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TELL US: Is the Possible Death of the Ding-Dong the End of an Era?

Reports are that Hostess is starting to close down after a labor dispute.

Devil Dogs. Twinkies. Hostess Cupcakes. Wonder Bread. Ding-dongs.

They could be gone forever, with reports that Hostess Brands, Inc., said today that it will sell off or close down its 82-year old business. Done in, says the CEO, by labor union action.

Hostess filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January.

The company has been challenged by not only by snarly labor relations, and a national strike by its second-largest labor union, but also, according to the Wall Street Journal, by consumers switching to healthier foods and high ingredient costs. 

But the Journal says that Hostess has threatened liquidation before, and not followed through. 

Tell us what you think of the possible end of Hostess and Drakes Cakes in the comments section.

Sherry Pearson November 18, 2012 at 10:20 PM
I'll miss their Suzy-Q's.
R. Thomson November 19, 2012 at 10:34 AM
My grandfather worked most of his life and retired from the plant in Framingham until they closed the plant. When I read this post I am glad that he did not have to go through what this employee has. It's very sad. Daily Kos: Inside the Hostess Bankery www.dailykos.com
Deborah Strafuss November 19, 2012 at 02:55 PM
My vote is with you. Companies who change with the times and adapt to their markets survive and thrive!
Hera November 19, 2012 at 03:36 PM
I do feel bad for workers who will be unemployed but glad to see that people are becoming aware of side effects of eating junk food.
Ed November 19, 2012 at 09:47 PM
And, of course, "Ghostbusters" needs to be re-edited now.

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