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Hostess Brands closing for good due to baker's strike

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ToonGeek, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. ToonGeek

    ToonGeek Active Member

  2. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    The only thing I like from them are Ho-Hos, and I know other companies make better tasting ones anyway, so...meh :p
  3. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I'm figuring that Wonder Bread and Twinkies have enough cache to get bought by another company and continued on. I've never been a big fan of Twinkies; they taste too processed compared to similar chain baked goods like Little Debbie cakes.
  4. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Hm...yeah. You're right. I think Hostess products taste too processed. Twinkies are disgusting. it's like biting into a sponge filled with chalk ground to a paste.
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That explains why suddenly, other companies, like Little Debbie's, have been making their own knock-off versions of things like Twinkies and such as of late.

    Not that I really care, I'm not too big on those snack cake thingies anyway.
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Ah, good ol' American big business. Screw everything up and blame and punish everyone below you. Closing the factories after threats of a strike and going "too late" not even a week in when they came crawling back is the HIGHEST form of corporate passive aggressiveness. I say this all the time, how come us working class are the ones that have to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps, but these CEO's would wither away if they so much as had to give up a fraction of their big fat paychecks that they get big fat tax cuts for?

    I will say this... they are losing money no thanks to misguided health initiatives and schools almost imbecilic prohibition on letting kids have not healthy snacks. Like the one Twinkie in the lunchbox is the reason kids are overworked and sedentary... you know... not the lack of gym classes and recess... not to mention the big box banning of any commercials for junk food (and as I've said... Junk food commercial BAD, get rich quick scheme idiot adults always fall for good!)
  7. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Sad to hear this since Hostess was a pretty big part of my childhood, and especially sad for all the workers who are losing their jobs, but I'm not surprised since they've been doing many dumb business practices for years.
  8. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    There's a Hostess plant in Connecticut and this story was all over the news today. Evidently a lot of people at the plant are ticked off because their union approved the new plan for payment and benefits, but because the larger baker's union didn't they're out of a job.

    Of course, the news person also had to say things like "And these loyal employees are now wondering how they're going to put bread on the table" like it's a bad SNL skit or something.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    If you've filed for Bankruptcy multiple times and don't bother to look at what's wrong with your business practices, you deserve to lose your business. Unfortunately, all the lower level workers don't. That's what's killing jobs in this country. Not health care, not socialism, out and out incompetence and blind gluttony not to mention basing a business model on a house of cards.

    I'm sure Twinkees and the rest will come off unscathed, and Hostess will be bought out by Kraft or someone, and they'll move the company to Mexico and charge more for less money put in. That's the American way :rolleyes: .

    I find it flimsy and cowardly they're blaming the baker's union. Chances are Hostess wouldn't have survived if this didn't happen anyway. The "Too Late" response is basically bull. They just want a scapegoat for their stupidity. Again, American Way. They'd probably blame Obamacare if the Bakers caved in.
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  10. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    There may be hope for Hostess after all...

    The Keeblers Elves as well as many of Santa Claus' elves have agreed to fill in for some of the bakers.

    There shouldn't be too many differences aside from a name change to Hostess Ho Ho Ho's.
  11. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Good riddance, their stuff barely qualifies as food and their greed leaves a bad taste in my mouth. :p
  12. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    I think I'll survive, and if not, there's always the knockoff brands. Good ol' Twonkies and Ha Ha's!
  13. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    You know the funny thing is that I don't eat these all that much but when I first heard about I was really upset...its just something that was always there...and I also wonder how the marvel superheroes will defeat their villians now without Hostess fruit pies...maybe disney could buy hostess too
  14. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    How has no one made the obvious Zombieland joke yet? :o
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Perhaps because this joke is not as obvious to the rest of us as it is you? :o
  16. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I find it hard to believe no one has seen Zombieland. The whole subplot of the movie was a guy trying to find the last Twinkie on earth :p
  17. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    I heard this on ABC News and and now the last twinkies on Earth will fade. (sighs) Well, that will one way to have more unemployment. Ugh!
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Again, other companies have already started making their own knockoffs: I think Little Debbie's calls theirs "Cloud Cakes", or something like that.
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Charlie and me are in agreement. Someone will buy the brand, it will survive, and they'll move production down to Mexico. The brand will exist, but no one's going to be rehired.

    Businesses are run p**s poor these days, and the workers always suffer the incompetence of the spoiled, entitled children that run these companies.
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  20. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    I never liked that crappy food. :zany:

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