Wednesday, November 21, 2012
As Twinkies fly off the shelves following the closing of Hostess brands, we're wondering if Lehigh Valley Patch readers would be just as happy with Tastykakes
Hostess brands has closed following a bakers union strike and fans are fearful for the future of the iconic Twinkie. But are butterscotch Krimpets or peanut butter Kandy Kakes just as good? Which brand do you prefer - Hostess or Tastykake? Vote in our poll and tell us about your preference in the comments section below.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Hostess Cakes operated a plant on Fox Hill Road in Palmer Township.
No more Twinkies, Sno Balls and Ding Dongs. And for about 30 workers at the Hostess Cakes plant in Palmer Township, that also means no more jobs. Hostess went out of business Friday following a labor dispute in which thousands of workers at Hostess bakeries in Philadelphia went on strike last week. Hostess said it was hoping to sell its brands to another company. The closure put 18,500 people out of work nationally. "It is obviously very difficult to witness a business closing their doors within your community, especially a business that has been existence for such a long time," said Alison Miers, vice president of Easton Initiatives for The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. "The Lehigh Valley will continue to pursue and create …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Local stores are selling out of Hostess products and a box of Twinkies is going for $200,000 on eBay. There's even a petition to 'Nationalize the Twinkie' industry. Hostess announced Friday it will close.
The same day Hostess Brand Inc. announced it will close, someone came in and bought all the Twinkies from the Village West Giant Food Store in South Whitehall. That scene is repeating itself at Giant Food Stores and Weis Markets in Palmer and Forks townships as people buy up all the sweet treats. Hostess Brand Inc. announced Friday it filed a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court asking permission to close and sell assets - including its iconic brands and facilities. Giant Store Manager Jeff Pierpoint said people came in after the announcement and "bought all the Twinkies." As of noon Nov. 17 there were still some other varieties available. Everything, however, was gone from the Weis Markets on Route 873 in North Whitehall, according to …