Hostess Bids Twinkies and Ding Dongs Goodbye

Hostess, the makers of Twinkies and Ding Dongs, is closing down operations because of a crippling labor strike. The company will no longer be making their famous treats.  On a happy note, the Twinkies and Ding Dongs still in existence will most likely be edible for hundreds of years  which only proves the adage that an old Ding Dong is better than no Ding Dong at all.

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14 thoughts on “Hostess Bids Twinkies and Ding Dongs Goodbye”

  1. Sorry to disappoint, but these brands are not going away. The Assets of Hostess are for sale (including the Trademark Confections) so you will still be able to buy them – should you choose…The market is still there – the brands are valuable – the real laugh is on anybody who does buy them – yuk! A better laugh would be to make them export only – for if these products represent America God Help Us All!

    1. Thanks Bob, but Hostess is in my backyard and what we have been told is that while the assets can be sold,no one has offered to buy them yet so until someone does, they will not exist.

  2. Ho-Ho’s, Twinkies, old Ding Dong . . . sounds like a party at Hugh Hefner’s house.

  3. I nearly go sick as a child when our class visited the Wonder Bread factory (I wouldn’t call it a bakery)! They gave a a piece of the bread as it came out of the oven and it was UNCOOKED! They explained that for maximum freshness, it continued to cook (from just the heat trapped in the packaging) in the truck as it was being delivered. At that time, my mom was baking fresh bread regularly and I was VERY disappointed with the difference between homemade and store-bought. But the Hostess chocolate cupcakes were another matter!

    1. I will miss the snowballs. I loved the pink ones.As a kid, I thought they were huge but in the past few years, they were nothing more than little mini cupcakes

  4. This s just soooooo confusing to me. I know what a Twinkie is but over this side of the pond, we just don’t get Ding Dongs and I have a sneaky feeling that I can live without them although I may well be wrong!

    1. Ah, my Irish Lad. Ding Dongs are chocolate cakes with cream in the middle. They were pretty famous but not as famous as twinkies. And whether you know Ding Dongs as a cake or sexual inuendo, you probably could live without them.

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