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Steve Benson

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  1. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, they did it just before the company went out of business. The question is what they did to extend it. My understanding is that retailers had been asking Hostess for a while to keep them frozen until they’re delivered to stores in order to extend the shelf life.

  2. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago


    Can’t see where shelf life could be an issue. I worked in a shop in Cleveland where someone I knew had nailed a Twinkie to the wall TWO YEARS earlier.
    Didn’t it eat, but it sure seemed like new.

  3. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, over 3 years ago

    Longer shelf life? They’ll already outlast civilization!!

  4. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 3 years ago

    “In my 67 years I’ve only eaten a twinkie once. It was just ok.”
    I had a couple in the 70’s. Still digesting them…

  5. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago

    Yum, TastyKake!

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Word is the new version will have a SHORTER shelf life. Poor little things are just sponge cake and (originally) lard, which was then exchanged for “mystery filling”.

    Which btw, going through some of my dad’s old formulas from decades ago, and it’s amazing how many call for lard (lots of lard) in those baked goods, that have now substituted polyunsaturated fats, that may be worse for you, especially with all those chemical “stabilizers”.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Not suffering himself” might be more accurate.

  8. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago

    This is such a non-issue. The company failed through the greed of management. It produced products that both wasted food and contributed to the compromised the health of their patrons.

    Greed is destructive.

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    The management. Read what really happened. And note that the new Hostess does not have unions anymore. So blaming them is sort of stupid.

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