Author Topic: Wiping out Hostess Refined Sugar Products  (Read 5910 times)

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Wiping out Hostess Refined Sugar Products
« on: November 16, 2012, 07:17:07 PM »
No link to point to here, just anecdotal sources.

For those on a low information diet, Hostess just announced they are closing their doors.

I have seen many people on Facebook in reaction to this news either A) proudly showing photos of all the Hostess garbage they managed to go out and buy, or B) complaining that stores are already out of stock.

***facepalm***

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Re: Wiping out Hostess Refined Sugar Products
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2012, 09:06:07 AM »
At least the end is near! Remember those twinkies will survive nuclear fallout. Maybe someday an archaeologist will be digging up the remains our our civilization and find a twinkie. I can only imagine the theories that would inspire regarding our untimely end.

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Re: Wiping out Hostess Refined Sugar Products
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2012, 12:08:11 PM »
At least the end is near! Remember those twinkies will survive nuclear fallout. Maybe someday an archaeologist will be digging up the remains our our civilization and find a twinkie. I can only imagine the theories that would inspire regarding our untimely end.
Maybe they'll see what twinkies are made of and think it was something like a civilization-wide Jonestown massacre.

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Re: Wiping out Hostess Refined Sugar Products
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2012, 03:10:18 PM »
But... what's left to deep-fry at the state fair if twinkies are gone?

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Re: Wiping out Hostess Refined Sugar Products
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2012, 04:35:29 PM »
I've never eaten a twinkie, and I guess I'll never get that chance now.

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Re: Wiping out Hostess Refined Sugar Products
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2012, 04:48:23 PM »
Still being made in Canada by Saputo.

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Re: Wiping out Hostess Refined Sugar Products
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2012, 05:23:39 PM »
Won't the recipes and IP just be sold? I have no clue, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's not the end.

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Re: Wiping out Hostess Refined Sugar Products
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2012, 06:06:41 PM »
Dont get me wrong I eat healthy most of the time, but I'm sad to see these go.  I think they taste good personally and would eat one occasionally. 

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Re: Wiping out Hostess Refined Sugar Products
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2012, 06:17:37 PM »
I remember the chocolate cupcakes, two to a package.  If they sat on the shelf long enough, the icing would get hard.  The filling tasted a little like Crisco.  But, hey, when you are 7 or 8, it's all good.

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Re: Wiping out Hostess Refined Sugar Products
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2012, 07:36:07 PM »
I'm 32 and I just tasted Twinkies for the first time this year. I finally got curious enough to pay $1 for a pack, part of my "do new things" challenge. I took a bite and nearly spit it out. Yuck! Hubby was happy to finish them. But my kids sniffed at them and turned them down. They don't smell like anything but grease. }:-P
I've been reading some speculation that the recipes/right to make the products will be sold and the hope is that the new owner will revert to a more natural product, similar to how they were originally made, to keep with the current healthier trend in food products. I can see how that might be successful. And I would try them again in that case. :D

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Re: Wiping out Hostess Refined Sugar Products
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2012, 09:23:04 AM »
I remember the chocolate cupcakes, two to a package.  If they sat on the shelf long enough, the icing would get hard.  The filling tasted a little like Crisco.  But, hey, when you are 7 or 8, it's all good.

Ah, the good ol' days of grade/jr high school, when I would indulge in a twinkie or hostess cupcake with nearly daily regularity.

Thankfully, although I always ate plenty of veggies growing up, I kicked the junk habit as I was finishing up high school. Had a Twinkie a number of years later (early/mid 2000s), and they did actually taste a little different. Perhaps taste buds change...but I'll swear that the yellow sponge cake didn't feel as soft, and the cream filling wasn't quite as fluffy and flavorful.

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Re: Wiping out Hostess Refined Sugar Products
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2012, 12:37:43 PM »
Sorry to be the voice of offensiveness, but a "bakers union" for hostess reminded me of these guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_CAs3q7G48

So it wasn't surprising to hear hostess just say f it.

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Re: Wiping out Hostess Refined Sugar Products
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2012, 12:58:55 PM »
Those Twinkies would be valuable a few decades into the zombie apocalypse!

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Re: Wiping out Hostess Refined Sugar Products
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2012, 05:41:52 AM »
I stopped in a convenient store this morning and the hostess rack was full of hostess like items made by some company called Blue Bird.  They may not be Hostess but these cakes will most likely be very present in our future.

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Re: Wiping out Hostess Refined Sugar Products
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2012, 08:03:25 AM »
This just came across my newsfeed this morning:

http://kfor.com/2012/11/20/twinkie-hoarder-stocks-up-for-ding-dong-doomsday/

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Hot rod enthusiast, Jefferson Bryant, was determined to stock up.

He and his three kids stopped into a half-dozen stores, buying up every brand of Hostess snack cake.

He has dozens of boxes now in storage in his garage freezer.

“Last year we bought half a hog,” Bryant said. “This year we bought half a hostess store.”

Bryant is diabetic.

The copy is bad enough, but they have video, too.

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