Eagle Archive: Where were you when Twinkie the Kid and Captain Cupcake died?

Eagle Archive: Where were you when Twinkie the Kid and Captain Cupcake died?

November 21, 2012, was a sad day.
As many were looking forward to sharing Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family; Hostess Brands, the makers of Twinkies, Wonder Bread, Ding Dongs and many other culinary delights high in the food pyramid, announced it was closing its 85-year old business.
The Hostess Brands website did not mince words, “Hostess Brands is Closed. We are sorry to announce that Hostess Brands, Inc. has been forced by a Bakers Union strike to shut down all operations and sell all company assets.
“Thank you for all of your loyalty and support over the years. …The wind down means the closure of 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, approximately 5,500 delivery routes, 570 bakery outlet stores and the loss of 18,500 jobs.”
If such treats as Suzy Q’s, Dolly Madison Zingers and HoHos are not a critical part of your childhood, then certainly you remember the holy trinity of spokespersons for Hostess: Captain Cupcake, Fruit Pie the Magician and Twinkie the Kid.
Certainly many of the 30 Hostess products are a strong childhood memory for many Carroll Countians. As soon as the news that an expiration date had finally been determined for the Twinkies family, the Eagle Archives crisis lines lit-up with inquiries as whether or not it was true that Dolly Madison and Twinkie the Kid were no longer with us… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archive-1209-20121208,0,344660.story
Eagle Archive: Where were you when Twinkie the Kid & Captain Cupcake died? http://tinyurl.com/bqf5tfo

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