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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tweenquis!


17 posted on 11/17/2012 6:30:05 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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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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BRING BACK CANE SUGAR!


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