Hostess http://www.kunc.org en The Science Of Twinkies: How Do They Last So Darned Long? http://www.kunc.org/post/science-twinkies-how-do-they-last-so-darned-long We have to confess: When we heard that Twinkies will have nearly double the shelf life, 45 days, when they return to stores next week, our first reaction was — days? Not years?<p>Urban legend has long deemed Twinkies the cockroaches of the snack food world, a treat that can survive for decades, what humanity would have left to eat come the apocalypse. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:28:00 +0000 46904 at http://www.kunc.org The Science Of Twinkies: How Do They Last So Darned Long? Twinkies, Ho Hos, Other Hostess Cakes To Return On July 15 http://www.kunc.org/post/twinkies-ho-hos-other-hostess-cakes-return-july-15 According <a href="http://hostesscakes.com/" target="_blank">to the countdown clock</a>, at 2 p.m. ET Monday we were just 490 hours away from fresh Twinkies.<p>As <a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-twinkies-hostess-20130624,0,840604.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MoneyCompany+%28Money+%26+Company%29" target="_blank">the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> says</a>, it's "time to welcome back the Twinkie. ... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:08:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 46241 at http://www.kunc.org Twinkies, Ho Hos, Other Hostess Cakes To Return On July 15 Twinkies' Return Is Mostly Sweet News For Kansas Town http://www.kunc.org/post/twinkies-return-mostly-sweet-news-kansas-town The news of Hostess' return to Emporia, Kan., sparked an ecstatic response in this beleaguered town — even though there will be only half as many jobs.<p>The new company, formed when investors bought Hostess' snack cake business, has hired longtime snack cake production veterans Pat Chambers and her husband, Bob, to help get the bakery here running again. Pat lost her job at the Hostess plant when it closed last November. Now, she sits beaming on her front porch, wearing a dirty Hostess work shirt.<p>"We worked today! It's like going home," she says. "I'm so excited. Mon, 27 May 2013 07:32:00 +0000 KCUR-FM: Frank Morris 44887 at http://www.kunc.org Twinkies' Return Is Mostly Sweet News For Kansas Town Judge Approves Hostess Snack Food Sales http://www.kunc.org/post/judge-approves-hostess-snack-food-sales Twinkies, Ho Hos and Ding Dongs will go to a pair of private equity firms. Wonder Bread will be sold to snack food maker Flowers Food. The Beefsteak brand of bread will go to a Mexican company. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:54:00 +0000 41778 at http://www.kunc.org Booches' Famous Burgers Seek New Buns After Hostess Plant Closes http://www.kunc.org/post/booches-famous-burgers-seek-new-buns-after-hostess-plant-closes Twinkie hoarders, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/11/16/165272623/twinkies-hostess-brand-may-die-but-the-iconic-snack-cakes-never-will">artists</a>, and Ding Dong enthusiasts weren't the only consumers affected when Hostess started <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/hostess-wins-judges-final-approval-to-wind-down-twinkie-maker/2012/11/30/b98148f0-3aae-11e2-9258-ac7c78d5c680_story.html">shutting down</a> plants across America just a few weeks ago. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 17:32:00 +0000 Scott Pham 37094 at http://www.kunc.org Booches' Famous Burgers Seek New Buns After Hostess Plant Closes