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« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2012, 01:28:51 PM »



I hate the idea of losing Ding Dongs! They're one of the best snack cakes ever made. When I became diabetic,I missed Dr Pepper and Ding Dongs the most. Diet DrPepper is nasty and there are no sugar-free Ding Dongs. Sigh!

I have some respect for the good unions have done but it does seem to me that they have gone overboard in their control. A bunch of trucks carrying supplies were turned away from New York after the hurricane because their drivers weren't union....how does that help anyone?
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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2012, 01:38:24 PM »

Of course we are.  I'm not saying that Obama is directly responsible for Hostess going down, but I do believe that this uber-Union-friendly administration has created a climate where Unions are going to demand more and more, and many companies on the brink will find it cheaper to go bankrupt than to cave in to people whose default setting is always to demand more, no matter whether the company is Union friendly or not.

But think about this . . . the country is legalizing pot, and TWINKIES are out of business?  There is a conspiracy afoot!!!!
What's wrong with legalizing a plant? Wouldn't this decrease the killings for drugs? Portugal did this and the murder related drug wars decreased dramatically. Question
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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2012, 02:03:38 PM »


 You wouldn't even be able to keep them on the shelves.


Can't keep them on the shelves now, so the end result is the same.

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« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2012, 02:17:20 PM »

I think Indy's right.
This is starting to sound like a ploy to make more kids develop a craving for vegies in their school lunches.

Of course we are.  I'm not saying that Obama is directly responsible for Hostess going down, but I do believe that this uber-Union-friendly administration has created a climate where Unions are going to demand more and more, and many companies on the brink will find it cheaper to go bankrupt than to cave in to people whose default setting is always to demand more, no matter whether the company is Union friendly or not.

But think about this . . . the country is legalizing pot, and TWINKIES are out of business?  There is a conspiracy afoot!!!!
What's wrong with legalizing a plant? Wouldn't this decrease the killings for drugs? Portugal did this and the murder related drug wars decreased dramatically. Question
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« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2012, 02:54:00 PM »



But think about this . . . the country is legalizing pot, and TWINKIES are out of business?  There is a conspiracy afoot!!!!


What's wrong with legalizing a plant? Wouldn't this decrease the killings for drugs? Portugal did this and the murder related drug wars decreased dramatically. Question


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« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2012, 03:19:27 PM »

They must be partying at the King Dons HQ
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« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2012, 03:35:44 PM »

As cannabis sativa has been integrated into this topic....

I wonder how long it will be until a federal judge with a transparent agenda is sent to Colorado for the sole purpose of declaring that the voters were wrong, just like they did with gay marriage in California.

Grass has been legal here in The Commonwealth of Virginia since the 1970s, but you wouldn't know it, or at least the police don't know.

And try telling an FBI agent, "Hey, it's legal in this state, even if it's not legal in this country!"

Don't get me wrong; I'm for it, I just can't see the federal government taking it like grown-ups.
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« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2012, 03:45:35 PM »

Actaully Hostess CEO Brian Driscoll gave himself to a 300 percent pay increase. Corporate greed killed Hostess.

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« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2012, 01:12:55 AM »

What is Accrued Workers' Compensation Liabilities?
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« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2012, 04:00:31 PM »

Corporate Greed may have been a factor in bringing them to the brink, but the final nail was the refusal of the bakers to go along with the deal everyone else took.
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« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2012, 04:19:18 PM »

Soooooooooooo.........................

Now that we know that Hostess has been hemorrhaging assets for the past nine years, I have to ask.......
Why would anybody think Hostess was a company worth sticking with? Or that these jobs were worth Keeping, let alone, why the unions would think these jobs were worth fighting over?
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« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2012, 06:07:45 PM »

f**k Hostess-I can get an off name fruit pie for less money-a Hostess Fruit pie is like half empty-I buy one-all the fruit is at one end-all you get is crust!
I bet the brand name gets sold to some big corparation....
f**k Hostess.Twinkies and such will still be out there....pot heads keep that industry alive!
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« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2012, 06:11:21 PM »

lilc- I think the bakers think they can get the deal they want from the buyer, whoever that may be.
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« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2012, 07:20:46 PM »

f**k Hostess-I can get an off name fruit pie for less money-a Hostess Fruit pie is like half empty-I buy one-all the fruit is at one end-all you get is crust!
I bet the brand name gets sold to some big corparation....
f**k Hostess.Twinkies and such will still be out there....pot heads keep that industry alive!

That's about the size of it, as far as consumers are concerned. Hostess products are pretty much all branding. They don't have any big trade secrets. Other companies can, and do, put creamy filling into yellow spongecake and chocolate cupcakes. There are any number of rival and knock-off snack cakes that are as good or better than Hostess.

And, being in Canada, I grew up with Vachon, and still tend to prefer their snack cakes.
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« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2012, 08:01:02 PM »

The cream filling used to be banana flavored, but in WWII, they couldn't get bananas, & they never changed it back.
I think I'll get some Uncle Al's Banana Planks!
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