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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.
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# 2
11-16-2012, 07:28 AM

Bailout. Please. Someone. This is more important than anything.
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# 3
11-16-2012, 07:40 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.
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# 4
11-16-2012, 07:52 AM
A victory for the Unions! Another capitalist brought low by union muscle. When will those capitalist pigs learn their place, comrades.
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# 5
11-16-2012, 07:54 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.
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# 7
11-16-2012, 08:41 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.

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# 8
11-16-2012, 10:45 AM
Originally Posted by hortwort View Post

Bailout. Please. Someone. This is more important than anything.
Without a Union to offer political support back to the powers that be a Bail-out will not be possible.

Thats right! Politics killed the twinkie!!!!

Those bastards!!
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# 9
11-16-2012, 04:24 PM
Originally Posted by hortwort View Post
Bailout. Please. Someone. This is more important than anything.

I don't understand why they spend billions to bail out other industries but this... THIS VERY SYMBOL OF DISGUSTING AMERICAN FOOD-CULTURE does not qualify?

They saved goddarn CHRYSLER for gosh sakes, and CHRYSLER hasn't produced anything cool or worthwhile since 1971.

I demand as a tax payer we stop funding frivolous things like road construction, wars, educational grants and the like... and invest in America's snack future.

Without snacks... we as Americans will lose wight and become fit and healthy. That is NOT a country I want to live in.
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# 10
11-16-2012, 04:59 PM
One of my high school history teachers had a 25 year old twinkie that he kept in his desk. It looked as though he had just removed it from the wrapper, but it was rock hard.
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