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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 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:16 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Temporis
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Wonder why Obama didn't bail out Hostess...

 

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

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

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

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:16 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment fuu
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Witness the horror of peak twinkie.

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

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

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 02:18 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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It's contained to subprime Sno-Balls

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

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 19:33 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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Ding Dong Bubble.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:25 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment fockewulf190
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Maybe a new owner will rename Twinkies to Shlongs.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

(I tried to resist, I really tried)

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 19:56 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment northerngirl
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His wife would not let him.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:24 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment tallen
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Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:22 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Upswaller
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$8000 for a Twinkie? A whole new meaning to Ho-Ho's

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:59 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Godisanhftbot
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 Some of those bidders may think they are getting twinks.

 Mostly liberals.

 

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:24 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Panafrican Funk...
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 18:05 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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O-Phones new name for AF1: TwinkForce1.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:30 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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...so, you are a "righteous conservative," then?

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 18:56 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Accidental double tap bitchez.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 18:58 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Jason T
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"In praise of Price Gauging."

Ron Paul - The Man

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

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:43 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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Twinkies are worth their weight in gold.  Get em' while you can.  

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

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

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:18 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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I was replying to Bokks conundrum... No prob...

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:27 | Link to Comment knukles
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+ a priceless.......

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:27 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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Are you old enough to remember Joe Biden's plagiarism days?

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:46 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment ThisIsBob
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After TEOTWAWKI, the only 2 surviving foods  will be twinkies and cockroaches.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:45 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment tmosley
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Because you can only eat one thing forever.

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

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 19:51 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment redeals
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Assuming you are serious, Hostess (who makes Twinkies) filed for Bankruptcy liquidation.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:19 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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I 3< Peter Sellers

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

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

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:23 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment knukles
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Twinkies, cockroaches or gay Twinkies

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

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:22 | Link to Comment BlackholeDivestment
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:24 | Link to Comment JustPrintMoreDuh
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Time for a Twinkies capital gains tax to help offset the deficit.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:25 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Tulips! Tulip Bulbs for Sale!

Get 'em now!

$49.95 and Free Shipping!

USPOSTAL Money Orders Only!

"tulipchumps@hotmail.com"

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:26 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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Change the name to Barney's

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:28 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment knukles
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That's what Hitler thought.

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

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:41 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment fijisailor
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Que bueno.  Los Mexicanos venceran.  Que viva Bimbo.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:39 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment catacl1sm
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Sooo, you never used it?

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:46 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment HD
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"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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment jomama
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:48 | Link to Comment Agent P
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Free Shipping!

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:10 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment BraveSirRobin
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Long live the Twinkie!

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

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:54 | Link to Comment 10mm
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Twinkies,the new gold.Twinkies and ammo baby.WTF

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:03 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Matt
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--> Romney'd

--> Bain'd

Or a private equity firm.

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

 

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