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Twinkie Hoarding

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by weesie, Nov 18, 2012.

    Nov 18, 2012
  1. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

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    It seems people are clearing the shelves of stores of their Hostess products:

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    In my opinion, these buyers should send them all to Mayor Bloomers in NYC so he can pass them out

    at soup kitchens to make up for his ridiculous new law/ban as referred to in this thread!

    http://www.casinomeister.com/forums/political-rants/53669-anyone-nyc-here.html
     
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  2. Nov 18, 2012
  3. anniemac

    anniemac Ueber Meister MM PABnoaccred

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    Not a Twinkie fan but sure am going to miss my Chocolate Cupcakes.

    As far as Bloomberg and NY, where does it end? Did somebody make him the food police?
     
  4. Nov 18, 2012
  5. skiny

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    It's not uncommon for unions to strike until a company goes out of business.

    I'm not sure how that helps anyone. If you're going to strike yourself out of a job, why not just quit? I'm sure someone will be happy to fill your position.
     
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  6. Nov 18, 2012
  7. anniemac

    anniemac Ueber Meister MM PABnoaccred

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    What I find so stupid about this whole thing is that the workers said they were willing to take a pay cut just to have a job but the union officials said no.

    I remember a long time ago when my late husband and I were first married, the plant he worked at went on strike. The union rep had been after him to join the union and he wouldn't. He crossed the picket line and went to work every day. His reasoning - he had a wife and child on the way and we had to eat.

    I am all for equal pay, good working conditions, etc. but when you strike yourself right out of a job, what have you accomplished. Can't live on unemployment very well now days.

    Looks to me like somebody should have weighed the situation and questioned the outcome. Any job is certainly better than no job.
     
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  8. Nov 18, 2012
  9. Kotsy1

    Kotsy1 Experienced Member

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    As far as I can tell, only the Bakers union didn't agree.

    What a tragedy. This company has been around since the 1930's and is so Americana.

    Now I'm reading a company in Mexico wants to buy it.

    The government should have somehow stepped in. It should have never gotten to this point.

    If a company in Mexico buys this American icon, I for one will NEVER buy any of the products.

    Enough already with American founded items being made out of the country.
     
  10. Nov 19, 2012
  11. weesie

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    But, all these people buying them up are going to try to sell them on Ebay for a lot of money. Hubby was out shopping this weekend and he saw several people buying up boxes and boxes of the things.

    They better hope they sell, those things don't have more than a month or so shelf life. Who wants to buy stale hundred dollar twinkies??? LMAO!

    I still say ship them to NYC soup kitchens! Bloomberg will have a hissy fit!
     
  12. Nov 19, 2012
  13. Kotsy1

    Kotsy1 Experienced Member

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    great idea weesie. For some reason I'm thinking Bloomberg may be doing this as an incentive to get $$ from the USDA; aka the funding for the food stamp program. If people only knew how the states are reimbursed with money for promoting specific agendas, they would be aghast.

    We could also ship them to the White House.....and see what Obama does.

    unfortunately, the people buying them up only wanna make a quick buck and don't look at the ramifications of what has happened.

    Should this outsource to Mexico......then we all need to revolt. Enough is enough.
     
  14. Nov 19, 2012
  15. P.V.

    P.V. Senior Member webmeister

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    This is a shame, been around since I've been around. :mad:
     
  16. Nov 19, 2012
  17. chayton

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    Really? I thought those things lasted forever...? Although all I know about twinkies I learned from cartoons! After nuclear holocaust, the twinkies survive. And remember in Wall-E, the earth won't sustain life and people have been gone for 800 years or so, the only thing still alive is a cockroach, but there are still fresh twinkies for him to eat and sleep in. :oops:
     
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  18. Nov 19, 2012
  19. just play

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    Hahahahaha, I always thought that too. Quick google search....

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  20. Nov 19, 2012
  21. chayton

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    lol, that's funny some of the 'myths' that circulate...but did you notice right at the end?

    "According to Hostess, it takes forty-five seconds to explode a Twinkie in a microwave."

    hmmmmmmm
     
  22. Nov 19, 2012
  23. Kotsy1

    Kotsy1 Experienced Member

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    let us know how you make out chayton...........lol
     
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  24. Nov 19, 2012
  25. swampwitch

    swampwitch ProfessionalUnderachiever

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    I know it's lots of fun to blame unions these days, but there's an awful lot more to the story than some uppity bakers making life hard for poor widdle executives...like the place had filed for bankruptcy before any strike, the unions had already made major concessions, that there was planned closings of several bakeries already in the hopper, and that the company gave its execs gigantic raises right before Hostess filed to make sure that the execs didn't go anywhere and to tie up funds that then coudn't be used to pay workers or pay debts. Hostess made some pretty bad business decisions that led to their filing to begin with, long before the bakers struck.
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    At least the two sides are talking again. I really doubt Hostess will disappear. Maybe the first big pot-growing co-op in Washington can buy it up.:D
     
  26. Nov 19, 2012
  27. swampwitch

    swampwitch ProfessionalUnderachiever

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    By the way, on high, a Twinkie blew up in my microwave in less than thirty seconds. A cupcake took over a minute. Dingdongs are disappointing. They just sort of roll a little and melt.

    Yes, I'm twelve.
     
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  28. Nov 20, 2012
  29. Pinababy69

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    Yes, but a very mature, "Swampwitchy" kind of twelve, lol. :laugh:
     
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  30. Nov 20, 2012
  31. chayton

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    Fortunately I don't have any Hostess products in the house, but I find those microwave experiments kind of fun. My first microwave I did a lot of experiments by accident, but was a little more careful with my second one (that I had to buy 2 weeks after I ruined my first one) :oops:
     
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  32. Nov 20, 2012
  33. Dave

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    I looked for Twinkies today, but they were sold out everywhere I went -- I guess I waited too long. I did manage to find some Donettes, so I grabbed 2 bags of those, and I've been eating them all afternoon -- trying to get my stomach in shape for Thanksgiving. :lolup:
     
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  34. Nov 29, 2012
  35. BingoT

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    Twinkies maker Hostess ready for its big bake sale

    By By CANDICE CHOI
    AP Food Industry Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) - The future of Twinkies is virtually assured.

    Hostess Brands Inc. got final approval for its wind-down plans in bankruptcy court Thursday, setting the stage for its iconic snack cakes to find a second life with new owners - even as 18,000 jobs will be wiped out.

    The company said in court that it's in talks with 110 potential buyers for its brands, which include CupCakes, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos. The suitors include at least five national retailers such as supermarkets, a financial adviser for Hostess said. The process has been "so fast and furious" Hostess wasn't able to make its planned calls to potential buyers, said Joshua Scherer of Perella Weinberg Partners.
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  36. Dec 1, 2012
  37. universal4

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    I know I am going to miss the bread smell on I-4.

    Let me explain, while driving on Interstate 4 just south west of downtown Orland was a Merita bread factory (owned by Hostess) that has been there for 40 years.

    Every day travelers from all over the world could smell fresh bread as they passed the area often heading toward Disney or the other attraction. But that is no more. More than 200 lost their jobs when they closed.
     

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