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Hostess Killed by ... Yogurt

Americans simply stopped eating bakery's products: opinions

(Newser) - Don't blame the death of Hostess on the fight between the company and a labor union—blame it on Americans and their changing appetites. Despite all the talk of Twinkies lately, Hostess "is primarily a bread maker," notes Josh Sanburn in Time . And though Wonder Bread is... More »

Want Some Twinkies? That'll Be $1K

Opportunists attempt to price-gouge Hostess snacks

(Newser) - News of Hostess going out of business led to a run on Twinkies and other iconic products from the bakery, which has in turn led to the snack cakes being listed for thousands of dollars on eBay and Craigslist, the AP reports. One unemployed man spent hours collecting 16 boxes... More »

It's Time for Twinkies to Die

Hostess' demise is a good thing: Mark Bittman

(Newser) - Hostess' bankruptcy filing probably won't mean the death of the Twinkie—rather, a restructuring of the company—but even if it did, it would be a death we should celebrate, writes Mark Bittman in the New York Times . The food columnist admits he ate his fair share of... More »

Hostess Files for Bankruptcy

Second Chapter 11 filing in recent years

(Newser) - Bad news for Twinkies lovers: Hostess filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today. But never fear, the company will continue operating during bankruptcy proceedings with help from a $75 million loan. "We remain hopeful that we can reach an agreement that will allow us to amend our labor contracts... More »

Happy 80th Birthday, Twinkies

American icon celebrates milestone

(Newser) - Happy birthday, Hostess Twinkies. As of today, you’ve been satisfying America’s need for shelf-stable cream-filled sponge cakes for 80 glorious years. The cakes were invented on April 6, 1930, by a Chicago bakery manager named James Dewar, who was looking for something cheap to sell to his Depression-hit... More »

10 Sweet Spots to Visit

Willy Wonka may be a fictional persona, but these ten real-life fun-food factories will bring out the kid in anyone.

(Newser) - Travel & Leisure takes you on a tour of a fun-food factories, where delights range from twisting your own pretzel to sampling donuts hot off the line.  Some factory tours can even be experienced from home.
  1. Twinkie: Twinkies.com
  2. Tootsie Pop:  Tootsie.com
  3. Ben and Jerry's:  Waterbury,
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