THE NEW FORTY In defense of Twinkies...
Uh oh. There is trouble in paradise. Hostess is seeking bankruptcy protection and the very existence of Twinkies - the yummy snack treatso many of us grew up with -hangs in the balance. Could it be th... Posted on 1/11/12 at 9:59 PM
Twinkies won't die that easily after all. Hostess Brands Inc. and its second largest union will go into mediation to try and resolve their differences, meaning the company won't go out of business just yet.
Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of the spongy snack with a mysterious cream filling, said Friday it would shutter after years of struggling with management turmoil, rising labor costs and the ever-changing tastes of Americans even as its pantry of sugary cakes seemed suspended in time.
Candice Choi and Tom Murphy
, November 16, 2012
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