Twinkies become hot commodity after Hostess shutdown news

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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.

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