Hostess Brands, Inc., maker of the iconic U.S. snack Twinkies announced Friday that, rather than try to settle with its striking factory workers, it is going out of business. Founded in 1930 in Chicago, the company, in recent years, found itself fighting a losing battle on multiple fronts, as alternative snacks multiplied and many Americans at least attempted to adopt healthier eating habits.
Yet who can ever really let go of that yellow cake riddled with greasy goodness and those strange little holes on the bottom and that fluffy filling, made of who knows what? Probably better that we didn't know what it was made of!
Here's an appropriate requiem for a taste of my childhood...
Larry Groce, “Junk Food Junkie”
“I open that door so slowly, take a peek up north and south,
then I pull out a Hostess Twinkie, and I pop it in my mouth...”
“I'm afraid someday they'll find me just stretched out on my bed,
With a handful of Pringles potato chips and a Ding Dong by my head!”
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