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#1    Simbi Laveau

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:12 AM

http://www.huffingto...y&ir=Technology

The eternal Hostess brand,is closing up shop . Their iconic Twinkies ,will never be made ,quite like that again .
In light of these events,a Twinkie hoarding frenzy has begun,with them selling on eBay ,for 5000$ for one ,250,000$,for a whole box.

The jokes about them lasting forever because they are all chemicals,are about to be tested .

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:21 AM

I don't understand how they went bankrupt. I see Hostess snacks in like every supermarket and gas station/convenience store around. Where don't you see those black Hostess cupcakes with the swirly white frosting? They're everywhere around here, it seems. They wouldn't stock them if they didn't sell. It just doesn't add up.

edit: Oh, I see. The workers bankrupted the company by refusing to work, because the company was threatening laying off of a large number of workers.

Well, that didn't work out for them.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:12 AM

View Post_Only, on 17 November 2012 - 05:21 AM, said:

I don't understand how they went bankrupt. I see Hostess snacks in like every supermarket and gas station/convenience store around. Where don't you see those black Hostess cupcakes with the swirly white frosting? They're everywhere around here, it seems. They wouldn't stock them if they didn't sell. It just doesn't add up.

edit: Oh, I see. The workers bankrupted the company by refusing to work, because the company was threatening laying off of a large number of workers.

Well, that didn't work out for them.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:03 PM

View Post_Only, on 17 November 2012 - 05:21 AM, said:

I don't understand how they went bankrupt. I see Hostess snacks in like every supermarket and gas station/convenience store around. Where don't you see those black Hostess cupcakes with the swirly white frosting? They're everywhere around here, it seems. They wouldn't stock them if they didn't sell. It just doesn't add up.

edit: Oh, I see. The workers bankrupted the company by refusing to work, because the company was threatening laying off of a large number of workers.

Well, that didn't work out for them.
This is exactly what's going to happen to all the idiot CEOs that fire people because of obamacare .Watch . Fire people ,and productivity and moral will go down . Service and product quality will go down ,people will take business elsewhere .

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:57 PM

Damn! Wish I had a twinkie to sell on Ebay, unfortunately I ate them all years ago.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:17 AM

I was at the small grocery store right near my house and I was walking down the aisle when I saw 3 boxes of twinkies,and I remembered how I used to love them!.

“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then. ”

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:26 AM

we dont have twinkies in Australia.. well not that variety.. in my neighbourhood a twinkie is a young, gay guy who is thin and kind of pretty.. there will always be twinkies here.. lmao..

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:10 AM

View Postwith bells on, on 18 November 2012 - 05:26 AM, said:

we dont have twinkies in Australia.. well not that variety.. in my neighbourhood a twinkie is a young, gay guy who is thin and kind of pretty.. there will always be twinkies here.. lmao..
I've never heard that...I'll never think of twinkies the same again :w00t:

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:25 AM

Nahhh,I've heard that kind of slang .
Now five boxes is going for 1 million .
Some restaurants serve deep fried Twinkies as desserts . I wonder what they will do in lieu of

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:41 AM

Who in the world would pay a million for some boxes of Twinkies? They must being building an exhibit in the Smithsonian.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:48 AM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 18 November 2012 - 06:25 AM, said:

Some restaurants serve deep fried Twinkies as desserts . I wonder what they will do in lieu of

How about chocolate fried bacon??
I almost throw up when I think of it.




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Edited by EllJay, 18 November 2012 - 06:54 AM.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:00 AM

That is disgusting EllJay. :wacko:

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:07 AM

View Postsusieice, on 18 November 2012 - 07:00 AM, said:

That is disgusting EllJay. :wacko:

Indeed, but it seems like a quite common dish in the US.

http://en.wikipedia....e-covered_bacon

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:34 AM

Twinkies, Sno Balls and Ding Dongs may survive by moving to Mexico. A company there may buy the right to keep making them.
http://money.msn.com...a7-9a44ad87ec75

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:03 AM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 18 November 2012 - 06:25 AM, said:

Nahhh,I've heard that kind of slang .
Now five boxes is going for 1 million .
Some restaurants serve deep fried Twinkies as desserts . I wonder what they will do in lieu of

Buy the knockoffs, which taste strikingly similar.

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