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Will Twinkies be reborn through new Mexican ownership?
NBCLatino ^ | November17, 2012 | Adrian Carrasquillo

Posted on 11/17/2012 6:17:19 PM PST by Brandonmark

Next week may be Black Friday but sweets lovers across the nation hung their heads in sorrow on a dark Friday yesterday as Hostess announced they would cease making their line of products, which include the iconic Twinkies brand, because of the Bakers Union Strike.

But now as the brand heads towards liquidating and selling off their assets, a Mexican company may be angling to resurrect the golden Twinkies.

According to the Christian Science Monitor, while food producers ConAgra and Flowers Food, the American company behind Nature Valley granola, have expressed interest along with Little Debbie baker McKee Foods, Mexico’s Grupo Bimbo may hold the inside track.

Grupo Bimbo is the world’s largest bread baking firm, which already owns parts of Sara Lee, Entenmann’s and Thomas English Muffins and previously made what was considered a low-ball offer of $580 million a few years ago, Forbes reports. Now Hostess may only be worth $135 million.

Economists say high sugar prices tied to US trade tariffs were a big reason Hostess was struggling, but a Mexican company could be a lifeline for Twinkies because it would be able to take advantage of access to lower-priced sugar in Mexico.

While Hostess was clearly struggling, analysts believed Grupo Bimbo had an eye on them since the early 2000′s because they saw Hostess as a key ingredient for North American expansion with delivery routes that penetrated across the country into convenience stores, gas stations and grocery markets, according to Forbes.

Daniel Servitje Montull runs Grupo Bimbo, which was founded by his family in 1954. His family is worth $4 billion.

Servitje Montull, has already worked magic before, taking on Mexico’s tortilla market and positioning white bread in Latin America.

If Grupo Bimbo pulls off a deal with Hostess for Twinkies, his next challenge will be resurrecting an American favorite.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: commerce; mexico; surrender; twinkies
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To: Paladin2

I visited Chihuahau with my family in the ‘60s. Had our pic taken with Pancho Villa’s widow and saw the bullet riddled car he was killed in. That is all I remember about Chihuahua.


101 posted on 11/17/2012 9:04:48 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye
"Dr. Pepper"

OOOOhhhh. DP made with cane sugar? Get out of my way.....

102 posted on 11/17/2012 9:07:35 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Bigg Red

Including alcohol?


103 posted on 11/17/2012 9:10:26 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I drink dr pepper.

I used to eat twinkies too. but they went north of 2.50 a pair here so i switched to a off brand..


104 posted on 11/17/2012 9:11:29 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: cableguymn

I like Dr Pepper Ten.


105 posted on 11/17/2012 9:13:02 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I don’t ;)


106 posted on 11/17/2012 9:16:00 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Paladin2
I always thought it tasted like carbonated prune juice. lol

Full disclosure: I am a former Pepsi addict.

107 posted on 11/17/2012 9:17:47 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: GeronL

I love Twinkies. And sometimes I go out of my way to find a bottle of Coke made with cane sugar. Yum!


108 posted on 11/17/2012 9:18:50 PM PST by Katiana Kalashnikova
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To: Katiana Kalashnikova

If I went down to near Waco... I can Dr. Pepper with real sugar.


109 posted on 11/17/2012 9:21:54 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Brandonmark

The New Twinkies Cheerleaders

110 posted on 11/17/2012 9:33:30 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: Brandonmark

Hola, Chicas!


111 posted on 11/17/2012 9:34:38 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Katiana Kalashnikova

“Coke made with cane sugar.”

LOL

That’s called “Mexican Coke” - touche to all the nay-sayers here!

Actually, I knew it as Kosher Coke - until last year a local grocery was selling “Mexican Coke” specifically because of the “illegals” taking over around here. It was specifically marketed on the aisle-end as “A Taste of Home!”


112 posted on 11/17/2012 9:35:13 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Brandonmark; Lazamataz

What say you, Laz?

113 posted on 11/17/2012 9:55:49 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: Brandonmark

No offense intended; but Mexican breads and sweets are way to dry. They ruined Mrs. Baird’s bread.


114 posted on 11/17/2012 10:12:29 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Brandonmark

Golden Creme Filled Cucarachas.

Or if Chinese: Super Yum Fun Time Cakes, now with extra melamine.


115 posted on 11/17/2012 10:18:43 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Brandonmark

116 posted on 11/17/2012 10:49:12 PM PST by tsowellfan (Allen West for Speaker!)
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To: Brandonmark

Mexico plans on making a habanero Twinkie. After the first bite you won’t worry about the price of sugar.


117 posted on 11/17/2012 11:33:03 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Brandonmark

Bimbo gonna snatch Ho Hos?


118 posted on 11/18/2012 12:30:09 AM PST by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningful to say)
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To: Mr Apple
I won't eat nor drink anything that comes out of Mexican bakeries. Never have, never will. No tellin where those Mexian hands have been

Even if you think Mexicans wash their hands less than the union geniuses who flushed Hostess down the toilet along with their jobs, you're aware that every factory bakery in the US is manned by Mexicans, right?
119 posted on 11/18/2012 1:02:29 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: tsowellfan
Twinkies got obamacare!

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120 posted on 11/18/2012 3:12:46 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: free-n-TX

Foolish people that they are, the correct spelling would then be BEAM-BEAUX


121 posted on 11/18/2012 4:50:25 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Bigg Red
i'll eat authentic sturgeon caviar from Azerjaiban on a Mexican tortilla in a NY sec!

Following that up with a batch of sashimi ain't no thang!

You know that green paste ~ wasabi? Use it liberally. And that Sriracha ~ from California? That's currently the world's favorite antibiotic!

122 posted on 11/18/2012 4:56:24 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Mr Apple
I won't eat nor drink anything that comes out of Mexican bakeries. Never have, never will. No tellin where those Mexian hands have been. I'd say they don't bother to wash their hands when their shifts start.

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They wouldn't be made in Mexico. Bimbo is the largest US bakery. They have bakeries all over the US in almost every state. I'm sure you have already eaten many products they produce.

123 posted on 11/18/2012 4:59:58 AM PST by kara37
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To: RightGeek

Are any of those made in Mexico?
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No


124 posted on 11/18/2012 5:01:44 AM PST by kara37
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To: nickcarraway

I meant to say from Third World or corrupt countries. I will not buy produce from Mexico, South America, Africa, or China. When I buy seafood, I buy “wild caught USA”. Beer or tequila from Mexico? No, thanks


125 posted on 11/18/2012 5:03:03 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

in rats ~


126 posted on 11/18/2012 5:03:40 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Orange1998
outstanding ~ what i've needed all my life ~ a guide to tortillas ~ and apparently i ate my way into the highest rated stuff anyway!

interesting!

127 posted on 11/18/2012 5:05:29 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Repeat Offender
The secret ~ according to friends from Bombay (mumbai) is to eat ONLY at the street food stands where they are actually cooking the food.

They warn that when you go to a restaurant ~ any restaurant ~ in India if you can't watch them cook the food you should leave immediately and go out into the streets to eat SAFE food.

All subtropical and tropical countries have this problem.

128 posted on 11/18/2012 5:08:18 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: okie01

R C and a moon pie, or even better, NEHI GRAPE and a moon pie ~ particularly if you’ve been out in the Sun working hard! (SEE: Fort McClellan 1967 ~ summer ~ on a road somewhere)


129 posted on 11/18/2012 5:10:11 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Mexican company Bimbo may be eyeing Twinkies

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/17/15245611-mexican-company-bimbo-may-be-eyeing-twinkies?lite


130 posted on 11/18/2012 5:50:50 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Brandonmark

131 posted on 11/18/2012 5:58:31 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: muawiyah
Now about how the Mexican tortilla manufacturers are doing, they do Guerrero ~ no lard, no trans fats ~ no flour in their pure white corn tortillas.

Going to have to look for those in the stores since I'm on a low-carb (restricted) diet and flour is a definite no-no for me ...thanks!

132 posted on 11/18/2012 6:02:10 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: deport
They get $1 a bottle for the stuff in my town and it sells. Not much of a sweets person. Tastes like cola pancake syrup to me.
133 posted on 11/18/2012 6:36:42 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: muawiyah
There’s no better product than corn syrup.

You are insane. Corn syrup is the cause of diabetes and obesity in America.

Next, I will see you plugging Meitnerium as an essential nutrient source.

134 posted on 11/18/2012 6:47:16 AM PST by Lazamataz (Abandon all hope.)
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To: kara37
They wouldn't be made in Mexico. Bimbo is the largest US bakery. They have bakeries all over the US in almost every state. I'm sure you have already eaten many products they produce.

Bimbo also owns Arnold’s – IMO the best bread on the market, unless of course you bake your own.

135 posted on 11/18/2012 6:50:12 AM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: Lazamataz
Diabetes has its own causes, but if you want to cut the carbs ~ which you will with diabetes ~ when you develop it ~ and still eat something sweetened with sugar ~ say every 6 months or so ~ you will prefer fructose over sucrose every time.

If you eat barrels of any kind of sugar every day it won't matter whether you are diabetic or just nuts.

136 posted on 11/18/2012 6:52:53 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: usconservative

Corn still has the carbs ~ but all the other stuff domestic tortillas have in the mix can be a problem ~ i have a wheat gluten problem so my only interest is in non-wheat products, but these Guerrero tortillas are perfect for using in my small pie maker ~ and they taste the least like corn of any of them, plus NO triglycerides.


137 posted on 11/18/2012 6:56:30 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
plus NO triglycerides.

No matter what my diet lately, my bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels are always high. No triglycerides in their product is another bonus. I already have genetics working against me, I don't need to put food in my mouth that'll contribute to that problem. I'm already on pretty much a natural and whole foods diet and even that ain't working!

138 posted on 11/18/2012 7:54:47 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: muawiyah
R C and a moon pie, or even better, NEHI GRAPE and a moon pie ~ particularly if you’ve been out in the Sun working hard! (SEE: Fort McClellan 1967 ~ summer ~ on a road somewhere)

Indeed, it's an Alabama kind of thing.

Then, there is a GRAPETTE and a Moon Pie -- which is definitely an Arkansas kind of thing.

139 posted on 11/18/2012 7:55:53 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: sickoflibs; DoughtyOne; All

Why don’t we just surrender already! Flap that white flag! Just give everything we have to Mexico and stop the slow bleed!


140 posted on 11/18/2012 8:29:07 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: sickoflibs; Brandonmark; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy
Dr. Egon Spengler: Well, let's say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area. Based on this morning's sample, it would be a Twinkie... thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds.


141 posted on 11/18/2012 10:26:47 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: MD Expat in PA
Bimbo also owns Arnold’s – IMO the best bread on the market, unless of course you bake your own.
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I think so too. However, I own Bimbo bread route, so I might be bias.

142 posted on 11/18/2012 11:09:34 AM PST by kara37
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To: Brandonmark

John Galt...is that you?


143 posted on 11/18/2012 11:10:58 AM PST by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: Jedidah

No, they are already in the western U.S. and they want to expand eastward .


144 posted on 11/18/2012 3:18:05 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist ( Focus 2014 - Hold the House - Retake the Senate !)
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To: sickoflibs; Impy; campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj; GSP.FAN

Twinkies, sweet, sweet snack
Union thugs greed killed you off
Not sweet, just dulce

(dulce = sweet in Spanish)

Jackie-boy Vincennes
Stay away from Dudley Smith
Rollo Tomase


145 posted on 11/18/2012 4:03:10 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: Brandonmark

Bimbo operates a large bakery on County Road 6 east of Elkhart, Indiana. In addition to Bimbo branded products, Arnold breads are baked there.


146 posted on 11/18/2012 6:24:24 PM PST by nd76
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

when we are under soviet rule in the coming decades, we will be able to communicate only by Haiku. So learn it now while we have academic freedom. Haiku is the 2nd language in Massachoosie becuz right-wing talk is already criminalized there.

GOP...MA is fluent.
-cPete, who rarely comments the way that the AR democrat used to do it. The one who did the self-zot.


147 posted on 11/18/2012 7:04:07 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: Jedidah
Don’t assume your reborn Twinkies will be baked in Mexico.

Well, that is a bit of good news. I am simply suspect of the cleanliness of the food preparation workers in Mexican bakeries.

148 posted on 11/18/2012 9:26:08 PM PST by Mr Apple ( ignorant obama union voters---now you reap your just rewards)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

Shout! Words of wisdom
CTPete speaks so, so true
All walls will have ears

You must know your truth
Don’t get caught in lying fogs
Pinochet? Oh yeah!


149 posted on 11/19/2012 5:18:01 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: Seaplaner
You are serious?

Of course sugar doesn't cause diabetes. Unless you would also contend that gasoline causes car accidents?

150 posted on 11/19/2012 5:28:31 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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