Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mourning the Passing of the Twinkie





All over the internet  Americans are mourning the passage of a cultural icon.... the Twinkie... that  quintessentially  American piece of psuedo- food that tasted like plastic and sugar mixed together and nourished nothing but the pocketbooks of its makers is gone forever. 

 The Twinkie, which  sated the sweet tooths of at least three generations of American children, is now history. The company that made it is now out of business-- a victim of progress, hedge funds, labor unions or the crunchy granola crowd, depending on who you talk to

 Hostess Brands, the company that made Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread and several other products of questionable nutritive value,  announced plans to liquidate on Friday, after struggling with flagging sales for decades and  bankruptcy since 2004.

The outpouring of  online pain and grief has begun. Here's a small sample. Get out your hankies and prepare to weep.




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 Rest in Peace Twinkies. Your kind will not come again.

 


2 comments:

Flash said...

You know, I've never had a Twinkie. I'll have to don my safari gear and hunt down a stray one before they are extinct.

Roberta Kyle said...

You better hurry-- it seems they are disappearing off store shelved. People are hoarding them-- and since bacteria won't touch them, they keep forever..... maybe you can find a hoarder to take pity on you LOL