The post-Twinkie universe

A ZeroHedge piece on the liquidation of Hostess Brands brought this tinfoil-wrapped comment:

I think, considering the shelf life of these products, that their manufacture can be easily outsourced to China with a little melamine, extra BHT, and sawdust added to the formula. After all, Hostess products are nothing more than a drug delivery vehicle. The psychoactive ingredient is GMO HFCS, and as long as the consumer’s blood sugar skyrockets to mind-numbing (on purpose) levels, who cares what else is in there? Twinkies will be around, regardless of who makes them, for a long long time.

Ah, yes, the warm, the richly coloured, the infinitely friendly world of Twinkie-holiday. O brave new world, that has such wheelers and dealers in it!


  1. JT »

    17 November 2012 · 10:19 pm

    I guess this means the end of Chocodiles forever; they’d never survive the ocean voyage.

  2. fillyjonk »

    19 November 2012 · 11:56 am

    Last I heard, Bimbo bakery was talking about buying them out.

    No, really. The Bimbos are buying the Twinkies.

    (Yes: Bimbo Bakeries is the largest Mexican bakery company. And yes, I get that it means something different there)

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