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Twinkies Make Early Return at Wal-Mart Stores
AP ^ | 07/12/13 | AP

Posted on 07/12/2013 11:52:33 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues

Wal-Mart is making Twinkies available this weekend, even though Hostess says it asked retailers to wait until Monday to start selling the spongy yellow snack cakes.

The world's largest retailer announced Friday that the cakes were available at about 1,600 stores and that about 3,000 of its 4,000 U.S. stores should have them by Sunday morning. That's a day before the July 15 return that Hostess has trumpeted in its marketing.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: orangecupcakes; twinkies
Twinkies, Orange CupCakes....Insulin to the ready!!
1 posted on 07/12/2013 11:52:33 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

I’m waiting on “Nature’s Pride” bread. I hope that comes back!


2 posted on 07/12/2013 11:57:09 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

I’ll bet “hardworking” Americans have already started camping out in front of Walmart so they can be the first in line. It’s “Black Friday” all over again. Watch for the stampedes and people getting beat up and trampled.


3 posted on 07/12/2013 11:57:51 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

There’s going to be a riot.


4 posted on 07/12/2013 12:00:46 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Heck with the Twinkies, I want Funny Bones.


5 posted on 07/12/2013 12:02:07 PM PDT by mware
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To: lowbridge
Twinkies...race riots.....Twinkies....race riots....decisions, decisions, decisions.

Can the release of Twinkies divert attention to the fiasco in Florida?

6 posted on 07/12/2013 12:06:48 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I wonder how many that were snapped up to turn for a profit on e-bay were eaten by the kids?


7 posted on 07/12/2013 12:08:35 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I’ll bet “hardworking” Americans have already started camping out in front of Walmart so they can be the first in line. It’s “Black Friday” all over again. Watch for the stampedes and people getting beat up and trampled.

When do the EBT and SNAP cards get reloaded again?


8 posted on 07/12/2013 12:09:29 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Twinkies, Orange CupCakes....Insulin to the ready!!

The “people of walmart” web site has been put on “Fashion Alert”!!!


9 posted on 07/12/2013 12:10:08 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Is Hostess stupid? Why would you let cakes get 3 days old before selling them? Even if they are loaded with preservative?

Hostess used to be some of the freshes tasting cakes you could find. Then they went stale. Stale cakes is what drove Hostess bankrupt in the first place.


10 posted on 07/12/2013 12:11:09 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Is Hostess stupid? Why would you let cakes get 3 days old before selling them? Even if they are loaded with preservative?

Hostess used to be some of the freshes tasting cakes you could find. Then they went stale. Stale cakes is what drove Hostess bankrupt in the first place.


11 posted on 07/12/2013 12:11:09 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

correction....”to” should read “from”. Resume your normal position. Thank you.


12 posted on 07/12/2013 12:12:07 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

And DingDongs?


13 posted on 07/12/2013 12:12:24 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

pink sno balls


14 posted on 07/12/2013 12:13:10 PM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

pink sno balls


15 posted on 07/12/2013 12:13:29 PM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Probably some of their remnant stock from 1956. For Twinkies, that passes for fresh. Man, I’ve always hated those things. They were cheap and ended up in lots of lunch sacks back in the day before universal school lunches.


16 posted on 07/12/2013 12:14:43 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

Ah, the venerable Twinkies! I like them with peach slices and the peach syrup from the can poured over the mix. You can also make a no cook apple pie with Twinkies and apple pie filling. But putting a couple of dips of ice cream on two or three Twinkies is just decadent.


17 posted on 07/12/2013 12:17:23 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: DannyTN
Is Hostess stupid? Why would you let cakes get 3 days old before selling them?

Aged like a fine wine.

18 posted on 07/12/2013 12:18:04 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("...Someone handed the keys to the Forum to the OPC and its sympathizers...")
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To: DannyTN

Ghastly union work-rules is what drove Hostess bankrupt.


19 posted on 07/12/2013 12:18:35 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DannyTN

this new company kept the Hostess name?


20 posted on 07/12/2013 12:20:47 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: listenhillary
Hard to say. I had a couple of boxes I had bought for treats for the rig crews, and Twinkies were going for close to 80 bucks a box on ebay when I gave them to the guys.

By morning, that had dropped to about $20.

21 posted on 07/12/2013 12:23:29 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: wordsofearnest

SnoBalls return in the fall so the article states.


22 posted on 07/12/2013 12:23:41 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: GeronL

Much of the price paid was for the tradename “Hostess”.


23 posted on 07/12/2013 12:24:57 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: DuncanWaring
"Ghastly union work-rules is what drove Hostess bankrupt."

Don't kid yourself.

I grew up on hostess. Loved them. Would easily have paid a premium for them.

Somehow they lost quality control over their bakers. I seriously doubt this was related to union work-rules. They started putting out stale cakes that tasted terrible. And other cakes were simply better. Not as good as Hostess used to be, but better than Hostess is now.

24 posted on 07/12/2013 12:26:28 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Alex Murphy
"Aged like a fine wine. "

You know that scene from Ghost Rider..."That might go good on a salad."

25 posted on 07/12/2013 12:28:01 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

So if there is a riot will they blame it on Twinkies....?


26 posted on 07/12/2013 12:29:17 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

OUR LONG NATIONAL NIGHTMARE IS OVER!!!


27 posted on 07/12/2013 12:32:00 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Harriet Meiers is looking pretty good right about now.)
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To: MHGinTN

“...no cook apple pie with Twinkies and apple pie filling.”

Mmmmmmmm, that sounds interesting. Do you have a ‘recipe’ for that one? Crust? A cold pie in ‘fridge? Google only turns-up hot bake/crust/topping Twinkie pies. Sounds worth trying.


28 posted on 07/12/2013 12:53:11 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: DannyTN

They’re shipping some of the frozen now, to extend shelf life.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/07/09/2670795/twinkies-gaining-longer-shelf.html


29 posted on 07/12/2013 12:55:08 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues; All

Not this weekend. Krispy Kreme is celebrating their anniversary on Saturday with the second dozen of regular glazed for 76 cents.
(I’m with you on the orange cupcakes, though.)

https://twitter.com/krispykreme


30 posted on 07/12/2013 12:55:18 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

How about Cupcakes, Ding Dongs and fruit pies? All better(and more fattening!) than the Twinkie.


31 posted on 07/12/2013 12:56:57 PM PDT by Bridesheadfan
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Should folks snap up the first new releases or wait until they get the bugs out?


32 posted on 07/12/2013 1:02:01 PM PDT by Will88
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To: lowbridge

The WM locations near the big trial can hand them out to the looters as they leave with their TVs..


33 posted on 07/12/2013 1:03:02 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: listenhillary

For kicks, we purchased a few boxes and I offered them up to my neighborhood kids at the bus stop and one mother wanted to buy a box and try to sell it. I explained that the brand will be back..


34 posted on 07/12/2013 1:05:27 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Oh the Hugh Twinkie!

How many innocents will be trampled in the stampede to Walmart?


35 posted on 07/12/2013 1:22:17 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Yes!


36 posted on 07/12/2013 1:39:37 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

I want my Suzy Q’s


37 posted on 07/12/2013 1:52:47 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Jeff Chandler

really? Obama resigned?


38 posted on 07/12/2013 3:24:00 PM PDT by airplaneguy
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

My carefully rationed stockpile, bought in 1988, is still as fresh as the day they were baked......


39 posted on 07/12/2013 3:35:55 PM PDT by ALASKA (Disgusted......)
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