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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]

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Hostess Isn’t In The Ground Yet & Already A Twinkies Lunch Box Sold For $690 On eBay

Nostalgia is a funny thing. It can be triggered instantaneously, such as when the news hit today that Hostess is asking to liquidate its assets and immediately the world explodes into a sugary outpouring of Twinkies-related sentiment. And in times of loss, what serves our nostalgic need better than buying up merchandise on eBay? It’s so retro! [More]

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Hostess To Liquidate Assets Into Sugary, Cream-Centered Cash

Unable to reach a deal with a labor union representing around one-third of its employees, management of Hostess Brands — the Twinkie and Wonder Bread people — have asked a bankruptcy court to allow it to close up shop and liquidate all of its assets. [More]

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Forget The Fiscal Cliff, Twinkies Could Soon Disappear Forever

Already struggling to work its way out of bankruptcy protection, Hostess is now in the midst of a strike that the company says could force it to close up shop for good and liquidate all of its cream-filled products. [More]

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To Preserve The Brand, Hostess Leaves Equity Owners Without A Twinkie To Show For Their Investment

Back in January, Hostess Brands Inc., makers of the Twinkie and lots of other snacks (but mostly the Twinkie) declared bankruptcy. Yesterday the company finally filed its plan to get out of bankruptcy, which basically amounts to telling its equity owners, “Thanks for all the money, now go away.” [More]

Hostess Prepares To File For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Hostess Prepares To File For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Gird your Twinkies, Hostess lovers: The maker of those frosting-filled yellow logs is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week, says a new report. It’s the second time in recent years that it’s attempted to restructure in court. [More]

Professor Drops 27 Pounds In 10 Weeks On 'Twinkie Diet'

Professor Drops 27 Pounds In 10 Weeks On 'Twinkie Diet'

In an attempt to prove that caloric intake is the main factor in weight loss, a nutrition professor at Kansas State University has been subsisting on mostly Twinkies and other snack foods for 10 weeks. [More]

See All 37 Twinkie Ingredients Beautifully Photographed

See All 37 Twinkie Ingredients Beautifully Photographed

Photographer Dwight Eschliman has posted lovely photographs of all 37 of the ingredients inside a Twinkie. Each sits on a plate and is shot from above and boast rich tones and textures, reveling in an unexpected complexity that contrasts how we normally think about the icon junk food. This one is FD&C Yellow #5. [More]

Tell 'Em About The Twinkie: What's In It?

Tell 'Em About The Twinkie: What's In It?

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