Do you like Twinkies?

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#1 Posted by junglist101 (5457 posts) -
If you do you better get to the nearest store and stock up. Looks like the end has come for the Twinkie and other Hostess products. Hostess is moving to close it's doors and sell it's assets. Someone may buy the right to make them but as of now you won't be seeing them any time soon. http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/16/news/companies/hostess-closing/index.html?hpt=hp_t4
#2 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

Not to squish your Twinkies, but this is old news.

#3 Posted by Lord_Terrapin (45 posts) -
About time, I hate Twinkies.
#4 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150727 posts) -
No I don't.....
#5 Posted by TheShadowLord07 (22120 posts) -

img going to miss yodels and their cupcakes:(

#6 Posted by Amster_G (4289 posts) -

I've had one or two real ones before. Usually they're the knock-off kind as we do not have Twinkies here in Canada.

#7 Posted by ArmoredCore55 (23831 posts) -
I like them. It sucks about Hostess shutting down. :(
#8 Posted by jimkabrhel (15417 posts) -

Tastykake is better. Krimpets FTW.

#9 Posted by CommanderShiro (21746 posts) -

Awful news for all those employees that will now lose their jobs. And yes I do like twinkies.

#10 Posted by TonyDanzaFan (2973 posts) -
Damn. I don't like twinkies, but those cupcakes they make are fu*cking awesome.
#11 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

Awful news for all those employees that will now lose their jobs. And yes I do like twinkies.

CommanderShiro

Their own fault. They went on strike and refused to go back. Can't say that I feel sorry for them.

#12 Posted by Omni-Slash (54404 posts) -
No but raspberry zingers are foods of the gods and I will miss them dearly...:cry:
#13 Posted by TrainerCeleste (1774 posts) -
That stuff is gross :x
#14 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150727 posts) -

[QUOTE="CommanderShiro"]

Awful news for all those employees that will now lose their jobs. And yes I do like twinkies.

WhiteKnight77

Their own fault. They went on strike and refused to go back. Can't say that I feel sorry for them.

I'd imagine if they had been negotiated with.....they'd have gone back.
#15 Posted by jimkabrhel (15417 posts) -

[QUOTE="CommanderShiro"]

Awful news for all those employees that will now lose their jobs. And yes I do like twinkies.

WhiteKnight77

Their own fault. They went on strike and refused to go back. Can't say that I feel sorry for them.

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-hostess-to-go-out-of-buiness-20121116,0,3714808.post

The company was already in trouble, having filed for bankruptcy twice in the last decade, and as recently as January of this year. They were demanding 30% wage and benefit cuts, while top executives recieved pay increased.

Blame it on union workers if you will, but that's not the whole story.

#16 Posted by Novotine (1199 posts) -
[QUOTE="WhiteKnight77"]

[QUOTE="CommanderShiro"]

Awful news for all those employees that will now lose their jobs. And yes I do like twinkies.

LJS9502_basic

Their own fault. They went on strike and refused to go back. Can't say that I feel sorry for them.

I'd imagine if they had been negotiated with.....they'd have gone back.

no choice. their fault . cya jobs
#17 Posted by JohnF111 (14090 posts) -
I'm in the UK and tried one... They were terrible, I am so glad we don't have them over here because the aftertaste was down right disgusting, it wasn't even a sweet aftertaste, just a chemical taste.
#18 Posted by JML897 (33125 posts) -
I don't like any Hostess stuff anyway, no big loss
#19 Posted by flazzle (6488 posts) -

I'm in the UK and tried one... They were terrible, I am so glad we don't have them over here because the aftertaste was down right disgusting, it wasn't even a sweet aftertaste, just a chemical taste.JohnF111

They tasted a LOT better when I was a kid. But all the stuff tastes like that now, like Little Debbie and Dolly Madison, etc.

Or maybe a kids tastebud it doesn't taste that bad. who knows?

#20 Posted by flazzle (6488 posts) -

I don't like any Hostess stuff anyway, no big lossJML897

Well, 18,500 workers is a pretty big loss. Hopefully they can find other jobs or get jobs if someone buys out the business and continues it.

#21 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
Nope. Not fond of sweets, even as a child. Only sweets/candies I eat are nerds, and gummy bears.
#22 Posted by Serraph105 (27949 posts) -

I'm getting some twinkies tonight before it's too late.

#23 Posted by superclocked (5823 posts) -
How can someone not like Twinkies? Real twinkies are the bomb...
#24 Posted by GazaAli (22691 posts) -
Hostess sucks so freaking much, good riddance.
#25 Posted by -Exclusiive- (213 posts) -

First thing that came to mind.

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#26 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

[QUOTE="JohnF111"]I'm in the UK and tried one... They were terrible, I am so glad we don't have them over here because the aftertaste was down right disgusting, it wasn't even a sweet aftertaste, just a chemical taste.flazzle

They tasted a LOT better when I was a kid. But all the stuff tastes like that now, like Little Debbie and Dolly Madison, etc.

Or maybe a kids tastebud it doesn't taste that bad. who knows?

Dolly Madison snacks were made by Hostess Brands and yes, they did taste better when I was a kid, The taste changed probably due to being merged with Continental Bakeries. Even Wonder Bread tasted different when I was a kid and had a different texture even.

#27 Posted by michael_1234576 (8620 posts) -
Im gonna miss those twinks
#28 Posted by Sphensen (742 posts) -

Oh NO! Washington and Colorado were too late to save them

#29 Posted by MrPraline (21321 posts) -
Im gonna miss those twinks michael_1234576
rofl beat me to it
#30 Posted by KiIIyou (27145 posts) -
They look a lot better then they is, with that weird fake aftertaste they got and all.
#31 Posted by ShuLordLiuPei (9506 posts) -

Not to squish your Twinkies, but this is old news.

Pirate700

No, this is new. They had filed bankruptcy earlier in the year, which didn't necessarily mean the end. Now they just fired all their employees and have started liquidating.

#32 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

[QUOTE="WhiteKnight77"]

[QUOTE="CommanderShiro"]

Awful news for all those employees that will now lose their jobs. And yes I do like twinkies.

jimkabrhel

Their own fault. They went on strike and refused to go back. Can't say that I feel sorry for them.

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-hostess-to-go-out-of-buiness-20121116,0,3714808.post

The company was already in trouble, having filed for bankruptcy twice in the last decade, and as recently as January of this year. They were demanding 30% wage and benefit cuts, while top executives recieved pay increased.

Blame it on union workers if you will, but that's not the whole story.

Funny that the Teamsters accepted the cuts to continue working while the bakers didn't. Go figure.

#33 Posted by Swanogt19 (24159 posts) -
No I do not.
#34 Posted by CJL182 (9233 posts) -

I've always been more of a Ho-Hos kinda guy, but I do enjoy the occasional twinkie. I need to go to the store and buy a couple boxes along with some cupcakes.

#35 Posted by james007_14 (3036 posts) -

First thing that came to mind.

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-Exclusiive-
I love that part of the movie.
#36 Posted by Rockman999 (7232 posts) -

I wasn't a big fan of twinkies but I did enjoy their other products. :(

#37 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

I will miss the Cherry Fruit Pies though nowadays, there was less fruit in them than there used to be.

#38 Posted by Dogswithguns (10738 posts) -
I never liked those.. but another plant shutdown less jobs not a good thing.
#39 Posted by invisibletearsx (997 posts) -

Never had them before..

#40 Posted by CreasianDevaili (4070 posts) -
Less willy wonka goes down, no Fuvks given. Also going on strike is a risk. The strikers lost. No sympathy.
#41 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

[QUOTE="CommanderShiro"]

Awful news for all those employees that will now lose their jobs. And yes I do like twinkies.

WhiteKnight77

Their own fault. They went on strike and refused to go back. Can't say that I feel sorry for them.

Can you honestly say you'd be willing to swallow a 30% cut in pay and benefits because the executives in charge of keeping the company healthy ran it into the ground?

#42 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

Less willy wonka goes down, no Fuvks given. Also going on strike is a risk. The strikers lost. No sympathy. CreasianDevaili

Wonka's not actually a real company in itself. It's just a line of candies made by Nestle, who license the name.

#43 Posted by TheWalkingGhost (5244 posts) -

[QUOTE="WhiteKnight77"]

[QUOTE="CommanderShiro"]

Awful news for all those employees that will now lose their jobs. And yes I do like twinkies.

worlock77

Their own fault. They went on strike and refused to go back. Can't say that I feel sorry for them.

Can you honestly say you'd be willing to swallow a 30% cut in pay and benefits because the executives in charge of keeping the company healthy ran it into the ground?

Lets see here.....Take a 30% pay cut and keep working or refuse and lose my job and not get paid? Wow...You are right worlock....This is a reall tough choice....I just don't know. :roll:
#44 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

[QUOTE="WhiteKnight77"]

Their own fault. They went on strike and refused to go back. Can't say that I feel sorry for them.

worlock77

Can you honestly say you'd be willing to swallow a 30% cut in pay and benefits because the executives in charge of keeping the company healthy ran it into the ground?

Ask yourself why the Teamsters took the offer and not the bakers. The Teamsters at least wanted to keep working. Now no one is gonna be working for Hostess, including the nonunion employees at the outlet bakery stores.

#45 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

[QUOTE="worlock77"]

[QUOTE="WhiteKnight77"]

Their own fault. They went on strike and refused to go back. Can't say that I feel sorry for them.

TheWalkingGhost

Can you honestly say you'd be willing to swallow a 30% cut in pay and benefits because the executives in charge of keeping the company healthy ran it into the ground?

Lets see here.....Take a 30% pay cut and keep working or refuse and lose my job and not get paid? Wow...You are right worlock....This is a reall tough choice....I just don't know. :roll:

These workers did not lose their jobs because they went on string, they lost their jobs because the people entrusted with keeping the company financially did a piss poor job of it healthy. I know there's no way in hell you, WhiteKnight or anyone else here would just accept a 30% cut in pay and benefits without protesting it. If anyone say they would they're a goddamn liar.

#46 Posted by rilpas (8222 posts) -
#47 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheWalkingGhost"][QUOTE="worlock77"]

Can you honestly say you'd be willing to swallow a 30% cut in pay and benefits because the executives in charge of keeping the company healthy ran it into the ground?

worlock77

Lets see here.....Take a 30% pay cut and keep working or refuse and lose my job and not get paid? Wow...You are right worlock....This is a reall tough choice....I just don't know. :roll:

These workers did not lose their jobs because they went on string, they lost their jobs because the people entrusted with keeping the company financially did a piss poor job of it healthy. I know there's no way in hell you, WhiteKnight or anyone else here would just accept a 30% cut in pay and benefits without protesting it. If anyone say they would they're a goddamn liar.

I would protest it, but I would take the cut, if it were to keep me employed and the bakers were warned. As I stated twice, the Teamsters took the deal, the bakers were the ones to toss everything out the window.

#48 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

[QUOTE="worlock77"]

[QUOTE="WhiteKnight77"]

Their own fault. They went on strike and refused to go back. Can't say that I feel sorry for them.

WhiteKnight77

Can you honestly say you'd be willing to swallow a 30% cut in pay and benefits because the executives in charge of keeping the company healthy ran it into the ground?

Ask yourself why the Teamsters took the offer and not the bakers. The Teamsters at least wanted to keep working. Now no one is gonna be working for Hostess, including the nonunion employees at the outlet bakery stores.

Teamsters didn't. The union leaders indicated that they'd be will to consider a cut for current workers as long as existing pensions were left in tact, but to my knowledge no agreement was even ever tentatively reached, let alone voted on by Teamsters members.

#49 Posted by WSGRandomPerson (13693 posts) -
They're not that great, I find Zebra Cakes to be more delicious.
#50 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

[QUOTE="WhiteKnight77"]

[QUOTE="worlock77"]

Can you honestly say you'd be willing to swallow a 30% cut in pay and benefits because the executives in charge of keeping the company healthy ran it into the ground?

worlock77

Ask yourself why the Teamsters took the offer and not the bakers. The Teamsters at least wanted to keep working. Now no one is gonna be working for Hostess, including the nonunion employees at the outlet bakery stores.

Teamsters didn't. The union leaders indicated that they'd be will to consider a cut for current workers as long as existing pensions were left in tact, but to my knowledge no agreement was even ever tentatively reached, let alone voted on by Teamsters members.

Actually, the Teamsters did vote on it and accepted it.

In September, membership of one of its major unions, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, voted narrowly to accept a new contract with reduced wages and benefits. The Bakers' union rejected the deal, however, prompting Hostess management to secure permission from a bankruptcy court to force a new concession contract on workers.

The Teamsters union, which represents 6,700 Hostess workers, issued a statement blaming mismanagement by Hostess executives for the company's problems. But it also was critical of the decision of Bakers' union, although it did not identify the union by name.CNNMoney

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