When Hostess Brands declared bankruptcy and shut down all operations in November 2012, a collective tear was shed by the millions of children and adults who loved the company's snack cakes.
Almost immediately, there was a run on Twinkies, HoHo's, and Cupcakes as people hoarded the treats to save an ... More >>
Prepare your Costco-sized box of Kleenex for that friend who gleefully shelled out fistfuls of cash to obtain some of the last packages of Twinkies on earth.
First because a U.S. bankruptcy court in White Plains, N.Y. on Monday gave Hostess Brands Inc. permission to auction of its Twinkie and Wonde ... More >>
Since Hostess' shutdown, Twinkies have become a valuable commodity. Despite all the "lifespan of a million years" jokes, the snack cake actually has a shelf life of only about 28 days, according to a company spokesperson, which is making the dwindling supplies of the popular snack cake in high deman ... More >>
Growing up in Brooklyn, there were only two kinds of bread available at any given day -- fresh baked loaves of Italian bread for the grownups -- and Hostess Wonder Bread for us kids. Read Also: Bankrupt Twinkie Manufacturer Warns of Hundreds of Florida LayoffsIn fact, Hostess was pretty mu ... More >>
Hostess Brands, the makers of Twinkies, Ho Hos, and Ding Dongs that declared bankruptcy in January, has filed paperwork with the state warning of at least 479 potential layoffs all over the state.And it's not just a Florida thing -- reports of layoff warnings are coming out all over the country ... More >>
With a summer that lasts a good chunk of the year, the people of South Florida need -- make that deserve -- lots of options for cool, refreshing treats. While an ice cold beer does the trick nicely, sometimes you crave the innocence and nostalgia of an icy sweet treat. Here are five of the best c ... More >>
Champion eater Takero Kobayashi set a Guinness World Record on the Wendy Williams Show by successfully eating 14 Hostess Twinkies in one minute.Kobayashi downed the endangered treats while a studio audience and a Guinness official watched. In fact, the official had the... ummm... interesting task ... More >>
Candace WestBurgerFi opens a second location in Delray Beach.BurgerFi, restaurateur David Manero's fast-casual burger and concrete concept, opened its second location in Delray Beach. The restaurant, located directly on Ocean Boulevard, has the same concept as the first BurgerFi restaurant in Lau ... More >>
divemasterking2000Old-fashioned root beer -- is it fit for a king?This weekend is your last chance to visit this year's Florida Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach. There you can practice chess or archery, watch jousts with live horses, listen to live music, witness artisan glass blowing, be ... More >>
TooFarNorthCaesar salad gone horribly, horribly wrong. There's something to be said for knowing when to quit. Although longevity and persistence have their place, in time that thing or person who refuses to give it up (Larry King), gracefully fade away (Bret Farve), or drown himself in his ... More >>
Ever bite into a deep-fried Oreo? A favorite treat of fairs and carnivals from Texas to Tequesta, these battered and fried versions of the classic cookie are stellar. They're coated in funnel cake batter and fried so that the batter forms a balloon-like crust. The chocolate part of the cookie mel ... More >>
Wanna know why your gut hits your ankles when you walk? Why your thighs have more ripples than the Gulf of Mexico in a hurricane? Why your ass is big enough to blot out the sun? The "Twinkie Casserole" (24 Twinkies topped with caramel, mini marshmallows and brown sugar, topped with caramel ... More >>
Until I saw Milk yesterday, the biopic starring Sean Penn as gay activist and San Francisco city supervisor Harvey Milk, I'd forgotten all about the Twinkie Defense. Fellow supervisor Dan White shot and killed Milk and Mayor George Moscone in their offices at San Francisco City Hall in 1978 and got ... More >>