Twinkies Return! Back on Store Shelves in July. Ho Hos and Ding Dongs, Too!

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Junk Food Junkies of the World, rejoice!  Twinkies, the iconic snack food with a shelf life of 200 years, returns to grocery stores in July.  The Twinkies Plant in Emporia Kansas is back in business after a $410 Million purchase of the Twinkies Brand from the bankrupt former owner.




     The new owners are Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Company, which owns Pabst Blue Ribbon and Vlasic pickles.  (Twinkies, PBR, and Vlasic Pickles?  That sounds like a great snack!)


Twinkies - Hostess Sells Twinkies per DealBook


     The indefatigable Twinkie has survived Wars, Recessions, the South Beach Diet, and an Army of 18,000 Union Members.  Twinkies were down for a time, but never out!


 Twinkies Hostess Bakery per Kansas City Star


     In related news, the Secondary Market for Twinkies has collapsed.  Merchants who stockpiled Twinkies before the Hostess Crash were getting $6 to $11 per Twinkie on eBay and other venues.  That Market is now toast (more appropriately, "burnt rubber", as those who have ever toasted a Twinkie can attest).  It appears that the Twinkie Resellers will have to eat their loss.


 Hostess Ding Dongs


  Twinkies, the iconic snack food with a shelf life of 200 years, returns to grocery stores in July.  The Twinkies Plant in Emporia Kansas is back in business after a $410 Million purchase of the Twinkies Brand from the bankrupt former owner.  Ho Hos and Ding Dongs will also be available. 

Bon Appetit!


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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Fred, I was talking wit a friend at dinner last night and he had bought the last box of Twinkies on the shelf in Germany when they announced the closure. He held onto them and when they announced the buyout he made a big cup of coffee and ate the whole box at one sitting. Now he can have more next month.

Jun 07, 2013 01:07 PM #1
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

A whole box in one sitting?  Your friend is a brave man, Debbie!  

Jun 07, 2013 01:19 PM #2
David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
Show Me real estate in Kansas City

Thats great news because my twinkies are already two years old, and I need to consider making replacements.

Jun 07, 2013 01:31 PM #3
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

Twinkies were never my kind of snack.... but I could really use a Ding Dong right now.


Jun 07, 2013 02:33 PM #4
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Good morning Fred - while I haven't had a Twinkie in decades, knowing I COULDN'T have one was horrible! Glad to know that generations to come will be able to snack like we did :)

Jun 07, 2013 11:15 PM #5
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


I love the secondary market comment. What happened to the futures and options market for Twinkies? 


Jun 08, 2013 12:25 AM #6
Pat & Steve Pribisko
Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West - Westlake, OH

Fred, what great news!!  But, what about Hostess Cupcakes??

Jun 08, 2013 11:36 AM #7
Suesan Jenifer Therriault
JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team - Blakeslee, PA
"Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own".

I'm glad to hear that my grandkids will be able to enjoy a Twinkie with a glass of milk when they return from school in the afternoon. 

Jun 10, 2013 11:44 AM #8
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Fred, I bet all the people that paid insane prices on ebay to get the last boxes are kicking themselves! It's good to hear they're back, it's rare I eat one but, the thought of them being gone forever was a little sad.

Jun 12, 2013 04:26 AM #9
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