Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hostess Snack Cakes in trouble

Yesterday Hostess filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. I suggest one of the following responses:

"Thank goodness. If we can finally get rid of that junk food, so much the better."

"Quick, go out and eat some Hostess snack cakes. It's for the good of the American economy!"

I'm leaning towards the second one.

(Who the heck would build their wedding cake out of Twinkies?)

[Update on 16 Nov 2012: Wow, they're really disappearing! It's surreal. It's shocking. No more Hostess, no more Twinkies, although there's a good chance someone else will pick up the Hostess lines and start producing them. Maybe we'll have Keebler's Twinkies or Nabisco's Ding Dongs. Yeah, it doesn't feel the same...]

2 comments:

Cat said...

Eh, it's a Chapter 11. Hopefully they'll be back after a judicious restructuring.

In the meantime, let's talk alternative wedding cakes! People make wedding cakes out of all sorts of things, like doughnuts (http://www.bronzebudgetbride.com/magazine/read/an-affordable-delicious-wedding-cake-alternative-the-donut-tree_234.html), brownies (http://www.smh.com.au/ftimages/2008/12/29/1230399094699.html), teeny French pastries (http://justsally.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/wedding-cake.jpg), chocolate truffles (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cape-town-south-africa/2203733254/), Oreos (http://camillestyles.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/resistance-is-futile/), and of course, cupcakes (https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=cupcake+wedding+cake&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=718l3854l0l3978l20l11l0l6l6l1l297l1825l2.4.4l12l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=862&wrapid=tlif132639686683110&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=xzUPT-alN6Xh0gHhgoiCAw).

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of traditional wedding cakes. The prices are ridiculously inflated and most of them rely heavily on fondant, which is one of the nastiest confections known to man. If I ever get married? I'm totally doing an alternative wedding "cake", and Twinkies sound like a nice low-labor alternative.

Regina Rodríguez-Martin said...

Thanks, Cat. I wish the Blogger comments section allowed links.