Twinkies (the real ones) back on store shelves in July

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Stand down Twinkies hoarders, you can start eating your secret stash.

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If you seek the final Twinkies, they’re in Chicago

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If you’re craving a Twinkies (and you’re in the Chicago area), you may have one more chance to get a box of the Hostess-baked cakes, but you have to be fast and lucky.

Despite US woes, Twinkies reign supreme on the Nile

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Worried about the fate of those moist yellow sponge cakes with a creamy white center? Look no further. Twinkies still reign supreme in the land of pharaohs.

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Hostess terminating 15,000 employees after mediation fails

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It’s official. Twinkies are toast, at least as far as being a Hostess product is concerned.

Hostess CEO Gregory Rayburn testified at a bankruptcy hearing Wednesday that he will have to terminate 15,000 employees, effective right away, after a last-ditch mediation session failed Tuesday night to find agreement between the unions and Hostess Brands.

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Fearing ‘SNL’ spoof, Gov. Christie dodges Twinkie ‘setup’

New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie suspects a setup when a reporter asks him to comment on the Hostess shutdown, saying “I’m on Saturday Night Live enough. You think you’re getting me behind this microphone and having me talk about Twinkies. You people are the worst.”

Will Twinkies be reborn through new Mexican ownership?

Next week may be Black Friday but sweets lovers across the nation hung their heads in sorrow on a dark Friday yesterday as Hostess announced they would cease making their line of products, which include the iconic Twinkies brand, because of the Bakers Union Strike.

Relax, Twinkies likely to live on

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They don’t really last indefinitely, but even if Hostess liquidates like the filling in a deep-fried Twinkie, the golden cakes still have a shot at outliving the company that makes them.

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Hostess, maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs, says closing business

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Hostess Brands, baker of iconic Twinkies cakes, said Friday it asked a court’s permission to shut down the entire company after a strike crippled its operations.

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