News alert from the Wall Street Journal
"Hostess, the maker of iconic treats like Twinkies, is shuttering its plants and liquidating its 82-year-old business.
A victim of changing consumer tastes (DUH -added by Marash GIrl), high commodity costs and strained labor relations, Hostess ultimately was brought to its knees by a national strike orchestrated by its second-largest union."
A tear in the eye for Twinkies, the one food Marash Girl has never eaten/never wanted to eat; a joke; the symbol for junk food, and yet a favorite of a whole generation of kids.
Twinkies brings to mind Marash Girl's long ago visit to a family in the East Bronx -- all that was in their refrigerator for their two little boys was Twinkies -- and the bag of oranges (eyed suspiciously by the Twinkie lovers) Marash Girl had brought as a gift -- a rather unholy marriage of foods sitting uncomfortably together in an East Bronx "ice box".