Hostess Twinkies, Ho Hos fly off shelves
"The shelves at the Wonder Hostess Bakery Thrift Shop in Glendale on Friday were nearly bare as customers made runs on Twinkies, Ho Hos and Ding Dongs after the iconic snack food company asked a judge for permission to go out of business and lay off 18,500 workers nationwide.
At the Glendale plant on San Fernando Road, 138 bakery workers will lose their jobs, but others, including delivery drivers, will also be affected, although the total number has yet to be determined, said Hostess Brands spokeswoman Tammy Taylor.
"Everybody will eventually lose their jobs, some sooner than others," Taylor said, noting that a small group of employees are being kept on board to clean up and close the plant.
By 11 a.m. Friday, many of Hostess' most popular treats, including Twinkies and cupcakes, had been scooped off the shelves. Signs apologizing for the lack of supplies were inside the store. ....."
A confession. During my nearly 4 decades of living in the U.S. I never once ate a Twinkie.