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Jerry Holbert

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 4 years ago

    Me has a feeling cartoonists REALLY liked their Twinkies.

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I do believe their chemical content allowed them an incredibly long shelf life.

  3. Joshua

    Joshua said, about 4 years ago

    Longer than most, but much, much, MUCH shorter than what people say. Thge average shelf life is about 25 days.

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 4 years ago

    Look, jokes aside, there’s like a thousand different brands of “not-Twinkies” to fill the hole. Some of them are probably better- and most of them would have to try hard to be worse for you.

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 4 years ago

    Enough with the Twinkies, already!

  6. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 4 years ago

    back to the good old days of the robber
    barons, where there were no safety
    considerations, no retirement, no rights for
    the laborors…no wonder they prospered

  7. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 4 years ago

    I am not a friend of unions, but to deliberately destroy a business would take all those dues out of their pocket.
    The greedy union bosses emptying their own pockets?
    Try another guess Miss Ima, leeching the business dry hurts the lifestyle of the union goon you hate.
    If they were that dumb you would not have to hate them, no?

  8. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Only a thousand? I read somewhere that twinkies have a half life longer than plutonium.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    “Twinkies” started life as sponge cake with banana cream filling. Quite good, actually. They devolved into a mass-produced gross chemical compound. Hmm, that’s a lot like what happened to the Republican party, and “conservatism” over the last three decades.

  10. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    BIMBO in Mexico (non-union you say) have stepped in to make the Twinkie. Business runs very well without unions but no union exists without a business to leech off of.

    It’s been posted repeatedly on several different cartoons that it was the management sucking money out of the company through loans to pay back the leveraged buyout and in massive management pay.

  11. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv said, about 4 years ago

    From Wikiality

    “A common urban legend claims that Twinkies have an infinite shelf life or can last unspoiled for a relatively long time of ten, fifty, or one hundred years due to chemicals used in production.17 This urban legend is false, although Twinkies can last a relatively long time (25 days or more) because they are made without unstabilized dairy products and thus spoil more slowly than most bakery items.18 In reality, Twinkies are on the shelf for a short time; a company executive told the New York Times in 2000 that the “Twinkie is on the shelf no more than 7 to 10 days.”19"

    Could we stop with the Twinkies survive forever BS? Oh, and neither do McDonalds food. Maybe instead of prattling on about the truth of urban legends, you could try and replicate the experiments.

  12. Paul Nelson

    Paul Nelson said, about 4 years ago

    The Twinkie is a part of Americana. There should be some sadness that it is lost. (Not to mention Wonder Bread, Zingers, Snow Balls, Cup Cakes and Fruit Pies.) I almost always had one of these in my lunch whine I was in school – 40 years ago. in all liklihood the largest brand names will be bought by other producers. The rights to most of the old Hostess products will be bought up by other vendors. They will reappear on store shelves. I hope that they don’t change much.

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