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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Ding Dong
Hostess is moving ahead with plans to sell its Twinkies and other snack cakes after nobody stepped forward to top an offer made by two investment firms.
The makers of Thomas' English muffins and Tastykake snacks are emerging as the two of the bidders for Wonder Bread and other Hostess bread brands as the company tries to sell off its assets under bankruptcy-court oversight, a newspaper reported Saturday.
Most Americans never will sip the watermelon margarita at Guy Fieri's behemoth Times Square restaurant, nor savor the chicken Alfredo at the Olive Garden in Grand Forks, N.D.
The future of Twinkies is virtually assured. Hostess Brands Inc. got final approval Thursday in bankruptcy court for its wind-down plans, setting the stage for its roster of snack cakes to find a second life with new owners — even as 18,000 jobs will be wiped out.
Ding, dong, the Ding Dong is dead. Well, maybe. But Twinkie, the Ho Ho and Sno Ball will surely live again, likely in a right-to-work state. It's hard to imagine a plate of barbecue without the embrace of two slices of Wonder Bread to soak up the sauce.
Hostess Brands Inc. lived to die another day.
The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos and Wonder Bread agreed Monday to last-minute mediation talks in the labor dispute that has driven the company to the brink of shutting its doors.
Let's not panic. We all know that Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder bread and the rest of Hostess Brands Inc.'s oddly everlasting foods aren't going away anytime soon, even if the food culture that created them is gasping its last breath.
Twinkies may not last forever after all.
Hostess, the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, plans to go out of business, lay off its 18,500 workers and sell its snack cake and bread brands.
Ding Dongs said late Tuesday that it failed to reach an agreement with its second-biggest union.