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Update... Twinkies Could Return by Summer

Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:44 am

From an old thread -
drjohncarpenter wrote:
tcb4 wrote:bump 8)

You live for the finest in trivial topics!
I'll play. These, chilled in the fridge first, with a tall glass of cold milk, are wonderful:

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Hostess Chocodiles
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocodile

drjohncarpenter, did you hear the bad news? >> http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505143_162- ... -business/

CEO on the Today Show >> http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national ... 43161.html

I had just bought a box of Twinkies last week for the first time for as long as I can recall and at that moment remembered this post of yours about the Chocodiles. They haven't been available east of the Mississippi River in the Mid-South area for many years now, but I do recall them being very delicious back in the day!
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Re: Hostess going out of business . . .

Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:56 am

That sucks.

Lord knows I love my Ding Dongs.

Re: Hostess going out of business . . .

Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:06 am

Little Debbie to the rescue! >> http://www.google.com/search?q=little+d ... 80&bih=827

Re: Hostess going out of business . . .

Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:09 am

Rob wrote:That sucks.

Lord knows I love my Ding Dongs.



We've all heard this about you Rob! :wink:


::rocks

Re: Hostess going out of business . . .

Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:31 am

Rob wrote:That sucks.

Lord knows I love my Ding Dongs.

This explains why you wear shorts all the time. Ho-ho!

Re: Hostess going out of business . . .

Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:26 am

The close down really takes the biscuit

Re: Hostess going out of business . . .

Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:27 am

KiwiAlan wrote:The close down really takes the biscuit


They don't make "biscuits." ;)

I did like those cupcakes, but haven't had one in years.

Fare thee well. :smt006

rjm

Re: Hostess going out of business . . .

Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:46 am

They also make Wonder Bread. Best tasting loafs ever. I'm gonna miss sucking my twinkie. Riots will ensue.

Re: Hostess going out of business . . .

Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:19 am

:cry: :cry:

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Re: Hostess going out of business . . .

Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:54 am

"Wonder Bread" was abominable, and we all grew up on it over here. We all used to roll up pieces of the "bread" into little dough-balls,and then sort of eat the raw dough, after playing with it.

They claimed it "builds strong bodies, twelve ways." Twelve?

Here's a real old commercial. In the '70s, they showed people squeezing the loaves to show how "fresh" it was. :roll:

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rjm

Re: Hostess going out of business . . .

Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:43 pm

All the Hostess snacks will still be produced under a new name/company. :roll:

Re: Hostess going out of business . . .

Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:55 pm

promiseland wrote:All the Hostess snacks will still be produced under a new name/company. :roll:

Well, maybe so . . .
>> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/1 ... d%3D235722

Hostess CEO Gregory Rayburn has said that "he plans to try to seek a buyer for Hostess' brands, including Twinkies."

"I'm certainly hopeful that we can sell the brands and the brands will live on. They're iconic," he said on CNBC. Hostess Brands the company, however, has met its final end.

"It's over. This is it," Rayburn said.

Re: Hostess going out of business . . .

Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:41 pm

promiseland wrote:All the Hostess snacks will still be produced under a new name/company. :roll:



Yes, same owners/shareholders and all products will be manufactured in CHINA !!!!! Labor in China is 1/100 the cost of labor in the U.S.


China owns all of us. In 10 years time, we will all speak Chinese.


中国将统治世界

Re: Hostess going out of business . . .

Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:54 am

TCB-FAN wrote: I'm gonna miss sucking my twinkie.



Hey!!!

I don't think Rob likes being called a "twinkie!" :wink:


::rocks

Re: Hostess going out of business . . .

Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:01 pm

I remember Captain Kangaroo doing the advert for Wonder Bread when I was a kid. One of my first jobs was actually located right by a Wonder Bread factory here in Detroit. The smell of baked goods coming out of that building was unforgettable.

Re: Hostess going out of business . . .

Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:38 pm

Hostess To Sell Wonder Bread, Other Bread Business To Flower Foods For $390 Million

Hostess has found a new home for its most popular breads, including the iconic Wonder bread.

The bankrupt maker of Twinkies, Devil Dogs and other snack cakes said late Friday that it selected bids by rival bakery Flower Foods Inc. to buy six of its bread brands for $390 million. Flower Foods, based in Thomasville, Ga., is best known for Tastykakes but also makes breads including Nature's Own and Cobblestone Mill.

Hostess is expected to announce buyers for its famed dessert cakes in coming weeks. The company has said a wide variety of parties have expressed interest in its brands, including national supermarket chains and the makers of brand name packaged foods.

Flower Foods was selected as the "stalking horse" bidder for the bread brands. That means higher competing bids can still be made and the final deal must be approved in bankruptcy court. The company made two separate bids for the Hostess breads; a $360 million bid for Wonder, Nature's Pride, Butternut, Home Pride and Merita, along with 20 bakeries and 38 depots. Another $30 million bid was made for Beefsteak.

Taken together, Hostess said those breads generated just under $1 billion in sales last year, with Wonder bread accounting for about half of that. Flower Foods, which generates about $3 billion in annual sales, said it expects the deals to be accretive to its earning this year. The company plans to finance the deal through a mix of cash and debt.

Hostess Brands Inc., based in Irving, Texas, announced in November that it was shutting down its business and selling its breads and snack cakes.

The company's demise came after years of management turmoil and turnover, with workers saying the company failed to invest its brands. Hostess filed for its second Chapter 11 bankruptcy in less than a decade this January, citing costs associated with its unionized workforce. It had about 18,500 employees when it announced that it was shutting down after it was unable to reach a deal on a new contract with striking workers.

Hostess CEO Gregory Rayburn, who was hired last year to help orchestrate a turnaround, said in a statement that negotiations were continuing with parties for its snack cakes and remaining bread bands. The company has stressed in bankruptcy court that it would need to move quickly in the sales to capitalize on the outpouring of nostalgia prompted by its shuttering.

Re: Hostess going out of business . . .

Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:16 pm

TCB-FAN wrote:Labor in China is 1/100 the cost of labor in the U.S.


So how do they pay the rent? O wait, rent is also 1/100 (or less) of the rent in the USA!!!!!!!!!

Update... Twinkies Could Return by Summer

Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:38 am

Twinkies Buyer Says Cakes Could Return by Summer >> http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/03/12/ ... tropoulos/

Re: Update... Twinkies Could Return by Summer

Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:17 am

Do we really need more twinkies ? Really ?
:shock: :shock: :shock:


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Re: Update... Twinkies Could Return by Summer

Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:30 am

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smt174 TCB-FAN, Is that Pat from Saturday Night Live ?! :smt005

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