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How to Make an Oktoberfest Festhaus at Home

Dana Holmes | Posted 11.14.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

While traveling to Germany to drink a whole lot of beer is appealing, so is saving your vacation days and celebrating from home.

The 'Comeback' of the Twinkie: 22.5 Billion Calories (and Counting) That Americans Don't Need

Josh Stevens | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Josh Stevens

The Twinkie, while nostalgic and iconic in every way, represents just that: the old way of doing things. Those arguing that we should be able to (literally) have our cake and eat it too need only to look at obesity stats.

Over-Thanking It

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Jeanne Martinet

To have good manners is to consider the emotional well-being of someone besides yourself, which is why I have often emphasized the importance of saying "thank you" to anyone who has done something for you. But is it possible to thank someone too much?

19 Times The Homemade Version Was Undoubtedly Tastier

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.06.2014 | Taste

Convenience need not trump taste.

New Twinkies May Be Smaller Than They Were Before

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Twinkies are back, but they may be a bit smaller than you remember. The new boxes hitting shelves this week list the spongy yellow cakes ...

PHOTO: Someone Is Trying To Sell Expired Twinkies For $15,000

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business

Twinkies return to store shelves across the country Monday, but that's not stopping a few collectors from trying to sell off old supplies at ridiculou...

11 Reasons To Be Super-Excited About The Return Of The Twinkie

Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business

Twinkies will be back on shelves on Monday and there's really no denying that this is great news for everybody. Not convinced? We thought that might b...

What the Twinkie Really Says About America

Seriously Skewed | Posted 09.08.2013 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

That was pretty scary. We almost lost him. One day he was riding along just as happy as a Ho Ho, and the next the cruel forces of capitalism almost strangled the legendary confection of sponge cake with cream filling, known as the Twinkie, with its own lasso.

Hostess Kills Famous Twinkies Tagline

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business

It's the end of an era. The famed Hostess Twinkie tagline, "Hey, Where's The Cream Filling?" is no more, a company spokesperson confirmed to T...

Horror in the Guest Room

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 08.12.2013 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

When my hostess wanted to know if I would mind sharing a room, I just assumed she meant with another human. "Be careful not to get too close to the b...

GIFS: The Tipsy Hostess' Guide To Cinco de Mayo

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 05.06.2013 | HuffPost Home

Our gin-soaked correspondent reveals the secret to party success.

Hostess To Reopen!

AP | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business

EMPORIA, Kan. -- Hostess Brands LLC says it will reopen its eastern Kansas bakery this summer, with the hiring of an initial 250 people already underw...

The Post-Hostess Steeplechase: Mass-Produced Pastries, Re-Thought

Anneli Rufus | Posted 03.15.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

The post-2012 Twinkie Void has raised many questions, such as: Why did we eat these things? And: Does an increasingly sustainability-conscious America still prefer packaged cakes?

Devil Dogs Are Coming Back!

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 03.14.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Hostess is moving forward with the sale of Devil Dogs, Yankee Doodles and Yodels to the maker of Little Debbie cakes. The bankrupt compan...

Two American Classics Joining Forces?

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

The company behind America's favorite hipster beer is coming to the rescue of a snack Americans have loved un-ironically for years: The Twinkie. H...


Reuters | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business

Feb 11 (Reuters) - Hostess Brands Inc, the bankrupt maker of Twinkies snack cakes, received court permission on Monday to proceed with auctions for ...

The Twinkie Defense

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 04.07.2013 | Home
Carolyn Ossorio

My new favorite cookbook is Real Snack's: Make your favorite childhood treats without all the junk, by Portland-based author Lara Ferroni. I will always cherish my Twinkie memories, but making "Twinkie Cribs" with my kid... there's no comparison!

The Fate Of Devil Dogs Revealed

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Hostess has picked the maker of Little Debbie as the lead bidder for its Drake's cakes. According to a filing in U.S. bankruptcy cou...

LOOK: Here Is Proof That Twinkies Do Spoil

Posted 01.27.2013 | Business

A popular urban legend purports that Twinkies never rot. But one eBay user supposedly has evidence to refute this claim. Seller high_order1 is auc...

Little Debbie To The Rescue?

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — A published report says McKee Foods Corp. is offering to pay between $25 million to $30 million to acquire the Drake's brand from Ho...

Hostess Union Enlists Surprising Bedfellow

AP | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- The pension fund for one of Hostess Brands' unions has hired an investment bank to represent workers and pensioners as the maker of Twinki...

Hostess To Sell Wonder Bread

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Hostess has found a new home for its most popular breads, including the iconic Wonder bread. The bankrupt maker of Twinkies, Devil Dogs...

A Savior For Twinkies?

AP | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The makers of Thomas' English muffins and Tastykake snacks are emerging as the two of the bidders for Wonder Bread and other Hostess...

Companies Race To Save Iconic Hostess Brands

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 12.21.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Twinkies, Wonder Bread and Devil Dogs are likely to return to shelves in coming months, but probably not under the same owners. Hostess B...

The 4 Biggest Food Stories of the Year (And What They Taught Us)

Andy Bellatti | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Last year, I wrapped up the year in food and nutrition stories with a detailed chronological summary. This time, I want to highlight four of the year's most significant events in the realm of food, food politics, and nutrition -- and the lessons they imparted.