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Must Be A Very Bad Twinkie Shortage....


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#16 larrybl OFFLINE  

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 07:25 PM

Sorry to inform you, but this will be the trend for the next 4 years. First NASA, now Hostess, I see American Airlines next.
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Posted November 17, 2012 - 07:36 PM

But it has FREE SHIPPING!!! Now That's a great deal...

$405 with 25 bids??? Are you kidding me??? Good greif.

Hmmm let me see...... buy an Old classic American GT or 50 Twinkies. Man this is such a hard decision! Forget it I know what to do now! I will buy a GT and make it look like a Twinkie! :love: :bigrofl:
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Posted November 17, 2012 - 07:48 PM

What are people thinking? I haven't bought twinkies, or other Hostess products in years, but 405.oo. Holy cow.

I read that Hostess is going out of business, but what makes a twinkie collectible? I feel bad for the 18,500 workers. I don't eat those products, but what is this country coming too?

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 07:51 PM

What are people thinking? I haven't bought twinkies, or other Hostess products in years, but 405.oo. Holy cow.

I read that Hostess is going out of business, but what makes a twinkie collectible? I feel bad for the 18,500 workers. I don't eat those products, but what is this country coming too?

I just looked at ebay. a box of 10 Twinkies is selling for $35 on average LOL.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 08:19 PM

I could never see the Twinkie craze. Now, cream filled cupcake, yum!!!

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 08:44 PM

I can't believe the government, isn't, stepping into save this American Icon.
I guess there isn't enough big players in the Twinky business, like there is in banking, or cars.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 08:51 PM

... I feel bad for the 18,500 workers. ...


I feel bad for MOST of them but not the ones in the Bakers Union. The other unions had come to an agreement.

However, the Bakers union guys evidently decided that a 100% pay cut was better than an 8% one.

At 67 years old, I still haven't figured out the union mentality. Maybe I need to install a glass belly button, and shove my head up....
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Posted November 17, 2012 - 08:53 PM

I hope the name/bakeries get bought by a non-union buyer. How stupid can you get??? 18,500 out of work, affecting how many people in those families, just because a union wouldn't do what's needed to keep a business afloat. Oh well. Their savior, B.O., will take care of them nicely, I'm sure.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 08:54 PM

At 67 years old, I still haven't figured out the union mentality. Maybe I need to install a glass belly button, and shove my head up....


:worshippy1: Well said!!

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 09:24 PM

I suspect that a company with deep pockets will buy the Name or the factory's. This is the word from the company.

http://www.hostessbr...com/Closed.aspx


I agree that they have some very marketable trade names on their products and someone will buy them.
One of the big name food product conglomerates will at least buy the twinkie and HoHo brands.
But who knows what the product will be when they are done with it?
The years I worked in the factory their products were in my lunch box daily. I feel like someone wiped out my childhood memories?

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 09:28 PM

Dang, it would appear I just ate $35 worth of merchandise in the last couple days! :smilewink:

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 10:30 PM

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 10:47 PM

If only I had some say with the Keebler Company. I'd talk them into buying the Twinkie Company so that we could keep the Company name in the United States, and keep America working. But then again, Keebler was bought out by Kelloggs, so not sure that buying the Twinkie name would be finacial smart for Keebler.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 11:12 PM

To any of you that may have seen my post about the President, please accept my apologies, and I ask for your forgiveness. I realize my post was rather harsh, and totally uncalled for. I am sorry, and have edited the post, to remove my comment.
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Posted November 17, 2012 - 11:59 PM

No more Hostess snack foods????? I'm selling mey 3M chemical and lard stocks soon's the market opens Monday! They had more "manipulated molecule ingredients" in 'em than even Spam.

No more "Ho' Ho's" either? "The treat that's neat to eat!" And Wonder Bread too? "If it's good bread it's a Wonder!".

I don't know if I can survive another hit to my lifestyle like this. This is worse than the day they put warning lables on cigarettes and let doctors and lawyers advertise on TV...!




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