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    This outcome seems to be counter intuitive and inconsistent with the happenings in Colorado and Washington State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    They both made the Fruit Pies but the Drakes Apple Pie was much better, IMO.
    BLASPHEMY!

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath View Post
    Did funny bones have the peanut butter in them? if so, they were delicious.

    How about choco dillies:

    omg yes....like chocolate covered twinkies

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    The impact this will have on my life...
























































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    Nothing beats frozen Ho Hos. Except maybe the fruit pies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    Finally...the issue that will push Mericans into the street to rise up.
    Mericans or Merican'ts??



    amirite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath View Post
    Everytime I think about a twinkie, it reminds me of this movie. Great product placement. Wonder how much they paid for that spot???

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    My dad was a union truck driver in NJ, The Teamsters even organized the office workers and floor sweepers so, they all were getting big bucks and benefits. The company told the union it was untenable, the thugs said F-U pay up, the company said we can't and unless there are concessions like productivity pay etc. And, they would lock the doors and close the company if not, The union thugs said F-U, Go ahead. The doors were locked permanently the next day putting thousands out of work. LOOK FOR THE UNION LAAAABLE!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    I was always a Drakes devotee over Hostess. At some point I think they were combined, or at least owned by the same Company. They both made the Fruit Pies but the Drakes Apple Pie was much better, IMO.

    Could possibly be the worst food for you ever, but there was nothing better than stopping at a Rest Stop and getting a Drakes Apple Pie or Funny Bones (my personal favorite). Preferably both.
    Half the things I mentioned were Drake's products (before they merged). What a dunce. Okay, I consumed stuff from both companies. Sorry about the error, folks.

    Crash, you're right about the fruit pies. As above, I had the wrong company.

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    Guess these won't be served at state fairs any more!


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    Quote Originally Posted by acepepe View Post
    My dad was a union truck driver in NJ, The Teamsters even organized the office workers and floor sweepers so, they all were getting big bucks and benefits. The company told the union it was untenable, the thugs said F-U pay up, the company said we can't and unless there are concessions like productivity pay etc. And, they would lock the doors and close the company if not, The union thugs said F-U, Go ahead. The doors were locked permanently the next day putting thousands out of work. LOOK FOR THE UNION LAAAABLE!!
    But...


    1) Hostess was currently owned by a number of Venture Capitalist firms and their internal missmanagement by those firms was very well known and a example of what was wrong with firms like Bain Capital.

    2) The concessions they were forcing were for their bakers to take a 9% pay cut and 30% benefit reduction while their executives got a 80% RAISE.

    3) Its come out that the liquidation process had been planned well in advance of them even presenting the contract to the union. They used the union as a scapegoat when they knew over a year ago they were going under. Some of the plants they blamed were being closed by the unions demands turned up in Chapter 11 filings well before the dispute, meaning they had planned to close them all along and only blamed it on the Union to make them a villan.

    4) They completely gutted their distribution network a year ago to seek short term profits at the cost of long term losses they never would have recovered from. MEaning the firms running Hostess set the company up to fail purposely.

    Amazing when you DONT read the company PR bs and actually look at FCC filing that a completely different picture of purposeful missmanagement and company rape by executives comes out instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver View Post
    The impact this will have on my life...
    Obviously impacted your life enough to post about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    Obviously impacted your life enough to post about it.
    I got drawn in by the sugary goodness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    I was always a Drakes devotee over Hostess. At some point I think they were combined, or at least owned by the same Company. They both made the Fruit Pies but the Drakes Apple Pie was much better, IMO.

    Could possibly be the worst food for you ever, but there was nothing better than stopping at a Rest Stop and getting a Drakes Apple Pie or Funny Bones (my personal favorite). Preferably both.
    but why were they three times more than little Debbie's?

    drakes even took out the white cardboard under the yodels to save a tenth of a penny.

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    Do these people get to collect unemployment?

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    Just for laughs, jump to the Twinkies thread in the Politix Forum and see the different paths the 2 Threads take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    but why were they three times more than little Debbie's?

    drakes even took out the white cardboard under the yodels to save a tenth of a penny.
    T, have you ever looked at the ingredials on a box of Little Doobie? Tasted one?

    Might as well be recycled cardboard, Play-Doh and stevia cumpared to
    a Creme Cup or a Big Wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath View Post
    Did funny bones have the peanut butter in them? if so, they were delicious.

    How about choco dillies:

    Funny Bones were great. Also preferred the Hostess lemon pie, no chunks in it like the apple.

    Who made the Ring Ding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    T, have you ever looked at the ingredials on a box of Little Doobie? Tasted one?

    Might as well be recycled cardboard, Play-Doh and stevia cumpared to
    a Creme Cup or a Big Wheel.
    I have had countless Little Debbies swiss rolls and Drakesyodels. not seeing much off a difference.

    More of a rasberry Zingers man really. Especially when you get the bonus 4th one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    I have had countless Little Debbies swiss rolls and Drakesyodels. not seeing much off a difference.

    More of a rasberry Zingers man really. Especially when you get the bonus 4th one.
    Tell me about it. Living near a Wonder®-Hostess® thrift store does a body good!

    five redline family packs for $5 - can't beat it with a stick

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    Tragedy.

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