Twinkies become hot commodity after Hostess shutdown news
The announcement that Hostess Brands Inc. asked for court permission to go out of business prompted many consumers to run out and load their shopping carts with the company’s iconic snack food. Shoppers across the nation headed to grocery stores and Hostess bakery outlets to snatch up boxes of Twinkies, Ho Hos and Wonder Bread, apparently fearing the products would become extinct.
Hostess shutdown prompts snack cake buying binge
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun
7:58 p.m. EST, November 16, 2012
Soon after hearing that Hostess Brands Inc. was shutting down for good, Lisa Renee Clark wasted no time dashing out to the Wonder Hostess Bakery Thriftshop in Glen Burnie.
But by midday Friday, she was almost too late. The Twinkies had sold out. Supplies of Wonder white bread were dwindling. And the shelves appeared bare of Ho Hos. Finally spotting two boxes of the cream-filled snack cakes, Clark snatched them up.
Nov 17, 2012 @ 16:30:12
LOL all these people stocking up on twinkies at inflated prices are wasting their money not knowing that they are still and will continue to be produced in Canada. Hostess sold the production rights in Canada to Saputo and any company which picks up the ownership to to twinkies automatically inherits the contract 😛
Dec 23, 2012 @ 21:53:10
Adam, you may be right. Now they will be made in Canada with, guess what… non-union workers!! And then sold back to us cheaper, soooo, the price might actually come DOWN in our supermarkets!! Love to see the reaction of the union members when that happens!! lol
Nov 17, 2012 @ 14:15:19
Any job is better than none in this economy and any job with employee benefits (like health insurance) outways a loss in salary and pensions. I hope the Union is satisfied now. Everyone has lost here including all the people who enjoy Hostess products and all those employees who are now apart of the many unemployeed workers. Its truly a sad day for all.
Nov 18, 2012 @ 22:26:03
Rick I was thinking the exact same thing while I was reading the article.
Dec 23, 2012 @ 21:47:34
Rick, enjoyed your post. Kinda serves the workers right for being union workers to begin with. Unions do serve a purpose in the work place, but they are getting to demanding now. With all the Federal and local rules and regulations being pushed down our throats now, unions may have outlived their usefulness.