Twinkie Maker Hostess to Close | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

My comment: Is the demise of Hostess Brands a leading indicator that Americans are coming around to rational thinking on nutrition and making decisions with food purchases that will have a meaningful impact on obesity and health?  I hope so.  Joseph Schumpeter might be smiling.

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The maker of Wonder Bread and Ding Dongs announced it would close its plants and fire about 18,000 employees after being crippled by a nationwide strike.

Each Twinkie has (had) 150 calories, 2 gm fat, 17 gm sugar.

The company made 500 million of the creme-filled treats every year. The icons have been on shelves since 1930. Supposedly the cakes never go bad. Despite the high amounts of preservatives, Hostess says, Twinkies really only have a 25 day shelf life. President Clinton placed a package in the Millennium Time Capsule in 1999, scheduled to be opened in 2100. We'll see then if if they really do spoil.