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The end of the Hostess Twinkie?

January 11, 2012 |  6:17 pm

Twinkies

Say it ain't so.

Hostess Brands Inc., the makers of Twinkies, those beloved spongy yellow cakes with the cream filling, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday.

What does this mean for Twinkies lovers? According to our sister blog Money & Co, the bankruptcy filing should not affect the sales of the company's Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho-Hos and other sweet treats.

This is the second time the Texas-based company has filed for bankruptcy. Hostess was originally called Interstate Bakeries. Ripplewood Holdings took over the bankrupt company in 2009 and renamed it Hostess Brands.

Twinkies have been around since Hostess was founded in 1930. Other Hostess favorites include Zingers, Suzy Q's, Donettes and Snoballs.

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-- Jenn Harris
Twitter.com/jenn_harris_

Photo: A twin pack of Hostess Twinkies. Credit: Paul J. Richards /AFP/Getty Images.

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