Say Goodbye to Twinkies as well as other Hostess and Wonder products

@stealthy (8188)
United States
November 15, 2012 5:01pm CST
Hostess is on the very brink of going out of business. They have been going through their second bankruptcy in only a few years and if the unions don't agree to some cuts in pay and benefits, they will have to close for good and sell off their equipment, land, etc. This would mean that the Hostess products we all love would be gone. But also since Wonder and Nature's Pride are also part of Hostess, those products would be gone. This would mean I would lose my favorite 100% whole wheat bread in the sandwich size loaf which is Nature's Pride. I may have bought my last loaf today and it was the only loaf on the rack at the store where I went. I hate to have to go back to Nature's Own which I don't like as well and which always has about a third of one end squashed with a deep oval indentation on the bottom.
6 people like this
16 responses
• United States
17 Nov 12
I have to say although many people love their products I do not think it is really a loss to humanity as none of those products where any good for anyone. We have not purchased or eaten any of these products in over 15 years and we are much better for it anyway.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
17 Nov 12
Their products also include healthy breads. Their Nature's Pride 100% whole wheat bread was very healthy and tastes better than any of competition and unlike Sara Lee which seems to be taking over the market did not contain high fructose corn syrup.
@mzz663 (2775)
• United States
16 Nov 12
A lot of the things I love that come from hostess are going to be gone?! I love hoho's! They have competition, lil debbie makes a lot of the same kind of snacks and although my kids couldn't tell the difference, I can. I've got lil debbie snacks for my kids because it was a lot cheaper.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
17 Nov 12
I can definitly tell the difference between Hostess and litte Debbies. I can not eat little Debbie stuff. I am actually not a fan of any of it. If were to choose between the two, it'd be hostess for sure.
@much2say (40135)
• United States
16 Nov 12
I just read an article on this. Wow - because they have been around for YEARS. And ironically I just bought a box of Twinkies like a week ago and I rarely buy them . . . but just the thought that if we ever craved them, we might no longer be able to buy them. I read they have already cut supplying in some areas - I haven't checked our stores. Like I said, I rarely buy Hostess items period, but we all just know they're always there - though now reality will hit that they won't be around anymore - soon enough. I guess they will be selling all their assets . . . hmmmm, I wonder if someone will take over that Twinkie recipe!!!
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
17 Nov 12
I work in a conveniece store and we are wiped out. There are almost none left and our vendor hasn't been here and I have a feeling he won't be.
@Sindelle (830)
• United States
16 Nov 12
I was never a fan of those products however I do feel that it would be sad if they went out of business. I'd hate to see even more people lose their jobs. Hopefully they somehow recover. I've heard stories about companies that sell fattening foods the past few years not doing so well due to recent health food trends. I know they sell Wonder Bread however most of their profits come from various cake products. I'm sure between that and whats been going on in the economy its harder for them to make decent profits then it used to be.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
17 Nov 12
That is the only thing that would make me feel sad...people losing their jobs! We don't need more of that
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
15 Nov 12
The sad part about all this is that 18,000 people will lose their jobs. Of course, that is besides the fact that we will miss their products. Years ago, my mom gave me a recipe for homemade Ho-Ho cake. It has become a family favorite at the holidays, and I always get requests for it. So, at least, we can still enjoy the fabulous flavor of Hostess Ho-Ho's.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
17 Nov 12
I was raised on homemade desserts and so I can't whine about Hostess leaving us. I can't say as I was ever one to buy many of their products. I can taste the preservtives in all this sort of stuff and I get in rare moods where I will eat it but they are really rare. And for the breads, well, I was brought up on homemade bread too and nothing compares. I don't eat a lot of that either and I buy mine from the outlet down the road. I wish I had the time and the talent to make bread and goodies like my mother and grandmother did but then again..I'd probably be big as a house. I was raised on everything being natural and homegrown. It is hard enough for me to get into any of the so-called healthier foods that we buy in the grocery store and I just can't buy into this hype about Hostess.
@beamer88 (4267)
• Philippines
15 Nov 12
Twinkies have been around since the 1930s. I think it's possible that another company would buy Hostess, or just even the copyrighted names of some of their products like Twinkies. I've seen this happen here in my country. Old businesses closing shop. The more stable ones then buying the trademarks of the products.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
15 Nov 12
The report I read said that there were no take over or product line purchases likely. So it appears that if they go, they are gone.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
17 Nov 12
Oh I heard this too! I work in a store and we got wiped out of the hostess snacks. I don't eat them often at all. In fact, I don't think I've eaten a hostess snack in the past 10 yrs but that is just because I just don't eat that stuff much. I heard that "Little Debbie's " might be buying them out. That would be horrible. Little Deb's are a cheap knock-off of hostess so I hope that is not true.
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
17 Nov 12
Well, as soon as it was announced today that they are closing all plants, the products have been selling off the shelves. We went to buy HoHos and Cupcakes, and they were out of HoHos. Have heard on the news about people putting the boxes on Ebay and having people selling them for unreal heard of prices. I guess these were such a classic, and now become really valuable.
@STOUTjodee (3476)
• United States
17 Nov 12
This probably has to do with the Obama administration and the cure to obesity. just saying... I'm sure there will be other stores that will make generic Twinkies and Ho Hos.
• United States
16 Nov 12
AAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No more Twinkies! No more Ding Dongs! No more Hostess!!
• United States
16 Nov 12
there would be a lot less sweet for kids to eat as well. That could be a very good thing for everyone. I know someone who eats far too many of those cakes and donuts.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
16 Nov 12
It is sad to see a business such as Hostess that hat been a part of of our lives so long to be on uts way out. we will will miss some of their wonderful products dearly. but I guess that sooner or later all good things must come to an end,
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
16 Nov 12
Hello stealthy. It ir really sad that the employees are so stubborn that they are willing to lose their jobs than to take a pay cut and some other concessions. I understand them not wanting to give up what they have gained over the years but to be with out a job these days is something else. If they do go under there will be a lot of empty bread shelves in all the grocery store. Wonder, Nature's Pride, Dolly Madison, Drake's, Butternut, Home Pride and Merita are brands of bread or bakery product my family like. That is a lot of bakery items. The unions are thinking only of them selves. The unions want to blame the problems on mismanagement but I wonder how much the Epa can be blamed too. some are thinking they would be better off with unemployment anf probably food stamps. There goes more tax money.. .
@AmbiePam (50071)
• United States
16 Nov 12
That's too bad. My dad used to work for Wonder when he was in college.
• United States
15 Nov 12
Oh no, this is so sad :( And to think...I've never even eaten a Twinkie! I like some of Hostess' other snack cakes though and it's sad to think that they may no longer be in production. I'm sure that if the company goes bankrupt, another company would be willing to jump on the opportunity and buy it. Maybe I should try a Twinkie before they no longer exist!
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
15 Nov 12
So sad... dont you think they might sell their secrets to another company??