America rejoices as Twinkies head back to store shelves

If all goes well, Twinkies and Ho-Hos will return to store shelves by summer, as private equity firm Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co. submitted a $410 million bid to buy the bankrupt Hostess Brands. The news might disappoint Michael Bloomberg, Michelle Obama and anyone who had stashed boxes of Twinkies in the freezer as an investment, but for the most part, Americans are thrilled that Twinkie-pocalypse wasn’t necessarily the end.

The news isn’t good for unions either. The New York Post reports that Apollo will outsource production to existing bakeries and distribution to third-party drivers rather than reopen shuttered Hostess plants.

  • Spatial Awareness

    Yes! S-U-G-A-R! & FREEDOM!!!!

  • pairadimes

    People who actually thought they were gone forever and bought them on e-Bay for $50 each thinking they were clever are hardest hit.

  • nc

    The Free Market is Sweet.

    • Kevin

      and delicious

  • Ben Bollman

    Today was a good day for sugar

  • Stone Bryson

    Perhaps with the resurrection of Twinkies the return of Sno-Balls is forthcoming. Those were my favorite Hostess product…

  • $23629333

    This’ll be good news for Frosty. He’s sick of people pestering him for Sno Balls.

  • deano90

    What are twinkies??? What is the UK missing out on? Are they really that good?

    • nc

      They’re a creme filled sponge cake, and no, they’re not really that good. But people love them because they have been a childhood favorite for generations.

  • SpinMeNot

    This explains Mika’s Meltdown.

  • SpinMeNot

    Ok, this is awesome, the 2nd sign of coming zombie apocalypse … take that snowballs!

  • Garth Haycock

    That the union will not be allowed to contaminate business is the best news.

  • rinodino

    Forget the Twinkies zingers are back!!!

  • Walt

    Can do without Twinkies, but I really miss the fruit pies. Best crust on the planet imho. Cardboard tough with glaze of sugar. hmmmm. And the unions taking it in the shorts. Doesn’t get any better than that.