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Twinkie Shortage After Hostess Goes Out of Business
EDMOND, OK-- Twinkies disappear from grocery store shelves after Hostess shuts down.
The Texas-based company says a Bakers Union strike forced it to shut down all operations and sell all company assets. The closure leaves 18,500 people without a job.
"It's sad to me all the jobs that we're losing," said Edmond resident, Joyce Uhlich.
The move also created a shopping frenzy across the country.
"My mission was to get as many twinkies as possible," said shopper, Kim Caminiti.
Crest Foods at 15th and Sante Fe in Edmond marks Caminiti's fourth stop as she tries to buy up all the golden sponge cakes, but she doesn't plan to eat them. She plans to sell them.
"My son gave me his debit card and said go buy me some Twinkies," said Caminiti. "He sees it as a money making deal."
Caminiti's son isn't the only one. One seller on eBay lists 500 Twinkies for $5,000.
"No way!" said shopper, Charlotte Davis. "That's idiotic but there'll be somebody that'll buy it."
"I wouldn't do that. In fact, I have a little problem paying $2.50 for them, " said Uhlich.
The end of Hostess Brands not only affects Twinkies, but also ends production of Ding Dongs, Ho Ho's, Donettes and Wonder Bread.
"I'm just kinda surprised. I thought they'd be around forever," said shopper, David Whitley.
To see the letters Hostess Brands posted for employees, customers and supplies follow this link.
Posted: Friday, November 16 2012, 09:50 PM CST
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