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Soon You’ll Be Able To Shove Hostess Chocodiles In Your Face Again

When we were but spry little Consumeristlings eating all the sugary treats of our youth, the Hostess Chocodile stood on its own, not merely as a chocolate-covered Twinkie, but as a unique, chocolatey thing to shove in your face. And now it’s back nationwide, ready for face-shoving again. [More]

Twinkies, Ding Dongs, And Other Sweet Hostess Treats On The Cheap At Big Lots

Twinkies, Ding Dongs, And Other Sweet Hostess Treats On The Cheap At Big Lots

Everyone knows that when the Zombie apocalypse hits we will all be spending our days and nights searching for our one true love – Twinkies. Rest easy friends, because we now have one more place to find the ooey-gooey treats when the undead start roaming the streets. Big Lots announced Tuesday it will begin selling the sweet treats at a discount. [More]

Drake’s Cakes Return To Shelves In Less Than A Week

Drake’s Cakes Return To Shelves In Less Than A Week

Have you missed Drake’s coffee cakes, Ring Dings, Devil Dogs, and Yodels during the period they’ve been off shelves since the bankruptcy and breakup of Hostess? Good news! Your favorite duck-approved snacks will return to you starting next week. [More]

Twinkies, meet mouth. Mouth, meet Twinkies.

Walmart Reuniting Faces With New Twinkies Starting… Now

UPDATE: Hostess is responding to Walmart’s announcement that it would stock Twinkies today, ahead of the July 15 release date, by noting that it isn’t playing favorites with any retailers. [More]

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New Twinkies Rising From The Ashes To Be Reborn With Extended Shelf Life

Despite post-apocalyptic scenes with nary a bite to eat but a lone package of Twinkies sitting on a barren shelf, awaiting the desperate clutch of a starving survivor, Twinkies actually never lasted that long on the shelf — 26 days by the old owner’s count. But the new folks in charge at Hostess Brands are injecting more than just creme back into the snack cakes, giving the “new” Twinkies a shelf life of 45 days. [More]

Mark Your Calendars: Twinkies Return To Store Shelves July 15

The Twinkies are coming, the Twinkies are coming!

Promises are important, especially when they’re filled with ooey gooey goodness inside a cake shell. The new owners of the Twinkies brand had vowed to have the snack cakes back on the shelves by the end of July, and that pledge is coming true in a few short weeks: The Twinkies will return to stores July 15. [More]

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At Least One Hostess Plant Reopened, Prepping To Re-Snackify Store Shelves

It’s been many months since Twinkies, Drake’s Cakes, Ding Dongs and numerous other sugary sweet snacks vanished from stores following the shutdown of parent company Hostess Brands. Now comes a whiff of really good news for snack fans, as at least one of the shuttered plants is prepping to go back into production. [More]

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The Twinkies Are Coming, The Twinkies Are Coming!: New Hostess To Open Bakeries Soon

As with anything delicious and filled with ooey, gooey creamy goodness, we’ve been keeping an eye on the new Hostess for any signs of Twinkies’ return. A judge cleared the way for the brand’s sale in March, with the new owners eyeing a summer release date for the first batch of Twinkies, and now the company has announced that bakeries will soon be open and ready for business. [More]

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Judge Approves Sale Of Twinkies, Could Be On Shelves By Summer

Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by a pair of investment firms. Good news for everyone who has been jonesing for a sugary, spongy, creme-filled fix — the judge overseeing the Hostess bankruptcy proceedings has given the go-ahead for the Twinkies brand to be sold off, with the hope that we could all be once again knee-deep in Twinkies at some point this summer. [More]

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Consumer Reports Tests Prove: Generic Twinkies Not As Good As Original

Since negotiations broke down between management and workers and the mass-consumption snackery Hostess liquidated, American consumers have been left bereft and Twinkieless. No one really cares about Wonder Bread, but Twinkies hold a special place in our national imagination, even for people who haven’t tasted one of the hydrogenated delights in decades. But are the generic Twinkie-ish cakes you see on store shelves worth your time? [More]

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Hostess Has Tasty, Cream-Filled Starting Bid Of $410M On The Table For Twinkies

Remember when we were all terrified that we’d never have the chance to cradle a cream-filled snack cake in our hands ever again, that Twinkies would finally and irrevocably disappear and cast us all into a cake-less hole of utter despair? That’s probably not going to happen, as Hostess Brands confirmed it’s received a first offer of $410 million for Twinkies and its Dolly Madison brands. [More]

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Hostess Picks Maker Of Little Debbie’s To Carry The Drake’s Cake Torch

There are plenty of suitors lined up to impress Hostess Brands right now and convince it that their company can do right by its various divisions after Hostess filed for bankruptcy. It now appears McKee Foods, the makers of Little Debbie, has been granted the hand of Drake’s Cakes. Mmm, cake. [More]

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Twinkies & Wonder Bread To Likely End Up With Different Parents Following Hostess Collapse

As potential buyers line up to pick the sweet, slightly artificial-tasting bones of Hostess, it appears more and more likely that the company’s snacks will end up under new ownership that doesn’t include Hostess’ bread brands. [More]

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Bankrupt Hostess Wants To Reward Executives With $1.8 Million In Bonuses

Only days after being unable to work things out with a striking union, and forcing us all to devour faux Twinkies for our creamy, spongy sugar fix, the folks at Hostess Brands Inc. are asking for a bankruptcy court to approve up to $1.8 million in bonus payments to top executives. [More]

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Still Want Twinkies? Move To Canada

Like walking through the wardrobe to Narnia, crossing the border into Canada transports you into a land where Twinkies and Wonder Bread are in full supply, without any imminent fear of vanishing. [More]

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Bring On The Twinkiepocalypse: Hostess & Union Unable To Kiss, Make Up In Mediation

It seems like only a few days ago that Hostess and its striking union were agreeing to a judge’s suggestion that they try to mediate and avoid liquidation. That’s because it was only Monday that the two made plans to talk things out on Tuesday. Well, time flies when you’re not having fun, and it appears both sides were unable to work things out. Liquidation is a likely possibility, and all the Hostess hoarding that goes with it. Now someone hand me a package of Sno Balls and some Kleenex. [More]

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Judge Offers To Help Hostess & Striking Union Work Things Out So We Can Keep Our Twinkies

UPDATE 4:20 p.m.: Rejoice, for Hostess and its striking union have agreed to participate in mediation. The judge who urged both sides toward mediation will preside over a session between the two tomorrow. [More]

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Petition Calls For White House To Bail Out Twinkie Industry

If the federal government can bail out the banking and auto industries, why can’t it do the same for Twinkies, the beloved, spongy, cream-centered treats that are vanishing off store shelves — possibly forever — with the news that Hostess Brands is going the way of the Dodo, which is surprisingly not the name of one of its many products. [More]