Hostess – maker of the little, golden, cream-filled, sponge cakes – made a second attempt at negotiations with union workers on Tuesday, but even court-advised mediation failed to bring together the two parties. It's likely now the company will liquidate, as it was reported before Tuesday's talks.
No more Hostess? No more Hostess Twinkies? How can I be expected to sit along the creek and dunk worms for catfish without a couple of Twinkies for me to munch on while I wait for the fish to bite? And how will I be able to serve my dinner guests my favorite dessert – those sweet, yellow torpedoes already stuffed with white cream and then topped with fresh strawberries and a dollop of Cool Whip? Be still, my taste buds, whilst I mull over this culinary predicament.
As I mull the situation, I'm thinking about a host of other Hostess treats, too, such as Hostess CupCakes and Hostess Sno Balls and Hostess Fruit Pies. Good, decent people in this world depend upon those tasty treats in order to maintain their unhealthful sugar intake and healthful levels of happiness.
We can only hope that some other bakery, some other company, will acquire the rights to produce our beloved Twinkies and those other yummy belly bombs that Hostess has provided for us for so many years.
Holy moly. Perhaps the mulling is over already. I just now searched the Internet and found Hostess knockoffs on the Little Debbie website. Right there on the first webpage were the spitting images of Twinkies, but Little Debbie calls them Cloud Cakes. And right next to them were Little Debbie Chocolate Cupcakes, lookin' exactly like Hostess CupCakes.
Since it's Black Friday today, now is the perfect time to head out and look for that new television and also find a store that sells Cloud Cakes. I might be watching "20/20" tonight with Little Debbie. Will she pass the test? Stay tuned.
I think I'll pick up some chocolate milk, too.