Let's talk junk food today! I know my US readers heard about this, but I'm not sure if my international readers did. World War III nearly erupted over here in the States Friday, November 16, 2012. Was it over the recent hurricane in New York City? No! Was it concern over relations between Israel and Palestine? No! The uproar was over TWINKIES!!! HaHaHa
Hostess, the maker of cream-filled snack products such as Twinkies, Cupcakes, Ding-Dongs, Ho-Ho's, Sno-Balls, Wonder Bread, Suzy Q's, Fruit Pies, Zingers and a number of other products since 1930 decided to CLOSE their doors for good.
Why? They claimed it was "financial". They had previously filed for bankruptcy in 2004, filed again this year (2012), and then their workers went on STRIKE! When their workers went on strike, Hostess made a decision to close their doors FOREVER and sell off their assets.
$88,000 dollars with a $850 delivery charge! And someone placed a bid on it!!! HaHaHa That's crazy!!! Junkfood MADNESS I say! HaHaHa
Can you believe I bought a package of cupcakes Friday morning? I had no clue any of this was going on and I hadn't bought a store cupcake in over a year! But guess what? It was a package of Little Debbie cupcakes! WTF? Dammit! That's the wrong brand (not Hostess!)! HaHaHa I can't even sell them! My luck is lousy!
But I wouldn't be dismayed. As a lover of vintage I decided to buy SOMETHING representing the beloved Hostess brand and it's cute snack cartoon characters I adored as a little girl! So I went on Etsy and found these cute little stickers for $5. I don't think the owner heard the news yet, because I swear he wouldn't have sold these for such a low price! HaHaHa I also haven't received them in the mail yet, so maybe the joke is on me! HaHaHa He did mark the order "Shipped"! HaHaHa Oh well! :)
NOW, the news media is saying Twinkie the Kid, King Ding Dong and the rest of the gang may ride again! The Judge has ordered Hostess and the striking workers to mediate later today (Tuesday), to see if they can reach some sort of agreement. I know the executives at Little Debbie are praying all negotiations fall through, because then SHE will become queen of processed snack junk food. HaHaHa So you guys, we'll have to wade through the holidays and see how this all works out. Do you think the Twinkie will survive? HaHaHa I think I like the cartoon better than the Twinkie itself. LOL
Can you think of any beverages, food, snacks etc. you love, that if they ended today would send you in a tailspin? What if Laduree closed it's doors? What if your favorite candy store stopped production? What if Starbucks went out of business? HaHaHa I think I would be majorly depressed if McDonalds shut down. I'm not a fast food junkie at all, because I prepare meals all through the week, but sometimes... just sometimes... I want that junk food FIX. HaHaHa Share your opinions and thoughts with me on this topic. I can't wait to read them! This should be interesting!