Twinkies back July '13

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  1. Gomez

    Gomez Well-Known Member

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    [h=1]Twinkies poised for a comeback[/h] By Diane Stafford / The Kansas City Star on Fri, Apr 26, 2013




    Junk-food junkie alert: Look for Twinkies on store shelves in July.
    Four former Hostess snack cake bakeries around the country are scheduled to reopen within eight to 10 weeks.
    “Hooray!†said Kent Heermann, president of the Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas, which includes Emporia, Kan., where one of the plants is located.
    An investment group, which bought assets and rights to several products after Hostess Brands Inc. liquidated last year, confirmed this week that bakeries in Emporia; Columbus, Ga.; Schiller Park, Ill.; and Indianapolis will begin hiring soon.
    The investor partnership of Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management LLC paid $410 million for the bakeries and rights and to make Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Donettes, Zingers, Suzy Qs, Mini Muffins and Hostess Cup Cakes. The sale was supervised by a bankruptcy court after Hostess Brands Inc. filed for liquidation.
    Lead investor C. Dean Metropoulos told The Wall Street Journal that the partnership intends to pour $60 million more in capital investments into four, perhaps five, plants and hire 1,500 workers to staff them.
    The four plants, possibly plus one more in Los Angeles, were among 11 former Hostess bakeries acquired by Metropoulos and Apollo.
    About 500 people lost their jobs at the Emporia bakery when Hostess Brands Inc. shut down the plant last year. The new owners, doing business as a new company, Hostess Brands LLC, said the plant will hire 250 initially.

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  2. bill

    bill Goofballa from Ding Dong U VIP Gold

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    Well that's good news on this dreary day.
     
  3. Teeney

    Teeney My friends call me Lissette Gold

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    I feel sorry for the people shelling out hundreds of dollars for the last boxes a short time back. On ebay they were selling one pack for $20
     
  4. Gomez

    Gomez Well-Known Member

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    I'll admit I raced to the store only to find the shelves emptied out of all twinkies :dontknow:
    but I didn't go lookin for em on ebay
     
  5. Teeney

    Teeney My friends call me Lissette Gold

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    I feel so duped. I spent my whole week's salary stocking up. :depressed:
     
  6. BrulesRules

    BrulesRules Just grab 'em in the biscuits VIP

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    I feel good for the people that were able to profit off of others misery. It shows the American dream is still alive :)
     
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    BrulesRules Just grab 'em in the biscuits VIP

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    :console:
     
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    Teeney My friends call me Lissette Gold

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    Sorry Brules I can't talk right now I am eating.
     
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    BrulesRules Just grab 'em in the biscuits VIP

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    Stop typing with your mouth full.
     
  10. Teeney

    Teeney My friends call me Lissette Gold

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    That's not what you said to me last night :c
     
  11. doughhead63

    doughhead63 OD'd on life itself Staff Member

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    Like when people freaked out when New Coke replaced Original Coke :jj:

    [video=youtube;yJoocpy7UBc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJoocpy7UBc[/video]

    [video=youtube;W6t7deaplgY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6t7deaplgY[/video]
     
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    What about Ding Dongs?