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Discussion in 'The OT' started by fluffybear, Nov 16, 2012.
Gotta use smilies, took me a while to figure that out too... :lol:
I've gone out of my way to make a variety of light spirited remarks to 7-Eleven cashiers regarding the discontinuance of Twinkees and other Hostess products in their stores, but each has reacted in such manner as to indicate having no idea what I was talking about.
Getting back to Hostess and the unions: Here's an interesting article from Yahoo Finance making the argument that we still need unions.
The pizza and tipping topic has been given it's own thread:
Papa Johns and Tipping
There is hope from this story New owners hope to have Twinkies on U.S. store shelves by summer.
Twinkies back on the shelf by summer. So, where and by whom are these cakes going to be made. Did this group buy any plants or just the brands. A little more detail about the sale would have been nice. What has happened to Wonder Bread?
I hear the Bloomberg is contemplating banning the sale of Twinkies in NYC. :lol: I am just thinking ahead.
They are ok as long as they are less than 16oz.
I think Wonder Bread is already back on the shelves or will be soon. Saw an article about it last week. Don't have a link, sorry.
I have not seen it on the shelves here but hope to soon. I always grabbed ButterNut Bread until it wasnt on the shelves anymore. The cheap brad at Wal-Mart these days is not even good for a full week.
That might be a good thing... depending on how you look at it.
Fresher things last the longest of course... but preserved things last longer because of the preservatives... meaning, stuff added to prevent the bacteria and such from eating it before you do... and those things work, essentially, by making the food less edible.
IF the bacteria likes it... it was probably good food.
A few of the major players in the bakery industry and their brands:
Flowers' -- top brands include Nature's Own, Whitewheat, Cobblestone Mill, Tastykake, Mrs. Freshley's, European Bakers, BlueBird, and Mi Casa and regional brands that include ButterKrust, Captain John Derst's, Evangeline Maid, and Mary Jane & Friends. Among the company's top regional brands are Sunbeam, Bunny, Mary Jane, Aunt Hattie's, and Holsum.
Bimbo Bakeries USA: » arnold» ball park (buns)» bimbo» boboli» brownberry» EarthGrains» Entenmann's» francisco» freihofer's» marinela» mrs baird's» oroweat» sara lee» stroehmann» thomas'» tia rosa
Tastykake started filling the vacant shelves here not too long after Hostess vacated them. Tastykake even has some products clearly designed to be cupcake and twinkie-type products... so I would think it hard for the old Hostess products to get back in the game after having many months off of the shelves.
Scheduled to be back on the shelves around July 15 for those needing a fix of whatever Twinkies are made of.
I could use a couple of the cupcake about now.
I miss the Ding Dongs!
Welcome back, Your Highness! Where yo' bin?? Plenny ding dongs (lower case on purpose) around....
According to "the radio" this morning, they'll be debuting in a convenience store near you on Monday, July 15th, as SayWhat?'s post foretold (forewarned?).
By the end of the week, there should be stories on how much of their shelf space they have recaptured, and perhaps something about their pricing. A brand name induces customers to pay more for the same product without a brand name (see: Proctor and Gamble), but even the most entrenched Hostess customers have now either brand substituted or stopped consuming such products at all without withdrawal symptoms.
On Tuesday, I stopped in a regional chain convenience store/gas station in New Hampshire, and they still didn't have any Hostess products. I talked to the manager there and he said they are more than satisfied with the performance of the items they have filled the Hostess shelf space with and he has not been told of any plans for his store to begin carrying Hostess brand products again.
On the other hand, today I was in a 7-Eleven, and they had a basket of Twinkies on the checkout counter. That is my first 7-Eleven Hostess sighting since they had been discontinued.
During the same store visit, I saw that 7-Eleven has begun carrying a chocolate roll cake labeled, "Chocolate Cake Roll" that is virtually identical to the old Swill Roll that Drakes used to sell in the 1960s for 25 cents. The Drake's Swill Roll was constructed like their Yodels, but about five times as massive and without the chocolate coating. Those were so big that the package even had "cut" lines to help you divide it into thirds.
This 7-Eleven version weighs 8 ounces, has 860 calories, and sells for $2.29. Adjusting for inflation, that's still about twice as expensive in constant dollars as a 1960s Swiss Roll. Fortunately, I can now better afford the price, but I can't afford the calories.
I just got back from Walmart. They had Twinkies. I did not pay any attention to price or choices since I do not eat them.
A week ago I was in my local King Soopers and they had shelf space for Hostess but it was mostly empty with a sign saying that Hostess could not keep up with demand