Monday, November 19, 2012
Rant #848: Twinkies Fallout
I am sure that you have read that Hostess Brands, the maker of the eponymous Twinkies franchise, has gone under.
Yes, they have gone out of business.
Their unions were told of their plans last week, told if they didn't accept what the parent company was offering, they would have to terminate business.
In one of the stupidest union moves ever, the union called the parent company's bluff, and now, they have no jobs to fight for.
Stockholders of the parent company will make millions off this deal, as brands like Wonder Bread and Ding Dongs will be sold to the highest bidder.
And that include Twinkies.
What happened after the company went under is one that you have to scratch your heads about.
People ran out and bought every Twinkie they could fine--the regular vanilla filled ones, even the chocolate ones.
The bought boxes and boxes of the stuff, and figured now would be the time to make a killing.
They put their purchases up on eBay, asking for upwards of $100 for a box of Twinkies.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy Twinkies. I just had a few last week. I didn't even realize we had them, and my son and I ate them before all this nonsense started.
It isn't the same Twinkie that I grew up with. Yes, they are good, but they are a bit more dense than I remember them to be, not too fluffy anymore. That's probably because they use corn syrup, not real sugar anymore.
Anyway, would you spend $100 a box for a Twinkie fix, especially when it is almost a certainty that these things will come out once again in the near future through another manufacturer?
People knock Twinkies because they aren't healthy, but heck, if you are eating these things, you are not looking for their health benefits.
I saw that someone on Facebook said the reason that the company went out was because they didn't make their products healthier.
Come on. There is no such thing as a healthy Twinkie, and there will never be a healthy Twinkie.
You want healthy things, eat granola, or real yogurt.
You are not going to reap any health benefits from a Twinkie, and its makers knew that.
People knock Twinkies, but people love them too. If you don't want to eat it, just don't.
But $100 for a box of Twinkies? No, I draw the line.
Where's Little Debbie when you need her ... err, it?
Posted by Larry at 2:45 AM