Twinkies aren't actually dead

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  1. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    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/glob...usiness-but-canada-unaffected/article5365001/

    Thoughts?

    deltatux
     
  2. Iggyblack

    Iggyblack Ancient Guru

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    not only do you guys have tim horton and the strip club capital, now you get twinkies too :(
     
  3. ayakaza

    ayakaza Member Guru

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    Just import twinkies the way you did with alcohol during Prohibition
     
  4. Mikedogg

    Mikedogg Banned

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    No, but if you eat enough of them they'll kill ya. :nerd:
     

  5. pimp_gimp

    pimp_gimp Ancient Guru

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    I see a huge benefit to them if they end up buying the Twinkies brand.
     
  6. FULMTL

    FULMTL Ancient Guru

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    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?
     
  7. Elder III

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    Other than the stray potato chip, I don't think I've bought any junk food in 5 years. ;)
     
  8. CronoGraal

    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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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).
     
  9. Solfaur

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    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. :D
     
  10. Speed Weed

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    The going rate for a packet of Twinkies is $1000 now!
    I kid you not. ;)
     

  11. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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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....
     
  12. KCjoker

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    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
     
  13. Uncle Dude

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    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.

    :cry:
     
  14. airbud7

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    Sad Day:wanker:


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    Goodbye Old Buddies.....love you guys...airbud cries:wanker:
     
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    But seriously, Twinkies were always kinda crap, they were always cheap/crappy tasting because that's what they were.
     

  16. airbud7

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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)...:)
     
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  17. nm+

    nm+ Don Cappuccino Staff Member

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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.
     
  18. nhlkoho

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    This really is the start of the apocalypse.

    Zombieland anyone?
     
  19. airbud7

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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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    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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