2012 and apparently the Mayans were wrong, but little did we know that something entirely unforeseen and much more dramatic was going to happen. Sorry friends, the Hostessapocalypse is now reining down on our nation like a ton of bricks. This is not a joke, this is not a drill. Twinkies, wonderbread, Ding-Dong.. All soon to be Ding-gone.
Shocking as this may all seem, the company has been going down hill for years. Hostess has been in bankruptcy twice since 2009, and has had a series of inexperienced CEOs mismanaging the company into the ground. Six to be exact in the last 8 years. Even though the company has had plenty of financial troubles, the current CEO just got a hefty raise of 300%, that’s right: from $750,000 to $2,500,000! Now that’s a whole lot of Wonderbread! The company blames it’s woes on the striking workers that (oh the horror) dared to demand benefits and fair pay, an easy scapegoat for sure. Already petitions are floating around to bailout the well indulged junk food company just like we did the auto industry, a fat mistake that would be for sure. I’m only surprised Obamacare wasn’t blamed for the snack-cake company’s downfall, which seems to be a popular excuse for millionaire and billionaire CEOs to throw around as reasons why they don’t want to supply their low paid workers with decent benefits as they sit by the pool eating Ding-Dongs to their heart’s content.
Anyway you slice it folks, sadly 18,000 Americans are now out of a job right before the holidays and hopefully they snagged a case of Twinkies on their way out the door, because apparently these snack-cakes are literally selling like hot cakes on eBay at upwards near 10,000 a box.