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Hostess Going Public After Bounce Back From Bankruptcy

Is having a box of Twinkies, Ho Hos, or Ding Dongs in the pantry not quite adequate in showing your love for Hostess? If that’s the case, you can have an actual piece of the company, as formerly bankrupt Hostess Brands announced Tuesday that it had reached a deal to take the snack maker public. [More]

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Hostess Recalls Ding Dongs, Zingers, Donuts, And Chocodiles For Possible Peanut Contamination

If you’re allergic or sensitive to peanuts, exercise caution when choosing your Chocodiles, Ding-Dongs, Zingers, and Hostess Donuts. The reborn company announced the recall of 710,000 cases of packaged baked treats, which aren’t supposed to contain any peanuts. These batches, however, contain flour that may be contaminated with peanut residue. [More]

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Disappointing Milky Way Brownie Is Latest Entrant In Packaging Vs. Reality Hall Of Sadness

Here at Consumerist, we’re used to that moment when expectations come crashing into conflict with reality, that sigh of disappointment over a product that’s failed to live up to its packaging or marketing photos. It’s not that it’s all that surprising, it’s just that it makes us sad. [More]

Pumpkin Spice Twinkies Are Real: So Are Cupcakes, Bread, And Dish Soap

Pumpkin Spice Twinkies Are Real: So Are Cupcakes, Bread, And Dish Soap

A few weeks ago, I asked why Hostess doesn’t make pumpkin spice cupcakes. It turns out that I should have known better than to ask such a ridiculous question: Hostess just hadn’t announced their pumpkin spice cupcakes yet. Of course there are pumpkin spice cupcakes with plain creme filling, and plain Twinkies with pumpkin-flavored filling in a strange shade of brownorange. [More]

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Hostess CEO Denies Reports Of Delicious, Cream-Filled IPO

For those of you hoping to get your hands on some sweet Twinkies stock in light of recent reports that the owners of Hostess Brands would be putting shares of the company up for sale in an initial public offering, stop drooling. The CEO and co-owner of the company says he and his fellow owner won’t be selling the company they bought just two years ago anytime soon.

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Hostess Claims It Actually Does Know The Difference Between Baseball And Football

Hostess Claims It Actually Does Know The Difference Between Baseball And Football

The arrival of spring means one thing for many sports fans across the country: Baseball is back, and with it, warm days and cool beers at the stadium. So how could Hostess possibly think there are touchdowns in baseball?

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Original Twinkies Factory To Close; Company Blames Impostors

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A year ago, Twinkies were pulled from the ashes of the Hostess bankruptcy, dusted off and put back by the shelf from the brand’s new owners. But the fallout from the collapse of Hostess lingers, with an announcement today that the factory where the Twinkie was born will soon fade into memory. [More]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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]