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(Boston.com)   Copycat artificial cakes are filling gaping void left by Twinkie's absence. Yay free market   ( boston.com) divider line
    More: Misc, basket, Hostess Brands, Little Debbie, snack cake, Food Marketing Institute  
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2279 clicks; posted to Business » on 12 Jan 2013 at 6:18 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-12 06:51:10 PM  
3 votes:
it's hard to believe that people willingly eat that kind of shiat. it's not like tasty desserts have never graced this planet. even merely mediocre desserts are better than that kind of nonsense....
2013-01-13 10:55:07 AM  
1 vote:

Infobahn: Ghastly: Still have Twinkies here in Canada because here the brand is made by Vachon, a company not run by criminally incompetent idiots.

Yeah, but we would have to go to CANADA to get them.

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You'll like it up here. We have health care and Tim Hortons too.
2013-01-13 09:56:57 AM  
1 vote:
FTFA: But longtime Twinkie fan Daniel Shea of Londonderry, N.H., wasn't impressed. "Store brands are never as good as the real McCoy," he wrote in an e-mail, citing what he called the Golden Creme Cakes' "funny, metallic taste."

When I worked at a supermarket years ago I was told that the store-name brand items were actually made by one of the brand names, just in a different packaging. Obviously it wouldn't be the case here that the store brand is an actual Twinkie, but "Store brands are never as good as the real McCoy" is probably a prejudgment. BTW, all of those diabetes-inducing sacks of shiat have a funny taste.
2013-01-13 08:56:40 AM  
1 vote:

Crude: Market Basket still exists? Awesome!

Yep, still around. After moving from New York (Price Chopper) years ago I'm totally blown away by MB. No loyalty program, no self checkout, the stores are laid out in a strange fashion, the stores and even the announcements are straight out of the 70s, but it all works. They have great prices and a decent selection of brand name and their own generic foods. Probably helps that the one near me has a packie and a CVS next door so I don't care if it doesnt have a pharmacy or can't buy booze in a grocery store.
2013-01-13 02:26:16 AM  
1 vote:

Smeggy Smurf: Harry_Seldon: Any company make a high quality Twinkie copy?

You mean an artificial imitation sugar flavored food substitute?

I guess I mean a "bakery" quality Twinkie. Something geared to adults.
2013-01-12 11:31:19 PM  
1 vote:
Until Hostess blew up, I hadn't heard of or seen twinkies for 20 years... and I was ok with that.

fark twinkies.
2013-01-12 07:09:58 PM  
1 vote:
Artificial compared to what?
2013-01-12 05:40:39 PM  
1 vote:
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With helpful pic of what a Twinkie knock off may look like.
Oh, no, I take that back. Its a crappy picture that really doesn't show what it looks like at all.
Would it have killed them to pull out a couple of bucks and actually buy a box, open it, and taken a couple of decent shots? Maybe even try them and provide their own critique?
2013-01-12 03:27:36 PM  
1 vote:
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