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outlaw51825 11-16-2012 06:21 AM

Today marks a sad day for snack food
 
The Twinkie...has officially died.

Hostess has gone out of business.

It probably wont be the last Snack food Giant to fall in a confluence of a more health conscious society and crippling business laws. Buy them while you can. For they have ceased production.

hortwort 11-16-2012 06:28 AM

NOOOOOOOO!!!!!! :mad: :mad: :( :mad:

Bailout. Please. Someone. This is more important than anything.

hevach 11-16-2012 06:40 AM

Judging from the shelf content at my local Walmart, they've fallen before a host of cheaper knockoff brands which are indistinguishable except by their hilariously copyright skirting names, not health conscious shopping.

warpedcore 11-16-2012 06:52 AM

A victory for the Unions! Another capitalist brought low by union muscle. When will those capitalist pigs learn their place, comrades.

mastergenera1 11-16-2012 06:54 AM

Ive personally forgone the solid treats of my child hood for the liquid ones instead.although ill eat a candy bar or something every once in awhile id rather have a soft drink instead generally.but yea its sad to see such an established company fall to union thugs though.

verlaine11 11-16-2012 07:01 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKuMHFJFkRA

hevach 11-16-2012 07:41 AM

Before you blame the unions, I suggest you look up the company's court mess from earlier this year. They claim they're going bankrupt due to pensions and medical benefits, but months ago a judge found all of that to be patently false. They cut off most of their pensioners years ago, and the rest last year, and weren't providing their medical obligations since their last bankruptcy. The current strike is because employees haven't been paid in three pay periods.

The already pay some of the lowest wages of comparable businesses, they've been denying benefits for years, they don't honor their pensions, and then they stopped paying employees and tried to force them to keep working. The things they blame for the company going under they've been excused from paying by bankruptcy settlements since 2004 or they simply stopped doing of their own accord.

However, the company has been making good on a ridiculous compensation plan for executives that included two 80% annual raises and profit sharing that exceeds 100% of profits, which accounts for nearly all of their current debt. Or was, they did cut off executive salaries earlier this month, to be reinstated in January when assets are being sold off, to make sure they get their fair 118% of what's left.

tacofangs 11-16-2012 09:04 AM

I've actually never had a twinkie. . . I'm almost tempted to run out and grab one for the experience of it before I can no longer do it.

soriedem 11-16-2012 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tacofangs (Post 6632471)
I've actually never had a twinkie. . . I'm almost tempted to run out and grab one for the experience of it before I can no longer do it.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! And i've never had a deep fried twinkie yet either. ... oh no! What am i to do now when the Zombie apocalypse happens?

Last thing i want are fit zombies to deal with!

starcommando101 11-16-2012 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tacofangs (Post 6632471)
I've actually never had a twinkie. . . I'm almost tempted to run out and grab one for the experience of it before I can no longer do it.

Who.... Who are you?....


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