Twinkies may give us the runs
Bernanke has just ordered tons
His printing is peaking
So now he is seeking
A new recipe for sore buns

The Limerick King

  1. Dustbowl Daze says:

    Bloomberg is already blaming labor for the fall of Hostess. I’m sure it had nothing to do with their $1 billion in debt or the policies of Bean Berwanky.

  2. kdt says:

    @Dustbowl Daze

    yup they were from the start and your corect it is unfair to blame labor entirely when there is PLENTY of blame all around saddest part is that the bakers union was less than 1/3 of there total workforce and this cost all of them including managment there jobs
    but as i said they are ALL to blame for killling there golden goose, management for taking on too much debt and inflating the overhead and the union for making demands that no matter the cause could not be met.

  3. Bruce says:

    Hostess rep to CEO:
    “Sir, about the new packaging…”
    “Sales are down 66%…”

  4. yawp says:

    I love it. Cheers WB7!

  5. OlympiaLogger says:

    It’s not an accident that the Corn, drug and medical industries would allow them to fold.

    This means the diabetes drugs and treatments will take a nose dive from the removal of Twinkies’ corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, vegetable shortening, modified corn starch, cornstarch, and corn flour from the market.

    They’re up to something even more devious.

  6. Bruce says:

    Twinkies maker Hostess plans to go out of business | Reuters

    Hostess Brands – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Television talk show hostess Wendy Williams started a “Save The Twinkie” publicity campaign shortly after the bankruptcy filing.[16] The campaign included promotions on The Wendy Williams Show.[17]
    Save the Twinkie?
    Good lawd.

    First-world problems indeed 😉
    I hope she got paid well.

  7. JonnyJames says:

    Good stuff. The only nitpick I have is that Bernanke is not a “Keynesian”. JM Keynes would not even recognize the economic situation if he were alive today. Keynes’ theories do not apply, neither do “neoclassical” or “neoliberal” theories. What we have here is straight up kleptocratic neo-fuedalism. One does not need a theoretical model anymore. (See Hudson, Keen, Roberts et al. )

    A better description would be “Orwellian” filling.

  8. Bruce says:

    refined flour in and of itself is bad enough as it is, without the other stuff.

  9. OlympiaLogger says:

    Nevertheless… good riddance to Twinkies!

  10. OlympiaLogger says:


    I guess, but the corn subsidies aimed at pumping sugar into the food chain have always been grossly higher than for wheat farmers.

  11. kdt says:


    HA lmao this was directly caused on the overhead side by the dems version of mitt the twitt romnie and bain capital,(AKA “Tim Collins of Ripplewood”) it was “cronyism” on the part of the DEMS that ultamitly aused this seond bankruptcy . so in fact the “liberals” have NO ONE to blame here but themselves LOL no wonder this stayed “under the radar” till the last possable moment befor the whole thing went “BANG” the “crony” involved here had ties to the “teamsters” that he used to gain acess to hostes’s finances as they came out of there LAST chapter 11 right at the begining of obama’s first term. and to top it ALL off …………………the teamsters aproved the “deal” and in the prosess SREWED the bakers union right up the A** and then left them swinging in the brease to take ALL the blame for the closure…………………LOL LMAO LOL look at the feeding frenzy that went on and how EVERY one is just SHOKED that there golden goose is dead and gone to feed every one ONE lousy meal ………….serves them ALL right for being greedy MORONS!!!!!!

    @OlympiaLogger sorry to have to tell you BUT “Twinkies” from the branding through the “recipe” to the equipment used to produse the produt are all “assets” that will be liquidated in order to pay off the debts involved and the BUYERS will then use them to produse ………….Twinkies(i know it is like some drive in horror show the psychopath never seems to die)

  12. Mishopshno says:

    Should make the world safer for progressive politicians.

  13. SAO says:

    Yuk! Where has that Twinkie Ben? The filling is enough to gag me.

  14. Dustbowl Daze says:

    @SAO Ben is filling it right there in the picture!

  15. lupe says:

    sounds as if hostess corp was on its’ last legs anyway… another segment of the olde amercan culture gone…

  16. SAO says:

    @Dustbowl Daze

  17. Rick says:

    Even though they made crap food, if you can call it food. This is all about union busting and private equity BS. PE should be banned.

  18. HUH? says:

    How to shorten one’s lifespan:

    Deep-fried Twinkie (source: Wikipedia)

    A deep-fried Twinkie involves freezing the cake, dipping it into batter, and deep-frying it to create a variation on the traditional snack cake. It was described by a story in The New York Times in this way: “Something magical occurs when the pastry hits the hot oil. The creamy white vegetable shortening filling liquefies, impregnating the sponge cake with its luscious vanilla flavor… The cake itself softens and warms, nearly melting, contrasting with the crisp, deep-fried crust in a buttery and suave way. The pièce de résistance, however, is a ruby-hued berry sauce, adding a tart sophistication to all that airy sugary goodness”. The Texas State Fair had introduced the fried Twinkie to great popular acclaim, and the notion spread to other state fairs across the U.S., as well as some establishments that specialize in fried foods. Fried Twinkies are sold throughout the U.S. in fairs as well as ball games, and in various restaurants.

  19. jischinger says:

    people must realize how shitty everything Hostest makes is?

    ultra refined sugar mixed with GMOs… how anyone can even classify this stuff as food is beyond me.

  20. Nak says:

    Hostess/Drake could not compete anymore with their Union labor and pension liabilities.
    And their main competitor Tastykake got a $32 million in taxpayer loans, looks like big government again picked the winner and loser.

  21. MrJones says:

    @jischinger – That’ just it. People have stopped eating that crap. Most companies that offer health insurance now give incentives to it’s employees to have a health screening. The current and last company I work for do this and so do most others. And they make it easy and convenient. You just wait a in a line for 15 to 20 while at work, they draw a few drops of blood, they weigh and measure you and then print out the result before you leave. There it is, in black and white. Once people started seeing their HDL and LDL cholesterol readings along with everything else year after year you start cutting out the Twinkies. I’m sure most people would never had done a screening on their own otherwise.

  22. Bill Stewart says:

    I was always under the impression that the Federal Reserve Bank would just give the company several hundred billion dollars payable 20 or 30 years from now … one of those unsecured loans with no real payback horizon (as mentioned on Yes, Minister).

  23. Bill Stewart says:



    As Mashable notes, there’s also an individual Twinkie that is up for sale for $5,000.

    “This is your opportunity to own a piece of history, a delicious piece at that,” wrote the seller, who apparently lives in Raleigh, N.C., in the auction description.

    The eBay user added that the Twinkie will be “protectively packaged and shipped to the winning bidder.”

    Elsewhere on eBay, three boxes of Hostess Chocodiles are on sale for a more reasonable price of $89.95 and a box of Ding Dongs is being offered for $19.95.

  24. jischinger says:

    give the bakers some small business loans to start co-op bakeries they can then make some delicious organic treats – it’s a win win for everyone

  25. williambanzai7 says:

    Small business loans? What are you, some kinda socialist? 😉

  26. MrJones says:

    Wouldn’t those co-op bakeries nibble at the margins of Monsanto, ADM, Cargill, General Mills and Pillsbury . Can’t have that now, can we.

  27. jischinger says:

    @williambanzai7 @MrJones yeah, sorta, kinda, mostly, sometimes, depends who’s in charge

    I think workers should get a stake in the company – when a CEO’s salaries goes up so do the all workers – free market rules apply