Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
members
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

Goodbye Dear Friends...

snegron

Cape Coral, Florida, US
1698 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author
snegron Silver Member Nikonian since 05th May 2007
Fri 16-Nov-12 11:32 PM

I will truly miss my sweet little friends...



Click on image to view larger version




http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/16/news/companies/hostess-closing/index.html?hpt=us_c1

Attachment#1 (jpg file)

Asgard

East Frisia, DE
60678 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#1. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 0

Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004
Fri 16-Nov-12 11:01 PM

I read it in the news. Sad Story for the employees.

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
Eala Freya Fresena

snegron

Cape Coral, Florida, US
1698 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#2. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 1

snegron Silver Member Nikonian since 05th May 2007
Fri 16-Nov-12 11:44 PM

>I read it in the news. Sad Story for the employees.
>
>


It's a sad story for all. 18000 employees lost their livelihood with this decision. Also, we lost yet another American icon, Twinkies (Wonder Bread too).

tekneektom

Kohler, US
2003 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#3. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 0

tekneektom Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Winner in the Annual Nikonians Best Images Contest 2015 Nikonian since 18th Nov 2011
Sat 17-Nov-12 12:47 PM

It is sad that some 18,500 lost their jobs due to the actions of the baker's union. However, Twinkies will live! Another company will come in and purchase the name, formulas, etc and the product will go on.

It's important to have a baked goods product with a shelf life of a couple of years. What would we do without Twinkies and Hostess Cupcakes?

Tom

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Clyde57

Punta Gorda, US
628 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#4. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 0

Clyde57 Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Sep 2007
Sat 17-Nov-12 01:21 PM

When I was growing up, tough guys didn't eat Twinkies - at least not in public.

Toughen up, go out and get some Devil Dogs.

Clyde

Take a look at my nikonians gallery.

mklass

Tacoma, US
7437 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#5. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 3

mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Sat 17-Nov-12 01:41 PM

...but the nutrition police are dancing in the streets!

Mick
http://www.mickklassphoto.com
or
Visit my nikonians gallery

SheriB

Southern York Co, US
1973 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#6. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 0

SheriB Gold Member Awarded for sharing her exceptional images and details of rural farm life. Nikonian since 11th Sep 2010
Sat 17-Nov-12 02:03 PM

ahh yes..one molecule away from plastic...or so they say..and like a person posted on FB.."Now what will we eat when the Zombie apocalypse happens???" ( If you never watched the movie Zombieland you may not get that joke)

Sheri Becker

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

gkaiseril

Chicago, US
6739 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#7. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 4

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Sat 17-Nov-12 03:06 PM

Devil Dawgs

Crank up some Chicago! Founder of Devil Dawgs is a big Chicago fan.

Go to a Blue Demons game! Devil Dawgs is right across the street from De Paul.

Maybe not a Michelin 3 star or even 2 star but a real Chicago icon along with Tootsie Rolls.

George
My Nikonian Galleries

Drbee

Naperville, US
5927 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#8. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 1

Drbee Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Aug 2004
Sat 17-Nov-12 03:58 PM | edited Sat 17-Nov-12 11:24 PM by Drbee

Like many, I'm sure this story is also complex.

In edit.... Moderator has issued a political warning. I did stray from photography, so I guess I'd better self censor here. Stuff deleted.

Best Regards,

Roger
It's still, ISO, aperture and shutter-speed, right?

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

agitater

Toronto, CA
4551 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#9. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 6

agitater Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 18th Jan 2007
Sat 17-Nov-12 07:46 PM

>ahh yes..one molecule away from plastic...or so they say..and
>like a person posted on FB.."Now what will we eat when
>the Zombie apocalypse happens???" ( If you never watched
>the movie Zombieland you may not get that joke)

In the movie, part of the running joke was that Woody Harrelson never actually found any edible Twinkies, which became more and more urgent because (as Tallahassee stated so emphatically):

"There's a box of Twinkies in that grocery store. Not just any box of Twinkies, the last box of Twinkies that anyone will enjoy in the whole universe. Believe it or not, Twinkies have an expiration date. Some day very soon, Life's little Twinkie gauge is gonna go...empty."

Funny, entertaining movie.

The Hostess company always listed the following brands front and center: Hostess®, Drakes® and Dolly Madison®, which made the cake products including Twinkies®, CupCakes, Ding Dongs®, Ho Ho’s®, Sno Balls® and Donettes®. Bread brands to be sold include Wonder®, Nature’s Pride ®, Merita®, Home Pride®, Butternut®, and Beefsteak®, among others. That's basically a litany of artery-clogging, kidney stone making, cholesterol elevating, blood pressure raising, saturated fat-laden junk food and oversalted, fortified white bread.

It's awful - brutal really - seeing so many people thrown out of work. Too bad the list of quasi-food garbage likely won't be similarly thrown out though because the raiders from competing companies are already swooping in to try to acquire the brands for pennies on the dollar.

My Photo.Net Gallery
My Nikonians Gallery

Howard Carson

benveniste

Boston Area, US
10299 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to send message via AOL IM

#10. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 0

benveniste Moderator Awarded for is high level skills in various areas, including Macro and Landscape Photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his generous suppport to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 25th Nov 2002
Sat 17-Nov-12 09:34 PM

Howdy folks. Here's a quick reminder to keep this thread non-political, and to give a link a very early (c. 1996) webpage about Twinkies and sophomoric science:

http://www.twinkiesproject.com/

One of the biggest mistakes a photographer can make is to look at the real world and cling to the vain hope that next time his film will somehow bear a closer resemblance to it. - Galen Rowell

snegron

Cape Coral, Florida, US
1698 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#11. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 3

snegron Silver Member Nikonian since 05th May 2007
Sun 18-Nov-12 01:51 AM

>It is sad that some 18,500 lost their jobs due to the actions
>of the baker's union. However, Twinkies will live! Another
>company will come in and purchase the name, formulas, etc and
>the product will go on.
>
>It's important to have a baked goods product with a shelf life
>of a couple of years. What would we do without Twinkies and
>Hostess Cupcakes?
>
>Tom


The question then will be if the new owners can produce the same tasty Twinkies as the originals? Kentucky Fried Chicken strayed pretty far from their original formula when new leadership took over. Same with several other companies. I do wish someone would have purchased Kodachrome though...

ZoneV

US
3564 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#12. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 0

ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jan 2005
Sun 18-Nov-12 02:03 AM | edited Sun 18-Nov-12 02:08 AM by ZoneV

I'm not going to miss them...I'm not sure if I've ever even eaten a Twinkie...

Although I do remember a friend bringing over Hostess cupcakes a couple of times when I was like 8.

But it reminds me of another sad situation with a certain brand and type of film lately (cough...Kodak...cough...E6)...

Nikon user since 2000

Scotty

Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK
5191 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#13. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 0

Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Sun 18-Nov-12 05:50 AM

This thread - totally lost on most people outside the US - what on earth are (or were apparently) Twinkies?

D3X + 20mm f2.8 AFD + 105mm f2.8 AFD + 300mm f4 AFS

Hunger pays a heavy price to the shining Gods of speed and steel

LIKE me on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/AlexJPScottPhotography

http://alexjpscottphotography.blogspot.co.uk/



Alex

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

grizzly200

Solano County, California, US
707 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#14. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 13

grizzly200 Registered since 18th Dec 2011
Sun 18-Nov-12 07:40 AM | edited Sun 18-Nov-12 07:43 AM by grizzly200

Wow--let's see if I can put it into words.
Super spongy sweet yellow cake with creamy white animal-fat laden filling. Delicious. And excellent fried, by the way. It was said they had a shelf life of 50+ years in the package!

James

Scotty

Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK
5191 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#15. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 14

Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Sun 18-Nov-12 09:19 AM

It sounds totally disgusting and maybe a good idea that they will no longer be made... but then again I wasn't brought up on things like that and therefore have no affection for them - each to his own...

D3X + 20mm f2.8 AFD + 105mm f2.8 AFD + 300mm f4 AFS

Hunger pays a heavy price to the shining Gods of speed and steel

LIKE me on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/AlexJPScottPhotography

http://alexjpscottphotography.blogspot.co.uk/



Alex

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

snegron

Cape Coral, Florida, US
1698 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#16. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 15

snegron Silver Member Nikonian since 05th May 2007
Sun 18-Nov-12 02:07 PM | edited Sun 18-Nov-12 02:51 PM by snegron

>It sounds totally disgusting and maybe a good idea that they
>will no longer be made... but then again I wasn't brought up
>on things like that and therefore have no affection for them -
>each to his own...


Twinkies are (were) little semi-oval/oblong shaped, individually packaged yellow cakes with creamy (somewhat vanilla-flavored) filling.



Click on image to view larger version



The urban myth surrounding Twinkies was that they had an incredibly long shelf life. Throughout the years many folks with over active imaginations (and too much time on their hands) came up with creative scenarios of how the only food source available after the fall of civilization would be Twinkies. Many other folks came up with creative ways of serving Twinkies (like deep-frying them, serving them with ice cream, etc). It was a snack many people loved to eat and/or poke fun at. Twinkies made it into modern American entertainment media because of their popularity. You either loved them or loved to hate them.

I remember eating them as a child; not in large quantities, but as an occasional snack. For some reason I remember them being a tad larger back then. Of my two children, only my eldest likes Twinkies. My younger one can't stand the sight of them! When we read the sad article about the end of Twinkies we went out and purchased three boxes. They were the last boxes on the shelves at that particular supermarket. My child and I will soon have our last "Twinkie Toast" to say our goodbyes to the last of our little sponge cake snacks. It reminds me of that last roll of Kodachrome I shot of my kids before Dwayne's announced it would no longer develop Kodachrome...
Attachment#1 (jpg file)

mklass

Tacoma, US
7437 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#17. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 16

mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Sun 18-Nov-12 02:24 PM

Twinkies-yellow; Kodak box-yellow I sense a trend. McDonalds and daffodils are next!

Mick
http://www.mickklassphoto.com
or
Visit my nikonians gallery

snegron

Cape Coral, Florida, US
1698 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#18. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 17

snegron Silver Member Nikonian since 05th May 2007
Sun 18-Nov-12 02:29 PM | edited Sun 18-Nov-12 02:30 PM by snegron

>Twinkies-yellow; Kodak box-yellow I sense a trend. McDonalds
>and daffodils are next!






Nikon letters are yellow..........oh no!!!

esantos

McAllen, US
13268 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#19. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 0

esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002
Sun 18-Nov-12 02:44 PM

Twinkies?? Meh, give me a honey bun anytime.

Ernesto Santos
esartprints.com Ernesto Santos Photography
Get my new e-Book "Churches of Texas"

Scotty

Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK
5191 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#20. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 17

Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Sun 18-Nov-12 03:16 PM

You can take McDonalds as well...

D3X + 20mm f2.8 AFD + 105mm f2.8 AFD + 300mm f4 AFS

Hunger pays a heavy price to the shining Gods of speed and steel

LIKE me on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/AlexJPScottPhotography

http://alexjpscottphotography.blogspot.co.uk/



Alex

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

mklass

Tacoma, US
7437 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#21. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 20

mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Sun 18-Nov-12 03:48 PM

Scotty, you'd never survive over here! (Likewise, I probably wouldn't survive over there.)

Mick
http://www.mickklassphoto.com
or
Visit my nikonians gallery

Ned_L

Philadelphia, US
8057 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#22. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 0

Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography Charter Member
Sun 18-Nov-12 08:01 PM

Not me. They have always epitomized the saying, "Garbage in, garbage out."

Ned
A Nikonians Team Member

-----------------------------
Visit my Travel Photography Blog and my Galleries.

Scotty

Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK
5191 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#23. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 21

Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Sun 18-Nov-12 11:22 PM

Ha!! Actually I have been the the US - only once for a couple of weeks in 1999. I stayed in Concord NH and traveled around Maine and Vermont and went to Boston. I love Rockport; the covered Bridges; scenery; mountains etc. But as for the food - why do you guys put so much sugar in everything?!!??

D3X + 20mm f2.8 AFD + 105mm f2.8 AFD + 300mm f4 AFS

Hunger pays a heavy price to the shining Gods of speed and steel

LIKE me on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/AlexJPScottPhotography

http://alexjpscottphotography.blogspot.co.uk/



Alex

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

mklass

Tacoma, US
7437 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#24. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 23

mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Sun 18-Nov-12 11:56 PM

> But as for the food ->why do you guys put so much sugar in everything?!!??
>

It's what make us so sweet!

Mick
http://www.mickklassphoto.com
or
Visit my nikonians gallery

olivierrychner

Boudry, CH
5265 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#25. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 0

olivierrychner Gold Member  Awarded for his long standing high level of commitment to the Nikonians community and demonstrated excellence in the art and science of photography. Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2005
Mon 19-Nov-12 10:41 AM

I'll avoid any political stuff - easy, I have just learnt about the disappearance of the snack in question...

It's just that its long shelf-life reminds me of the "atomic bread" of the Swiss army, which boasted a quasi-eternal shelf-life: it was conserved soaked in alcohol, in tins or plastic vacuum packaging. And you could tell an experienced military cooked: he was the one who opened the tins/packages LOOOOOOOONNG before serving, so the taste of formol/alcohol went up in fumes

Olivier Rychner
__________________________________________
Jetez un oeil à ma galerie if you feel like it! And it's a bit void as of now, but I also have a Nikonians blog

Auta i lomë! And my Nikon's only awaiting daylight...

benveniste

Boston Area, US
10299 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to send message via AOL IM

#26. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 25

benveniste Moderator Awarded for is high level skills in various areas, including Macro and Landscape Photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his generous suppport to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 25th Nov 2002
Mon 19-Nov-12 11:35 AM

Oddly enough, the commercial shelf-life of Twinkies was 25 days. That's quite long for baked goods, but not nearly as long as one would think from the urban legends.

One of the biggest mistakes a photographer can make is to look at the real world and cling to the vain hope that next time his film will somehow bear a closer resemblance to it. - Galen Rowell

rectangularimage

San Diego, US
1166 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#27. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 0

rectangularimage Registered since 01st Oct 2009
Mon 19-Nov-12 08:00 PM

Hope still lives:

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-twinkies-hostess-union-mediation-20121119,0,5350938.story

Of course this comes after I just bought $5000 worth of twinkies on ebay. Not returnable!

My website | My Nikonians gallery

snegron

Cape Coral, Florida, US
1698 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#28. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 25

snegron Silver Member Nikonian since 05th May 2007
Mon 19-Nov-12 10:25 PM

>I'll avoid any political stuff - easy, I have just learnt
>about the disappearance of the snack in question...
>
>It's just that its long shelf-life reminds me of the
>"atomic bread" of the Swiss army, which boasted a
>quasi-eternal shelf-life: it was conserved soaked in alcohol,
>in tins or plastic vacuum packaging. And you could tell an
>experienced military cooked: he was the one who opened the
>tins/packages LOOOOOOOONNG before serving, so the taste of
>formol/alcohol went up in fumes




Dipping Twinkies in rum...now that's a cool idea!

snegron

Cape Coral, Florida, US
1698 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#29. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 27

snegron Silver Member Nikonian since 05th May 2007
Mon 19-Nov-12 10:54 PM

>Hope still lives:
>
>http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-twinkies-hostess-union-mediation-20121119,0,5350938.story
>
>Of course this comes after I just bought $5000 worth of
>twinkies on ebay. Not returnable!




There is still hope!! Thanks for the link! I voted "yes" in the survey that asked if we "want Twinkies to live on". It looks like 79% of the people so far have voted in favor of letting Twinkies live!

The good thing about your $5000 worth of Twinkies is that that you can either have a food source that will last a couple of winters, or you can start a new web site on creative things to do with Twinkies (I'm thinking no one has ever built a full size log cabin or igloo made of Twinkies...)

We already went through box one of the three Twinkies boxes I bought the other day.

JonK

New York, US
6412 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#30. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 29

JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004
Tue 20-Nov-12 12:04 AM

An officemate gave a bunch of us Twinkies this morning. I had intended to preserve my Twinkie for all eternity — but on hearing the news about the mediation, I just ate it!

And it was s-o-o-o-o good…

Jon Kandel
A New York City Nikonian and Team Member
Please visit my website and critique the images!

MEMcD

US
31612 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#31. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 17

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Thu 22-Nov-12 12:55 AM

Hi Mick,

Thanks for the laugh!

Best Regards,
Marty

dagoldst

Little Rock, US
3093 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#32. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 0

dagoldst Gold Member Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2012
Mon 03-Dec-12 03:37 PM

I have to say, when the Hostess brand, then owned by Interstate Bakeries, was bought buy a huge and poorly run corporation called Data Processing Financial and General Corporation, something got changed in the Twinkie recipe. I thought they tasted awful every since.

Funny side note - on NPR they had a story about a scientist that has had a Twinkie under glass for two decades - the filling is still "good" even though the "cake" is somewhat dessicated.

David

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof " - Carl Sagan

duh59

Rochester, US
591 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

#33. "RE: Goodbye Dear Friends..." | In response to Reply # 0

duh59 Silver Member Charter Member
Tue 04-Dec-12 02:04 PM

Hi , growing up in Chicago, a Twinkie was the dream of every kid. I hustled many empty pop bottles to get enough money to buy a Twinkie. I am much older now and I know that certain foods (and drinks) are not good for your health. However, whenever I am a long road trip, and need to stop for gas, I pick up a Twinkle. It makes the rest of the drive oh so pleasant

Virge

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

G