Twinkie Twinkie Little Star. Twinkies Join Our Favorite Discontinued Foods

Twinkies might be the only thing other than cockroaches capable of surviving a nuclear disaster, but apparently they’re not quite strong enough to survive labor union posturing. o survive a nuclear disaster. The bankrupt Hostess company, purveyor of such delicious treats as the Ding Dong, the fruit pies and the Sno Balls (do you guys peel the marshmallow shell off first to save for later and first eat the cream-stuffed cake inside first like me? of course you do), was unable to reach a deal with its striking work force and the confectionary company will ultimately have to shut its doors for good.

So what does this mean for the rest of us? Well for starters it means that Entemann’s display case at the end of the aisle just got a whole lot more interesting real fast. It means no one will be able to get away with murder anymore by using ‘the Twinkie defense.’ And possibly it means that my Type-2 Diabetes will be a thing of the past–though the 2000 square foot Y2K bunker filled only with cases of Capri-Sun and Ho Hos says otherwise.

So while we say goodbye to Twinkie the Kid–cut down in his prime–we look back in memoria at some of our other fallen friends, foods that have moved on to that great big discontinued shelf in the sky.

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