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Posted: 9/23/2004 2:26:39 AM EST
www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzbake0923,0,246937.story?coll=ny-business-headlines

The maker of Twinkies, Ring Dings and Wonder Bread has gone stale.

Interstate Bakeries Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday blaming, in part, the low-carbohydrate diet phenomenon, along with rising wage and benefit costs and the high price of ingredients, gasoline and electricity.

Interstate, the nation's largest wholesale baker with 32,000 employees nationwide, including more than 400 at a plant in Jamaica, filed for protection from its creditors in federal bankruptcy court in Kansas City, Mo.

"Carb diet awareness is certainly a factor in their poor sales performance," said food-industry analyst Mitchell Pinheiro, with Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia, who attributed Interstate's difficulties to lack of innovation and business strategy execution. " ... They've had a poor sales performance for the last seven or eight years -- long before Atkins came around."



Sgtar15
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 2:29:17 AM EST


I never cared for the things anyways.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 2:38:24 AM EST
I thought sure the deep fried twinkie craze would rescue them...
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 2:44:25 AM EST
...and another American icon shits the bed.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 2:52:54 AM EST
I fucking KNEW that the "low Carb" craze was a round-about attack on American businesses.


now, where the hell is my tin foil?


Link Posted: 9/23/2004 2:53:46 AM EST
Twinkies are evil junk food. I prefer more healthy snacks like Snoballs and Moon Pies.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:02:32 AM EST
nigga pleeze. it's all about the hostess cupcakes and ding dongs. tastylicious!
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:17:52 AM EST
Nice play on works sarge.

To the above poster. You may want to edit your post.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:22:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sawgunner101:
nigga pleeze. it's all about the hostess cupcakes and ding dongs. tastylicious!




ROFLMFAO!
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:39:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sawgunner101:
nigga pleeze. it's all about the hostess cupcakes and ding dongs. tastylicious!



Say word!
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:48:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl:
I thought sure the deep fried twinkie craze would rescue them...



yeah, me too.....

maybe I'll buy something today...you know, just to help out.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 4:52:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mahatma8Rice:
Twinkies are evil junk food. I prefer more healthy snacks like Snoballs and Moon Pies.



Snowballs not good..moonpies = yummy snack.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 5:03:54 AM EST
Twinkies are the schiznit!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 5:04:25 AM EST
Oh and IBTL!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:40:04 AM EST
Little Debbie's snacks at WALMART are better than hostess.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:40:12 AM EST
I had to buy some Twinkies this morning in honor of this thread!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:41:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By BigDozer66:
I had to buy some Twinkies this morning in honor of this thread!

BigDozer66




Be honest...you bit off the end and used your tongue to lick out the cream filling didn't you....


Sgtar15


Link Posted: 9/24/2004 5:21:08 AM EST
Once you eat Little Debbie, you never go back.

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errr..."a" Little Debbie. You know, the one that looks like a HoHo. Help me fellas, I'm sinking here!
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