December 18, 2017

Bye, Bye Twinkies- Hostess to File For Bankruptcy

An era is over.  Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, will file for bankruptcy this week according to the Wall Street Journal.

Since 1930 treats like Twinkies have been a staple of Americana.  However, it seems Hostess can’t keep up with the rising cost of flour and sugar, yet Hostess also claims parents are turning to healthier alternatives. Sales of Hostess products have been in decline over the years (come to think of it, I don’t see Twinkies, HoHos, or Ding Dongs as a staple in kids’ lunches like when I was their age). Hostess has a line of whole wheat products that haven’t done well in the marketplace, either.  Read more

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