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Twinkies Going Away

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Today marks a bitter-sweet ending for the dessert giant "Hostess."

Hostess Brands, Inc. --- the makers of Twinkies and Wonder Bread - filed a request with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York early this morning.

Hostess has decided to go out of business after failing to reach an agreement on wage and benefit cuts with thousands of striking bakery workers.

Company officials say the liquidation process will cause 18,500 employees in 33 plants across the U.S. to be out of work.

Closer to home, after 82 years of sweet treats on demand, a few of the bakery shelves are about to turn sour.

"Twinkies are a pretty big staple! My dad's diet, he eats Twinkies everyday. They're going out of business though, huh? That's nuts."

"It seems like they've been around forever."

"We like Twinkies, don't we Ciara?"

"I don't know what we're going to snack on anymore when we don't have those. But I'm sure we'll find something."

"I've seen the movie 'Zombieland' and they're in there. They're supposed to last until the end of civilization, supposedly. It just sucks."

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