Skip to comments.Hostess Strikes Deal to Sell Wonderbread, Fate of Twinkies Not Yet Settled
Posted on 01/12/2013 5:11:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The iconic Wonderbread, once in jeopardy after Hostess declared bankruptcy, seems likely to return to store shelves under a new brand.
A $390 million bid from Flower Foods Inc., for six of the Twinkie makers bread brands, was the leading bid on Friday.
Flower Foods, which is based in Thomasville, Ga., is best known for making Tastykakes, which are cream filled chocolate cupcakes. The company also makes breads, including Natures Own and Cobblestone Mill.
Higher competing bids can still be made before the final deal is approved in bankruptcy court.
Flower Foods made a $360 million bid for Wonder Bread, Natures Pride, Butternut, Home Pride and Merita, along with 20 bakeries and 38 depots...
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Somebody ill at least buy the Twinkie name and formula I guess
Georgia is right to work. Bazinga!
Judging by his signature, I think the guy who ran the curlicue of vanilla on top of Ho-Ho’s is set to become SecTreas.
Somebody put Ding Dongs back on the shelves and nobody gets hurt!
I have always wondered how they could call that airy, weird stuff bread.
Now if they'll just make cherry pies too I'll be happy.
To hell with twinkies, what about funnybones?
Yeah, we tried some of those. Sweeter than the Hostess - too sweet. I loved Hostess cupcakes.
Their Twinkie substitutes (Cloud Cakes, I think) are pretty close. A *little* sweet.
“Now if they’ll just make cherry pies too I’ll be happy.”
lol That wasn’t helpful. (the one thing I miss from McDonald’s)
I hope someone buys the formula for Funnybones. I have only two boxes left in the freezer.
True, but that was the bread of choice for some of us when we were growing up in the old days. Heck, it may have also been the only white bread back then. We really knew no other, and to this day if I want a peanut butter and jelly or a grilled cheese (Velveeta of course)sandwich I want it done with wonder bread.
I have always preferred Mrs. Bairds bread, now owned by BIMBO of Mexico
LOL, I also did the same thing with what I thought were the Hostess mini powdered donuts. They turned out to be from another company and think they were called Donettes. Looked exactly the same, but boy they didn’t taste anything like the Hostess ones. Bought two little bags and threw one away without even opening it.
that was the bread of choice for some of us when we were growing up in the old days. Heck, it may have also been the only white bread back then.
I used to grow, grow, grow with Lang, Lang, Lanendorf bread.
Wow, you just jarred a few brain cells loose..
I remembered it as LanGendorf, but it’s been at least 45 years since I ate it.
Nothing beat the Helms Truck driving through the Neighborhood though. They had the BEST Cupcakes, with the Milk Chocolate Frosting on top AND inside that tasted absolutely wonderful.
When the driver opened up the back of the Panel Truck and pulled out those long wooden drawers, you didn’t know what to ask for first. The smell of all that baked goodness was almost too much to bear.
Then there was Sheriff John who actually got me to eat Maggio Carrots.
We’ll just refer to him henceforth as “Cupcake”.
I grew up on homemade bread my Grandmother made. It was soooo truly wonderful, but as a very small child I was jealous of the neighbor children who had the airy, white stuff. As a small child I didn’t know better, but soon grew to love my Grandmother’s homemade bread, dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls. The smell filled the house and warm out of the oven it was dreamy.