Ta-ta, Twinkies? So long, Sno Balls? Snack cakes' future uncertain as Hostess files for bankruptcy protection
January 11th, 2012
08:45 AM ET
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Enjoy your Twinkies while you can, because Hostess Brands, the storied American manufacturer of Ho Hos and Ding Dongs cake snacks, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday.

The company, based in Irving, Texas, filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York.

A spokeswoman for Hostess did not immediately return messages from CNNMoney as to whether more employees will lose their jobs, or whether the company will cease making its famous products, including CupCakes and Sno Balls.

The company has about 19,000 full-time and part-time employees, including 10,413 hourly workers and 8,436 salaried workers, according to a court filing. About 83% of the employees are union members.

Read - Twinkie maker Hostess Brands in bankruptcy filing

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  1. SnoBall

    No!!!! Please don't take my beloved Snoballs away from me!!! T_T

    January 24, 2012 at 11:38 pm |
  2. Cakephp

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    January 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
  3. Aummy

    This will for sure help the fat american unhealthy cause! Get rid of them!

    January 12, 2012 at 11:13 am |

    :-( they are so much better than Little Debbie !!!

    January 11, 2012 at 10:47 am |
  5. SnoMan

    With a name like Bimbo Bakery, It's Gotz to be GOOD !!

    January 11, 2012 at 10:06 am |
  6. The Witty Oneā„¢


    January 11, 2012 at 10:04 am |
  7. President Barack Obama

    Clearly, Hostess cakes are too big to fail. Therefore, I propose a massive, taxpayer funded government bailout of Hostess Cakes. This will be hope and change in their highest forms. My request is that congress pass this bailout program with all due haste.

    January 11, 2012 at 9:57 am |
    • meh

      That bailout package saved the American auto industry and thousands of well paying jobs.

      January 11, 2012 at 10:02 am |
      • Vigla

        Close to a million jobs saved and all the ancillary saving in tax revenue and the like. Clearly the person you replied to is ignorant or just plain doesn't care about Americans or America for that matter. They are just haters.

        January 12, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
  8. C Men

    Totally sucks.

    January 11, 2012 at 9:50 am |
  9. Queen of Everything

    This can't be allowed to happen. Hostess products are an entire stoner food group!

    January 11, 2012 at 9:41 am |
    • Stoner@Queen

      Bummer man!

      January 11, 2012 at 10:08 am |
  10. Charlie Sheen

    I loves me a good Ho Ho.

    January 11, 2012 at 9:33 am |
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