I never liked Twinkies. Never really liked any Hostess products except for Ho-Hos, but don't worry, we'll see some of those products again. Something as culturally significant as Twinkies won't go away so easily. If Hostess comes back, they'll make them again. If not, someone will surely license the name/recipe.
And yes to the union comment.
1. Get annoyed that company management got a raise
4. PROFIT!..... Oh wait, no, cause 18000 people to lose their jobs (6600 of which were union).
I lol'ed when I saw the headlines "Union hopes for Hostess buyout that will put employees back to work" and "Hostess union workers hope buyers will put them back to work". Well maybe you guys shouldnt've gone on strike in the first place. If it were up to me, and I was buying out the company, I'd lock the union out and rehire the 12000 non-union workers then looks for others.
Unfortunately, I know thats not how the world works.
I also got a good laugh out of the people to stocked up on Twinkies to sell to desperate people on eBay. And a bigger laugh out of the people that paid $100 per box a few days ago (they're around $20/box today). Maybe I should've been crying because its really quite sad that people are willing to spend that kind of money on this stuff, when there are a million better uses for that money. Especially considering Twinkies will be back.