Crave a Twinkie? The price is going up fast online

Nov 18, 2012 Full story: KVAL-TV Eugene 94

Twinkies are being sold on the Internet like exquisite delicacies. Hours after Twinkie-maker Hostess announced its plans to close its doors forever, people flocked to stores to fill their shopping baskets with boxes of the cream-filled sponge cakes and their sibling snacks - Ding Dongs, Ho Hos and Zingers.

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#1 Nov 18, 2012
why bother. wont help those people who are losing their jobs.

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...... then my reputation

#2 Nov 18, 2012
A sign of more to come.

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#3 Nov 18, 2012
Buy the generic,taste the same.

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#4 Nov 18, 2012
.....Nothing like an unhealthy taste treat, baked by disgruntled workers.....

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#5 Nov 18, 2012
News**********
Grupo Bimbo, run by CEO Daniel Servitje Montull, might save the twinkie and other Hostess brands. Grupo Bimbo, a Mexican company that is the world's largest bread baker, might hold the key to saving the Twinkie from extinction in a Hostess liquidation.

Though other companies have shown interest in buying some of Hostess' iconic brands, Bimbo might have the inside track, according to the Christian Science Monitor.

A $10 billion sales business, Bimbo has pushed its way into the baked-goods big leagues through smart acquisitions under the leadership of CEO Daniel Servitje Montull.

In 2010, Bimbo bought the North American fresh-baked unit of Sara Lee for $959 million, according to the Associated Press, and with it, well-known brands like Entenmann's and Thomas' English Muffins.

And this isn't the first time Bimbo has tried to save Twinkies. Bimbo in conjunction with a few others made a bid for the Twinkie-maker during its first bankruptcy 2007, but Bimbo ultimately backed out, according to Forbes.

Bimbo's access to cheap Mexican sugar might also give the company an upper hand. Hostess struggled with high sugar prices in the U.S., which were tied to trade tariffs, according to NBC News. Mexican sugar could help avoid those additional costs, but would also take production -- and manufacturing jobs -- south of the border.*********Personally I dont thnk this is going to work. I wold hate to eat a Twinkie Burrito with Salsa.

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#6 Nov 18, 2012
Somebody buy the Drake's Cake division!
Yankee Doodles and Devil Dogs are as American as apple streudel.

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#7 Nov 18, 2012
I'd rather have Tastykakes...YUM-O!!!

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#8 Nov 18, 2012
Marissa 2 wrote:
I'd rather have Tastykakes...YUM-O!!!
Bah! The junkiest of junk foods!

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#9 Nov 18, 2012
"Hostess Twinkie" A classic Commercial, that takes place in the 70s.. I remember this one!

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#10 Nov 18, 2012
&fe ature=related "Whats In A Twinkie??"[very informative video.. Please Watch!
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#11 Nov 18, 2012
I have an old "stale box" of Ho-Ho's thats been in the cupboard for months if someone wants to buy them.

I'll sell them for cheap, first $20 takes them, othewise they're going out with the garbage in the morning.
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#12 Nov 18, 2012
Rider wrote:
I have an old "stale box" of Ho-Ho's thats been in the cupboard for months if someone wants to buy them.
I'll sell them for cheap, first $20 takes them, othewise they're going out with the garbage in the morning.
Save the Ho-Ho's !!!
Rider

Boise, ID

#13 Nov 19, 2012
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Save the Ho-Ho's !!!
I've also got a unopened box of "Lemon Zingers", fresher than the Ho Ho's by about a week,$10 bucks they're yours!
Rider

Boise, ID

#15 Nov 19, 2012
Hey I've got to do something to supplement the retirement income.....pension is just not quite cutting it these days and hostess has given me the perfect opportunity to help pay for my monthly COPD meds.
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#16 Nov 19, 2012
Stock up !!!
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#17 Nov 19, 2012
Rider wrote:
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I've also got a unopened box of "Lemon Zingers", fresher than the Ho Ho's by about a week,$10 bucks they're yours!
No Thanks - pass on the Zingers.

Freshness won't count - packaged nostalgia/priceless......

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#18 Nov 19, 2012
No bail outs for twinkies.

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Right here under my thumb

#19 Nov 19, 2012
- Kellogg recently bought the Pringles brand of salty snacks, and Pringles is now Kellogg's No. 2 brand.

- Mondelez International, spun off recently from Kraft, is a large snack producer, although it has seemed more interested in expanding outside the U.S.

- Campbell Soup also has a large snack business, but it's been focused on healthier foods and rebuilding its soup business.

- Grupo Bimbo, whose brands include Arnold and Sara Lee and Entenmann's, might also be a candidate due to its large presence in the supermarket bread aisle.

Unions ruined Hostess.

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#20 Nov 19, 2012
Marissa 2 wrote:
I'd rather have Tastykakes...YUM-O!!!
me too...
Little Debbie

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#21 Nov 19, 2012
This is the best news I've heard in years!!!!

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