Twinkies are back and America can rest easy. Another crisis is over. Walmart got a head start on sales and the rest of the country was officially able to sell them yesterday after they disappeared from store shelves for more than seven months.
There are so many preservatives in them that everyone thought they would never go away. Unfortunately, they did go away for awhile when Hostess went belly up last fall. People went out and paid enormous amounts of money for a single box. Now, they're coming back!
Twinkies, Ho Ho's and all the other famous Hostess Bakeries snacks seemingly lost to the ages could be back on the store shelves by this summer after a joint bid by two private companies won the rights to the products by default.
When the US auto industry was in jeopardy four years ago President Obama stepped in with a bailout package. Now it's the American junk food industry that's in peril, with Hostess Brands closing up shop and heading for liquidation, and some want Obama to take an even more drastic step.
Daniel B. of Kansas City has started a petition for the president to "Nationalize the Twinkie industry."
It looks as if Hostess is avoiding a company shut down, at least for the time being. Hostess and the Bakers Union have agreed to mediation. The semi-good news comes after the maker of the popular "Twinkies" announced