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First "Twinkies" in 25 years

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Bisi, Jan 12, 2012.

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  1. Bisi

    Bisi TS Member

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    "Hostess" the maker of "Twinkies" has been in the news by filing for bankruptucy for the 2nd time in the last several years. Well anyway the news got me to think about "Twinkies" so anyway I purchased one at the conv station after topping off the gas tank. The damn thing was a $1.59!! First one I've had in probably 30 years, and possibly my last ever. It was okay, not as good as I remember.

    Still can't believe the price - $1.59. Last one I had probably cost a dime? No wonder they are going out of business. Do they still make "Ding Dongs"?
     
  2. Itchyb

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    Hostess and Wonder sold to Interstate Bakeries in 1995. Quality is not job 1 with them. Can't gag down any of their garbage now.
     
  3. RWT

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    Bisi,

    Yes they do. There a a few of them on this forum in fact.
     
  4. likes-to-shoot

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    Anything bought at a convenience store is marked sky high. If you look around you will notice that nothing is near the same in price as it was 30 years ago.
     
  5. Aussie Dan

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    I had to try one when i was over there in 2010.

    Still cant believe how long the baked goods can sit on the shelf!

    There must be so much sugar and preservative in those suckers i think they would still be soft long after mankind is done on this earth!
     
  6. likes-to-shoot

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    Be careful of a DUI if you are eating those that are on 'ale'. lol

    In fact 'Don't bogart that twinkie, pass one over to me' lol
     
  7. Catpower

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    I don't think they ever go bad, well they are kinda bad from the get go so I should say they won't get any worse
     
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    Modern technology: They took a product that had no nutritional value, loaded with sugar, salt, and cholesteral - but tasted good; and made it into a product
    that had no nutritional value, loaded with sugar, salt, and cholesteral - and
    didn't taste good.
     
  9. wayneo

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    I remember when Twinkies were a staple in my Roy Rogers lunch box. I could use them to trade up for all kinds of stuff.

    One day at the grocery store my mom picked up some Twinkies and noticed they went from 9 cents to 11 cents, completely bypassing 10 cents. My mom looked at me and my little sister and said "the nerve of them, no more Twinkies!" Needless to say I was mortified. That was in the 60's, and I don't think I've had one since.

    Wayne
     
  10. Aussie Dan

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    Maybe you could have a 'twinkie shoot' and throw them out of a trap!

    Only problem is the shot pieces would sit there for 100 years in the weather and kill any critters or birds that attempt eating them!
     
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    They've been going downhill ever since they dropped the Choco-dile. ;-)
     
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    My wife worked their as human resource dir. for 40 years and she said that the unioms put them in bankruptcy, they had to cut back on ingredients to pay union salaries.
     
  13. CalvinMD

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    The last Twinkie I ever had was one that was Deep fried at the Texas state fair
     
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    RWT/Bisi,

    The White House has a monopoly on ding dongs.....or is that ding-a-lings??

    or both??
     
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    Out of all the comments Robert's (RWT) was the best and true.
     
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    Anyone remember the 'Twinkie Defense"? (aka, How to get away with murder in San Francisco?)

    LA in MA
     
  17. likes-to-shoot

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    holdum........got a website (or any type of proof) to verify your claim?
     
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    this is from the business analyst on Greta on Wednesday,,,,,

    "Since 2009, they have burned through $250MM pumped in by new investors; it lost $340MM last year, almost half a BILLION in the past 2 years; $860MM in debt; they have almost 20,000 employees, 80% which are in unions,,,,a dozen different unions; 372 different contracts; 80 different health and welfare plans; pays $100MM in pension costs and a big portion of that covers employees that NEVER WORKED FOR HOSTESS OR ANY COMPANY HOSTESS EVER BOUGHT,,,,because of a teamsters contract"


    Is there any wonder (no pun intended) that businesses leave America????
     
  19. whiz-bang

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    likes-to-shoot ya suppose the loafers union had something to do with this?
     
  20. shadow

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    If you read the list of contents of a Twinkie you will never again eat one of those suckers.
     
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