Posted in TV | movies | music | toys on November 16, 2012

Hostess

While Twinkies have a reputation for an unlimited shelf life, the company that makes the junk food may not not.

Hostess Brands, the bankrupt maker of cream-filled pastries like Twinkies and Ho Hos, said on Friday that it planned to wind down its operations. The decision comes a week after one of the company's biggest unions went on strike to protest a labor contract.

Friday's move could spell the end of Hostess, a company that has endured wars, countless diet fads and even an earlier Chapter 11 filing. But the liquidation may not mean the end of its signature product, the Twinkie, with its cake exterior and cream filling. The confection -- originally banana flavored, rather than the vanilla of today -- could find new life under a different owner, if the company auctions off its brands and assets.

In the short term, Twinkies may be in short supply. The last batches rolled off Hostess production lines early Friday morning, according to Tom Becker, a company spokesman, and no new products will be made for the time being. [NY Times]

I won't be running out and stocking up on any Twinkies. I mean, they're gross, but I can't help feeling nostalgic for the products that poisoned my body as a child and the ads that helped them do it! Continue the trip down memory lane and/or feeling hungry and/or disgusted and/or find some more ironic t-shirt ideas, below...

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Comments (105)

blood for cream!

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 1:43 PM

I bet after Obama's victory last week that unions thought they can get away with anything. Management called their bluff and everyone lost. LOSERS.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 1:49 PM

Unions...continuing to destroy companies and jobs in the USA.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 1:52 PM

^ Cool story, bro. We all care a lot

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 1:52 PM

Onions ... continuing to destroy good hummus since 1500 BC

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 1:53 PM

yodels getting shafted. they are probably one of the best store bought desserts you can buy. up there with mallomars.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 1:55 PM

Only one group of people you can blame for this. The union.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 1:57 PM

1:52 - go away, no one cares about your shallow opinion.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 1:57 PM

^Cool story, bro.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:00 PM

I assume management agreed to a cut in their pay and benefits, and weren't just trying to screw actual working people, right?

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:01 PM

yo man, Ding Dong, yo

Posted by Weird Al | November 16, 2012 2:03 PM

unions are destroying this country. destroying it

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:04 PM

I'm 1:52 and I only commented once. I can see I'm not alone in my thoughts so it is a cool story douche.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:06 PM

^Cool story, bro.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:07 PM

No More Scary Cakes in October? This fucking blows!

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:12 PM

Thanks 2:03..beat me to the punch! It wasn't Weird al though who said it but his homey in the video

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:15 PM

Where else can you get a bunch of ho-ho's for $3.19! You will be missed Hostess with the mostess!

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:16 PM

Hostess sponsored sex-education film from the 50's!!

http://youtu.be/C5_LYctLuA4

Posted by Brian Farrelly | November 16, 2012 2:18 PM

I put the Twinkie in my anus but that compromised its structural integrity. No wonder they went out of business.

Posted by Heather | November 16, 2012 2:19 PM

Gotta love piggy piggy union whores.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:21 PM

Has anyone in a blue state bought a box of Twinkies in the past 20 years? I didn't think so. That being said, if I went to buy one and the price was raised 25 cents I wouldn't notice. This is a bullshit move to bust the unions - there's no chance you won't have access to Twinkies in 6 months.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:22 PM

2:21 & assorted posts agreeing with his union-hating self has never worked an honest day of manual labor in his life. Giving your parents' maid a list of chores to do around the house, doesn't count either dude.

Posted by Brian Farrelly | November 16, 2012 2:26 PM

"What about the Twinkie?" Bill Murray, Ghostbusters..

I petition Bill Murray to save the TWINKIE.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:36 PM

^Cool story, bro

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:37 PM

"You aint fatt, you aint nuthin!"

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:38 PM

I am sure some resourceful mid-western translplant will be selling hummus filled vegan twinkies at the flea this weekend.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:39 PM

oh boo hoo, all these union-bashing mitt-moles! still can't believe your plastic candidate LOST!!

unions are the backbone of the working class and now they are BACK.

ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:43 PM

Weird Al, UHF... Cant forget about the twinkie weiner sandwich. SAD SAD day for junk food. First no big gulp, now this.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:44 PM

unions rule!

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:48 PM

We are The Union! The Mighty, Mighty Union!

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:53 PM

"2:21 & assorted posts agreeing with his union-hating self has never worked an honest day of manual labor in his life. Giving your parents' maid a list of chores to do around the house, doesn't count either dude. "

I'll tell you what: I never have done an honest day's work. Instead, I studied my ass off as a kid and got into an Ivy League school. Then I studied hard there. Then I got a good job. Now I make a lot of money. The piggy piggy union whores spent their childhoods being fat, ignorant and lazy, and now they're overpaid for the microscopic value that they add to society.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:59 PM

What will after a nuclear explosion...Twinkies or Kurt Cobain's top 50 album list?

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 2:59 PM

The Zombie Apocalypse is next

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:01 PM

Another notch against the traditional American identity of obesity and diabetes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:02 PM

2:59:

The worst, most corny insults in the world. Everytime. Never fails.

Piggy piggy? Are you like 6 years old. That fictional ivy league education seems to be working out well for you.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:03 PM

Unions built this country.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:03 PM

^ Yeah, because people who want tasty Ring Dings will now buy blocks of tofu instead.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:05 PM

"2:59:

The worst, most corny insults in the world. Everytime. Never fails."

Amusing assertion.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:13 PM

Now if this was the end of hummus, BV would crash with the amount of posts at once.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:14 PM

WE COULD ALL LEARN SOMETHING FROM THE WORK ETHIC OF THE IVY LEAGUE HEDGE FUNDER THAT POSTS ON BROOKLYNVEGAN AT WORK

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:15 PM

^ says the bitter unemployed medieval women's studies degree twat

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:18 PM

^ oh, no. I'm sure he's going to say he works from home... makes tons of money... blah blah blah

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:19 PM

I didn't see anyone mention working for a hedge fund. Which comment is that?

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:20 PM

hahaha, 3:19 are you referencing the guy who works from home that called you out and told you to meet him in front of beauty and essex the other day? Really sad when you get punked like that after trying to fight people on the internet. People don't forget holmes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:25 PM

Yo, ding dong, man. Ding dong. Ding dong, yo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M4ozR8Edbs

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:27 PM

@3:25 - no, and not me. I was referring to the guy (jeez maybe that is the same guy) who used to come on here bragging about working from home.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:30 PM

Michael Sosa, clearly

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:31 PM

Hold on 3:30-
You mean 3:25 was wrong and it was not all the comments of one person . See it serves me right for taking the word of an obvious Rhodes Scholar who ends a comment with "People don't forget holmes"

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:49 PM

^ dumber than dumb as fuck right there

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 3:57 PM

^ True Fact:
When someone has nothing to say (or is too stupid to understand the issue) they criticize spelling, shoe size, weather, source, names, or any other topic to take the attention away from their lack of competency.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 4:04 PM

Unions built this country but your desperate immigrants who have migrated here in the last 25 years or so have never upheld our living standards. Sadly, more of the same since the recent election.

Posted by midwest farmers | November 16, 2012 4:05 PM

oh, trolls... don't worry - one day you will get laid

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 4:07 PM

"Workers were being asked to accept cuts, but top executives had gotten massive raises as Hostess was about to enter bankruptcy. Investments in the company’s future that had been promised as part of restructuring after the previous bankruptcy were never made."

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 4:27 PM

Then those workers-every single damn one of them should have protested. But in your typical work environment today (even if it's some supplemental part-time job) these diverse groups back down in fear of not being politically correct. Would rather be outnumbered and unpopular than a lemming.................................. Anyway, some corporation will pick up the brand. It still carries to much weight in the snack food industry.

Posted by midwest farmers | November 16, 2012 4:40 PM

im never going to get to make a twinkie wiener sandwhich : (

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 5:08 PM

mayan fucks

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 5:14 PM

unions are the devil. unions are evil. there is no denying it. they suck

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 5:35 PM

Oh, shut up Romney. You lost, now go away.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 5:43 PM

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 6:13 PM

I'm sure Michael and Michele are frilled with the possibility of a Yodel free world. ENJOY

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 8:19 PM

You queers wanted four more years you got it.

Posted by Mitt Romney | November 16, 2012 11:32 PM

no twinkeez no peace!

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 12:08 AM

I fucking love it. Management at Hostess gets massive bonuses after grinding these fucking fools to take pay cut after pay cut and it's the unions who are the assholes.

This shit is garbage, anyway. Fuck this company and fuck their fucking jobs. You make poison and go out of business? Go hang out with the asbestos workers and the lead paint industry.

Obama won, you fucking lost, so go fucking cry into your Twinkies and use the tears as lube for the barrel of your AR-15.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | November 17, 2012 2:05 AM

The union workers no longer have jobs. They're unemployed morons. The company is kaput. But of course there are still people who are dumb enough to think that they did the right thing. Cockroach logic.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 5:34 AM

This has been a long time coming...and I'm not sure any of these "pro-union" people commenting on here understand that we aren't living in a Billy Bragg song anymore...this is the returning of the screw in the age of entitlement, no one wins.

Posted by I crossed a picket line | November 17, 2012 8:46 AM

Just another day in failshit left wing America.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 9:15 AM

^ Idiot

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 10:49 AM

^ Wash boy

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 10:52 AM

^ That made a lot of sense. Go away. You lost.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 11:21 AM

^What did you win?

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 11:23 AM

Unions, big government, the legal lobby, Barack Obama ... all the same, and never above misleading or lying to advance it's aims.

~~~~ Congress demands EPA's secret email accounts - Washington Times ~~~

A House committee has launched an investigation into whether EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used an email alias to try to hide correspondence from open-government requests and her agency’s own internal watchdog — something that Republican lawmakers said could run afoul of the law.

The science committee has asked Ms. Jackson to turn over all information related to an email account under the name of “Richard Windsor,” which is one of the aliases identified by a researcher looking into the EPA.

The committee has also asked the White House’s lawyer and EPA’s inspector general to look into the matter and report back by the end of this month, saying that the secret email accounts could have been used to keep key information from official watchdogs as well as the public.

EPA did not respond Friday night to a request for comment.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/17/congress-demands-epas-secret-email-accounts/#ixzz2CUwzvDug

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 11:33 AM

How about take away all of the union exemptions for Obamacare then we can begin to talk about fairness. Until then, moving on.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 12:04 PM

"^ What did you win?"

The right to call you a loser and laugh at you and watch the bitterness you have unfold. Oh and to not have a fucking robot with not one original or decent idea get elected.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 12:14 PM

^ last time I checked I am not Mitt Romney and Obama is not a commentator on BV. So you won nothing, and are in fact devoid of a life or purpose. I have pimples on my ass that have more of a purpose than you. So, there's that.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 1:00 PM

12:14 You must be a very productive member of society. You have spent the past two weeks serial posting on BV claiming that you have won something that you were not competing in. Nice life.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 1:01 PM

Amazing the arrogance of people like 1:00 and 1:01pm. They come in here and post repeatedly their nonsense and yet it is others devoid of life. Whatever they say though is meaningful and with purpose.

Get over yourselves and your stupidity. And 1pm you might want to get your skin checked with all those pimples on your ass you disgusting piece of shit.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 1:28 PM

^ mind-numbingly dumb as FUCK right there

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 1:29 PM

Nice job 11:23, 1:00, 1:01 - Looks like you scored a direct hit on that piece of shit.
The sad part is all he can see is his rage (why is he so angry?). The sadder part is that we all lose now.
But at least Ms. Piece of Shit will get his unemployment check, so long as we're printing money from nothing.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 1:32 PM

@1:28
You do realize that you sound far more arrogant than the people you are accusing, don't you? It kind of kills your argument, no matter how right it seems in your own mind.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 1:35 PM

I never was much of a Twinkie fan, even in my youth. Not much of a fan of watching music fans argue about what separate groups of rich guys in suits supposedly represent either, but I gotta say, the Liberal guy seems a wee bit unhinged. Not sure how buttne got involved, either. :/

Posted by Snowman | November 17, 2012 1:44 PM

I've never met a union guy who was not either a bully or an apprentice bully.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 1:45 PM

You guys do realize that Mayor Bloomberg would ban Hostess cakes from NYC if he could (due to the high sugar content)? And if he did, would he be a union buster too since he is depriving the union screws of jobs?

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 1:58 PM

"Nice job 11:23, 1:00, 1:01 - Looks like you scored a direct hit on that piece of shit."

The dumbest most laughable comment I have read on here all morning. Keep up the good work. Conservative trolls bring the stupid quite well.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 1:59 PM

Yup 1:44, the Liberal guy is somehow living in his personal 15 minutes and for some victory (?) that he had precious little part in (I mean, voting for Obama in NYC? Bet he was a Cowboys fan in the 80s/90s as well). It's kind of sad really, to see your life experiences through the life of another person. Isn't that the definition of co-dependance?

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 2:02 PM

LULZ @ 1:59 proving the other guy's point without even seeing it

Dude, pull my finger

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 2:04 PM

As opposed to you being so angry 2:02 that your guy lost the election? You, and some others of your ilk, have been incessantly posting comments in various threads for days now about the evils of liberals, unions etc.

Do you even fathom the idiocy of what you type?

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 2:08 PM

This poor Liberal guy, so angry. So sad

Why are you so angry, Liberal person? Did someone steal your lunch money at school yesterday? Did someone look at you mean on the school bus? Did your mommy yell at you?

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 2:11 PM

I dunno guys, I'm gonna score this one for the conservative guys. The liberal guys are a bit unhinged, and lack a real argument. Conservative guys seem to have the upper hand here.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 2:12 PM

^ Lol backslapping his own comment. Yeah that's not a clear sign of desperation. In any case, please tell me what upper hand the conservative guys have? Conservatives lost the election big time. Don't talk to me about who won or what won. The simple fact is they lost. They are an unhinged party that seems to not have a clue how to address the new electorate. All you basically have at this point is the ability to blow hot air on comment sections on blogs

Fair enough, you win that war. Congrats and good luck with it. Let's see how far that gets you.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 2:16 PM

I'm going to score it against the conservative guy who then attempted to appear as another commenter and scored it for himself.
4 more years? Get used to 20 more years, asshole. The GOP has fucked itself by adhering to religious wack-jobs, racists, and tired old white mizers and those chickens are finally coming home to roost. The GOP is finally fucked. Enjoy the midterms when the Dems take back the House!

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 3:57 PM

you on some kinda diet? is that what they teach you in that sissy school of yours?

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 4:06 PM

4:06 is the kind of pussy who's only tough on comment threads. I doubt we see your type in our gym unless, of course, you're the one handing out towels. Kudos on keeping the toilets spotless!

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2012 4:30 PM

"Enjoy the midterms when the Dems take back the House!"

I certainly hope you do. I want you fools to own every last ounce of Obama's incompetence.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2012 8:43 PM

"I dunno guys, I'm gonna score this one for the conservative guys. The liberal guys are a bit unhinged, and lack a real argument. Conservative guys seem to have the upper hand here."

upper hand? conservatives?? no, you definitely 'dunno,' (shit for brains). but i do know this:

PRESIDENT BARACK HUSEIN OBAMA

and after that?

PRESIDENT HILLARY CLINTON
(2 terms)

and after that?

more and more democrats!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 9:57 AM

^ Cool story bro! But why u mad?

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 10:09 AM

^You're responding to that comment as if it wasn't the same pathetic loser complimenting himself on his poorly articulated, laughably stupid argument.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 10:10 AM

10:10 comment was directed at 9:57. Not conservative troll loser above.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 10:11 AM

I'm sad for the company in that i love their products, politics, however, I don't give a shit about. Sad nonetheless.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 7:18 PM

Hostess. As American as type-2 diabetes and prison rape.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 8:01 PM

actually prison rape is a fairly global phenomenon

let's go with rodeo clowns instead

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 9:04 PM

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Posted by Michal | February 24, 2013 2:54 AM

^ mind-numbingly dumb as FUCK right there..

Posted by 3dlat | February 24, 2013 3:14 AM

^ mind-numbingly dumb as FUCK right there..

Posted by Forum | February 24, 2013 3:14 AM

I think care a lot more about their health and don't want to eat bad foods anymore.

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