your way, unions), and you stay in business.


Unions? No, how about when Hostess filed for bankruptcy, they immediately gave raises to their executive staff upward to 100%. We're talking wages beyond the total annual salary of dozens of line workers. ...but you can keep parroting that anti-union propaganda if it makes you feel better. I'm just saying you're looking at the wrong antagonist in this story.
 
2012-11-17 09:04:21 AM
i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-11-17 09:20:48 AM
What sno-balling in the kitchen may look like...

On second thought, better not link that...
 
2012-11-17 09:22:07 AM
Gee, I almost never heard of this sort of thing 20 years ago. Thanks for the heads-up, subs!
 
2012-11-17 09:22:20 AM
Duh, 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.
 
2012-11-17 09:26:21 AM

special20: MemeSlave: I bought and ate a Hostess cupcake last night. It was disgusting. Beef fat? Titanium? The FIRST ingredient is sugar FFS. This whole thing seems like natural selection. Make a good product and don't make bad business decisions (looking your way, unions), and you stay in business.

Unions? No, how about when Hostess filed for bankruptcy, they immediately gave raises to their executive staff upward to 100%. We're talking wages beyond the total annual salary of dozens of line workers. ...but you can keep parroting that anti-union propaganda if it makes you feel better. I'm just saying you're looking at the wrong antagonist in this story.


That makes sense. Running a company in serious trouble usually requires much better executive compensation. It's riskier to careers and it's much harder work.

And it's a tiny sliver of money compared to what the union members were demanding.

The company was bankrupt and the investors put in a huge amount of money to bring the company back, and they wanted to make a profit. Profit was impossible due to the union demands, so now all the employees have lost their jobs in a bad economy to lose a job (thanks Obama!).

If they weren't happy with their pay they should have quit instead of costing their friends their jobs.
 
2012-11-17 09:27:48 AM
Did you see those people on your local news channel last night, walking out of the Hostess outlet store with bags and bags of twinkies and cupcakes?

Yeah, I don't ever want to look like that.
 
2012-11-17 09:30:34 AM

special20: I'm just saying you're looking at the wrong antagonist in this story.



I'm no fan of unions but to lay blame with management is just as myopic (more IMO but whateva). The real culprit is any number of external societal factors.
 
2012-11-17 09:34:13 AM
Oh great subby, now we're going to have illegal junk food labs exploding creamy filling left and right.

breakingbadpublicitystill.jpg
 
2012-11-17 09:34:57 AM

Arcanum: special20: MemeSlave: I bought and ate a Hostess cupcake last night. It was disgusting. Beef fat? Titanium? The FIRST ingredient is sugar FFS. This whole thing seems like natural selection. Make a good product and don't make bad business decisions (looking your way, unions), and you stay in business.

Unions? No, how about when Hostess filed for bankruptcy, they immediately gave raises to their executive staff upward to 100%. We're talking wages beyond the total annual salary of dozens of line workers. ...but you can keep parroting that anti-union propaganda if it makes you feel better. I'm just saying you're looking at the wrong antagonist in this story.

That makes sense. Running a company in serious trouble usually requires much better executive compensation. It's riskier to careers and it's much harder work.

And it's a tiny sliver of money compared to what the union members were demanding.

The company was bankrupt and the investors put in a huge amount of money to bring the company back, and they wanted to make a profit. Profit was impossible due to the union demands, so now all the employees have lost their jobs in a bad economy to lose a job (thanks Obama!).

If they weren't happy with their pay they should have quit instead of costing their friends their jobs.


The right-wing attack on unions is nothing more than ignorance, lack of education, and propaganda.
Enjoy your weekend, tard.
 
2012-11-17 09:41:32 AM

special20: The right-wing attack on unions is nothing more than ignorance, lack of education, and propaganda.
Enjoy your weekend, tard.


The Bakers were the holdouts, and they stopped negotiating with management. They called management's "bluff"... only it wasn't a bluff, and the company has to liquidate. Oops!

Even the Teamsters were critical of the Bakers union & their handling of this shared issue.

This is not a "right wing" issue... but go on derping the derp.

/Fiscal reality has a right wing bias?
 
2012-11-17 09:42:12 AM
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-11-17 09:44:48 AM
Unions have destroyed our country.. they are an out of control monster... unions and the EPA.... bye bye america....
 
2012-11-17 09:46:19 AM

Icetech3: Unions have destroyed our country.. they are an out of control monster... unions and the EPA.... bye bye america....



Now THERE's the right wing derp!
 
2012-11-17 09:51:20 AM
Onions have destroyed our country.. they are an out of control vegetable...onions and the USDA... bye bye america...
 
2012-11-17 09:54:51 AM
I blame the chocolate creme filled twinkies. Those were farking revolting.
 
2012-11-17 09:58:26 AM
The unions had already made big concessions in the bankruptcies dating back to 2004. They have every right to expect a living wage, and it's pretty obvious after years of failure that the hedge fund owners don't want to run the business anymore. Their only way out is to liquidate the brand.
 
2012-11-17 10:02:15 AM
Forget the hedge fund managers who Bain'd the company, those line-workers have the audacity to demand enough money to make rent and keep their health insurance!

/this country has volunteered for failure
//it hates itself
 
2012-11-17 10:06:36 AM

whatsupchuck: The unions had already made big concessions in the bankruptcies dating back to 2004. They have every right to expect a living wage, and it's pretty obvious after years of failure that the hedge fund owners don't want to run the business anymore. Their only way out is to liquidate the brand.


How does someone have a RIGHT to a wage?
 
2012-11-17 10:09:03 AM
FTA:

"How do these just disappear from your life?" he asked. "That's just not right, man. I'm loyal, I love these things, and I'm diabetic."

You don't think those two things might be related in some way?

Unless you are a type 1 diabetic, then it's just bad luck.
 
2012-11-17 10:11:57 AM
the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which this week urged the bakery union to hold a secret ballot on whether to continue striking.


Votes are different when the Union Thugs don't know how you vote.
 
2012-11-17 10:14:07 AM

MemeSlave: How does someone have a RIGHT to a wage?


Rights are whatever we as a society decide they should be. What right to a wage actually means would end up being something people would have to figure out as they went along, just as the US is still working out what stuff like freedom of speech, right to bear arms and separation of church and state is suppose to mean.
 
2012-11-17 10:15:20 AM

MemeSlave: whatsupchuck: The unions had already made big concessions in the bankruptcies dating back to 2004. They have every right to expect a living wage, and it's pretty obvious after years of failure that the hedge fund owners don't want to run the business anymore. Their only way out is to liquidate the brand.

How does someone have a RIGHT to a wage?


I think we had a civil war about it.
 
2012-11-17 10:16:38 AM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Forget the hedge fund managers who Bain'd the company, those line-workers have the audacity to demand enough money to make rent and keep their health insurance!



A job is worth what it's worth; it's not automatically worth the rent on the lease you decided to sign.  You can't just sign any lease and take any job and expect it all to work out. I know, some people think you should be able to do that and maybe some day you will, but I I'm pretty sure it will come at the expense of something I like.
 
2012-11-17 10:27:04 AM

phrawgh: Duh, 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.


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"Everything a growing boy needs."
 
2012-11-17 10:35:03 AM
People eat sno-balls?
 
2012-11-17 10:35:54 AM

Sneakernets: MemeSlave:

How does someone have a RIGHT to a wage?

I think we had a civil war about it.


Ideologically, I sometimes think we're still at war...
 
2012-11-17 10:43:13 AM

Abox: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Forget the hedge fund managers who Bain'd the company, those line-workers have the audacity to demand enough money to make rent and keep their health insurance!


A job is worth what it's worth; it's not automatically worth the rent on the lease you decided to sign.  You can't just sign any lease and take any job and expect it all to work out. I know, some people think you should be able to do that and maybe some day you will, but I I'm pretty sure it will come at the expense of something I like.


Some piece of shiat hedge fund manager hollows out a company, loads it up with $700M in debt, pays himself a handsome fee for all his hard work, and leaves the hole to be filled by the line workers. But it's the line worker who is being irresponsible for expecting to not be stabbed in the back the very moment his boss feels he can get away with it? Where the fark is the boss's responsibility?

This, right here, is the self-hatred I was talking about. This country absolutely despises itself. It worships anyone who manages to screw the country over. It shifts the blame to the victims. It gleefully cuts its consumer base out at the knees, and then turns around and whinges about weak consumer confidence. It doesn't deserve to survive.
 
2012-11-17 10:43:52 AM
ww4.hdnux.com
Alas, I will miss you.
 
2012-11-17 10:46:27 AM

Arcanum: special20: MemeSlave: I bought and ate a Hostess cupcake last night. It was disgusting. Beef fat? Titanium? The FIRST ingredient is sugar FFS. This whole thing seems like natural selection. Make a good product and don't make bad business decisions (looking your way, unions), and you stay in business.

Unions? No, how about when Hostess filed for bankruptcy, they immediately gave raises to their executive staff upward to 100%. We're talking wages beyond the total annual salary of dozens of line workers. ...but you can keep parroting that anti-union propaganda if it makes you feel better. I'm just saying you're looking at the wrong antagonist in this story.

That makes sense. Running a company in serious trouble usually requires much better executive compensation. It's riskier to careers and it's much harder work.

And it's a tiny sliver of money compared to what the union members were demanding.

The company was bankrupt and the investors put in a huge amount of money to bring the company back, and they wanted to make a profit. Profit was impossible due to the union demands, so now all the employees have lost their jobs in a bad economy to lose a job (thanks Obama!).

If they weren't happy with their pay they should have quit instead of costing their friends their jobs.


The company was doing fine was bought by a firm with the sole intention of selling off the parts to anther venture company owned by the same people without the pension debt. It is nothing more then a way for a few people to get very rich at the cost of 20k jobs

/has anyone started a lynch mob over this yet the venture capital group needs to die painfully
 
2012-11-17 11:01:11 AM

special20: Arcanum: special20: MemeSlave: I bought and ate a Hostess cupcake last night. It was disgusting. Beef fat? Titanium? The FIRST ingredient is sugar FFS. This whole thing seems like natural selection. Make a good product and don't make bad business decisions (looking your way, unions), and you stay in business.

Unions? No, how about when Hostess filed for bankruptcy, they immediately gave raises to their executive staff upward to 100%. We're talking wages beyond the total annual salary of dozens of line workers. ...but you can keep parroting that anti-union propaganda if it makes you feel better. I'm just saying you're looking at the wrong antagonist in this story.

That makes sense. Running a company in serious trouble usually requires much better executive compensation. It's riskier to careers and it's much harder work.

And it's a tiny sliver of money compared to what the union members were demanding.

The company was bankrupt and the investors put in a huge amount of money to bring the company back, and they wanted to make a profit. Profit was impossible due to the union demands, so now all the employees have lost their jobs in a bad economy to lose a job (thanks Obama!).

If they weren't happy with their pay they should have quit instead of costing their friends their jobs.

The right-wing attack on unions is nothing more than ignorance, lack of education, and propaganda.
Enjoy your weekend, tard.


I've been union for the last 25 years or so. Another company folds because the unions are corrupt and ran by retards.. been there done that 4 times now.
 
2012-11-17 11:05:16 AM

MemeSlave: How does someone have a RIGHT to a wage?


If you perform work for an employer under contract, you generally have a right to a wage. You might expect said wage to cover your basic living expenses if it's a full time job.

And if you're part of a union that works across multiple employers it is probably ill advised to set precedent by working at slave wages for one company just because their business model is no longer profitable.
 
2012-11-17 11:19:42 AM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Abox: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Forget the hedge fund managers who Bain'd the company, those line-workers have the audacity to demand enough money to make rent and keep their health insurance!


A job is worth what it's worth; it's not automatically worth the rent on the lease you decided to sign.  You can't just sign any lease and take any job and expect it all to work out. I know, some people think you should be able to do that and maybe some day you will, but I I'm pretty sure it will come at the expense of something I like.

Some piece of shiat hedge fund manager hollows out a company, loads it up with $700M in debt, pays himself a handsome fee for all his hard work, and leaves the hole to be filled by the line workers. But it's the line worker who is being irresponsible for expecting to not be stabbed in the back the very moment his boss feels he can get away with it? Where the fark is the boss's responsibility?

This, right here, is the self-hatred I was talking about. This country absolutely despises itself. It worships anyone who manages to screw the country over. It shifts the blame to the victims. It gleefully cuts its consumer base out at the knees, and then turns around and whinges about weak consumer confidence. It doesn't deserve to survive.



It's a tough world champ. Blaming the boss isn't going to put a flatscreen on your TV stand.
 
2012-11-17 11:22:44 AM

MemeSlave: I bought and ate a Hostess cupcake last night. It was disgusting. Beef fat? Titanium? The FIRST ingredient is sugar FFS. This whole thing seems like natural selection. Make a good product and don't make bad business decisions (looking your way, unions), and you stay in business.


The titanium's a whitening agent, probably titanium dioxide, like the white stuff on the noses of lifeguards. The mention of beef fat that brought back a memory: the beef fat is flavored with the butter flavoring, emulsified with lecithin, and then the whole mess is fluffed up with air for that light sugary tasting, and the gooey fatty mouthfeel.

Now that the complete run SPY Magazine is online at Google Books, I can finally prove that the little textfile you may remember from 1989 about Twinkie experimentation consisted only of the sidebar text from the article, and was not the complete article itself. (The experiments from that textfile were subsequently reproduced by students from Rice University in 1995.) Now the real story of how the Twinkie came to be, and the sorts of things that happen when you try to make a creamy filling out of beef suet and butter flavoring at home, can be told.

The article that inspired the textfile is actually titled Twinkie, Twinkie, Little Suet-Filled Sponge-Cake Crisco Log: Baking America's Favorite Snack Cake At Home, Jane and Michael Stern, SPY Magazine, July 1989, pp. 96-103.

Although their attempt to make the real filling out of the real ingredients is labeled "Observe, but do not eat," they actually came up with some pretty passable recipes. Not entirely surprising since they also threw the problem of homebrewing a Twinkie to six New York pastry chefs. The winning recipe, for the Stern Twinkies ("Stinkies"), was based "on Al Sicherman's Binkie cake, Gloria Pitzer's Twinkle filling, and the investigative reporting of William Poundstone," mercifully contains no beef suet, and although they last only a few hours in a Twinkie-like state before getting crusty, they're actually pretty damn tasty.

And now I know what I'm going to make for dessert this Thanksgiving weekend.
 
2012-11-17 11:31:16 AM
I clicked away once I saw celtic sea salt.
 
2012-11-17 11:31:22 AM
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-11-17 11:32:44 AM
Hostess snacks taste of salt and despair.
 
2012-11-17 11:36:57 AM
OR, you could stop at that little bakery that you pass by on your way to work every morning and buy some real farking food for a change. Too bad about the jobs and all, really, but mourning the products..?

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-11-17 11:40:47 AM

Abox: It's a tough world champ. Blaming the boss isn't going to put a flatscreen on your TV stand.


Why is the flat-screen TV the item that represents undeserved luxury for you corporate dick polishers? They cost a few hundred bucks.

And when the boss hollows out the company, loads it up with $700M in debt, and then skips town to leave the workers to clean up his mess, yeah I'm going to blame the boss. Not the guy trying to feed his family and keep his kids from dying of easily preventable illnesses.

But I'm sure if you just guzzle this guy's jizz for long enough, he'll reward your loyalty. Just keep it up.
 
2012-11-17 11:50:25 AM
www.hotflick.net
Nooooooo!!!
 
2012-11-17 11:59:28 AM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Abox: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Forget the hedge fund managers who Bain'd the company, those line-workers have the audacity to demand enough money to make rent and keep their health insurance!


A job is worth what it's worth; it's not automatically worth the rent on the lease you decided to sign.  You can't just sign any lease and take any job and expect it all to work out. I know, some people think you should be able to do that and maybe some day you will, but I I'm pretty sure it will come at the expense of something I like.

Some piece of shiat hedge fund manager hollows out a company, loads it up with $700M in debt, pays himself a handsome fee for all his hard work, and leaves the hole to be filled by the line workers. But it's the line worker who is being irresponsible for expecting to not be stabbed in the back the very moment his boss feels he can get away with it? Where the fark is the boss's responsibility?


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-17 12:06:54 PM

cardex: Arcanum: special20: MemeSlave: I bought and ate a Hostess cupcake last night. It was disgusting. Beef fat? Titanium? The FIRST ingredient is sugar FFS. This whole thing seems like natural selection. Make a good product and don't make bad business decisions (looking your way, unions), and you stay in business.

Unions? No, how about when Hostess filed for bankruptcy, they immediately gave raises to their executive staff upward to 100%. We're talking wages beyond the total annual salary of dozens of line workers. ...but you can keep parroting that anti-union propaganda if it makes you feel better. I'm just saying you're looking at the wrong antagonist in this story.

That makes sense. Running a company in serious trouble usually requires much better executive compensation. It's riskier to careers and it's much harder work.

And it's a tiny sliver of money compared to what the union members were demanding.

The company was bankrupt and the investors put in a huge amount of money to bring the company back, and they wanted to make a profit. Profit was impossible due to the union demands, so now all the employees have lost their jobs in a bad economy to lose a job (thanks Obama!).

If they weren't happy with their pay they should have quit instead of costing their friends their jobs.

The company was doing fine was bought by a firm with the sole intention of selling off the parts to anther venture company owned by the same people without the pension debt. It is nothing more then a way for a few people to get very rich at the cost of 20k jobs

/has anyone started a lynch mob over this yet the venture capital group needs to die painfully


Doubtful considering we nearly elected one of these assholes to the Oval Office
 
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