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    Twinkies Are Dead!!!!

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    Screw the Star Wars DVD changes, there is a far greater crisis that will send this world into turmoil!

    Due to the Atkins Diet craze, Hostess hasn't made any revenue on their snack cakes, therefore they are taking the ax to a few of the brands...Twinkies are among the ones that are going to be discontinued

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    Umm, filing Chapter 11 is not the same thing as going out of business. Twinkies are not going anywhere.


    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp..._interstate_dc

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    WHAT?!? this is an outrage!!! AN OUTRAGE!!! to heck with the atkins diet. it's bad for you anyway, not like a good twinkie. they're like medicine as they cure many ailments like depression and hunger...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredNash
    Umm, filing Chapter 11 is not the same thing as going out of business. Twinkies are not going anywhere.


    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp..._interstate_dc
    Cnn just said that they are cutting some brands to recoup costs

    They mentioned Twinkies specificly

    considering they are spounge cakes filled with sugar...

    they're all carbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artimus Gigan
    Cnn just said that they are cutting some brands to recoup costs

    They mentioned Twinkies specificly

    considering they are spounge cakes filled with sugar...

    they're all carbs
    Sorry, I didn't see the CNN thing, I just saw this article earlier today. I suppose it's possible that they're going to discontinue the twinkie, but since it's easily their most recognized and almost certainly their best selling brand, it would not make much sense to get rid of it over some of their less popular lines...

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    unless they made a low carb twinkie

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    It's not right, it's not right!!!

    Poor twinkies the victims of a diet crazed culture. Though you have to wonder why they don't try to make "low carb" twinkies.
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    Well, that sucks. What do they expect me to eat now, those cupcakes?

    ... actually, that doesn't sound so bad after all (goes off to find some Hostess cupcakes)
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    That would be weird if the twinkie was to go. It's been around so long, hard to believe that there's even a chance for it to leave.

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    Who cares? Twinkies suck. All it is is sponge cake and cream. No chocolate, no strawberry, no vanilla, just sponge cake and cream. I much prefer the Little Debbie strawberry shortcake roll. It's kind of like a twinkie, only in addition to the cake and cream, it has strawberry filling and vanilla frosting on the bottom. They're so good. Anyway, Hostess should bring back Choco-diles. Those are like a twinkie, only chocolate covered. But, you know, snack cakes are bad for you anyway. I haven't eaten them in years.

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    Most food companies are cutting back on the number of different brands, and offering the rest in a variety of packaging sizes. It's a development strongly tied to Wal-Mart's need to sell things ASAP, according to a businessweek article this past summer. I'm guessing this is connected.

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    Funny thing is the Atkins diet is the worst, least healthy diet for you. Starving yourself is healthier for you than that diet, with all the crap you put in your system and never eat any carbs, carbs are what give you energy. Your heart can't take that much fat intake without having some carbs or another form of energy. You're so vulnerable to heart attacks from that it's not even funny. I run cross country, and carbs are the best things for you before and after you run. I don't see why you'd limit it. A nice thing to know before you go on the Atkins plan is it seems that old Mr. Atkins died of a heart attack or some sort of heart malfunction.

    Twinkies aren't exactly healthy, but every so often when you just gotta have on you gotta have one. It's lame they're getting taken off the shelves though. Oh well, Ho-ho's are better anyway.
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    Where's the cream filling? It's gone!
    I just had to say that.

    Well, I don't care about this. I hate twinkies.
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    While I may not eat them anymore, it was nice to know they were around... I hope they aren't going anywhere.

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    The fools! NOW what will we eat after the bombs drop? It's a well-known fact that the only three things that can survive a sustained nuclear conflict are twinkies, cockroaches, and boy bands.

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    I will eat my hat if Twinkies actually go away because of this, I just can't see it happening -- surely even if Interstate Bakeries goes out of business some other enterprising company will scoop up the more valuable brands (what, Twinkies're valuable, they've just GOT to be! Uhh...don't they?), and the golden spongey wonder we all know and love will live on in grocery stores and not just in our hearts (and our arteries)...

    But hey, even if Twinkies really -are- going to be discontinued, urban legend has it that those suckers have shelf lives of sheer -decades- -- stock up now and you'll be set for life!
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    I always liked Twinkies Lite better..for some strange reason (usually, the Diet versions of stuff taste worse!)But it is sad, I'd like to se them get cream all over their face when this Atkins FAD finally dies out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat
    Funny thing is the Atkins diet is the worst, least healthy diet for you. Starving yourself is healthier for you than that diet, with all the crap you put in your system and never eat any carbs, carbs are what give you energy. Your heart can't take that much fat intake without having some carbs or another form of energy. You're so vulnerable to heart attacks from that it's not even funny. I run cross country, and carbs are the best things for you before and after you run. I don't see why you'd limit it. A nice thing to know before you go on the Atkins plan is it seems that old Mr. Atkins died of a heart attack or some sort of heart malfunction.
    Yeah, I know, it just pisses me off so much that people are so freakin braindead that they just go along with a diet craze without doing any research. Every other commercial on TV is for some new low carb food. Just because it's low carb doesn't mean it's healthy! All it would take is a quick search on the internet to learn a little about nutrition but people just buy into these dieting fads without question. It disgusts me.

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