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Old November 19th, 2012, 07:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What would you pay for a twinkie

One of my neighbors told me earlier today that she knows a lady who sold three boxes of twinkies for $75.00 a box. It made me curious so I looked up twinkies on Ebay and the panic seems to have subsded somewhat but believe it or not if you search for twinkies under "Price & Shipping Highest" you will see some folks are out of touch with reality. $20,000 for a box of twinkies? (Supposedl for charity?)

I assume nobody is dumb enough to pay that price but I have heard that some folks paid hundreds of dollars to stock up on twinkie etc. Now the news tells us that Hostess and their employees labor union have agreed to at least listen to mediation and if no aggreement can be reached it is looking like somebody will take over the Hostess business anyway.

Some folks lost money, some folks made money and the rest of can watch in amazment at how people can be thrown into a panic just like a herd of zebra when they realize a pack of lions is sneaking up on them

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Old November 19th, 2012, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd pay $2 for a 2-pack. Then I'd freeze them. And eat them frozen. But SWMBO doesn't allow me Twinkies so this is a moot point -- $2 or $20,000 no matter.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 07:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'll just wait until the Grupo Bimbo's version shows up. I guess their Soccer Team will have a Twinkie on the back.
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There was an earlier thread about this that got locked. People take their Twinkies seriously!
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Old November 19th, 2012, 07:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This isn't Hostess's first dance at the Bankruptcy Ball. The brand is too well known for it to just sink into oblivion.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 07:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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THat kind of money for Twinkies? No way.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 07:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'd pay $0 and receive none
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Old November 19th, 2012, 07:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I don't eat Twinkies. I wouldn't give you a dime for one.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 08:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i would pay nothing as i dont like them

ring dings and yodels on the other hand!
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Old November 19th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Couldn't pay me to take or eat one .
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Old November 19th, 2012, 08:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Is everyone forgetting about Ho-Hos? Sure there are Little Debbie alternatives, but they are just not the same.

I agree with a poster above. The "Hostess" brand will not go away forever.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 09:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'll just wait until the Grupo Bimbo's version shows up. I guess their Soccer Team will have a Twinkie on the back.
If they do to Twinkies what they did to Mrs. Baird's Bread, then we have seen the last of "good" Twinkies.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 09:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Never ever had a Twinkie in my life, and I don't ever plan to.

They're still available up here in Canada, at normal prices.
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I doubt the inflated prices will last - Hostess and the union are going into arbitration. I doubt the brand is going away anytime soon, and anyone investing in Twinkies is in all likelihood going to take a well deserved bath.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 10:53 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I agree with a poster above. The "Hostess" brand will not go away forever.
This time it isn't a bankruptcy, they're completely shut down. I'm sure that at some point in the near future the brand will be resurrected, but it's going to take somebody with deep pockets and a good long-term plan. Mother's Cookies went under not too long ago, and they were back on the market under new ownership within a year or so.

One major factor, I believe, for their declining sales is that they didn't change with the times. People want no trans fats, no high-fructose corn syrup, they want healthy stuff these days. Organic food is a big thing as well. Twinkies pretty much represent everything that the typical consumer doesn't want to put into their body, and they'll need to rethink their products if they expect to have a chance on the market.
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This time it isn't a bankruptcy, they're completely shut down. I'm sure that at some point in the near future the brand will be resurrected, but it's going to take somebody with deep pockets and a good long-term plan. Mother's Cookies went under not too long ago, and they were back on the market under new ownership within a year or so.

One major factor, I believe, for their declining sales is that they didn't change with the times. People want no trans fats, no high-fructose corn syrup, they want healthy stuff these days. Organic food is a big thing as well. Twinkies pretty much represent everything that the typical consumer doesn't want to put into their body, and they'll need to rethink their products if they expect to have a chance on the market.
I'm trying to imagine an organic quinoa and amaranth Twinkie.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 11:03 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I cannot remember ever buying a Twinky and the only time I can remember eating one in the past 25 years or more was when my buddy (a bartender) came up with the Twinky Tiramisu (soaked in some kind of liquour) which was actually pretty good.
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I'd rather have a maple bar.
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I'd rather have a maple bar.
By comparison, that's health food.

And if you put bacon on it, it's a balanced meal.
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Is everyone forgetting about Ho-Hos? Sure there are Little Debbie alternatives, but they are just not the same.

I agree with a poster above. The "Hostess" brand will not go away forever.
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