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The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . The Twinkie is Dead

After two bankruptcy filings and a bitter strike, Hostess Brands, Inc. is liquidating. I don’t know about you, but as soon as I post this blog, I’m heading out to buy up all the Twinkies for my Apocalypse Survival kit. Dear God, what’s next? Spam?

Image by Larry D. Moore, used under a Creative Commons ShareAlike License

Click here for the full story. Twinkies Maker Hostess to Liquidate Company after Strike

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Wendy Williams did her part to Save the Twinkie when she hosted opera singer Hai-Ting Chinn, who sings us all of the ingredients we can find in a Twinkie. No wonder the cockroaches will be feeding off of these for thousands of years after the human race is gone. Via my hometown friend, Bob Farkas.

So inquiring minds want to know . . .

All the best to all of you for having what you need.

Piper Bayard–The Pale Writer of the Apocalypse


43 thoughts on “ The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . The Twinkie is Dead

  1. Such a shame about the Twinkies. Seriously. That poor opera singer! Some of those ingredients are really words, I’m certain. But hey, Twinkies have B Vitamins, so they can’t be all bad, right?

    Thanks to you, I now want to fly to New Zealand just so I can watch that video again on the actual plane. I loved it.

    Need to jet off to SocialIn to see what all the buzz is about.

  2. And so the era of the Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling comes to a close.

    I recommend deep fat frying at least half your Twinkie inventory. You know, they’ll (wink, wink) “keep” better.

    • LOL. An excellent point, Rob. I’m sorry to say I’ve never had a deep fried Twinkie, and I’m afraid now that I never will.

    • OMG, Paige. I hadn’t even stopped to process the fact that I’ve never had a deep fried Twinkie. *sniff* I’ll die a virgin!

  3. Oh hell no! I’m stocking up on Ding Dongs! To hell with Twinkies! I’m a chocolate freak!!! LOL Loved this, Piper!

    • Thanks, Kadja. I probably ate a lot more Ding Dongs in my life than I ever did Twinkies, too, though I don’t think they keep as long. Glad I could give you a smile. πŸ™‚

  4. I’m a cream-filled-chocolate-cupcake kind of gal. They’re mine, all mine! The rest of you can have the Twinkies. I LOVED the Hobbit flight-safety video. Priceless!

    • I’m with you, Elizabeth. I’m a Hostess cupcake girl. I ate them almost every day in high school, so I probably still have them somewhere in my body, even after *mumble* years. πŸ™‚

      • I’m just curious. Do you think they’re still the same as they were thirty years ago? (Don’t know if you’re that old to answer that question.) They seem sweeter and more chemical tasting to me now.

        • Well, I can speak to 25 years ago anyway. πŸ™‚

          And yes, they taste that way to me now too, but I figured it was just my taste buds changing over the years. I didn’t go out hunting them down today, unlike seemingly every other person on Twitter, so I guess I’d decided I could live without them. LOL!

          • I think the recipe is very different now. Same with Hershey bars and Coke, except the good Cokes from Mexico with real sugar instead of corn syrup. Anyway, good thing you can live without them because they are so gone.

    • Hi Elizabeth. If you can’t find any cupcakes, drop by and I’ll share. I found a few boxes left, but not many. Thought they’d be a humorous treat to serve to guests. πŸ™‚

  5. Oh – the smell after baking in a lunchbox for hours – the oozey goodness…..the terrible temptation when trying to lose weight……must stock up now….(ebay potential – Twinkie addicts are out there!)

    • Good luck! I left the second I hit “publish” and there wasn’t a Twinkie left in 20 miles. Consoled myself with Ho-Hos and Ding Dongs.

  6. Surely, the company that buys the Twinkie brand would continue making them! Hello, built it customer base getting ready for the end of world! Ding Dongs were my favorite when I was a kid. I haven’t had one in years….I may never have another one! So sad.

    Loved the video! πŸ™‚

    • My hubby said the same thing, Diana. I pointed out to him they wouldn’t be in the same box. Hope you found some Ding Dongs. πŸ™‚

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  8. A fond goodbye, I hope. I remember youtful misdeeds liberating Twinkies and other Hostess products from the bread delivery man. Quit because the sugar and chemicals made my teeth ache.

    • Did you hear that list of ingredients? Just thinking about them made my teeth ache. I haven’t actually had a Twinkie or other Hostess product in years because of it, but tell me something’s going away, and I want it. πŸ™‚

  9. I’ve never been a big Twinkies fan, but if Spam were to go off the shelves, I think my world would end. That Hobbit flight safety video is one of the best things I have seen in ages. Now I’m even more excited about the new film. πŸ˜›

    Hope you have a great weekend, Piper!

    • Isn’t that a hoot? Makes me want to see the movie, too. Hope it’s as good as the safety video.

      A great weekend to you, too, Lena. πŸ™‚

  10. I’m actually going to the store today in hopes of finding some Hostess goodies to take home. My husband loves Twinkies, DingDongs, and the whole nine yards, and he’s going to be REALLY upset when word of this gets to him.

  11. Loved the Middle Earth video. Do they sell Hostess in Canada? I remember seeing it all the time when I was younger but not so much anymore… I’ll have to go look now.

  12. I was completely panicked thinking that Hostess made those Swiss Cake Rolls that got me through high school lunches. I quickly looked it up and breathed a sigh of relief at seeing that it was Little Debbie. My Swiss Cake Rolls are safe…for now…until that conspiracy gets a hold of them.

    Thanks for the links!

    • Karen West pointed out to me on Facebook that Little Debbie is probably behind the whole thing. When you put the legalization of pot with the disappearance of Twinkies, it makes sense since Little Debbie has the most to gain. πŸ™‚

  13. on ,
    Texanne said:


    Yep, Julie. Little Debbie will now carry the snack-time burden mostly alone. Also, Moon Pies.
    I was never a fan of Twinkies, but loved the orange cupcakes and was mad for the crumb cakes. Thank goodness Duncan Hines still lives!

  14. There is something fundamentally wrong with our nation when the company that brought us Twinkies, Ho-Ho’s, Zingers, Ding-Dongs, and goo-filled-cupcakes with swirly icing goes into bankruptcy.

    [Please assure ‘Holmes’ this was a non-partisan observation.]

    I intentionally left out the Sno Balls. Why? Because when my red-head-for-a-reason granddaughter was about two, and in a constant state of “one ‘no’ away from a tantrum”, I took her to the store, offered to let her pick a treat when we passed the Hostess section. She picked pink Sno Balls.

    “Clean up in aisle one. Clean up in aisle three. Clean up in aisle five.”

    • LOL. Holmes is the most non-partisan person you’ll ever come across. πŸ™‚

      I LOVE Sno-Balls. Sounds like quite the fun event with your granddaughter, though. Almost as fun as silly putty in hair and play-doh in the cooking utensils, that is. πŸ™‚

      • Well, I will admit I was not eating Ho-Ho’s at our Election Watch party.

        I’ll stop short of suggesting Ding-Dongs for breakfast…

        I may be non-partisan in my posts, but I do vote with passion and pleasure at my right to do so.

        Still grumbling we didn’t get the write-in votes for Bayard/Lamb.

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