Good-Bye to the Twinkie!

Dear Commons Community,

Hostess Brands Inc., the makers of Twinkies and Ding Dongs, says it’s going out of business. The stunning announcement is the result of a bankruptcy and labor dispute.¬† Unfortunately, ¬†more than 18,000 jobs would be lost if the bankruptcy goes through.

According to the Huffington Post, some grocery stores are now getting calls from buyers asking if they still have Twinkies on their shelves, as some consumers who grew up with the brand prepare to stock up on treats including Ho Ho’s and the Hostess Fruit Pie, among many others.

The Texas-based company wants to hold a liquidation hearing on Monday, The Star-Ledger reports. However, already baked products will be delivered to stores, so there’s still a few more days to hoard the cakes.

If another company does not step in and pick up the products, a world-wide Twinkie withdrawal epidemic will likely develop.

Tony

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