With Hostess shutting down, people stocking up on Twinkies

With Hostess shutting down, people stocking up on Twinkies

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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 15: Hostess Brands products are shown on November 15, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Hostess Brands Inc. has warned striking workers with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union that it will move to liquidate the company if plant operations don�t return to normal levels by this afternoon. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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by OTHELLO RICHARDS & KREM.com

kvue.com

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 9:28 PM

SPOKANE, Idaho -- They’ve become a part of our American culture and now the future of the Twinkie, and other Hostess treats, are in jeopardy.  Hostess Brands is shutting down for good, after striking union bakers refused to return to work.

Word is spreading fast that the iconic treats may soon become things of the past and locals are now stocking up by the armload.

KVUE sister station KREM checked several supermarkets on Spokane’s South Hill and couldn’t find any regular Twinkies. KREM could only find a few boxes of the chocolate filled Twinkies.

William and Rachel Oliver were shopping at the HICO Market in the Perry District. The store still has individual packs of Twinkies remaining. While the Olivers said they personally aren’t big fans, Rachel said she stopped shopping with one of her friends because of her friend’s Twinkie craving.
 

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