Just How Important is a Twinkie?

By Eni Katrini
Staff Writer

With Hostess closing their business, thousands of people flooded stores to get their last of Hostess products, like Twinkies®, and Wonder Bread®.
The company announced Nov. 16, that it plans on closing all of its operations and laying off its 18,500 employees. The company had filed for bankruptcy twice and the main cause for its liquidation is said to have been the labor union strikes. The liquidation plan of Hostess was finalized by a federal bankruptcy judge on Nov. 29.
There were talks that the business was going to reopen and some thought this whole thing was a big business scam to sell their products, but as it turns out, this is the real thing. All the Hostess lovers ran to the stores to grab as much of the Hostess products as were on the shelves. Stores were crowded with desperate customers trying to get the last of their products because apparently they cannot live without the great apocalyptic snack that is a Twinkie®. Aside from that, I guess no one realized how great the loss of Hostess would be until we actually lost all those varieties of snack cakes.
But it’s not a complete loss; there have been other talks that other businesses may be planning on buying the company back, so all the Twinkie® lovers can sleep sound knowing that there will still be Twinkies® around. But until a company buys Hostess (which may or may not happen), people will just have to preserve their Hostess products – which shouldn’t be too hard. Twinkies have an actual shelf life of 25 days, not years. Still, they’ll need to eat them relatively soon.
When asked about how they feel about Hostess closing, NHS Sophomore Jennifer Martins replied, “I honestly do not care one bit. I don’t usually buy their products anyway and them closing down really does not affect me at all.”
Sophomore Sarah Lyons replied, “Well, I buy some of the Hostess products sometimes but not always. Them closing doesn’t really have an impact on me, and I won’t cry about it either.”
No one’s life is going to drastically take a turn for the worse because they cannot have a Twinkie.™  Rather, the people who make them are facing bigger challenges like layoffs. But whether Hostess survives, or not, perhaps Wal-Martor another store will start selling some knock-off Twinkies and remind us how great those snack cakes used to be.

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