Twinkies - should they stay or go?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Twinkies - should they stay or go?
Thu, 01-12-2012 - 3:57pm

Matt Lauer said on the Today show that Hostess snacks were a part of his childhood, and that he's not the only person to be upset about Hostess declaring bankruptsy:


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Registered: 10-10-2000
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 12:30pm

They have been around forever and should stay.

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 12:35pm

LOL, for sure dd has never had one that I gave her. I can't really imagine a situation in which that would happen, and if it did, she would probably give ME a lecture about the evils of junk food. She gave me a hard enough time about the chocolate chip cookies I would buy once in a blue moon.

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Sat, 01-14-2012 - 12:43am

Don't like them, don't buy them.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sat, 01-14-2012 - 9:37pm
Maybe we should have a Twinkie bailout program.
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Sat, 01-14-2012 - 9:57pm

Twinkies I don't care about but don't get rid of those chocolate Hostess Cupcakes with the cream filling. I love those things. I only allow myself to have them about twice a year but I really enjoy every bite.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 01-15-2012 - 8:43am

every so often my kids go grocery shopping with me, yesterday my kid did and he grabbed a box of those hostess cupcakes, i would never buy those if my kid wasn't with me, Lol.


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Registered: 01-15-2012
Sun, 01-15-2012 - 8:17pm
this has nothing to do with whether Twinkies should go or stay or whether they contribute to obesity. This is about a huge corporation that does not know how to manage a business and blames their failure on labor costs when the employees have taken concessions for over $88 million over the last 3 years. 19,000 employees nationwide have tried to save the company they work for but upper management has disgracefully let it fall to ruin once again.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 8:36am

interesting, i wouldn't know about that but i have seen snack lines over the years introduce lower fat, fat free to their products in hopes of making them look healthier or more diet friendly, i think those strategies backfired.


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Registered: 01-21-2011
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 11:08pm

I think if companies are going to make junk food they should make it without qualms. I don't see Ben and Jerry declaring bankruptcy. I don't see Hershey going out of business. If you've got a good thing going, go with it! I don't want a healthy snack cake - I want a delicious snack cake. Hostess was poorly run and apparently failed. Hopefully it's bought out by someone who knows to take it back to the basics - get rid of the healthy junk and stick to what you're good at. REAL junk!

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