Sunday, July 12
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RIP Hostess and Twinkie the Kid

Could this be the end of the line for Hostess and its many iconic brands? Having already emerged from bankruptcy in 2004, it looks like a second filing and an employee strike will finally do them in. I really don’t eat any of their stuff anymore, but it’s still a damn shame. Here’s a partial list of Hostess brands as of 2012:

  • Baker’s Inn
  • Beefsteak
  • Blue Ribbon
  • Butternut Breads
  • Colombo
  • Cotton’s
  • Drake’s
  • Dolly Madison
  • Dutch Hearth
  • Eddy’s
  • Good Hearth
  • Home Pride
  • Hostess
  • Nature’s Pride
  • Toscana
  • Wonder Bread

Sigh. Oh well, life goes on I guess. But before we say our final goodbyes, let’s look at this neat old Hostess ad from 1956, featuring their cup cakes, Sno-Balls, and of course Twinkies.

Hostess snack foods ad (1956)