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Default Twinkies aren't actually dead - 11-18-2012, 04:01 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

With the news that Hostess Brands going out of business in the US, many on the Internet were mourning the demise of their childhood snack. However, fear not! Twinkies aren't dead with the closing of Hostess Brands! Saputo, the largest Canadian dairy company still holds the rights to produce and sell these snacks in Canada.

So if any American really need their Twinkies fix, guess it's time to hit the borders to get some in Canada lol.

Source: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe...rticle5365001/

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Default 11-18-2012, 04:41 | posts: 4,490 | Location: Recife, Brazil

not only do you guys have tim horton and the strip club capital, now you get twinkies too
   
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Default 11-18-2012, 04:47 | posts: 151 | Location: Canada > Quebec > lachenaie

Just import twinkies the way you did with alcohol during Prohibition
   
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Default 11-18-2012, 05:03 | posts: 2,872 | Location: The Freak Show - Earth.

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However, fear not! Twinkies aren't dead.
No, but if you eat enough of them they'll kill ya.
   
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Default 11-18-2012, 05:31 | posts: 5,837 | Location: Tacoma, Washington

I see a huge benefit to them if they end up buying the Twinkies brand.
   
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Default 11-18-2012, 05:55 | posts: 6,675 | Location: Portland, Oregon

I don't often buy snack cakes, but when I do, I buy Zingers.

But yeah anyways, I won't miss them if they are gone. I haven't eaten a Twinkie in more than five years?
   
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Default 11-18-2012, 07:21 | posts: 2,367 | Location: Ohio

Other than the stray potato chip, I don't think I've bought any junk food in 5 years.
   
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Default 11-18-2012, 07:35 | posts: 3,771 | Location: Sweden

i eat tons of junk food

luckily i count calories and hit the gym sometimes (in b4 "DO U EVEN LIFT BRO", no bro i don't).
   
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Default 11-18-2012, 11:53 | posts: 4,363 | Location: Romania

I have never ever got the chance to eat a twinkie altough I drooled many times at pictures of them. I eat a lot of pie tipes though, most of them home made.
   
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Default 11-18-2012, 14:00 | posts: 1,002 | Location: Somewhere in Scotland

The going rate for a packet of Twinkies is $1000 now!
I kid you not.
   
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Default 11-18-2012, 16:27 | posts: 16,064 | Location: US East Coast

Good riddance to twinkies....it's sad that Hostess is going away though. Just more proof that work unions are bad for businesses....


   
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Default 11-18-2012, 23:16 | posts: 2,574 | Location: Kansas City, Mo

Well they were trying to get a deal with 2 different unions. One ok'd the deal and the other said no deal so those two are now pissed at each other. Goodbye to 18K jobs just in time for Christmas. I don't think I've had a twinkie in years but they are pretty damn good.lol
   
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Default 11-18-2012, 23:37 | posts: 2,253 | Location: USA

I envision Twinkie-smuggling related shootouts at the US/Canada border, with blood and creamy filling spilled in equal measure. Oh my.

At least there'll be plenty of sponge cake to absorb the mess.

   
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Unhappy 11-18-2012, 23:42 | posts: 2,883 | Location: Evans Ga,USA




Sad Day





Goodbye Old Buddies.....love you guys...airbud cries
   
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Default 11-19-2012, 00:08 | posts: 7,493 | Location: GTA, Canada

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i eat tons of junk food

luckily i count calories and hit the gym sometimes (in b4 "DO U EVEN LIFT BRO", no bro i don't).


But seriously, Twinkies were always kinda crap, they were always cheap/crappy tasting because that's what they were.
   
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Default 11-19-2012, 00:32 | posts: 2,883 | Location: Evans Ga,USA

"But seriously, Twinkies were always kinda crap"


Yankee Taste^(hard bread).......Down south we like Soft/Moist Bread

Down south...>hard bread=stale bread/toasted....We love fresh bread only(Straight out of the oven)...

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Default 11-19-2012, 00:42 | posts: 10,355 | Location: Not Minneapolis

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Good riddance to twinkies....it's sad that Hostess is going away though. Just more proof that work unions are bad for businesses....
Yes, it wasn't the executives who tripled their salaries on the even of bankruptcy. Of course the unions called them on their "we can't afford it" line.
Unfortunately for them, the executives were looting the company without regard for how they were doing.

This, for what it is worth, is going to be a pretty big deal in the bankruptcy. Be curious to see if they don't have to pay these gains back.
   
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Default 11-19-2012, 00:54 | posts: 4,616 | Location: Washington DC

This really is the start of the apocalypse.

Zombieland anyone?
   
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Default 11-19-2012, 00:54 | posts: 2,883 | Location: Evans Ga,USA

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Of course the unions called them on their "we can't afford it" line.
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With all due respect...I think the union should start there own Company...Instead of telling real company owners! ,How to run there company!!!

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Default 11-19-2012, 02:40 | posts: 16,064 | Location: US East Coast

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Yes, it wasn't the executives who tripled their salaries on the even of bankruptcy. Of course the unions called them on their "we can't afford it" line.
Unfortunately for them, the executives were looting the company without regard for how they were doing.

This, for what it is worth, is going to be a pretty big deal in the bankruptcy. Be curious to see if they don't have to pay these gains back.
The unions should have made it clear that they were unhappy with the deal but sent employees back to work on the condition of negotiating a more agreeable deal. That would have at least allowed 18000+ people to retain their jobs, at least short term.

I know a few people locally that lost their jobs a few years ago because UAW refused to act responsibly.... I don't see this as being much different....aside from the behavior of the executives who should have been willing to cut their own pay to ensure survival of the company.


   
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Default 11-19-2012, 03:35 | posts: 12,871 | Location: USA

no zombieland references yet? I'm just going to leave this here.

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"There's a box of Twinkies in that grocery store. Not just any box of Twinkies, the last box of Twinkies that anyone will enjoy in the whole universe. Believe it or not, Twinkies have an expiration date. Some day very soon, Life's little Twinkie gauge is gonna go... "

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Default 11-19-2012, 08:04 | posts: 7,493 | Location: GTA, Canada

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"But seriously, Twinkies were always kinda crap"


Yankee Taste^(hard bread).......Down south we like Soft/Moist Bread

Down south...>hard bread=stale bread/toasted....We love fresh bread only(Straight out of the oven)...
The spongecake tasted really cheaply made, not like real spongecake and the cream didn't taste like real cream.

Little Debbie snack cakes (which no doubt also cut corners) tasted a lot more real.
   
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Default 11-19-2012, 10:28 | posts: 2,346 | Location: AUSTRALIA

We had them over here in Australia a while back. Then one day nothing. Didn't know they went out of business. I loved them. Don't know why but the mention of the Twinkies reminds me of that black cop in the movie DIE HARD who always had a pack handy....
   
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Default 11-19-2012, 10:48 | posts: 11,864 | Location: new jersey

You guys dont really know your twinkies do you?
They are dead to me,if you had one in the last few years you would know why
   
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Default 11-19-2012, 13:29 | posts: 690 | Location: Tonawanda

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You guys dont really know your twinkies do you?
They are dead to me,if you had one in the last few years you would know why
Yes they do not taste the same as they used to. Lucky Suzy Q's do... or did
   
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