A last-minute reprieve for Twinkies?

  • Andy Wagar loads Twinkies, Ho-Hos and Cup Cakes into a van outside the Wonder Bakery Thrift Shop in Bellingham, Wash., on Nov. 16, 2012, after Hostess Brands Inc. said it would shutter is operations after years of struggling with management turmoil, rising labor costs and the ever-changing tastes of Americans. (Assocated Press/The Bellingham Herald)Andy Wagar loads Twinkies, Ho-Hos and Cup Cakes into a van outside the Wonder Bakery Thrift Shop in Bellingham, Wash., on Nov. 16, 2012, after Hostess Brands Inc. said it would shutter is operations after years of struggling with management turmoil, rising labor costs and the ever-changing tastes of Americans. (Assocated Press/The Bellingham Herald)
  • A cashier rings up boxes of Hostess Twinkies and Cup Cakes at the Hostess Brands' bakery in Denver on Nov. 16, 2012. (Associated Press)A cashier rings up boxes of Hostess Twinkies and Cup Cakes at the Hostess Brands' bakery in Denver on Nov. 16, 2012. (Associated Press)
  • **FILE** Twinkies baked goods are displayed for sale Nov. 16, 2012, at the Hostess Brands' bakery in Denver. (Associated Press)**FILE** Twinkies baked goods are displayed for sale Nov. 16, 2012, at the Hostess Brands' bakery in Denver. (Associated Press)
  • **FILE** This 2003 photo originally released by Interstate Bakeries Corporation shows Twinkies cream-filled snack cakes. Twinkies first came onto the scene in 1930 and contained real fruit until rationing during World War II led to the vanilla cream Twinkie. (Associated Press/Interstate Bakeries Corporation via PRNewsFoto)**FILE** This 2003 photo originally released by Interstate Bakeries Corporation shows Twinkies cream-filled snack cakes. Twinkies first came onto the scene in 1930 and contained real fruit until rationing during World War II led to the vanilla cream Twinkie. (Associated Press/Interstate Bakeries Corporation via PRNewsFoto)
  • **FILE** A fried Twinkie is shown at ROXX Tavern in Atlanta on Nov. 16, 2012. (Associated Press)**FILE** A fried Twinkie is shown at ROXX Tavern in Atlanta on Nov. 16, 2012. (Associated Press)
  • People wait in line to get into the Hostess Thrift Shop in Ogden, Utah, on Nov. 16, 2012. (Associated Press/Standard-Examiner)People wait in line to get into the Hostess Thrift Shop in Ogden, Utah, on Nov. 16, 2012. (Associated Press/Standard-Examiner)
  • Customers shop at the Sweetheart Outlet store in Casper, Wyo. on Nov. 16, 2012. The store, which was to close three days later, is a casualty of the Hostess liquidation. A sign on the door apologizes for the low stock, blaming it on the strike at the Hostess bakeries. (Associated Press/The Casper Star-Tribune)Customers shop at the Sweetheart Outlet store in Casper, Wyo. on Nov. 16, 2012. The store, which was to close three days later, is a casualty of the Hostess liquidation. A sign on the door apologizes for the low stock, blaming it on the strike at the Hostess bakeries. (Associated Press/The Casper Star-Tribune)
  • Michelle Craft, of Thornton, Colo., loads boxes of Twinkies and Zingers into her car after buying about $100 worth of the baked goods at the Hostess Brands' bakery in Denver on Nov. 16, 2012. Announcements that Hostess Brands will be going out of business prompted a buyers' run on the bakery. (Associated Press)Michelle Craft, of Thornton, Colo., loads boxes of Twinkies and Zingers into her car after buying about $100 worth of the baked goods at the Hostess Brands' bakery in Denver on Nov. 16, 2012. Announcements that Hostess Brands will be going out of business prompted a buyers' run on the bakery. (Associated Press)
  • All the Hostess cakes and snacks are sold out at the Wonder Bread Bakery Outlet in Waterloo, Iowa, on Nov. 16, 2012. (Associated Press/The Waterloo Courier)All the Hostess cakes and snacks are sold out at the Wonder Bread Bakery Outlet in Waterloo, Iowa, on Nov. 16, 2012. (Associated Press/The Waterloo Courier)
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There was also news Monday that investment firm Sun Capital was interested in acquiring the troubled snack maker. According to Fortune magazine, Sun Capital reached out to Hostess after last week’s bankruptcy filing.

“I think that we could offer a slightly better, more labor-friendly deal than what was on the table last week,” Sun co-CEO Marc Leder told Fortune.

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