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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

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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.

As well as lower paid non-union workers!

1 posted on 11/17/2012 6:17:24 PM PST by Brandonmark
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To: Brandonmark

Grupo de Bimbos? What the Fluke? Is this one of those “war on women” things?


2 posted on 11/17/2012 6:19:50 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We need Comprehensive Election Reform, NOW!)
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To: Brandonmark

The artificially high priced sugar is another thing I hate about government. It’s a reason they use corn syrup in soda, a crime... those trade barriers meant to simply raise prices to benefit a few should be done away with.


3 posted on 11/17/2012 6:21:17 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Brandonmark

a better product using cane rather than ‘corn sweetener’.


4 posted on 11/17/2012 6:21:39 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obsteperous gentleman..)
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To: Brandonmark

So do people still think tariffs are the answer?


5 posted on 11/17/2012 6:21:54 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Brandonmark
Sugar is the least of their worries ~ antiquated technology is a big part of their position in the industry AND the price of flour is simply above the price point their company was organized to live under.

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.

20 years ago you'd almost always find grit of some kind in any sort of soft corn tortilla from Mexico. Now you get pure white corn tortillas with no grit ~ and their texture is nearly that of top end pie dough!

This morning I had a 2 egg omlette ~ with mushrooms, green onions and 5 year aged cheddar ~ all blended ~ PLUS 4 Guerrero white corn tortillas wrapped around raspberry preserves.

All top quality foods ~ but these tortillas are going to be making a run against your ordinary fluff bread.

6 posted on 11/17/2012 6:24:35 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Brandonmark

Doing the jobs American union-thugs don’t want.


7 posted on 11/17/2012 6:24:35 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: Brandonmark

I knew Bimbo would be waiting in the wings to scarf up Hostess.

Our local Walmart in southern DE carries their stuff, as there is a large Spanish speaking population in the area.

I guess Ho-Ho’s are now “Bimbo-Bimbo’s”.


8 posted on 11/17/2012 6:25:03 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

Just making the Twinkies that Americans won’t make.


9 posted on 11/17/2012 6:26:44 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: RitchieAprile

There’s no better product than corn syrup.


10 posted on 11/17/2012 6:26:47 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
There’s no better product than corn syrup.

For diabetes.

11 posted on 11/17/2012 6:27:27 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Brandonmark

Bring on the stevia, baby.


12 posted on 11/17/2012 6:27:47 PM PST by combat_boots (I lost my tagline somewhere......)
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To: dfwgator

sugar doesn’t cause diabetes


13 posted on 11/17/2012 6:28:07 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: FlingWingFlyer
...a Mexican company may be angling to resurrect the golden Twinkies.

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.

14 posted on 11/17/2012 6:28:14 PM PST by Mr Apple ( ignorant obama union voters---now you reap your just rewards)
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To: Brandonmark

They own Thomas’, Entenmanns and Boboli. Also they own some of the Sara Lee brand.


15 posted on 11/17/2012 6:29:34 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obsteperous gentleman..)
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To: Brandonmark

Same company that bought Mrs. Baird’s bakeries in Fort Worth a few years ago. Mrs. Baird’s had been family owned for 90 years.


16 posted on 11/17/2012 6:29:38 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Brandonmark

Tweenquis!


17 posted on 11/17/2012 6:30:05 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: muawiyah

not if you are diabetic.


18 posted on 11/17/2012 6:30:43 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obsteperous gentleman..)
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To: Brandonmark

Carlos Slim will buy them.


19 posted on 11/17/2012 6:31:30 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Mr Apple

Bimbo owns and operates four bakeries in Texas. They’re an international company. Don’t assume your reborn Twinkies will be baked in Mexico.

Just read the label.


20 posted on 11/17/2012 6:34:03 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: muawiyah

What causes it then ?


21 posted on 11/17/2012 6:34:03 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist ( Focus 2014 - Hold the House - Retake the Senate !)
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To: Brandonmark

BRING BACK CANE SUGAR!


22 posted on 11/17/2012 6:35:32 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Neu Pragmatist

A malfunctioning pancreas, the body’s inability to properly metabolize carbohydrates, both starches and sugars.


23 posted on 11/17/2012 6:36:10 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: TigersEye

From Chihuahua(s).


24 posted on 11/17/2012 6:36:57 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Jedidah

They have been wanting to push east and this will be the opening they have been waiting for .

Or maybe the Chinese will come along and buy it up , since they can’t make it China they could at least own it here .

Thanks Unions !


25 posted on 11/17/2012 6:37:10 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist ( Focus 2014 - Hold the House - Retake the Senate !)
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To: Jedidah
Bimbo owns and operates four bakeries in Texas.

Just as Coca-Cola doesn't bottle out of Atlanta.

26 posted on 11/17/2012 6:37:29 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Brandonmark; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...

Mexico Twinkies ping!


27 posted on 11/17/2012 6:38:06 PM PST by sickoflibs (How long before cry-Bohner caves to O again? They took the House for what?)
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To: Brandonmark

I'm confused....

28 posted on 11/17/2012 6:40:19 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Brandonmark
owns parts of Sara Lee, Entenmann’s and Thomas English Muffins

Are any of those made in Mexico?

29 posted on 11/17/2012 6:41:56 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: muawiyah
?

You are serious?

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30 posted on 11/17/2012 6:45:38 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Mr Apple

don’t buy Mexican either. When I found out that my toothpaste was made in Mexico...I flipped out. Now I read every damn label.


31 posted on 11/17/2012 6:46:24 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: dfwgator

Nope!

I also miss those DOT approved cheap Chinese tires Zero killed.

400 bucks to put a set on a econo box? shessh, they use to be 4 for 100.


32 posted on 11/17/2012 6:46:44 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: dfwgator
Just as Coca-Cola doesn't bottle out of Atlanta.

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LOL.......... More and more is coming in from Mexico.


features cane sugar...

33 posted on 11/17/2012 6:47:17 PM PST by deport
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To: Seaplaner
ordinary sucrose has half the sweetness and double the carbs ~ of course i'm serious.

BTW, if it's no fructose i don't eat it.

34 posted on 11/17/2012 6:47:50 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: sickoflibs

Works for me. They supported Obama for re-election and caused this problem is the first place, so the least the Mexicans could do is get us back our Twinkies (preferably now made with real sugar and available at a lower price)


35 posted on 11/17/2012 6:51:50 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Brandonmark

Here we go:

Cilantro Twinkies
Chilie Twinkies
Margarita Twinkies
Cockroach Twinkies
Hepatitis Twinkies


36 posted on 11/17/2012 6:52:04 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Brandonmark

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.

The over powerful sugar lobby in the USA may have something to say about this. I would expect some tariffs if they’re not made in this country with USA sugar


37 posted on 11/17/2012 6:53:08 PM PST by Figment
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To: RitchieAprile
let me put it this way for you ~ if you are diabetic ~ like i am ~ you get used to NOT consuming any sugar and not much starch either. Those are all sugars, as is sawdust (although it's not terribly digestible).

Sometimes you can't avoid something with sucrose in it, or fructose.

I've observed that after years of doing without sucrose is overwhelmingly sweet, even sickeningly sweet. Fructose, however, is simply sweet ~ and that means there are fewer carbs of sugar i will need to worry about and, besides, it's a better tasting product by simply being less sweet than sucrose.

38 posted on 11/17/2012 6:54:20 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Figment

Tariffs have worked out so well. What that definition of ‘insanity’ again?


39 posted on 11/17/2012 6:54:28 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Brandonmark

My post from yesterday:

“Hostess Brands to Wind Down Company After BCTGM Union Strike Cripples Operations
Friday, November 16, 2012 4:55:40 AM · 22 of 87

rockinqsranch to pepsionice

I believe a large bakery, or several such large bakeries operating currently within a few hundred feet over our Southernmost border are smiling today as they see themselves as the new owners of certain Hostess trademarks, and copyrights, and begin shipping into the U.S..

A major bakery left California with good reason (CARB Regulations) a few years ago providing the Mexican bakery Bimbo the opportunity to expand their operation, and fill the void from just over the border in Mexico. Seems to me the same will happen to fill the void when Hostess assumes the dead Cockroach position.

(Hmmmm bad analogy, but...)

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40 posted on 11/17/2012 6:55:06 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Brandonmark

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/dont-freak-out-over-twinkies-demise-make-your-own-one-blaze-writers-d-i-y-twinkies/


41 posted on 11/17/2012 6:56:28 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: dfwgator
The Constitution limited the federales to indirect taxes ~ to minimize interaction between them and the public.

The entire federal government was financed with mostly tariffs until the passage of the 16th amendment.

We can see how far the income tax has brought us ~ all the way to the point of national banruptcy.

We did much better on tariffs.

42 posted on 11/17/2012 6:57:51 PM PST by muawiyah
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If Grupo Bimbo pulls off a deal with Hostess for Twinkies, his next challenge will be resurrecting an American favorite.

Bimbo? I know the perfect spokesperson!


43 posted on 11/17/2012 7:01:24 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: Brandonmark

NAFTA has worked out so well, hasn’t it? We can thank all of the Republicans and especially Dems back in the 90’s who stuffed it down our throats.

All of the Hostess brands will be sold to others and still made- us fat Americans can still have our Twinkies and glazed fruit pies ( they are my guilty food pleasure).


44 posted on 11/17/2012 7:03:07 PM PST by Clarence
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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

So they could efficiently human traffic low-wage illegal aliens into the country to help stock the Twinkie shelves. How convenient.

45 posted on 11/17/2012 7:03:07 PM PST by JediJones (Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Grupo de Bimbos? What the Fluke? Is this one of those “war on women” things?

From the Wikipedia:

Etymology

The name "Bimbo" has no specific meaning in Spanish; thus, the name has not caused significant uproar as it would in the United States, where the word "bimbo" has a negative connotation. The official theory believes that the name Bimbo, coined in 1945 when the company was rebranded from its previous name, Super Pan S.A., is the mixing of the words "bingo" and "Bambi". In addition, the innocent, childlike name went well with the brand image they wanted to build.

In Mexico as in some Latin American countries, it is common to refer to any bread brand as "pan bimbo" (bimbo bread) instead of the proper "pan de barra" (loaf of bread). The name "Bimbo" has almost become a synonym for bread.


46 posted on 11/17/2012 7:03:50 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: FlingWingFlyer

0bama has quite a Grupa de Bimbos working for him. That’s why we’ve become a gutless, emasculated nation. 2013 will be a horrible year.


47 posted on 11/17/2012 7:04:50 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Bimbo in Italian means (male) child. (Bimba is the feminine form.)
48 posted on 11/17/2012 7:07:21 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: muawiyah

well thats just it - the corn sweeter is so ubiquitous that
those of us who need to avoid it cannot do so easily without giving up a lot of foods we used to eat as a matter of course.

I discovered I was diabetic quite by accident and have been
eating few or no sugars (other than raw fruit) or starches
(other than brown rice) since ‘06.

Fortunately I am type II and can control glucose levels by
‘diet and excersize’. So I spend a lot of time in the gym and have forgone my midday Payday bar ;-)


49 posted on 11/17/2012 7:08:05 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obsteperous gentleman..)
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To: Brandonmark
"Will Twinkies be reborn through new Mexican ownership?"

What's the difference? Mexicans already conquered America, with Obama as their willing and happy leader.

Are there still people out there that actually believe that America still exists? No borders, multi cultured, a government that supports several languages, Christianity decimated, American traditions dumped into what people believe are ancient history bins, and a lawless nation with lawless leaders ignoring the document that once held America together like glue, the Constitution, no longer anythinng but a museum piece. America is gone, dead and gone. The last generation of Americans, the WWII generation would NEVER have allowed all of the above to happen. But as they die off America dies with them. It will have to be rebuilt from scratch someday, if possible.

But as for right now, a lawless, rudderless, selfish gaggle of people from multiple cultures, some of them barbaric neanderthals, moslems, atheiests, earth worshippers, sexual deviates, devil worshippers, and various other fools who are being catered to by a lawless, visionless government, is all we are anymore. I am grateful to have at least seen America, as a boy, when America was still America. What you see today is God's lifting of His blessings as a chastisement for the cruel, wanton slaughter of 52 million human beings, all created in His image and likeness. America, rest in peace; but may it rise again one day with and through the return of CHRISTIANITY, with faith in action, reverencing "the Creator", the ONE responsible for all of our human, natural rights laid out the Declaration of Independence.

50 posted on 11/17/2012 7:08:10 PM PST by jiminycricket000 (MO)
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