Perhaps The Mayans Were Right

The world may in fact end this year

Strike threat at Hostess could kill off Twinkies

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread heads to court Tuesday to try to throw out its union contracts, in a battle that leaves the iconic baker’s future very much in doubt.

I’m not sure that a World Without Twinkies is a world worth living in.

12 Responses to “Perhaps The Mayans Were Right”

  1. Skyler says:

    Just a month ago I thought they went out of business. Why would anyone go on strike when the place has gone or is going under?

  2. JeffS says:

    Yet another reason to curse unions.

  3. ricki says:

    Just wait till the foodies, the “we want you all to exist on broccoli and water” brigade, all the haters of pleasure get hold of this news.

    If Hostess/Intercontinental/whatever goes away, I’d be willing to bet, though, that there will be some other concern willing to purchase the rights and recipe to Twinkies.

  4. JeffS says:

    Twinkies are the ultimate survival ration.

  5. major dad says:

    Twinkies have a shelf life somewhere around a thousand years, they’ll be around for awhile.

  6. Kathy Kinsley says:

    OMG. Please no – it’s one of the few things my father will still happily eat. (See JeffS’ comment about survival rations)

    Yeah, I’m now doing elder care (why I don’t post much anymore) – and I’m absolutely appalled at the complete lack of research about elder loss of sense of smell (and smell is MOST of taste) and how to find things that WILL be accepted. (And, no kidding, yes – Twinkies qualify. Luckily I’ve found a few other more nutritious things that also do – but the twinkies are a TREAT.)

  7. Kathy Kinsley says:

    P.S. Obligatory addendum for the sake of this site. Oddly enough, Scotch also qualifies. 😉 (Unblended more so…)

  8. Mark says:


    What will be there for me when I finally snap and try to set a Guinness record for the single highest trigliceride reading ever recorded?

  9. Gary from Jersey says:

    Scotch and Twinkies. Mmmmmm.

  10. aelfheld says:

    Parasites always kill off the host.

  11. Kathy Kinsley says:

    LOL @ Gary. But you know, I just tried it (have Scotch in hand, snitched a twinkie). And it’s not a bad combination.

    Had to drink the Scotch after the Twinkie (a necessary refill, I assure you), though–sweets aren’t really my thing. (My shame, since I’m a computer nerd and supposed to be able to live on the things…).

  12. Kathy Kinsley says:

    P.S. Dick Clark died today. I thought he’d remain young forever…

    Anyone else here remember American Bandstand? “It has a beat, you can dance to it.”

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