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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...

I WILL SURVIVE

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 | Food
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.

Will Walmart Save The Twinkie?

Reuters | Olivia Oran | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

Reuters) - Hostess Brands Inc, the bankrupt Twinkie and Wonder Bread maker, has received bids for assets being sold by about two dozen parties includi...

Nation's 'Final' Shipment Of Twinkies Arrives In Chicago

Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago

What is "believed to be" the last shipment of Hostess Brand's iconic Twinkies in the country will hit the shelves in Chicago beginning Tuesday morning...

Report: Hostess Diverted Wages Meant For Pensions

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

Hostess Brands acknowledged for the first time in a news report Monday that the company diverted workers' pension money for other company uses. Th...

WATCH: 'SNL' Takes On Hostess Bankruptcy

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.09.2012 | Comedy

Unappreciated Hostess dessert the ding dong appeared on Saturday Night Live to discuss his frustrations over the attention another dessert has been re...

Bonnie Kavoussi

How Hostess's CEO Dodges A Company-Wide Pay Cut

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business

The acting CEO of Hostess Brands, the failed Twinkies-maker, will not take part in a company-wide pay cut. Though he imposed an 8 percent pay cut f...

A Healthier Hostess?

Jessica Goldman Foung | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica Goldman Foung

Most likely, the Twinkie will stay the Twinkie, and perhaps that is exactly how it should be. But the doors are now open to variation, a perfect opportunity to give this little yellow cake a healthier look.

Party Like It's 1980

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.30.2012 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Why We Should Be Hosting Slackers

Diane Kline | Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty
Diane Kline

Blame it on the Food Network or Colin Cowie's articles in O Magazine, but we feel compelled to be the perfect hostess. Not only have women bought into impossible expectations, we perpetuate them.

Hostess Twinkies and Three Lessons About Brand & Innovation

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business
Joseph F. Coughlin

Despite demonstrating little product innovation, Hostess survived for decades. Today consumers expect something new at Internet speed.

How Ding Dongs Made Me Rich

Neal Frankle | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
Neal Frankle

My experience tells me that lack of knowledge isn't the main reason why we don't end up where we want to be financially. The problem is lack of willingness to do what it takes. This sounds cold and harsh I know. But it is true for both you and me.

Maryland's 'Bread Man' Stocks Up On Unusual Commodity

The Capital | Sara Blumberg | Posted 01.24.2013 | DC

Jim Bowen is known simply as the "Bread Man." For the last 26 years, the Glen Burnie resident has stocked his car with as much Hostess bread as he co...

WATCH: Say Goodbye To All Your Favorite Snacks

Posted 11.23.2012 | Comedy

By now you've probably heard that Hostess, the popular pre-packaged dessert company, is closing down after failing to reach an agreement with striking...

WATCH: Twinkie-Stuffed Turkey, Anyone?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.21.2012 | Food

Oh, hey there. A turkey stuffed with Twinkies. We can't say we're surprised -- Thankgiving, after all, is the holiday embodiment of America's love aff...

Companies Race To Save The Twinkie

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business

* Hostess expects to wind down over next year * Lawyers, advisers see "flood" of interest in brands By Martinne Geller a...