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?
>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...
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)
>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.
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!
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...
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.
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)
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?!!??
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
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>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
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.
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.
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof " - Carl Sagan
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