Hostess Hoarders: It's Late, But Not Too Late [Update: It's Not Late At All!]

Update: (Monday, November 19, 2:30) Is it a Thanksgiving week miracle for Twinkie addicts? CNBC reports that Hostess and its bakers' union have agreed to mediation, thus apparently avoiding the company's shutdown. Developing!

Here's the AP story on Hostess and the union entering mediation.

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Ian Froeb
As you've no doubt heard from every news program/late-night talk-show host/relative, Hostess Brands is going out of business. So once the current stock of Twinkies, Wonder Bread and other Hostess staples is sold out, the products won't be available again for a long time -- maybe forever, in the case of some of the more obscure brands.

On Friday, Gut Check visited the Schnucks at 6920 Olive Boulevard in University City to see whether a run on Hostess products was underway.

To our surprise we found a display of individual packages of Twinkies, Ho Hos and other products on sale -- coincidentally, not because of the closure -- for 10/$10. That display is pictured above.

What did the display look like after the weekend? We returned this morning to find out.

See Also:
- "Vintage, Psychedelic Ads for Hostess Twinkies"
- "Hostess to Liquidate, Sell Brands"
- "R.I.P. St. Louis Hostess Plant; Most Delicious Field Trip EVER!"

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Ian Froeb
As you can see, the display has been considerably condensed, but it's not entirely sold out -- though we didn't see any Twinkies left among the assorted Ho Hos, Sno Balls, Donettes and fruit pies.

A visit to the shelf of boxed Hostess products revealed a spare -- but, again, not entirely cleared-out -- selection of mostly Donettes and Coffee Cakes.

Ian Froeb
There was no Wonder Bread; Schnucks-brand bread filled its shelf space.

Gut Check purchased a single package of Ho Hos.


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2 comments
Ray Thomas
Ray Thomas

yes if a company wants to shut down it should be able to,,,,,,but they want to shut down and not pay employees that have retirements and pensions they earned.......that is not ok.but they want millions of dollars to pay off the top executives of the company before shutting down

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

judge is FORCING hostess to talk to the union. stupid. if a company wants to shut down, it should be able to shut down.

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