Hostess Brands Inc., maker of iconic treats like Twinkies, Ho Hos and Ding Dongs, announced November 16 that it would close its business as a result of a bitter labor dispute, “a move that has consumers preparing to snap up what’s left of the company’s snacks,” according to news reports.
“There’s a run on Twinkies,” says Teri Gault, founder of supermarket savings website The Grocery Game.”
Worried that your stash of Twinkies might spoil? Don’t be, says journalist Jen Wieczner of Marketwatch.
“Those looking to stockpile cases of Twinkies … may be disturbed to find out the snack’s official shelf life is just 25 days. But hoarders of the cream-filled sponge cakes can rest assured, say experts: the treats will still stay tasty for months—if not years—to come.”
Need a final fix? Click here for a photo montage of “13 Delicious Hostess Products In Danger Of Extinction”
Like conspiracy theories? Blame it all on Congress. Read more in the Christian Science Monitor, “Did Congress kill the Twinkie? The tariff tale behind the Hostess demise.”