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Market Basket tempts Twinkie fans with own cakes

January 13, 2013 by


By Sarah Shemkus The box on the Market Basket shelf is simple and blue, with a modest name printed across the front: Golden Creme Cakes. But the spongy, yellow snacks inside this unassuming packaging face some very big expectations. Since Hostess Brands ceased production in November, Market Basket and its customers have been filling the […]

Food Safe Guru – The Twinkie Obsession

November 19, 2012 by


I never gave a second thought to Hostess. Twinkies, Cupcakes are just junk food that would find it’s way to my hips eventually. For the next hour I have that obnoxious fast food taste in my mouth and occasionally burp. Now the world is obsessed with Hostess. “You don’t know what you got till it’s […]

Hostess, maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs, says closing business

November 16, 2012 by


Patrick Rizzo , NBC News Hostess Brands, baker of iconic Twinkies cakes, said Friday it asked a court’s permission to shut down the entire company after a strike crippled its operations. The move shuts down one of the nation’s oldest and largest producers of baked goods. Founded in 1930, it produces such well-known brands, aside […]

Hostess Shutdown Possible If Not Enough Striking Workers Return To Work Thursday

November 15, 2012 by


Bakers’ union went on strike on Nov. 9 * Maker of Wonder Bread could liquidate * Union has no immediate comment Nov 14 (Reuters) – Hostess Brands Inc said it will ask a U.S. bankruptcy judge for permission to liquidate if enough striking workers do not return to work by the end of Thursday to […]