Panic as Twinkie-pocalypse approaches

As a bakers’ strike threatens to kill off the legendary snack-cake manufacturer Hostess, consumers on Twitter are pausing for a moment of reflection. With the company threatening to liquidate if workers don’t return by tonight, this could be the end of the company.

Thanks for the calorie-laden memories, Hostess:

And let us not forget that Twinkie lovers are not the only ones grieving.

Some, like St. Louis news reporter Rebecca Roberts, are scrambling to make things right while they still have the chance.

Of course, some people had to ruin the nostalgic moment by reminding us how capitalism works.

That’s probably true, but it’s still sad to see an overzealous union take down a good American company (If indeed that happens). But even if Hostess goes the way of the dinosaur, we can be assured of one thing. Someday, long after the demise of our civilization, an archaeologist will find a perfectly preserved Twinkie in its little plastic bag. While our society may have disappeared, our buildings crumbled, and our culture vanished, that Twinkie will still be as edible as the day it rolled out of the factory.

Hostess may go down, but the Twinkie is forevah.

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