Ding Dong, is Hostess dead?

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  • Snack-maker files for Chapter 11
  • Production of treats to continue -- at least for now
  • Which Hostess product is your favorite?
Ding Dong, is Hostess dead?

Is it a case of people taking their New Year’s resolutions seriously this year?

Twinkies’ parent company, Hostess Brands, filed for Chapter 11 on Wednesday. But don’t worry: There is still time to stockpile your bomb shelter with HoHos, if that’s what you’re into. Hostess products will continue lining the shelves -- at least for a while, reports CNN Money.

"Throughout the proceeding, we're going to operate business as normal," Hostess spokesman Erik Halvorson said. "They'll keep making Twinkies."

Well that’s one less thing to lose sleep over tonight.

Ironically, production of the baked goods started in 1930, surviving the Great Depression. And if you’re feeling a great depression because of this news, take comfort in the knowledge that after you compulsively buy entirely too many Ding Dongs, Hostess has an entire section of its site dedicated to recipes for your enjoyment. (And Twinkies are freezable! Who knew?)

Or, if you’re feeling really sentimental, you can pack them in a time capsule, like this Twitter user:

“Glad we included a Twinkie in our time capsule this summer. One stowed away for the future and it will still be edible I'm sure. #Twinkies” tweeted @EyeCandyDesign.

And so, as we wait to find out the fate of some of our favorite snack treats, let us repeat a mantra in the words of “Zombieland”'s Tallahassee: “Oh, this Twinkie thing, it ain't over yet.”

So, which Hostess product would you miss most if it disappeared? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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