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#1 Posted by Coafi (1495 posts) -
#2 Posted by mosespippy (4433 posts) -

Cue the jokes about Twinkies surviving longer than Hostess.

Bethesda should pick up the twinkie rights and put them in fallout because they'll survive nuclear winter.

#3 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -

Unsurprising. The only people who that shit are stoners.

#4 Posted by uniform (1838 posts) -

With consumers a lot more health conscious than they were in the past, this comes as no surprise. It's a good thing people are shifting towards more healthy choices, yet it still makes me kind of sad to see  products I loved disappear. I was born in the seventies, so I grew up in an age where everything was unhealthy crap. Delicious unhealthy crap. It's not so much that these products disappear, never to be had again, rather another reminder that I'm getting old. Getting old really sucks.

#5 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

pretty crazy. frendlyz went out of business, or the one that was in my town near me.

#6 Posted by Redbullet685 (6083 posts) -

Quickly everyone, buy 1000 twinkies and send them to the WM offices! It's the only way to save our Hostess!

#7 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO im off to buy to many Twinkies.

#8 Posted by NegativeCero (3039 posts) -

Well, hopefully those Twinkies someone sent the guys a few years ago are still good. And it would be very scary if they are either still around or if the guys actually ate them all because Twinkies are gross.

#9 Posted by punkxblaze (2990 posts) -
@Redbullet685 said:

Quickly everyone, buy 1000 twinkies and send them to the WM offices! It's the only way to save our Hostess!

It is not enough, we must send them back in time.
And so the stable whiskey media twinkie time loop was born...
#10 Posted by RecSpec (3926 posts) -

Not sure if the people posting this earlier had this in mind or if it's a coincidence, but they DID receive 775 Twinkies in the mail once.

#11 Posted by Fajita_Jim (1458 posts) -
@uniform said:
With consumers a lot more health conscious than they were in the past, this comes as no surprise. It's a good thing people are shifting towards more healthy choices, yet it still makes me kind of sad to see  products I loved disappear. I was born in the seventies, so I grew up in an age where everything was unhealthy crap. Delicious unhealthy crap. It's not so much that these products disappear, never to be had again, rather another reminder that I'm getting old. Getting old really sucks.
I'm right there with you, bud. Young people these days don't know what GOOD french fries are. They're about this big and they fit in your arteries, that's how good they are. 
 
Remember when TV dinners came in tin trays and tasted like food? Yup, that was bad for us. Now we have to eat shit so shat up by artificial flavors (because that meat patty has been processed 50 times and rejected 49) that everything you buy tastes like the shit it's packed in.
#12 Edited by Dany (7887 posts) -

Good! People need to stop eating bad foods.

#13 Posted by Toxin066 (3326 posts) -

TIME TO STOCK UP!

#14 Posted by RE_Player1 (7526 posts) -

This thread is making me want to buy Twinkies and I haven't had one in at least 10 years.

#15 Posted by babblinmule (1262 posts) -

What! No! Almost tempted to get on a plane to buy a lifetimes' supply of Twinkies! 
 
@Dany said:

Good! People need to stop eating bad foods.


Stop being a buzzkill Buzzy McBuzzkillington!
#16 Edited by Lifestrike (482 posts) -

@ninjakiller said:

Unsurprising. The only people who that shit are stoners.

#17 Edited by Brendan (8120 posts) -

@Fajita_Jim said:

@uniform said:
With consumers a lot more health conscious than they were in the past, this comes as no surprise. It's a good thing people are shifting towards more healthy choices, yet it still makes me kind of sad to see products I loved disappear. I was born in the seventies, so I grew up in an age where everything was unhealthy crap. Delicious unhealthy crap. It's not so much that these products disappear, never to be had again, rather another reminder that I'm getting old. Getting old really sucks.
I'm right there with you, bud. Young people these days don't know what GOOD french fries are. They're about this big and they fit in your arteries, that's how good they are. Remember when TV dinners came in tin trays and tasted like food? Yup, that was bad for us. Now we have to eat shit so shat up by artificial flavors (because that meat patty has been processed 50 times and rejected 49) that everything you buy tastes like the shit it's packed in.

I just make healthy food at home that tastes roughly ten million times better than anything that has come in a tin in the past 50 years...and I'm not a 5 star chef by any means. Hostess is no different. Just bake something delicious at home and skip the epic piece of crap that is vacuum packaged, greasy "baked goods".

The only thing that sucks about this news are the job losses that may happen, which is always terrible.

#18 Edited by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Not a big Twinkie fan, but those Hostess Cupcake things were always cool.

Oh, and Zingers. So gross, but so good at the same time.

#19 Posted by McGhee (6075 posts) -

I'm going to stockpile massive quantities of Twinkies and sell them when the price skyrockets. I'll make millions.

#20 Posted by Zelyre (1275 posts) -

I had to go to a Hostess outlet shop to find these things called "Chocodiles". They don't normally sell them in regular outlets around here. If they did? We'd be bitching about how Hostess has so much money, they bought T-Mobile AND AT&T.

Maybe they changed the recipe a while ago, but I had one of the cupcakes and yuck. The chocolate top was like corn syrup that had congeeled into a waxy lid. Kind of like a pudding skin.

#21 Edited by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

NOOOOO!! That was the stuff! That was the stuff!

Honestly, I don't care. I haven't had a Twinkie since I was a teenag....HEY! WHERE'S THE CREAM FILLING?

#22 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

fruit pies?

#23 Posted by Pyrgz (256 posts) -

fruit piss

#24 Posted by WizardShazam (135 posts) -

Eh, worst that happens is they get bought up by Nabisco or Kraft and become another brand in a larger food products corp's stable. Other than the inevitable job losses (which sucks, don't get me wrong), all we'll see is a change in packaging or marketing.

#25 Posted by Mikemcn (7018 posts) -

No one in their right mind would let Twinkies die off, someone will pay absurd amounts of money for the rights and recipe and become even richer.

#26 Posted by DocHaus (1374 posts) -

Everyone, a moment of silence for Woody Harrelson's character from Zombieland...

#27 Posted by Rudyftw (554 posts) -

Impossible. Twinkies don't have an expiration date.

#28 Posted by weegieanawrench (1943 posts) -

Where's the Ringolos love? It sucks that so many people are going to be out of a job, but it's good that this shit is going away.

#29 Posted by GooieGreen (454 posts) -

@Rudyftw said:

Impossible. Twinkies don't have an expiration date.

Bad business models do.

#30 Edited by funkydrummer (4 posts) -

Personally, I take the potential loss of hostess fruit pies very seriously. And you all should too, because they're wonderful.

#31 Posted by crusader8463 (14428 posts) -

I prefer Little Debbies stuff myself. Plus there is a factory in a nearby town so all the grocery stores stock nothing but Little Debbies products around here since it's so easy to get fresh new stock.

#32 Posted by solidejake (484 posts) -

They're supposed to last us through the zombie apocalypse. Tallahassee was eating one long after they stopped producing.

#33 Posted by Rudyftw (554 posts) -

@GooieGreen said:

@Rudyftw said:

Impossible. Twinkies don't have an expiration date.

Bad business models do.

..... :/

#34 Posted by Coafi (1495 posts) -

I'm just kinda sad that I won't get to try one of those deep fried Twinkies with a lil chocolate syrup drizzled on top. I'm not even sure where they sell those.

#35 Posted by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

Breaking news, indeed.

#36 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -

Bull shit. I am gonna get Twinkies now.

#37 Posted by Pezen (1667 posts) -

No one made a joke regarding a prostitute going out of business? For shame. I expected more from this place. I mean, it's right there in the title!

#38 Posted by PenguinDust (12626 posts) -
"That's your big boy"

Hostess failed to diversify and offer alternate, more healthy snacks. Plus, they couldn't compete against the perfection that is the Drake's Coffee Cake.

#39 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (183 posts) -

I guess I truly have nothing else to live for now.

#40 Posted by Zidd (1857 posts) -

@PenguinDust: except that they own drakes....

#41 Posted by SinGulaR (2391 posts) -

Let's hope Woody Harrelson doesn't hear of this.

#42 Posted by CajunMadePunk (3 posts) -

Hostess will find a way to survive.

#43 Edited by Tearhead (2214 posts) -

Everything Hostess makes is pretty disgusting.

EDIT: Wait.. Hostess are the guys who make Fruit Pies? Disregard everything I just said.

#44 Posted by xyzygy (10077 posts) -

I didn't even know they were still around. I remember Hostess chips from when I was little but that's it.

#45 Posted by ick_bop (109 posts) -

@uniform:

And yet there are many more fatties in this 'health conscious age'.

#46 Edited by PenguinDust (12626 posts) -

@Zidd said:

@PenguinDust: except that they own drakes....

Wow, I grew up with Drakes being the chief competitor to Hostess. Now, I read that the two were combined in the late 90's?! That's as unfathomable to me as Coke and Pepsi becoming one company. No good can come of this and eventually, none did.

I knew things were going downhill when they stopped advertising in comic books.

#47 Posted by Harkat (1119 posts) -

NO GOD DAMN IT NO

I have always wanted to eat a Twinkie, yet I have never visited the states. I must have some, FUCKIN' QUICK LIKE.

#48 Posted by uniform (1838 posts) -
@ick_bop said:

@uniform:

'health conscious age'.

I wouldn't go as far as to say this is a health conscious age. There's always going to be other factors including vices like fast food that contribute to obesity. However, most people purchase the bulk of their food from grocery stores. When I go grocery shopping there's a big difference today in comparison to the past in terms of a healthy selection of healthy choices, while unhealthy choices are disappearing. A great example is in the breakfast cereal aisle. Almost all the sugary-marshmallow candy cereals of the past are today extinct, with only the most popular kinds surviving. Every grocery store I go to I note that the breakfast cereal aisle is 1/4 the size it was in the eighties-early nineties. Half healthy choices, half medium to very unhealthy. When I was young there was shredded wheat..and..shredded wheat. It's only a matter of time before the healthy brands easily outnumber unhealthy brands. Sorry to concentrate on breakfast cereal, it's a great example because of how glaring the change is, yet it's not limited to cereal products. It also shows that today's parents really do care what is being consumed by themselves and their children. This wasn't as much the case in the past. Many unhealthy products disappearing from grocery shelves proves that.
#49 Posted by Large_Soda (15 posts) -

Are there brown twinkies? Chocolate twinkies? If not, I just saved Hostess.

#50 Edited by stinky (1553 posts) -

hostess makes some good tasting shit.

they lost my business though as i try to eat a less sugary foods now. could they have at least made some products without HFCS? guess not, but some respect to the CEO for going down with his ship and refusing to give in to weight conscious people. (PS making twinkies smaller does not really help people watching their figure.)

i recommend the Drakes brand to anyone looking for a substitute. Their fruit pies are just as good.

Little Debbie i assume is still doing well, but they really the cost savings brand of the junk food world.

their brownies though are good.