It's final. After days of speculation the Hostess company will be shutting down its plant quitting the business of churning out Twinkies, Ho Ho's, Suzy Q's, cupcakes, hand pies, Snoballs, donuts, etc. My favorite when I was a kids was not the Twinkie which I didn't care for, but the cupcake. Chocolate cupcake with a white frosting zig zag and some sort of cream filling. Look at this huge page of photos of all Hostess makes made.
The union was told by the company this week that if they did not end their strike by yesterday at 5 Hostess would quit for good and the union did not end the strike and this morning Hostess is shutting down for good. The teamsters had reached agreement but another union was asked to reduce salary and benefits and they did not agree. So no more fun but supposedly unhealthy snacks.
Unhealthy or not this is a long time company everyone grew up on and now 18,000 plus workers have no jobs. And add to some other major companies considering layoffs now that the health care regulations will be kicking in and we may have a huge mess on our hands once again.