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avatar Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 10, 2012 10:58AM
It's being reported that Hostess Brands, Inc., the manufacturer of the beloved Twinkies is preparing to file for bankruptcy yet again. Better stock up before the company goes belly up!

CBS News: Hostess Brands preparing to refile for bankruptcy

avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 10, 2012 11:45AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!





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avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 10, 2012 02:27PM
That company is too big, and too important, to fail.
avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 10, 2012 11:18PM
The also bought out the company that makes Wonder Bread over a decade ago.
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January 11, 2012 01:15AM
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y_p_w
The also bought out the company that makes Wonder Bread over a decade ago.

And closed the bakery near where I live.
avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 11, 2012 06:48AM
One good thing is that the current unused packaged baked goods could "remain fresh" beyond a typical human lifespan.

That Wonder Bread survived the Interstate Bakeries bankruptcy was a minor miracle.
I still grieve the loss of pilot bread or pilot crackers, which we used as bread and Frisbees in Alaska in the 80's.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hostess_Brands



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avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 11, 2012 07:50AM
It's a Wonder anyone eats that bread.

(prepare yourself for Old Dude comment below)



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avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 11, 2012 12:13PM
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Frank Furter
I still grieve the loss of pilot bread or pilot crackers, which we used as bread and Frisbees in Alaska in the 80's.

Do you remember Hershey's Tropical Bars?
avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 11, 2012 05:46PM
On a canoe trip in the Boundary Waters in Northern Minnesota during the 60's, we took Wonder bread which we compressed to about 10% of its original size to optimize space. The week-long trip required strict rationing and lunchtime sandwiches per person consisted of jelly spread on two paper thin slices of bread peeled off the stack. Far short of the needed calories for teenagers.



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avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 11, 2012 07:11PM
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Frank Furter
On a canoe trip in the Boundary Waters in Northern Minnesota during the 60's, we took Wonder bread which we compressed to about 10% of its original size to optimize space. The week-long trip required strict rationing and lunchtime sandwiches per person consisted of jelly spread on two paper thin slices of bread peeled off the stack. Far short of the needed calories for teenagers.
I have a loaf of unopened Wonderbread that is over 12 years old. A little dry, but still looks the same as the day I bought it.
avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 27, 2012 04:36PM
Why?

p.s. Sorry for the late entry to the discussion.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/27/2012 04:37PM by dqniel.
avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 30, 2012 06:13PM
Me tinks he general rule o thumb is:
"If my Llama don't eat it... me neither!"

(btw... Llamas LOVE Twinkies)



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avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 11, 2012 01:24PM
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Frank Furter
One good thing is that the current unused packaged baked goods could "remain fresh" beyond a typical human lifespan.

That Wonder Bread survived the Interstate Bakeries bankruptcy was a minor miracle.
I still grieve the loss of pilot bread or pilot crackers, which we used as bread and Frisbees in Alaska in the 80's.

You can still find various producers for hard tack.

Some Sam's Club locations have Sailor Boy Pilot Bread, but I'm thinking primarily in Alaska.

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=156666

They even have their own Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sailor-Boy-Pilot-Bread/112132002208914?sk=wall



I'm not sure how hard these ones are:

http://diamondbakery.net/saloon_pilot_crackers

As for Hostess - after reading this I went and got some goodies today at a local Safeway. The clerk noted to me that they were bankrupt, and I said I heard, but it was Chapter 11. He said it might be a way for them to reduce their payment to vendors. I didn't quite get it, since I thought that he meant that they were paying Safeway something. Then I realized that big name companies often pay the seller for certain things. They pay for prominent shelf space (notice how they're often at the ends or on a table near checkout?) and I suppose some stores can afford to place items on special because there's a rebate kicked back from the manufacturer to the retailer for doing so.

I also don't quite remember when Interstate bought out Dolly Madison Bakeries. I recall when Zingers featured Peanuts characters on the label and were advertised using Peanuts character animated commercials.

http://mistertoast.blogspot.com/2008/12/zingers.html



Those coconut flaked red cakes were awesome. Now Hostess just seems to take the Twinkies line and add the topping.
avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 11, 2012 06:44PM
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y_p_w
Those coconut flaked red cakes were awesome. Now Hostess just seems to take the Twinkies line and add the topping.

Have you had one lately?

They are just as delicious as ever... (we've taken them out in the backcountry... can't seem to find a faux-toe 4u though)



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avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 11, 2012 06:48PM
heh heh heh... found one:



Note the eyes on the Zinger baby! Am I sharon? Maybe...



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avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 11, 2012 07:01PM
"delicious as ever"...the context is petro-chemicals, right?

(As I recall from the last time this topic came up...TwinkeeFans can't just buy up whatever supply they can find because even though the things don't rot due to the miracle of chemistry, they do go stale faster than the average corporate bankruptcy case can proceed (e.g.: Lehman Brothers still 'exists'). They can, however, make their own twinkees. So there is a crisis, but its surmountable.)
avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 19, 2012 08:35PM
Taken just for you:



NOM NOM NOM!



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avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 11, 2012 07:14PM
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chick-on
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y_p_w

Those coconut flaked red cakes were awesome. Now Hostess just seems to take the Twinkies line and add the topping.

Have you had one lately?

They are just as delicious as ever... (we've taken them out in the backcountry... can't seem to find a faux-toe 4u though)


But they are no longer branded as "Dolly Madison", correct?

I think they are now branded as "Hostess" Zingers®.
avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 11, 2012 09:35PM
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January 12, 2012 04:56AM
Here is a Twinkie adaptation I have never seen before:
What to Do With a Twinkie



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avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 13, 2012 12:28AM
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chick-on
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y_p_w
Those coconut flaked red cakes were awesome. Now Hostess just seems to take the Twinkies line and add the topping.

Have you had one lately?

They are just as delicious as ever... (we've taken them out in the backcountry... can't seem to find a faux-toe 4u though)

The sense I get is that Dolly Madison bakeries probably had a different recipe for their cakes, but that Hostess has adapted their cake recipe and production lines when they started producing Zingers.

The yellow zinger seems to be a Twinkie, with a layer of that serrated vanilla-flavored frosting on top. The devils food version might be from one of Hostess's chocolate cake recipes sharing some of the Twinkies production line. Of course the red one is the most funky.
avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 11, 2012 09:18AM
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eeek
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y_p_w
The also bought out the company that makes Wonder Bread over a decade ago.

And closed the bakery near where I live.

Well - I remember driving through I-880 (used to be part of CA-17) Oakland for many years and getting the smell of baked bread as I passed the former Kilpatrick's bakery (and thrift bakery) that was mere feet from the freeway. Not sure what happened to the brand name, but I'm think they were bought out by Sara Lee or some other company. I later saw the same packaging with Rainbo brand, although I understand that the previous owner owned several regional brand names and used the same basic "trade dress" with most of them. It looked like this:



Or maybe the trade dress was licensed. Something like that. It looks like the company name is still around but located in San Francisco.

I also recall the old Safeway warehouse and bakery in Richmond. I'd only drive by there because Price Club was along the way. That was where the Safeway house branded packed breads were baked for a certain region.
avatar Hostess Brands files for bankruptcy
January 11, 2012 07:09PM
“You get a big delight in every bite of Hostess Twinkies,” said Twinkie the Kid in a 1970s television ad after lassoing two cartoon thieves making off with golden sponge cakes packed with “creamy filling.” But all the fruit pies, cupcakes and Wonder bread in “Hostess Twinkie town” weren’t enough to save privately owned Hostess Brands from filing for bankruptcy on Wednesday, for the second time in the past decade. The company, which has 19,000 employees, will continue operating as it seeks to restructure.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/2012/01/11/gIQAxrXAsP_story.html
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January 11, 2012 08:41PM
When I was growing up, my dad worked for a commercial bakery, so we had all the cookies and cakes for ten families, but it irritated the heck out of me that there was never any store-bought goodies in the house, as a consequence. I had to trade around the lunch table if I wanted the most coveted of yummies: Zingers!!



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avatar Re: Hostess Brands files for bankruptcy
January 15, 2012 09:53AM
I'm going to start a new company to keep me going in my retirement. It will basically be a frozen storage repository for Twinkies from which I will eventually sell product at 10 times the original cost. Members of this forum shall have first nibs on the initial stock offering. Start saving up, gang.Feed ME!
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January 15, 2012 05:39PM
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tomdisco
..... It will basically be a frozen storage repository for Twinkies....
Is that really necessary? Don't they have a half-life longer than plutonium-239?



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January 19, 2012 05:28PM
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Frank Furter
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tomdisco
..... It will basically be a frozen storage repository for Twinkies....
Is that really necessary? Don't they have a half-life longer than plutonium-239?

Yes, but the half-life does not prevent them from going stale. They will always be fresh.
I'm still pondering the initial stock price.
avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 19, 2012 09:53PM
You can always fall back to Colin Fletcher's version:

http://www.ske-art.com/skestuff9/B004JZGUWO
avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 20, 2012 07:49AM
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eeek
You can always fall back to Colin Fletcher's version:

http://www.ske-art.com/skestuff9/B004JZGUWO

Did he mention this in The Man Who Walked Through Time?



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 20, 2012 11:58AM
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Frank Furter
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eeek
You can always fall back to Colin Fletcher's version:

http://www.ske-art.com/skestuff9/B004JZGUWO

Did he mention this in The Man Who Walked Through Time?

He might have. Not sure which book I read about it in.
avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 26, 2012 07:23PM
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January 26, 2012 11:04PM
For better flavor, be sure to briefly toast the sliced Twinkie on the grill before placing the hotdog inside the "Twinkie Bun". wink
avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 27, 2012 07:38AM
This article Llama guy and Old Dude may read. It has pictures.

Llama guy, if you read this... yeah, I know.. you don't care for NFL.
But can you ask your Llama who gonna win? Sorta looks like
a Camel. I'm wondering which is smarter. Camel or Llama?
If Llama picks Patriots and they win then Llama smarter, or
vice versa. If Llama picks Giants then the Llama and
Camel will have to have a Twinkie eating contest to determine outcome.
* rules determine after outcome (both parties may not eat them)



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avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 27, 2012 09:19AM
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chick-on
This article Llama guy and Old Dude may read. It has pictures.

Read what?



Old Dude
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January 30, 2012 06:16PM
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mrcondron
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chick-on
This article Llama guy and Old Dude may read. It has pictures.

Read what?

Chick-on Butt

* on a unrelated related note... can u tell The Davey Llama to read my post...
I need to figures out who to put my money on in the Supa Bowl



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avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
February 01, 2012 09:44PM
I guess I ask too many rhetorical questions....

And I'll have to go with the Camel...

spinning smiley sticking its tongue out



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/01/2012 09:45PM by chick-on.
avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
January 31, 2012 02:12PM
We found a replacement:

avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
February 01, 2012 09:47PM
Whutt!

Brussel Sprouts have absolutely no nutritional value..
and are loaded with chemicals!

(on a related note... some of the deadliest chemicals are natural)



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avatar Tastes a bit Funny
February 02, 2012 06:52PM
avatar Re: Tastes a bit Funny
February 02, 2012 07:14PM
Old Dude is playin wit his life as we speak...



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avatar Re: Oh, Oh! The maker of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy
February 06, 2012 02:26AM
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eeek

We found a replacement


No replacement will be necessary. Twinkies will survive the apocalypse.

Here's proof:


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