0 RIP Hostess

Hostess Twinkies never forget
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I can't even remember the last time I ate a Twinkie, but after today's news, it's suddenly all I can think about. Same goes for Ho Ho's, Ding Dongs, Donettes, Sno Balls, Wonder Bread, etc.

Maybe they weren't always the healthiest snack options, but everyone deserves a treat once in a while. School lunches and after school snack times will never be the same.
Hostess Brands Inc. today announced that it is winding down operations and has filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court seeking permission to close its business and sell its assets, including its iconic brands and facilities.

“We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike,” said Gregory F. Rayburn, chief executive officer. “Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.”

The wind down means the closure of 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, approximately 5,500 delivery routes and 570 bakery outlet stores throughout the United States.
In memoriam, here's an inside look at how Sno Balls are were made, courtesy of Food Network.

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