Hostess Brands is no more, sort of. While a federal judge has agreed for the company to cease operations on Friday, a judge in New York is now requiring the company and the unions to enter into arbitration for a resolution before agreeing on liquidation of company assets. This has led to Hostess products to be snatched up by consumers either for consumption or for profiteering on eBay.
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No matter what happens, the most popular products will likely continue on, either still produced by Hostess or by a company that purchases the rights to the popular (and likely profitable) items such as Twinkies, Ho-Hos, and single serving fruit pies. But until that happens, I will bring a box or two into work to share. The shelves of Hostess products in all stores have been bare since Friday. Except for the last deliveries to stores on Saturday morning, the stores are bare again of these products. While not particularly good and certainly not good for you, Hostess products represent something from our childhood in the United States.
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EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, 26mm, ISO 800, 1/30 sec, f/4
Hostess Cupcakes, Box, Monochrome. Sacramento, California. November 19, 2012. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.