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Goodbye Twinkies

They say all good things do not last. “Twinkies” will become a thing of the past. Those sponge cakes filled with vanilla crème will for now on only exist in a dream. The company baking Hostess cakes and Wonder bread, has the only choice of becoming financially dead. It has been said that labor problems and declining sales are the major reasons why a business fails. So say goodbye to the beloved Twinkie. That will be one less treat for you and me. From a news story found on

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  1. Date: 12/4/2012 3:23:00 PM
    And Twinkie the Kid rides off into the sunset. Great tribute

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 2:54:00 PM
    I hope it's not for declining sales, Robert. I know a lot of people still like to buy these. I hope they are able to work something out. Last I heard, it was still on the back burner. Good way to pay tribute to an american icon!

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 11:37:00 AM
    Hi Robert; this is a good write. I am sure that we are all going to miss them twinkies. That goes to show that nothing is forever. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 7:27:00 PM
    I was going to write one for twinkles,,, I've been to the Hostess shop many a time. The bakery/ factory is next to the bread store as I've always called it. great poem Robert ;}

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 2:26:00 PM
    i guess we're on the same wave length, robert! i wrote about the same thing, even though the last time i actually ate a twinkie, i thought it was way too sweet (the cupcakes, too!). still, the memories of them are very special...

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 1:50:00 PM
    Plastic 'food' bought with plastic enclosed in plastic, sad it addicted so many children to sugar [hostess cup cakes too!] Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 1:12:00 PM
    No more "living on sponge cakes" (Jimmy Buffett). Nice epitaph...John

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 12:05:00 PM
    This would be sad but we don't have twinkies here my friend. It is sad about the jobs though xx