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Capitalism At Work: Twinkies Soar On Ebay

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The invisible hand at work once again as fat-fingered demand dominates union-stifled supply... $8,000 for a single Twinkie... and other offers... It seems, once again, that there are more than a few greater fools who still have no idea just how the bankruptcy process works... will Twinkies be rebranded Bimbettes?

 

 

and Via Mashable:

Here’s what’s currently up for sale and bid on eBay:

There is, however, a small problem for all those hoping for a collectible value on Hostess products after today, and lifting these ridiculous ebay bids: Grupo Bimbo, who wanted to buy Hostess outright in 2006, will almost certainly buy the various now defunct trademarks in a Stalking Horse liquidation auction, and will absolutely continue making them (as we discussed here) collapsing any residual value as Twinkies will be found, in the same identical box, in a grocery store near you.

Sadly, having zero understanding of the bankruptcy process never stopped Americans from making decisions: such as taking one's words for what would happen to America's auto industry had contract law not been inverted several years ago and it the car companies had "failed."

(h/t Dominic Chu)

 

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Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:15 | 2989336 mayhem_korner
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:16 | 2989357 knukles
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Note to Benji:
Take this as an example.  Quit printing and good things happen.
From the Twinkie School of Modern Economics
(Summarily replaces Keynesian, neo-Keyenesian and Krugmanesque schools, in their entirety)

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:20 | 2989377 Temporis
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Wonder why Obama didn't bail out Hostess...

 

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:24 | 2989404 knukles
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He don't need any more twinks.... 

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:42 | 2989512 economics9698
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The party is over.  Valarie Jarrett is gonna get even now.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:56 | 2989572 knukles
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I was thinkin' more along the lines of Reggies' Love Canal

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:16 | 2989655 Transformer
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Shit, it's the end of the world.  For sure this is it, things are really gonna fall apart now.  AJ is openly calling for the overthrow of the government, the ME war is starting, and now this.  It's over, man.... over.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:27 | 2989691 fuu
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Witness the horror of peak twinkie.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 18:26 | 2989886 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Twinkie Shrugged.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 18:41 | 2989913 Race Car Driver
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No one saw it coming.

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 02:18 | 2990205 Boris Alatovkrap
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Maybe is paranoia, but Boris is prescient to collapse of 2009 Twinkie market and is BTFD, now has 1.2 metric tonnage of Twinkie in cellar. But expiration date is problematic and is tepidly rancid. But if dip in Vodka, not bad!

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 13:46 | 2991850 A Nanny Moose
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It's contained to subprime Sno-Balls

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 18:44 | 2989918 nmewn
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What will Michelle have to hate on now?

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 19:33 | 2990008 Dr. Sandi
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'New' Twinkies. Just like original twinkies, but with 10% more HFCS for flavor and zest appeal.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 20:20 | 2990187 Boris Alatovkrap
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In Russia is Vinkies, but Boris is not privy for how inject vodka jell-o into cake. Maybe is good idea in America because is Twinkies EOL!?

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 23:49 | 2990769 FrankDrakman
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Witness the horror of peak twinkie.

 

I used to enjoy the horror of Twin Peakies.. are they related?

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 13:45 | 2991849 A Nanny Moose
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Ding Dong Bubble.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:25 | 2989411 iDealMeat
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I ran out for lunch, and just for fun I thought I get one..  Tried 2 grocery stores and a 7-11..  NONE....

crazy..

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:27 | 2989428 mayhem_korner
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It's just a warm up for the real grocery store runs that are coming soon...

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 18:38 | 2989905 bugs_
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and re-watch the videos of the Sandy gas lines for more of whats coming

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:28 | 2989437 john39
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sadly, the world will not end as someone will buy the brand our of bankruptcy and mine more of the filling to keep Americans safe and happy with their twinkies.  living in the civilized world is such a wonderful thing.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:35 | 2989469 francis_sawyer
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just 'someone'?... You're too nice...

We all know who will buy these brands (directly or indirectly via printing money out of thin air)... Addios 18,000 employees...

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:30 | 2989449 true brain
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the 18000 workers suddenly out of a job are hoarding them for the days ahead. they will need them.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 19:04 | 2989953 jekyll island
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I remember going on a field trip as a kid to the Hostess bakery in St. Louis. Twinkies on a conveyer belt farther than my six year old eyes could see. hostess apple pies coming out of the fryer and hundreds of them snaking over your head on a steel mesh conveyer, you could look up at them. Good times. I guess the union got what was coming to it.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 19:43 | 2990044 Dr. Sandi
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Yeah, that's what I thought at first.

Then I considered who was doing the negotiating for the union. Almost certainly crackhead teams of negotiators brought in to deal with the company's crackhead team of negotiators. Neither set of negotiators would give a damn about the company or the union. They're just hired guns who are good at cracking skulls.

And the end result is what we keep seeing way too often. Another company closes up shop, thousands of workers lose their jobs, the hired guns move on to the next company with the fat bonus they got for 'doing their best.'

The workers let their union get out of hand, just like the rest of us have let our government get out of hand. So ultimately it's the workers to blame for a bad union, the same as it's citizens to blame for a bad government.

When things get too big for we mere humans to have any say, they really need to be collapsed down to a size where we can at least be heard before being ignored.

And on the flip side, how about those Hostess Honchos? They'll liquidate, and pay themselves nice bonus packages for parting out the company in an orderly fashion. I wonder how much of the pension fund has already been borrowed to maintain operating expenses of the company during the strike.

And the poor dumb investors who own the liquidated shares? They can go down and swap stories with the former bakers around a burning can of trash on a street corner somewhere.

So yeah, those damn bakers got just what they deserve. Just as we all will, if we follow the yellow twinkie road we've been on.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 20:30 | 2990226 jekyll island
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It takes two to tango. I'm sure the workers saw the big shots getting their bonuses and asking them to take a paycut. Doesn't make for cordial discussions.

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 00:06 | 2990803 FrankDrakman
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There was a game theory experiment, where A was given a dollar, and told he had to offer some of it to B. If B rejected the offer, the dollar was taken back from A. Rational theory suggested that A should only offer a penny, since that was a penny more than B had initially. However, when A's offered low-ball amounts, B's soundly rejected them. Even though the B's lost out on the small amount the A's offered, they preferred to punish the A's. Anger and resentment can overwhelm rationality.

I think the union did the same thing here. They were fed up watching the bosses loot the company while telling the workers they were lucky they had a job. At some point, any human being with pride says "If you're going to keep screwing me, I'm going to screw you back".

I'm rarely on the side of organized labour, but in this case, I think they treated very badly by management, and reacted more out of anger and spite than rationality.

Sun, 11/18/2012 - 22:40 | 2994933 cynicalskeptic
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ANother example of privage equity 'loot an pillage'.  Long time company - profitable and established - is bought out qwith borrowed money.  Company is loaded up with debt to pay off the private equity firm.  The comapny is starved of investment capital so nothing is improved or maionrtained.  Any cash in pensions or elsewhere is looted.   Employees are squeezed and squeezed (except for the top executives who make out like bandits).

The company dies - a well established brand name dies or is sold off to some other company and all the company employees (except a select few at the top) get screwed.  US taxpayers eat the bill for a looted pension fund - though the payouts turne out to be minimal - no wheres near what employees were due.  

But the private equity firm walks away with millions.

 

About the worst way to use capital as possible - completely extractive, parasitic and deadly to the host.  At least in nature when a parasite kills its host it dies if unable to find a new host.   Not these guys.  More destructive than barbarian hordes.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:26 | 2989421 mayhem_korner
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...cuz Mooschelle can now sell her stash and make a mint.  Those hips are a clear sign of a closet Twinkie swallower.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:30 | 2989702 fockewulf190
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Maybe a new owner will rename Twinkies to Shlongs.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:47 | 2989765 STP
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Yeah, anything cream-filled will do....

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 19:26 | 2989992 brak
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release the strategic twinkie reserves

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:27 | 2989427 Bunga Bunga
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nobody in DC had calls

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:28 | 2989432 JeffB
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The election is over.

 

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:11 | 2989639 zerozulu
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He might have done. Hostess from Hooters.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:46 | 2989760 markovchainey
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They don't make grape soda...

 

(I tried to resist, I really tried)

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 19:56 | 2990099 Hayabusa
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Hostess didn't get bailed out by NoBama because they didn't

help him get reelected with a large enough "donation"...

simple.

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 09:54 | 2991416 northerngirl
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His wife would not let him.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:24 | 2989382 francis_sawyer
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This dude is gonna get famous real fast...

HOW TO MAKE A TWINKIE AT HOME

~~~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGKsWrpsKtI

(ps ~ I've tried the recipe a few years ago & it basically works)

@hedgeless_horseman ~ we're all counting on foto captions of an IMPROVED version of this from Mrs. HH, pronto!

Good luck... We're all counting on you...

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:07 | 2989618 CPL
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I would make sure there are some financial options available when the investors switch from FIAT to Twinkies.

 

Twinkie Backed Deposit Twist

Agressive Leverage Hostess Twinkie Takeover

Turnkey Twinkie Solution, it's Revolutionary!!

 

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:19 | 2989373 tallen
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:35 | 2989467 fuu
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:22 | 2989389 Gully Foyle
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I was tempted to have the little woman pick up a couple of cases when she was out today.

(Biden 2016 I knew a Man Bo Jangles, he would dance for you, then we would go into the Champagne room)

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:30 | 2989450 Upswaller
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$8000 for a Twinkie? A whole new meaning to Ho-Ho's

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:59 | 2989588 Esso
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Hell yeah, 8Gs for a twinkie! Twinkies represent real value unlike that icky ol' gold & silver you can just dig out of the ground for five bucks.

Plus you can eat 'em! Mmmmmmmmmm, high fructose corn syrupy gluten carbo goodness.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:14 | 2989649 CPL
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Ding dongs is where to corner the market.  Ho-ho's are good for a hedge though.  BUY SELL BUY SELL!!!  MARK THAT SHIT AND GET IT TO THE PITS!!!  RUN!

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:34 | 2989463 takeaction
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This guy bought these a month in the future....how did he do that?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BOX-OF-TWINKIES-Unopened-FRESH-/300817976083?pt=...

 

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:15 | 2989626 CPL
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Because Canada has managed to hold onto the coveted technology of Twinkie manufacturing and Joe Louis.  Vachon holds the license in this neck of the woods.  

 

Thank god, I was worried I wouldn't have anything to go with my Pepsi while wearing my touque

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:53 | 2989783 STP
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Hey, I'm ex-French Canadian and I'll tell you what, SCREW the twinkies!  The American public has never experienced the Vachon line of goodies and why aren't the Coffee Crisps sold in the U.S.?

I live in California and my Mom just got here a week ago and she brought me 10 Coffee Crisps, plus the Vachon pastries and they kick butt on Twinkies!

You aint had nothing, until you had one of Vachon's flaky pastries

 http://www.vachon.com/en/pastries/flaky-pastries/#passionPommeFramboise

 

 

 

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 18:38 | 2989907 Rathmullan
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e-bay scalpster! Everybody knows there's as much inventory of twinkies as there is gold. Cept twinkies have a longer shelf life.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 18:48 | 2989928 Rathmullan
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BMO&FML, there's a Bimbo plantation right down the street from where I live. I hope to be dumpster diving soon if you're right Ty.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 18:49 | 2989930 zapdude
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I've always believed those things -- along with most other sugary baked goodies wrapped in cellophane -- were brimming with so many preservatives, that eating a Twinkie would be a slow form of self-embalming. 

The visual I get is a perfectly preserved corpse whose veins are full of cream filling.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 20:15 | 2990163 Larry Dallas
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Expect a gov't bailout. Twinkies can be purchased by using the SNAP cards and hense, are a national resource.

TBTF.

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 16:05 | 2992120 Chuck Walla
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A young girl is enjoying a snack while getting her hair cut. The barber says to her, "Hey, you're getting hair on your Twinkie.

She proudly replies, "Yes! And I'm getting boobs, too!"

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:13 | 2989338 Godisanhftbot
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 Some of those bidders may think they are getting twinks.

 Mostly liberals.

 

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:24 | 2989399 Gully Foyle
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Godisanhftbot

I'm assuming you are a Conservative who knows what a "Twink" is?

Being Liberal I have no idea what one is.

(Biden 2016 vvvrrrooooommmm,vvvvvrrrrrrroooooooooooommmmmmmmmmm)

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:31 | 2989441 TruthInSunshine
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The only reason I know what a "twink" or "bear" is (best video I could find anywhere - stupid copyright law):

"Twinks" & "Bears" & "Power Bottoms": Always Sunny in Philly, Bitchez

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:54 | 2989565 Panafrican Funk...
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 18:05 | 2989824 lakecity55
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O-Phones new name for AF1: TwinkForce1.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:30 | 2989443 Joe Davola
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Twink: (n), In World of Warcraft, it is a newly created character that has the best gear bought for it using Gold from another in-game character;

          (v) twink - the process of creating a twink

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:40 | 2989498 Agent P
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Does Google have something that can track your eyes even if you don't have a webcam?  Shortly after reading this post, I jumped over to another ZH thread and the banner ad was for World of Warcraft.  I have never searched for anything even remotely related to World of Warcraft, and it's the first time I've ever seen that banner.  I'm starting to freak out a little...I need a Twinkie bad!

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:57 | 2989551 TruthInSunshine
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Google = Al-CIA-da, bro.  You laugh. Go ahead. Google is a data aggregator service for U.S. intelligence services and all your search queries are belong to Stellar Wind, et al.

Some claim that Thor is a viable way out of the fish bowl, but who knows, amIright?

As I write this, set top cable boxes, webcams, even new HDTVs have the ability to watch you for what have been alleged to be "commercial" reasons such as analytics. Riiight.

It's all about who controls or has access to the pipes and infrastructure, and who access to those who do, anyways. Privacy rights are soooo last era & the constitution has had its faced smashed over and over again by giant boot stompings.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:59 | 2989589 knukles
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As an acquaintance of mine who works (contract) for the NSA is fond of saying... if you're connected, they can find out anything they want...

 

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 18:04 | 2989821 lakecity55
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Yep. All those big-screen TVs have miniature IR cameras that watch you and record 24/7 at the new Utah Facility.

Use only old, tube-type TV sets.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 18:35 | 2989900 francis_sawyer
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At minimum... Duct tape over those cameras bitchez... (unless you have an exhibitionist slant and like NSA & SEC twats watching you jack off to midnight porn)...

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 19:38 | 2990019 TruthInSunshine
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Just a few examples illustrating that "spy on you & your family" isn't just limited to cable set top boxes or webcams anymore (it's dishwashers, car nav & black boxes, home security systems, thermostats, or ANYTHING that can communicate wirelessly or remotely), and that this rapidly advancing technology & erosion-of-whatever's-left-of-privacy-even-in-one's-home is not the creation of paranoid minds, but present reality (the first link below is pretty revealing, so I added some excerpted text):

CIA Chief: We'll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher

More and more personal and household devices are connecting to the internet, from your television to your car navigation systems to your light switches. CIA Director David Petraeus cannot wait to spy on you through them.

 

Earlier this month, Petraeus mused about the emergence of an “Internet of Things” — that is, wired devices — at a summit for In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm. “‘Transformational’ is an overused word, but I do believe it properly applies to these technologies,” Petraeus enthused, “particularly to their effect on clandestine tradecraft...”

 

Is Your TV Spying on You? | MIT Technology Review

 

Is your TV watching you? Samsung's latest sets

 

CIA Planning To Spy On You–Through Your TV

 

Microsoft wants your TV to spy on you and charge you more | CNET

 

TVs may soon be used to spy on you | SmartPlanet

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:39 | 2989486 GeorgeHayduke
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What a typical comment from a likely clueless conservative. You guys have such delusions packed away in those little minds of yours.

Check out the reality here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asvl6kO1Vo8 Righteous conservatism and pedophilia seem to have a common thread. Or, don't check it out as I am sure your mind is already made up about everything. Another common thread of your ilk.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 18:01 | 2989812 lakecity55
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...so, you are a "righteous conservative," then?

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 18:56 | 2989945 GeorgeHayduke
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Nice try, but as usual, you guys aren't as funny as you think you are and actually a lot more lame than you think you are.

Lots of down arrows to the original post and no rebuttal of any value. Typical day here.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 19:35 | 2990002 TruthInSunshine
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Accidental double tap bitchez.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 18:58 | 2989951 nmewn
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lol...Elmo is "a likely clueless conservative."? There's a 93% chance he's not ;-)

Its the end of the world as we know it...Big Bird is a crony socialist, Elmo is accused of pedophilia, you can't find a Twinkie anywhere and the 18,000 layoffs will be blamed on SuperDuperStorm Sandy instead of hard headed union idiots working for a company already in bankruptcy and Catholic nuns just had to have frrrreeee! birth control pills or it was the end of democracy.

Yep...stick a fork in this puppy, conservatives are running amok! 

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 16:09 | 2992127 Chuck Walla
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I am sure your mind is already made up about everything. Another common thread of your ilk.

Hmm, seems you mind is already set...  Your young, fresh, articulate Kenyan Kommie won. Give it a fucking rest, you'll get your welfare.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:13 | 2989341 Jason T
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"In praise of Price Gauging."

Ron Paul - The Man

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:16 | 2989354 Doubleguns
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If you lube those twinkies enough.......

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:43 | 2989362 Yen Cross
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 I can just see some moron putting a case of them on Ebay in a thousand years, and trying to sell them as antique "food rations"...

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:17 | 2989363 slaughterer
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Twinkies are worth their weight in gold.  Get em' while you can.  

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:16 | 2989657 Schmuck Raker
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Oh sure, you laugh slaughterer...but THEY FLOAT.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:17 | 2989364 LongSoupLine
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Reminds me of the path silver and gold are on...

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:18 | 2989367 Bokkenrijder
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Sorry guys, I'm a bit slow these days: what's the deal with Twinkies?

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:23 | 2989393 Cursive
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@Bokkenrijder

If you were a fatass American, stuck in pre-adolescent state with child-like instant gratification issues, who can't appreciate good food and would rather eat a Slim Jim over filet mignon or Kansas City strip, then you'd understand.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:42 | 2989509 Cursive
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@francis_sawyer

I'm well aware of the news.  The only thing more pathetic than this would be if it were announced that Disney was going under and people ran to buy their faux fairy tales for $400 per DVD.  Who gives a rat's ass if crap merchandisers go under?

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:37 | 2989727 francis_sawyer
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I was replying to Bokks conundrum... No prob...

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:27 | 2989423 knukles
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+ a priceless.......

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:27 | 2989430 Gully Foyle
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Cursive

Either you are is a selfhating American, or simply Eurotrash.

Asians don't count because they eat dog and drink Penis wine. Can you be more fucked up than that?

I would shoot with self hating, and mostl likely blame it on Mommy issues. Not enough titty when you were hungry probably.

(Biden 2016 reading at a seventh grade level and proud of it)


Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:44 | 2989523 Cursive
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@Gully Foyle

I love the America that was and wish she would make a return appearance.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 19:50 | 2990068 Dr. Sandi
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She got old, lost her looks and started turning tricks for rich foreign gentlemen.

But we still have movies from when she was beautiful and vibrant.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:58 | 2989584 mayhem_korner
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Are you old enough to remember Joe Biden's plagiarism days?

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:46 | 2989530 tmosley
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Yeah, because cultures from around the world don't have the exact same thing.

Show me one country that doesn't have some form of sweet or dessert.  Just because something is popular doesn't mean that everyone who eats them is an idiot.  That shit doesn't even follow.

You've got a severe case of hating regular people rather than those responsible for the trends you hate and fear.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:11 | 2989634 Cursive
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@tmosley

It's a twinkie, not tiramasu.  It can sit on a shelf for 6 months and still be consummed.  Great if you absolutely HAVE to eat it and nothing else is available, but not by choice.  Where did I say that all sweets are wrong.  And where did I call anyone an idiot?  Try satisfying a sweet tooth with a real dessert, not some preservative-laced frankenfood.  I don't hate anyone for eating this crap.  Pity them, but not hate.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:23 | 2989398 ThisIsBob
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After TEOTWAWKI, the only 2 surviving foods  will be twinkies and cockroaches.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:45 | 2989525 Cursive
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@ThisIsBob

Cockroaches, with their protein, are arguably more nutricious.  And no, I've never tried one nor hope to.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:49 | 2989540 tmosley
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Because you can only eat one thing forever.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:58 | 2989802 lakecity55
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also Mickey Dees burgers and fries.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 19:51 | 2990077 Dr. Sandi
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But if you've had those, you've probably had cockroach anyway. See how good roach can taste when prepared properly?

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:08 | 2989623 redeals
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Assuming you are serious, Hostess (who makes Twinkies) filed for Bankruptcy liquidation.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:19 | 2989369 williambanzai7
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I think I'd rather buy the original LP Stereo Sound Track version of Casino Royale.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:58 | 2989581 Schmuck Raker
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I 3< Peter Sellers

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:19 | 2989371 Quinvarius
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Hostess should have thought of that.  Maybe they wouldn't be BK right now. 

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:19 | 2989375 Cursive
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Nothing is as sweet as Blythe Masters Tears.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:21 | 2989380 knukles
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Whilst bidding up the price of Twinkies (half shelf life of approximately 400 years) numerous European cities are burning, the Middle East is set upon a knife's edge conflagration of Gog and Megog proportions, the US continues to diddle itself as it financially fails ....

Yet some fucking people are paying a King's Ransom for fucking Twinkies.

This is why the World Deserves to Come to an End.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:08 | 2989622 Matt
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Oh, did you find one of those auctions that actually has a bid on it? Because until someone makes a bid, the ask is kind of meaningless. 

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:21 | 2989383 Dingleberry
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Capitalism....at it's fucking finest!!!!  

Where I live, the ghetto rats are hoardin up on these cakes like they are survivalists, and armageddon approacheth.  

 

One local dad says he wants to save some for when his kids grow up so they can appreciate the goodies he had as a kid.  With all the preservatives in this shit now, I'm sure you can put some in King Tut's grave and they will outlast hs mummy.

 

No "wonder" our kids are so fucking fat.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:21 | 2989388 knukles
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I see that!  Cute!

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:23 | 2989394 pods
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If you remember Wall-E, they will be around long after we die.

pods

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:28 | 2989435 knukles
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Twinkies, cockroaches or gay Twinkies

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:21 | 2989384 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Twinkies fit the criterium of money - their halflife rivals gold.

Maybe soon debts will be paid in Twinkies instead of dollars?

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:28 | 2989433 francis_sawyer
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Ironic too that a twinkie resembles an ingot of gold in shape & dimension... (not to mention the tungsten filling)...

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:37 | 2989445 knukles
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Sticky, creamy tungsten filling.

(holy shit.....)

So that's how you tell if you got a salted bar...
Cut it in half and if its got a creamy center, it's been stuffed

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:47 | 2989533 exi1ed0ne
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 "I've had these before!"

Could never bring myself to eat those things after watching that movie.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:32 | 2989711 Dkizzle49855
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Maybe that is what is stacked in Fort Knox instead of the real thing.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:20 | 2989385 pods
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This could also be an Ebay add after the world stops trading in FRNs.

pods

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:21 | 2989386 nonclaim
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Ho's to Grupo Bimbo?... (how fitting)

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:24 | 2989403 JustPrintMoreDuh
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Time for a Twinkies capital gains tax to help offset the deficit.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:25 | 2989405 mayhem_korner
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I think I could get $20K for a box of unopened T's and a Cabbage Patch Kid...

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:32 | 2989456 Quinvarius
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No one trusts a man with an unopened box of twinkies.  Your offer is suspect!

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:03 | 2989491 knukles
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Let alone a used Cabbage Patch Kid doll that alls can say is "Ow that hurts" or "Twink twice."

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:39 | 2989494 francis_sawyer
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There is no such thing as a box of unopened twinkies... It does not exist in the natural world...

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:26 | 2989413 davidsmith
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We really need Dan White to tell them that it's all about location, location, location.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:37 | 2989414 Mercury
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The invisible hand at work once again as fat-fingered demand dominates union-stifled supply... $8,000 for a single Twinkie... and other offers... It seems, once again, that there are more than a few greater fools who still have no idea just how the bankruptcy process works...Grupo Bimbo, who wanted to buy Hostess outright in 2006, will almost certainly buy the various now defunct trademarks in a Stalking Horse liquidation auction, and will certainly continue making them (as we discussed here) collapsing any residual value.

 

Well, US bankruptcy law is rather malleable these days so who knows what to expect.  Still, looks like a nice market for selling Twinkies futures. Corzine is probably soliciting funds right now.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:55 | 2989785 lakecity55
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Tulips! Tulip Bulbs for Sale!

Get 'em now!

$49.95 and Free Shipping!

USPOSTAL Money Orders Only!

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Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:26 | 2989418 SillySalesmanQu...
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Just sold all my Apple stock and am headed to Wal-Mart, Sam's and Costco to re-invest in Twinkies.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:27 | 2989420 azzhatter
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Change the name to Barney's

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:28 | 2989438 Agent P
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Ah, the power of stupid people in large numbers.  The brand will be bought and the Twinkie will live again.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:31 | 2989453 Stuck on Zero
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The good part is that any remaining Twinkies will last for thousands of years.

 

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 19:36 | 2990020 knukles
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That's what Hitler thought.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:37 | 2989476 HD
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I'm not buying anything "cream filled" over the Internet...

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:41 | 2989503 francis_sawyer
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I'd avoid the 'Cream of Mushroom" soup at the 4 Seasons as well...

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 19:32 | 2989504 francis_sawyer
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...and the Lobster Bisque... or the Cum of Sum Yung Guy off the local Chinese take-out menu...

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 19:54 | 2990087 Dr. Sandi
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You sure as hell don't want to Google 'cream filled' if your ad blocker isn't working.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:38 | 2989483 fijisailor
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Que bueno.  Los Mexicanos venceran.  Que viva Bimbo.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:39 | 2989487 Toolshed
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Yeah, well anyone who has much experience with ebay knows all too well that having bids on your auction is not remotely the same as collecting the money from your auction. I stopped using ebay since it became a clearing house for stolen goods and scams.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:42 | 2989508 catacl1sm
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Sooo, you never used it?

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:46 | 2989528 NoTTD
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That's when I started using it.  Practically everything I own fell off a truck.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:41 | 2989502 HD
HD's picture

"will Twinkies be rebranded Bimbettes?"

The name "Twinkies" is the real value IMO - anyone can make baked goods, it's all about brand awareness and nostalgia.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:05 | 2989608 knukles
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I always wanted to sell deep fried spaghetti sandwiches and call them the "Elvis"

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:17 | 2989661 fijisailor
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Yea that's important.  You don't want to get cofused with gourmet foods.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:41 | 2989505 jomama
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:48 | 2989538 Agent P
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Free Shipping!

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:10 | 2989539 Hi Ho Silver
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"There is, however, a small problem for all those hoping for a collectible value on Hostess products after today, and lifting these ridiculous ebay bids: Grupo Bimbo, who wanted to buy Hostess outright in 2006, will almost certainly buy the various now defunct trademarks in a Stalking Horse liquidation auction, and will certainly continue making them (as we discussed here) collapsing any residual value."

Negative. Those will be Grupo Bimbo Twinkies and they will never rival the flavor and texture of the Original Hostess Twinkie.

Your dastardly plan to drive down the value of my golden hoard will never succeed! muahahauahaha

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:53 | 2989558 BraveSirRobin
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Long live the Twinkie!

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:54 | 2989560 BraveSirRobin
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Long live the Twinkie!

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:54 | 2989562 10mm
10mm's picture

Twinkies,the new gold.Twinkies and ammo baby.WTF

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:03 | 2989601 redeals
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I have a box of Twinkies. Price $1 payable in silver eagle at face value.

Of course anyone with a silver eagle would be too smart for that one.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:55 | 2989567 BraveSirRobin
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They said Twinkies could survive a nuclear war. While this has not be proven, we do know they can not survive a labor union.

Let the insults fly!

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:30 | 2989700 Matt
Matt's picture

--> Romney'd

--> Bain'd

Or a private equity firm.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:59 | 2989585 Frank N. Beans
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you can take your dog damn twinkies and stick 'em up your nose

 

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