Based on the quality of our news services these days, I won't be surprised to learn some time tomorrow that Hostess is actually doing just fine.
Given the quality of management basically anywhere, up to and including large frankenfood organizations, I won't be surprised if this is not some elaborate hoax to drive us into a mad Twinkie buying frenzy. I'm thinking New Coke here, and yes, I still believe it was a stunt. It's like Brown Squirrel Furniture going out of business twice a year, and you can still see their ass sitting off I40. Lyin' ass bitches.
But I digress. NPR said it, so it must be true, Hostess is shutting down because their "bakers" went on strike. I do know that it isn't quite that simple. There's sure to be much more to the story, perhaps even some clever nuance.
I could give a shit. I haven't eaten any of their fine products in quite some time. I do actually have some Reese's cups that I picked up in order to both eat and to spite The Boy. He isn't a sharer of candy, even if it's free, besides the costumed walking around asking for it part. I happened to notice one of my not so guilty pleasures at the local grocer, marked down post Halloween.
I do have a dark chocolate/candied ginger thing that I keep forgetting about, and there are chocolate covered raisins somewhere. I just don't eat a lot of highly sweetened, shitty food I guess, so I'm trying to imagine the actual affect on me of there not being Hostess breads and cakes to continue not purchasing and eating.
And what will the fallout be? Will someone purchase it and continue the operations? Will America lose a treasured icon and obesity enabler? Will Dr. Wilcox give young Evelyn the bad news? Will I finally get up and get myself a beer?
In closing, I did get myself a beer. It's a New Belgium Snow Day.