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Offline LunarSage

Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2012, 02:13:04 PM »
Is it true the workers who were on strike killed the company?

Offline Stattick

Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2012, 02:19:32 PM »
Is it true the workers who were on strike killed the company?

I dunno. I know that the rank and file employees have been having their salaries slashed over the last year or two, while the top execs got huge pay raises and bonuses. I wonder if the execs are just butthurt Republicans that are hairflipping over Obama being reelected, and declaring bankruptcy to "show them". I wonder and sorta hope that maybe the rank and file employees can buy out the company, turning it into a collectively owned operation. I think Home Depot is employee owned like that.

Offline LunarSage

Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2012, 02:26:03 PM »
Someone told me that what happened was this:

The employees went on strike to try and get more money.

The company told them that they couldn't afford to pay them anymore money and that if they continued to strike, the company would have to go under and then none of them would have jobs.

The employees assumed it was a bluff and kept on striking.

The company did what they said they would have to do, filing bankruptcy and sacking every single Hostess employee.

The former employees are now complaining that they were wronged.

I'm not sure what to believe, but if the above is true... then I have little sympathy for the workers who were on strike.  If that's true, they kind of brought it on themselves.

Offline kckolbe

Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2012, 02:27:54 PM »
This may be insensitive to say, but I've always said Dolly Madison was better.  I really wish I had a strawberry creme roll to celebrate with.  You know their prices are going to go up, too.  They just lost their biggest competitor.

Offline Avis habilis

Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2012, 02:30:04 PM »
Is it true the workers who were on strike killed the company?

No. It's been dying for years. Management has been bleeding the workers to try to make up for their poor own decisions. Missing some delivery dates was just the coup de grace.

The employees went on strike to try and get more money.

No. They struck against an 8% wage cut plus a 30% benefits cut.

The company told them that they couldn't afford to pay them anymore money and that if they continued to strike, the company would have to go under and then none of them would have jobs.

No. They said they weren't going to make a counter offer. Anyone who didn't like it was "free to quit".

The employees assumed it was a bluff and kept on striking.

No. They knew this was a possibility, but management had established a pattern of chipping away at wages & benefits "to save the company in this desperate situation" every couple of months. What the workers were getting was already barely survivable & there was no reason to believe that if they accepted this, there wouldn't be another desperate situation two months from now.

The former employees are now complaining that they were wronged.

No. They were prepared (at least mentally) for this eventuality.

Also, Little Debbie fruit pies are better anyway.

Offline kckolbe

Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2012, 02:34:50 PM »
Little Debbie is also delicious.

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2012, 02:59:03 PM »
Little Debbie is also delicious.
Vore!


What are they going to use for all the Hostess Snowball wedding cakes now?

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2012, 03:00:36 PM »
Vore!

That laugh made some heads turn.  Well done.

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2012, 03:03:04 PM »
Vore!


What are they going to use for all the Hostess Snowball wedding cakes now?

Pfft.  Let me show you the power of the Internet:

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Hostess Snowballs
Posted by Cookin'Mom at recipegoldmine.com 2/272001 2:45 pm

Cakes:
4 egg whites
1/2 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Rind of 1 lemon, finely grated
2 cups sifted cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2/3 cup milk
2 to 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut

Frosting:
1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar
1 (7 ounce) jar JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme
1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour muffin tins or dome shaped baking molds and set aside.

Whip the egg whites in a clean bowl until stiff but not dry and place in the refrigerator while you make the rest of the batter. Cream the butter and add the sugar. Continue mixing to blend well. Add the vanilla extract, almond extract and lemon rind and mix well.

Sift the flour 3 times with the baking powder then add it to the butter mixture alternately with the milk in 3 additions. Fold in the whites and pour the batter into the molds, filling about 3/4 of the way up. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until batter is firm to the touch in the center. Let cool in the pans then turn out so the top becomes the bottom (you may need to trim them a bit so they sit flat).

Frosting: Beat sugar, Marshmallow Creme, margarine or butter and vanilla extract with electric mixer at medium speed, beating in milk as needed to desired frosting consistency.

Place the coconut in a bowl and add 1 drop of red or green food coloring for a pale color. Toss until food coloring is well mixed in and the coconut is the desired color. Frost the top and sides of the cakes and dip/roll in coconut to make them look like snowballs.

Servings: 4
Read more at http://www.recipegoldmine.com/namebrand/hostess-snowballs.html#hAu66KdRErutBble.99

Offline Valerian

Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2012, 03:15:32 PM »
What are they going to use for all the Hostess Snowball wedding cakes now?
*blinks*  There are Hostess Snowball wedding cakes?

Though in any case, it seems the problem is solved.  Heh.

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2012, 04:29:52 PM »
Forget about Twinkies! What about the Ho Hos and Ding Dongs and Fruit Pies!!!!!!! :'(

Of course I'm sure those famous brands will all be sold off to another company and the Twinkies and Ho Hos and Ding Dongs and Fruit Pies will continue being made.

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2012, 08:45:58 PM »
Forget about Twinkies! What about the Ho Hos and Ding Dongs and Fruit Pies!!!!!!! :'(

Of course I'm sure those famous brands will all be sold off to another company and the Twinkies and Ho Hos and Ding Dongs and Fruit Pies will continue being made.
Indeed.In a way I'm a little depressed even though those are not necessarily favorites of mine.

Offline Mister Grimm

Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2012, 11:26:13 PM »


I think this is the only reason I feel bad about Hostess ending. Don't be sad Pusheen. There are better cakes out there.

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2012, 11:39:13 PM »
What about donettes?Is there not one among us who loves donettes?

Offline Mister Grimm

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« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2012, 11:44:00 PM »
Ugh, forgot about those. Those I will miss. Thought lately, when it comes to donuts, I usually stick to buying the ones made at the bakery in Piggly Wiggly or the ones around town.

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2012, 11:48:55 PM »
Some times, it's not about quality, it's the thought that one associates with it. What more can I say?

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2012, 11:53:59 PM »
Donuts or doughnuts here in Pittsburgh are the staple of many bakeries and are better than any I've found anywhere.  We have such great bakeries here that Krispy Kream just couldn't establish a market.  There is no way for one of those chain type donut shops to become entrenched here.  Even DD (Dunkin' Donuts) isn't all that successful here.

Offline Shjade

Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2012, 12:35:44 AM »
I do like the chocolate donettes, but I won't miss them being gone. For me, when it comes to doughnuts, there's nothing can match a good fresh-baked maple bar. Mmmmmmm.

Offline Stattick

Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2012, 01:46:50 AM »
Eww.... I find Krispy Kreme "donuts" to be vile. I never understood why they caught on like they did.

Offline Stattick

Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2012, 03:35:12 AM »
The little Oni likes the Tastykake fruit pies.  Drop them in the microwave for a few seconds - Nummy.

At least satiation can be had with mere fruit pies. Yeah... you probably want to keep the Oni happy.

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2012, 08:36:00 AM »
Eww.... I find Krispy Kreme "donuts" to be vile. I never understood why they caught on like they did.

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Offline NotoriusBEN

Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2012, 09:17:59 AM »
Eww.... I find Krispy Kreme "donuts" to be vile. I never understood why they caught on like they did.

Heresy!

There is nothing before or after the Krispy Kreme. Especially 5minutes out of the oven. ./drool

Except maybe a bacon maple bar from Voodoo Donuts in Portland, OR.

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #47 on: November 17, 2012, 09:30:05 AM »
Bah!  It's all about Dunkin'!  I love me come cake doughnuts.  It's the yeast kind that I can't stand, like Krispy.

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Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #48 on: November 17, 2012, 09:47:03 AM »
*is going to miss the Twinkie*   :'(

Best use of a Twinkie evar! 

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Offline Mobius

Re: R.I.P Twinkies
« Reply #49 on: November 17, 2012, 11:32:12 AM »
Read somewhere recently that Twinkies are made from some of the same chemicals used in embalming.

There is some food for thought for everyone!