Twinkie Trouble: How the Media Reacts [VIDEO]

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In case you haven't heard, the Twinkie is in trouble. Last week, Hostess announced it would close its doors 10 months after the company filed bankruptcy, but there is still a small strand of hope for the cake treat. The company and its labor unions agreed to a Tuesday mediation session over the labor strike which was the final factor for the emergency shutdown.

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Twitter mourned the death of the Twinkie, while some headed to eBay in hopes of selling them off for the insane price tag of $5,000. And that was just the starting bid.

On his show Monday night, Conan O' Brien made a montage video (shown above) that shows how local and national news outlets responded. Share your thoughts on the puff-filled pastry's tribulations in the comments below.

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BONUS: 8 Hostess Treats You Can Still Make at Home

1. Twinkies

Craving the iconic Twinkies? With various types of flour, sugar and corn syrup -- shown in this video's description -- you can make your own snack.

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This story originally published on Mashable here.

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