Bentley, Logan, and Sydney
Sellers on eBay say the Twinkies they are offering for sale online are likely the last of their kind, given that Hostess Brands is folding. Twinkies and Twinkies-related souvenirs have mushroomed on eBay ever since Hostess announced it is liquidating. On Saturday, the online bidding for Twinkies had soared into the hundreds of dollars. “This could be the last box of Hostess Twinkies EVER!” one seller wrote. “Buy it NOW!” Business has been brisk, with buyers snapping up not only Twinkies but Twinkie the Kid school lunchboxes, plush toys and a branded baking set.
If the federal government can bail out the banking and auto industries, why can’t it do the same for Twinkies, the beloved, spongy, cream-centered treats that may be vanishing off store shelves with the news that Hostess Brands is going bankrupt. Over at WhiteHouse.gov, more than 350 Americans have already put their name to a petition asking President Obama to nationalize the Twinkie industry and “prevent our nation from losing her sweet creamy center.” In the meantime, sites like HoardTheHostess are documenting the disastrous news.