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Twinkies Fly Off Shelves, After Hostess Files Bankruptcy
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on November 17, 2012 @ 9:35PM
Created on November 17, 2012 @ 8:15PM
 
Hostess, the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread filed bankruptcy on Friday. Their products are flying off store shelves across the county because of the sudden news.  Some local jobs will also be lost because of this.
 
Now, Hostess outlets will all be shutting down.  Shoppers at the Hostess outlet in Morgantown were very sad of it's closing on Saturday.
 
"It's not about the twinkie, it's about the tradition. It was a home-based company that started out small. It's like the American Dream," said Michelle Daley, a Morgantown resident and long- time Twinkie lover.
 
And that dream is now facing a stark reality.  Hostess Brands Inc., the makers of beloved snacks like Twinkies and Ding Dongs, is going out of business. 
 
Customers were scrambling to get the last of the treats at the Hostess outlet in Morgantown Saturday, where they've been shopping for years.  To some, it's not just a store, but a staple of the community.
 
Daley added, "It's something you grew up with. It's kind of devastating, all the jobs that are being lost. I mean this was the corner spot, the corner store."
 
More than 18,000 jobs will be lost across the nation.  This comes after the corporation filed bankruptcy for the second time in less than a decade.  They said, it's because of Union wages and pensions that were too demanding.
 
This week, workers across the country went on strike, after rejecting an offer that would've slashed their wages and benefits.  But this Twinkie lover said that she's been following their story for a while, and they were fighting battles other than Union labor costs.
 
"Yes, the Union was part of it, but that was just so they wouldn't go below what they were getting 20 years ago. Or even 15 years ago. It was just that management came in and just weren't doing the job that they promised," said Daley.
 
Saturday, everything in the store was on sale, and the Twinkies were the first to go.  We caught up with one woman, who got the last one. 
 
"I'm sad to see Twinkies go, it reminds me of an apocalypse in there. There's a lot of people scrambling for things," said shopper Allauna McDonald.
 
She plans to savor this American tradition with her family.
 
"I'm going to save them until the expiration date, which is not very far from now, and enjoy them with my kids."
 
 
 

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