Two lonely little Hostess Apple Fruit Pies fill D3 in the snack machine on the second floor of The Herald building.
On Friday, Hostess announced it would close after decades of providing beloved snacks to young and old alike.
No more Twinkies, CupCakes, Ding Dongs, Ho-Hos, Struessel Cakes, Suzy Qs, Fruit Pies, Donettes, Zingers or Coffee Cakes.
No more soft, moist cake with cream filling of perfect consistency. No more smooth, melty fudge over chocolate cake. No more Coffee Cake loaded with brown sugar and cinnamon. No more fruit pies with sweet, juicy bits of apple in a smooth filling. No more CupCakes with the 8 perfect loops on the top.
How did this happen? How could something that has been a part of my life forever just go away?
Well, maybe not gone entirely. Rumor has it some other company may pick up a few of Hostess’ offering.
Hostess is blaming the company’s demise on unreasonable union workers. The workers say Hostess had already filed for bankruptcy and they had given some concessions and the money from those was to be plowed back into the company. Workers say it never happened. Top management was given 80-percent raises while the company was still in bankruptcy. Blah, blah, blah.