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  • Joey Chestnut eats 121 Twinkies in 6 minutes

    10/30/2013 11:27:25 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 80 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 29, 2013
    TUNICA, Miss., - Competitive eating champion Joey Chestnut added another record to his total by downing 121 Twinkies in 6 minutes at a Mississippi event. Chestnut came in first during the weekend at the Major League Eating-sanctioned inaugural World Twinkie-Eating Championship at Bally's Casino in Tunica. His closest competitor, Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie, downed 111 of the cream-filled cakes in the time allowed, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Tuesday. Miki Sudo, the only woman in the competition, came in third with 71 Twinkies. Chestnut's record-setting feast amounts to 10.2 pounds of Twinkies, containing 18,150 calories, the Sentinel said.
  • Hostess Brands Returns to Snack Cake Market, Will Not Hire the Professional Bakers

    07/13/2013 4:55:38 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 130 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 7/12/2013 | Jackie Tortora
    Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) President David B. Durkee issued the following statement in response to the impending re-entry by Hostess Brands, LLC, into the snack cake market:“This coming week, Hostess Brands, LLC, is expected to re-enter the wholesale snack cake market.  Despite the fanfare, the long-term viability of this effort is highly uncertain. Rather than hire professional, experienced bakers who have produced quality snack cakes in the company’s bakeries for decades, Hostess management has chosen instead to hire primarily workers with little or no experience in the demanding wholesale snack cake baking industry.“The BCTGM...
  • Twinkies Make Early Return at Wal-Mart Stores

    07/12/2013 11:52:33 AM PDT · by A_Tradition_Continues · 38 replies
    AP ^ | 07/12/13 | AP
    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.
  • Hostess says Twinkies will return to shelves July 15 with wider distribution

    06/23/2013 10:19:22 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 74 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | June 23, 2013 | CANDICE CHOI , AP Food Industry Writer
    NEW YORK — Hostess is betting on a sweet comeback for Twinkies when they return to shelves next month. The company that went bankrupt after an acrimonious fight with its unionized workers last year is back up and running under new owners and a leaner structure. It says it plans to have Twinkies and other snack cakes back on shelves starting July 15. Based on the outpouring of nostalgia sparked by its demise, Hostess is expecting a blockbuster return next month for Twinkies and other sugary treats, such as CupCakes and Donettes. The company says the cakes will taste the...
  • New Twinkie Maker Shuns Union Labor

    04/26/2013 10:23:59 PM PDT · by grundle · 66 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | April 24, 2013 | RACHEL FEINTZEIG
    The company that bought the Twinkie, HoHo and Ding Dong brands out of bankruptcy is gearing up to reopen plants and hire workers, but it won't be using union labor. Hostess Brands new incarnation of the baking company that liquidated in Chapter 11—is reopening four bakeries in the next eight to 10 weeks, aiming to get Twinkie-deprived consumers the classic snack cake starting in July. Chief Executive C. Dean Metropoulos said the company will pump $60 million in capital investments into the plants between now and September and aims to hire at least 1,500 workers. But they won't be represented...
  • Hostess Reopening Plants, Without Union Workers

    04/26/2013 5:55:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/26/2013
    The bankrupt assets of Hostess Brands, Inc., the company responsible for Twinkies, Ho Ho's, Sno Balls and Ding Dongs, are being put back to work by a buyout firm. What's not being put back to work are the former Hostess unionized employees. The unionized workers had been on strike when the company folded late last year. The company had imposed a contract that would cut its 19,000 workers' wages — 15,000 of whom belonged to the workers from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) — by 8 percent. (The Teamsters was Hostess' largest union, followed...
  • Twinkies' future could be union-free

    04/25/2013 2:09:35 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 4/25/13 | Jose Pagliery
    The new owners of Hostess are starting up production again. But there's no mention of labor unions. The maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs was involved in a crippling labor dispute last year, ultimately leading to the company shutting down and selling its assets. Roughly 15,000 of 18,500 employees lost their jobs.
  • Twinkies Back on Shelves by Summer 2013

    04/23/2013 7:28:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    Twinkies may be back on the shelves in a couple months! As every sane person knows, our beloved Twinkies went out of production a few months ago because of a dispute between Hostess Brands, Inc. and the bakery unions that crafted the sweet snack. Hostess Brands LLC, a new company under new management in Columbus, GA, announced that it will re-open the state of the art bakery: The Company will initially add 200 jobs to the local economy and plans to create a total of more than 300 jobs in the community within the next several years. The baking facility,...
  • Hostess Brands Selects Winning Bidder for Majority of Snack Cake Business, Twinkies®

    03/13/2013 6:30:23 AM PDT · by xzins · 25 replies
    Hostess Brands.Info ^ | March 12, 2013 | Hostess Brands Info
    Hostess Brands Selects Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co. as Winning Bidder for Majority of Snack Cake Business, Including Twinkies® Agreement Includes Both Hostess® and Dolly Madison® Brands Company to Seek Court Approval of Sale on March 19 KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 12, 2013 - Hostess Brands Inc. ("Hostess Brands" or "the Company") announced that the stalking horse bid submitted by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) (collectively with its subsidiaries "Apollo") and Metropoulos & Co. ("Metropoulos") for the majority of the Company's snack cake business, which includes both Hostess® and Dolly Madison® branded products, will be...
  • Twinkies due on shelves as $410 million bid OK'd

    03/12/2013 12:50:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    http://money.cnn.com ^ | 03-12-2013 | Staff
    The winning bid is a joint venture by private equity firms Apollo Global Management (APO) and Metropoulos & Co. A statement from Dean Metropoulos, founder of one of the firms, confirmed they are the winning bidder. "Our family is thrilled to have the opportunity to reestablish these iconic brands with new creative marketing ideas and renewed sales efforts and investment," said Metropoulos. "We look forward to having America's favorite snacks back on the shelf by this summer. We are also ecstatic to bring jobs back to many cities across the country." The bankruptcy court had been set to have an...
  • Hostess Brands confirms investment firms' $410 million offer is lead bid for Twinkies...

    02/01/2013 1:33:48 PM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    http://www.dallasnews.com ^ | 30 Jan 2013 | Staff
    NEW YORK — Hostess has picked a lead bidder for its famous Twinkies. The bankrupt Irving company said late Wednesday that it has selected a joint offer from two investment firms — C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management LLC — as the lead bid for its Twinkies and other snack cakes. Hostess says the two are offering to pay $410 million for the snack-cake business and five bakeries. The "stalking horse" bid would set the floor for an auction process that lets competitors make better offers. A judge would have to approve any final sale. After years...
  • Hostess Strikes Deal to Sell Wonderbread, Fate of Twinkies Not Yet Settled

    01/12/2013 5:11:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 12, 2013 | Alyssa Newcomb
    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 maker’s 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 Nature’s 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,...
  • Hostess says it has over 100 interested buyers

    11/29/2012 8:18:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    New York - Hostess Brands got final approval for its wind-down plans in bankruptcy court Thursday, setting the stage for its roster of snack cakes to find a second life with new owners - even as 18,000 jobs will be wiped out. The company said in court that it's in talks with 110 potential buyers for its iconic brands, which also include Ding Dongs and Ho Hos. The suitors include at least five national retailers, such as supermarkets, according to a financial adviser for the company. The process has been "so fast and furious," Hostess hasn't been able to make...
  • Shame On The Gluttonous Bakery Union Members, Blasted Twinkie Killers

    11/23/2012 6:13:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/22/2012 | Dr. Mark Hendrickson Grove City College
    Drat! I’m bummed—saddened by the news that the Hostess company, home of the Twinkie and other venerable sugary snacks, is shutting down. I’ll bet I haven’t eaten more than three or four Twinkies in the last 30 years, so the demise of Hostess doesn’t adversely impact my lifestyle. It’s just that, for baby boomers like me, the Twinkie has historic significance in popular culture. Being a kid in the ‘50s meant watching “The Mickey Mouse Club” and “The Lone Ranger” and snacking on Twinkies and Tootsie Rolls. Twinkies were as American as baseball. Now the company that makes them is...
  • Twinkies—A Defense: The real battle at the snack maker is union vs. union.

    11/21/2012 9:37:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/21/2012 | Holman Jenkins
    A corporate bankruptcy is a paper death. The underlying assets live on. Killers of paper structures, in this light, are devalued villains, but a cry has gone up to identify the villain behind the pending liquidation of Hostess Brands, maker of Twinkies, Devil Dogs, Wonder Bread and other déclassé delights. Everyone knows the answer: It was the bakers—i.e., the branch of the AFL-CIO formally known as the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union. The bakers are guilty of a perfectly justifiable attempted homicide. Don't believe any guff about how chubby Americans are gnawing on carrot sticks. Forget...
  • (Video) Union Dupes to Ship Their own Jobs to Mexico

    11/20/2012 5:55:56 PM PST · by publius321 · 5 replies
    It will be ironic but fitting if the rights to the Twinkie and other treats end up being bought by Mexican bakery El Grupo Bimbo through bankruptcy liquidation. Growing up in Pittsburgh, union people are the greediest,entitlement minded people I have known in my lifetime. The only EXCEPTIONS I have personally known just happen to HATE being in the union and despise the lazy idiots more than anyone... (video) The union people who are actually WORTH the money they are paid - resent - that they have to pick up the slack for the idiots!
  • Twinkies May Find Buyer, Hostess CEO Says (Several expressions of interest on the table)

    11/19/2012 2:54:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/18/2012 | Linsey Davis and Taylor Behrendt
    Hostess Brands, the maker of the iconic Twinkies snack cakes, may find a buyer when it heads to bankruptcy court today to liquidate the 82-year-old company, the company’s CEO says. “I think we’ll find buyers,” CEO Gregory F. Rayburn told ABC News on Sunday. ”A few have surfaced already since Friday expressing interest in the brand to acquire them.” Con Agra and Flowers Foods are among the companies that have expressed interest in Hostess, but Mexican company El Grupo Bimbo may have an edge, the Christian Science Monitor reported Saturday. Grupo Bimbo, headed by Mexican billionaire Daniel Servitje Montull, is...
  • Giving the Economy What it Doesn't Deserve

    11/19/2012 12:48:57 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 19, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    It is said that people get the government they deserve. As the election of 2012 proves, this is woefully inaccurate in politics, because even if those who consciously voted for the destructive Democratic Party do deserve it, those who wisely voted against it certainly do not. The same saying is often said of the economy, particularly when something disastrous happens – a large-scale layoff, a manufacturer fleeing burdensome taxes or regulations for the welcoming shores of China or India, a company collapsing under the weight of an unreasonable union. But there too, the saying is inaccurate. Even if some deserve...
  • Sarasota Firm Intends To Bid For Hostess, Twinkies Brands

    11/19/2012 12:18:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Patch ^ | November 19, 2012 | Charles Schelle
    A Sarasota company may be to thank for saving Twinkies. Hurst Capital, LLLP on Monday filed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Hostess Brands Inc. with the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York becoming the latest company to step forward to save Twinkies from extinction. "Hostess has over the past 80 years created several of the most recognizable and powerful brands in the United States,” said Hurst Capital, LLLP Managing General Partner Austin Hurst in a statement. "They have undeniable value and when combined with the other existing assets of the company...
  • I, Twinkie

    11/19/2012 11:46:21 AM PST · by all the best · 12 replies
    Laissez Faire Club ^ | November 19, 2012 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Oh how everyone (of a certain class and income) makes fun of the Twinkie, the ultimate symbol of modern food decadence and phoniness. I don’t get it. Have the critics ever tried one? They are so appealing and delicious: light, spongy, sweet, and creamy, all in a tiny package. The news that the parent company Hostess was going out of business caused a huge run on Twinkies in my own community. Every store had an empty space where they should have been. The preppers were right: we should have stocked up for emergencies like this. Meanwhile, the haters have been...
  • Will Twinkies be reborn through new Mexican ownership?

    11/17/2012 6:17:19 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 151 replies
    NBCLatino ^ | November17, 2012 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    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, MexicoÂ’s...
  • (Post-Twinkie Apocalypse) A Guide to Making Your Own Twinkies

    11/17/2012 10:20:49 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    Top Secret Recipes ^ | Who Killed the Twinkie?
    Top Secret Recipes Version of the Hostess Twinkie The Twinkie was invented in 1930 by the late James A. Dewar, then the Chicago-area regional manager of Continental Baking Company, the parent corporation behind the Hostess trademark. At the time, Continental made "Little Short Cake Fingers" only during the six-week strawberry season, and Dewar realized that the aluminum pans in which the cakes were baked sat idle the rest of the year. He came up with the idea of injecting the little cakes with a creamy filling to make them a year-round product and decided to charge a nickel for a...
  • Twinkie ad on Ebay attacking Monetary Policy & Obamacare

    It seems as though the Twinkie may be a new type of currency as you can break them down into smaller denominations, they are finite and collectible. I went on Ebay to see about buying some. I saw some of the bids were up to the $20.00 level. This is from an ACTUAL LISTING: "My son and I cornered the market on these Twinkies at our local grocery store and purchased all of the remaining Twinkies off the shelves this Friday (November 16th 2012). This is a full, unopened box of Twinkies. Many will buy the last remaining Twinkies to...
  • No More Twinkies?!?

    11/16/2012 4:27:16 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 20 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-16-12 | The Looking Spoon
    In case you missed it...
  • Petition wants Obama to save Twinkies

    11/16/2012 4:09:33 PM PST · by Belteshazzar · 36 replies
    politico.com ^ | 11/16/2012 | Byron Tau
    A new White House petition wants President Obama to nationalize the "Twinkie industry," saving the popular junk food from possible extinction. "We the undersigned, hereby request Barack Obama to immediately Nationalize the Twinkie industry and prevent our nation from losing her sweet creamy center," a petition on the White House "We the People" website requests ...
  • Hostess bankruptcy: Twinkies-maker Hostess Brands to go into liquidation, files for bankruptcy

    11/16/2012 9:33:44 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 32 replies
    wptv.com ^ | Nov 16, 2012 | James O'Toole
    UPDATE: Twinkies-maker Hostess Brands says it has asked court to allow it to close its business and sell its iconic brands. PREVIOUS STORY: NEW YORK -- Is this the end for Twinkies? Hostess Brands said Wednesday that it will go into liquidation unless bakers striking in protest against a new contract imposed in bankruptcy court return to work by the end of the day Thursday. "We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike," Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn said in a statement. The liquidation would result in Hostess' nearly 18,000 workers losing their jobs. The...
  • Twinkie Party: The Loss of 18,000 Hostess Jobs Is All a Big Joke to ABC News

    11/16/2012 9:56:40 AM PST · by chessplayer · 114 replies
    The cast of Good Morning America on Friday treated the bankruptcy of Hostess and the loss of 18,500 jobs as a hilarious joke. Josh Elliott, George Stephanopoulos and others guffawed as they handed out Twinkies and ate them on set.
  • Twinkie Maker Hostess to Close

    11/16/2012 8:17:04 AM PST · by radar101 · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 16, 2012, | RACHEL FEINTZEIG
    Hostess Brands is seeking to liquidate. Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of iconic treats such as Twinkies and traditional pantry staple Wonder Bread, said Friday it is shuttering its plants and firing about 18,000 workers as it seeks to liquidate the 82-year-old business. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 in January, said it has requested bankruptcy-court authorization to close the business and sell its assets. A victim of changing consumer tastes, high commodity costs and, most importantly, strained labor relations, Hostess ultimately was brought to its knees by a national strike orchestrated by its second-largest union. The work stoppage,...
  • The Demise Of The Twinkie: Hostess Files Motion To Liquidate

    11/16/2012 5:13:37 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 300 replies
    The Demise Of The Twinkie: Hostess Files Motion To Liquidate By Tom Gara And that’s that: Hostess Brands, maker of Twinkies, Wonder Bread and more, announced this morning it has filed a motion with bankruptcy court to start liquidating the company immediately. A huge number of jobs are soon to be lost. “Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce,” said CEO Gregory F. Rayburn in the statement, “and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.” In a letter posted on a new site set up to communicate with employees and suppliers through...
  • Hostess to liquidate if bakers' strike continues through Thursday (18,000 jobs)

    11/14/2012 4:45:23 PM PST · by tobyhill · 218 replies
    cnn money ^ | 11/14/2012 | By James O'Toole
    Hostess Brands said Wednesday that it will go into liquidation unless bakers striking in protest against a new contract imposed in bankruptcy court return to work by the end of the day Thursday. "We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike," Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn said in a statement. The liquidation would result in Hostess' nearly 18,000 workers losing their jobs. The bakers' union represents around 5,000. The union did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday, but has called the concessions demanded in the new contract "outrageous." "Our members are on...
  • Hostess Brands to Wind Down Company After BCTGM Union Strike Cripples Operations

    11/16/2012 4:35:56 AM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 86 replies
    Herald Online.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Hostess Brands Inc.
    RVING, TEXAS, NOV. 16, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ -- Hostess Brands Inc. today announced that it is winding down operations and has filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court seeking permission to close its business and sell its assets, including its iconic brands and facilities. Bakery operations have been suspended at all plants. Delivery of products will continue and Hostess Brands retail stores will remain open for several days in order to sell already-baked products. The Board of Directors authorized the wind down of Hostess Brands to preserve and maximize the value of the estate after one of the Company's...
  • Twinkies Maker Will Close After Strike

    11/16/2012 4:34:48 AM PST · by RabidBartender · 106 replies
    ABC News ^ | 16 November 2012 | JEANETTE TORRES and BILL McGUIRE
    Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of the iconic snack, announced today that it will liquidate the entire company because not enough striking employees returned to work by a Thursday evening deadline set by the company. "We deeply regret the necessity of today's decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike," said Gregory F. Rayburn, chief executive officer. "Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders." Hostess said it will seek bankruptcy court permission to close its business and...
  • Hostess says liquidation decision expected Friday (Going Galt)

    11/15/2012 4:35:49 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 127 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 15, 2012 | AP
    Hostess Brands Inc. said it likely won't make an announcement until Friday morning on whether it will move to liquidate its business, after the company had set a Thursday deadline for striking employees to return to work. The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread had warned employees that would file a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to unwind its business and sell off assets if plant operations didn't return to normal levels by 5 p.m. EST Thursday. That would result in the loss of about 18,000 jobs.Snip The Teamsters meanwhile are urging the smaller union to hold a...
  • Hostess sends layoff notices to all workers (more-than 18,000)

    05/07/2012 5:21:52 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 108 replies
    blogs.wsj.com/bvankruptcy ^ | May 7, 2012 | Rachel Feintzeig
    Hostess Brands Inc. on Friday sent out letters notifying its more-than 18,000 workers that they could be laid off in the next two months. The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread on Friday mailed out WARN Act notices to all of its employees, a Hostess spokeswoman confirmed to Bankruptcy Beat Monday. The federal WARN Act requires companies to give employees 60 days notice before closing a facility or ordering mass layoffs. However, sending the notices doesn’t mean a company is definitely going to lay off the recipients.
  • Twinkies maker Hostess gives unions 'final' offer

    04/14/2012 6:35:54 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 88 replies
    AP ^ | April 14, 2012 | By DAVID KOENIG
    The company that makes Twinkies, Wonder bread and Ding Dongs says it's making a final offer to workers to accept cost-cutting before it asks a bankruptcy court to impose the cuts. Hostess Brands Inc. wants the Teamsters and bakers' unions to accept reduced pension benefits and changes in work rules to lower costs. It wants to outsource some delivery work. The company said Saturday that if the unions reject the offer, it will push ahead with efforts in bankruptcy court to throw out the unions' collective bargaining agreements. A union official warned that could lead to a strike. Hostess Brands...
  • The Great Bloomberg Booze Backlash of 2012

    01/12/2012 5:41:01 PM PST · by absentee · 6 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 1/12/2012 | Caleb Howe
    Do these stomach crusaders, these modern day abolitionists, take no lesson from history? Top down societal engineering does not work. Especially not in this country. We the people won’t sit idly by and be rationed bread and water just because a bunch of rich politicians think we’re too fat and talk funny and believe grits are a real thing. The phrase “cold, dead fingers” comes to mind.
  • Twinkies Maker Preparing for Chapter 11 Filing

    01/10/2012 6:45:05 PM PST · by 6SJ7 · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 10, 2012 | Mike Spector and Julie Jargon
    Hostess Brands Inc. is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as soon as this week, said people familiar with the matter, a move that would mark the second significant court restructuring for the Twinkies and Wonder Bread baker in the past several years. The privately held Irving, Texas, company, which employs roughly 19,000 people and carries more than $860 million in debt, has been facing a cash squeeze amid high labor costs and rising prices for sugar, flour and other ingredients, according to people familiar with the matter. Those costs together have proved higher than the company's roughly...
  • Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 pounds

    11/09/2010 7:01:06 AM PST · by Immerito · 51 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | November 8, 2010 | Madison Park
    (CNN) -- Twinkies. Nutty bars. Powdered donuts. For 10 weeks, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, ate one of these sugary cakelets every three hours, instead of meals. To add variety in his steady stream of Hostess and Little Debbie snacks, Haub munched on Doritos chips, sugary cereals and Oreos, too. His premise: That in weight loss, pure calorie counting is what matters most -- not the nutritional value of the food. The premise held up: On his "convenience store diet," he shed 27 pounds in two months. For a class project, Haub limited himself...
  • Do you recognize this little guy?

    08/12/2010 7:58:15 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 32 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Aug. 12, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    Well, do ya? Click here.
  • Why I Love Huge (Meghan McCain)

    08/07/2010 12:41:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2010-07-05 | Meghan McCain
    Meghan McCain watches the controversial new series Huge, about a fat camp for teenagers, and finds it to be provocative, funny, and important. There has been a lot of buzz recently about the new ABC Family show Huge, garnering it some mixed reviews and feedback. For those of you unfamiliar with Huge, the second episode of which aired Monday night, it is about characters at weight-loss camp, and stars Hairspray’s Nikki Blonsky and Hayley Hasselhoff (daughter of David). The show was created by Savannah Dooley and her mother, Winnie Holzman, of My So-Called Life fame. I should start by saying...
  • We are so fat, report says

    07/01/2009 11:31:05 AM PDT · by traumer · 52 replies · 1,204+ views
    A new report, F as in Fat, says Texas ranks 14th in the nation — in how fat its adults are. The ranking means 27.9 percent of Texas adults are overweight or obese, according to the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, two non profits dedicated to health issues. In the same report, the state had the 20th highest rate of overweight youths, ages 10 to 17, at 32.2 percent. In no state did adults lose weight, the report says. Texas’ ranking didn’t budge from last year. (The new data are based on combined rates for...
  • Harvey Milk Day Dies With Governor's Veto (Schwarzenegger)

    09/30/2008 11:35:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies · 1,790+ views
    On Top Magazine ^ | September 30, 2008
    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a proposed Harvey Milk Day. The measure would have set aside the birthday of the slain gay activist/politician in his memory and encourage public schools to commemorate and educate about the history of California's first openly gay politician. Schwarzenegger's veto came on the last day possible to kill the legislation introduced by openly gay Assemblyman Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and passed by lawmakers. In his veto message issued Tuesday, the governor explained his reasons for vetoing the measure. “I respect the author's intent to designate May 22nd as 'Harvey Milk Day' and a day...
  • It's a wrap - 'Milk' filming ends in S.F.

    03/17/2008 11:26:40 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 37 replies · 1,371+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 17, 2008 | Ruthe Stein
    "Harvey will be coming out soon," an extra assured the crowd in front of City Hall on a recent Sunday. They had gathered to be in a scene in "Milk"- the movie about the life and death of Harvey Milk - in which the San Francisco supervisor delivers an impassioned speech. It was really Sean Penn, of course, who plays the martyred supervisor, who would be appearing. But, this extra explained, because he's a "method actor," he wants to be called Harvey. *snip* Appearing on the City Hall steps to deafening applause, Penn looked shockingly like Milk. He had his...
  • Interstate Bakeries threatens to liquidate unless unions grant concessions

    09/15/2007 9:43:29 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 3 replies · 360+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Thu, Sep. 13, 2007 | JENNIFER MANN
    Interstate Bakeries threatens to liquidate unless unions grant concessions By JENNIFER MANN The Kansas City Star Bankrupt Interstate Bakeries Corp. said Thursday it could be forced to liquidate if it is unable to extract major concessions from its 20,000 union workers soon. The assertion, the latest in an escalating labor confrontation, came in the struggling company’s request to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for still more time to exclusively formulate a plan of reorganization. The current deadline is Oct. 5. The Kansas City-based company, once the nation’s largest wholesale baker, sought protection from creditors and time to reorganize the business in...
  • Twinkies maker halting bread operations in Southern California, cutting 1,300 jobs

    08/28/2007 2:20:47 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 62 replies · 1,651+ views
    KC.com ^ | 8/28/07 | JENNIFER MANN
    Troubled Interstate Bakeries Corp., in bankruptcy since September 2004, early today said it is closing four bread bakeries in Southern California. The closings will eliminate 1,300 jobs, which besides those in the bakeries, include jobs impacted by route consolidations. Interstate, the maker of iconic Hostess Twinkies, will continue to make and sell snack cakes in Southern California. In midday over-the-counter trading, Interstate Bakeries shares were up 10 cents, or 9.09 percent, at $1.20. The company said the pullout was due to lower-cost, non-union competitors, and irrational pricing, Those factors, combined with high fixed costs, have continued to make the market...
  • 9 Out Of Ten Americans Disagree With Michael Moore’s Portrayal Of American Health Care

    07/02/2007 3:11:23 PM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 113 replies · 2,006+ views
    KXMC News ^ | June 30, 2007
    Michael Van Winkle, writing at the American Thinker, takes a look at some numbers and concludes that while Michael Moore’s SiCKO is an effective bit of propaganda, the people depicted in the film just aren’t representative of Americans as a whole If we take the film’s subjects as representative of the whole, Americans are routinely forced to make nightmarish health decisions, choosing, for instance, between a middle finger that costs $60K to reattach and a ring finger that costs only $12K
  • What Twinkies Can Tell Us (Chinese Food Additives)

    06/04/2007 12:22:23 PM PDT · by epow · 19 replies · 1,254+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/31/07 | Steve Ettinger
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 By Steve Ettlinger Los Angeles Times When I began researching the ingredients for Twinkies, I naively thought that their raw materials were extracted from nuts, beans, fruit, seeds or leaves, and that they came from the United States. I was looking to link places with foods -- along the lines of California wine or Maine lobster, but for thiamine mononitrate. It turned out that I was way off. Although eight of the ingredients in the beloved little snack cake come from domestic corn and three from soybeans, there are others -- including thiamine mononitrate -- that...
  • SF plans Harvey Milk scultpure

    06/22/2006 12:55:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 29 replies · 1,248+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/22/6 | staff report
    The San Francisco Arts Commission is seeking proposals from artists to create a sculpture at City Hall of Harvey Milk, the city's first openly gay elected official. Artists should submit their proposals by Aug. 1. Three finalists will be selected and paid $2,500 each to produce a model for a bronze statue. The models will be put on public display to let city residents offer their opinions on the designs.
  • Twinkies, the US's favorite packaged sponge cake, turns 75

    04/30/2005 6:30:44 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies · 684+ views
    AFP ^ | April 29, 2005
    CHICAGO (AFP) - Every six seconds, someone in the United States eats a Twinkie, the creme-filled sponge cake that has climbed to iconic status since its inception 75 years ago. To fuel this passion, Hostess factories pump out 500 million of the sweet, yellow cakes at speeds of up to 1,000 Twinkies a minute. "It's such a simple treat. It's comfort food," explained Hostess brand manager Anne Drozda. The Twinkie was invented in a Chicago bakery in April 1930 by a baker who wanted to make better use of shortcake pans when strawberries were out of season. "It was the...
  • Twinkies, the US's favorite packaged sponge cake, turns 75

    04/29/2005 11:56:43 AM PDT · by nypokerface · 63 replies · 1,762+ views
    AFP ^ | 04/29/05
    CHICAGO (AFP) - Every six seconds, someone in the United States eats a Twinkie, the creme-filled sponge cake that has climbed to iconic status since its inception 75 years ago. To fuel this passion, Hostess factories pump out 500 million of the sweet, yellow cakes at speeds of up to 1,000 Twinkies a minute. "It's such a simple treat. It's comfort food," explained Hostess brand manager Anne Drozda. The Twinkie was invented in a Chicago bakery in April 1930 by a baker who wanted to make better use of shortcake pans when strawberries were out of season. "It was the...