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Old 11-20-2012, 10:58 AM
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If you've got the time, or inclination - a great read on the demise of the Twinkie

http://management.fortune.cnn.com/20...kies-bankrupt/
Thanks for sharing that link. The author sure had good foresight and knowledge of the ordeal. It appears the company was doomed more or less from the double whammy of the '08 recession and the rising prices of corn&sugar. Labor costs keep rising and pension liabilities to be paid... all these headwinds for a company that just simply isn't selling as many cakes as they used to.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:27 PM
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If you've got the time, or inclination - a great read on the demise of the Twinkie

http://management.fortune.cnn.com/20...kies-bankrupt/
Sounds like a story of Greed, Greed and More Greed = Kills. After reading this story I would have a very difficult time buying a Twinkie; not that it does not happen elsewhere.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:48 PM
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hmmm great read...I immediately thought of Tootsie Roll and Dunkin' Donuts...they keep changing course and re-inventing themselves... everyone thought Krispy Kreme would kill Dunkin Dounts...but alas you can get a extra large latte for about half of what Starbucks charges...

If you need a twinkie fix there's always the Cloud Cake from Little Debbie...

or get some pound cake and shmear this on it.

Filling recipe...don't forget the shortening...lol

2 teaspoons very hot water
rounded 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups marshmallow creme (1 7-ounce jar)
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:26 AM
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There's a financial fight to buy hostess brands...

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100293789

---- >> http://www.doughforhostess.com/pledges if you want to be part of a main street bid for hostess...
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:03 AM
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:04 PM
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maybe Oprah will save them
By eating them, or buying the company?
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:16 PM
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By eating them, or buying the company?
Either is not that hard to believe.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:19 PM
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Either is not that hard to believe.
I never heard that she was a big fan of Twinkies- I only heard that when she said she was "addicted to crack", she found herself sitting on the kitchen floor, crying, eating frozen hot dog buns with Ketchup.

I don't think it would be a big stretch of the imagination, though. Besides, she has more than enough money. She has done well, for someone who was bused for a couple of years from the inner city to the high school I went to.
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