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    RIP Hostess

    Nothing to see here folks, just free market capitalism at work.
    set your sarcasm meter to Level 4:butt hurt

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    Now I'm going to have to buy store brand cupcakes and twinkies...
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    As a company, they'll be back. Just taking a union break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polandspring88 View Post
    As a company, they'll be back. Just taking a union break.
    Eh they're going to liquidate. I'm not holding my breath. Sales have been declining for years, not sure if any food companies would even be interested in the brands.

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    So no more Twinkie factory in Natick?
    We don't have that but we can get it for you.

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    Best hit up the Hostess outlet this weekend before it's gone!
    RIP DMG.

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    The comments on face book are priceless. I saw it called "a white liberal conspiracy".

    I guess you could consider people eating less junk food a "conspiracy"

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    This doesn't really effect anyone who gives even the slightest sh*t about their health.
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    They were slowly grinding down, but it was the union going on strike that finally shut them down. The CEO even told them that going on strike would be the nail in the coffin and that it would force liquidation. Great job guys... Go on strike because you are taking an 8% pay cut. Lose your job because the company went out of business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoney View Post
    They were slowly grinding down, but it was the union going on strike that finally shut them down. The CEO even told them that going on strike would be the nail in the coffin and that it would force liquidation. Great job guys... Go on strike because you are taking an 8% pay cut. Lose your job because the company went out of business.
    The strike really only accelerated it. making the concessions would have only delayed the inevitable.

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    They have a factory in seattle. I used to live near it and once rode my bike past, while super hung over. The overwhelming stench of sugar, when hungover sucks. It felt like the sugar was getting into my pores...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesqueeb View Post
    This doesn't really effect anyone who gives even the slightest sh*t about their health.
    Screw that. Oatmeal pies pretty much got me through high school.

    Oh, wait. Thost aren't Hostess.

    Carry on.
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    I heard this on the news on the way into work this morning. It's upsetting to think that the next generation may never know what a Twinkie is.

    The guy I carpool with is from Sudan and has never had a Twinkie or a hoho. What an empty and sad life.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Screw that. Oatmeal pies pretty much got me through high school.

    Oh, wait. Thost aren't Hostess.

    Carry on.
    You obviously have the metabolism of a crack head so I don't really think this effects you.
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    It would be nice if a mom and pop operation stepped in and bought them out for a stupid low price and shrunk it down some to keep a US brand alive. Oh, wait...this is America. Conglomerates galore!!!
    Make it IDIOT PROOF....and someone will make a better idiot!

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