Skip to comments.Twinkies Back on Shelves by Summer 2013
Posted on 04/23/2013 7:28:35 PM PDT by lowbridge
Twinkies may be back on the shelves in a couple months! As every sane person knows, our beloved Twinkies went out of production a few months ago because of a dispute between Hostess Brands, Inc. and the bakery unions that crafted the sweet snack.
Hostess Brands LLC, a new company under new management in Columbus, GA, announced that it will re-open the state of the art bakery:
The Company will initially add 200 jobs to the local economy and plans to create a total of more than 300 jobs in the community within the next several years. The baking facility, located at 1969 Victory Drive in Columbus, will resume operations this summer and will produce a full assortment of Hostess iconic snack products, including Twinkies, Cup Cakes, HoHos and Ding Dongs.
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If it is tastes same or better than before...might try it again.
Making Twinkies in a southern right-to-work state without union goons?
Our Long National Nightmare is over.
I hope they open it as a non-union shop!
if they do I will buy a case on general principle
Didn’t they hear about the sequester?
For a second there I thought it was a SF society article. :)
More muslims may be able to use the Twinkie defense this long hot summer.
since they are holding a “job fair” it sounds like they are NOT bringing back the old employees..
hmmmmm I wonder why...
I’ll believe when I see Raspberry Filled Donuts.
I read where this new company has already been approached by some union Neanderthals who said they’ve got some guys who “know how to put the white stuff inside the Twinkies”.
Many here of FR called it exactly like this--that Hostess would re-appear in a work-friendly state. The brand name was too lucrative not to. I suspect the New Hostess will hire some of the old talent--those that know how to maintain the proprietary machinery--but the $100K/year machine-watchers are probably going to have to continue to pound sand. They'll be easy to spot--they're the ones complaining that the new Twinkie "just don't taste right".
That was a good way to frame it!
When I was at Ft. Benning, Victory Drive was better known for its tarts.
Maybe they can bring back Morton’s Doughnuts and Pastry-Go-Rounds while they are at it.
Oops. Danish Go Rounds.
How long will the new Twinkies last?
This new Twinkie facility was also a pre-shutdown Twinkie factory. It made Dolly Madison doughnuts and Zingers and added Twinkies when Dolly got eaten up by Hostess. I’m not sure how heavily unionized the place was before closing. But this is a regional factory and I’m sure other bakeries will be opening in the West, Midwest, etc.
It’s not the Twinkees. It’s the chocolate cupcakes.I have been able to resist the unfamiliar replacement brand in the store. But alas my diet will be over.
“This new Twinkie facility was also a pre-shutdown Twinkie factory. It made Dolly Madison doughnuts and Zingers and added Twinkies when Dolly got eaten up by Hostess. Im not sure how heavily unionized the place was before closing. But this is a regional factory and Im sure other bakeries will be opening in the West, Midwest, etc.”
Is the factory going to be operated by Tom’s? That’s a very good company with top flight workers and management. Good bbq in Columbus.
Saw these recently.
I loved Danish Go-Rounds. Most have never heard of them.
I want my funnybones!
I don’t LOL at much. I totally LOLed at that!
I don’t care about the damn Twinkies. I want their chocolate cupcakes with the cream inside.
Yes!!!!!!!! The Choclate Cupcakes with that creamy filling. I soooooooo crave them when they are not avialable. Don’t care for twinkies much.
Little Debbie, you have some competition now!
Tom’s is great but it got eaten up by Lance so now the Tom’s factory makes Lance like Dolly Madison made Hostess and will again.
I don’t know the details of how they’re going to manage and man it.
I might be interested in their orange cupcakes, but Tasty Cakes put Ding Dongs to shame & their version of Twinkies are pretty good. If they’re made in Mexico, forget it. I am done with Frito Lay, General Mills, & some others.
Finally... some good news for a change.
Well I hope they go back to the original Twinkie recipe they had back in the early 1970s when I ate them as a kid. Back then, they were much spongier and creamier. They were so soft and spongy that you almost had to peel them off the cardboard packing. Of course the shelf life wasn’t as long as the didn’t inject them with all the preservatives and corn syrup that they do nowadays. I think that was the big difference.
Twinkies died long ago, when they were forced to replace the saturated-fat laden cream with a healthier goo.
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