The Twinkies' spongey, beef fat-reinforced exterior may be able to survive a nuclear holocaust, but it looks like the iconic dessert can't survive a labor strike.
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Hostess Brands Inc. announced plans to shut down on Friday, 10 months after filing for bankruptcy for the second time in the past 10 years. News of Hostess and its line of sweet cake treats' demise had Twitter grieving the loss of an American food staple.
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In reaction to the tummyache-inducing news, some Twitter users lashed out at Michelle Obama for her healthy eating initiatives. Others dealt with their cream-filled blues by making jokes to hide their pain.
We gathered some of our favorite Twinkie tweets below to help you deal with this travesty of snack food.
Twinkies don't have to go away. Just buy a couple of cases; pass them down to your great grandchildren. #freakcakes
— Parry Headrick (@pheadrick) November 16, 2012
Hostess is going out of business. No more Twinkies, Ding Dongs, or Ho Hos. Requests on our "Please destroy Earth" hotline just tripled.
— Death Star PR (@DeathStarPR) November 16, 2012
Hostess was Michelle Obama’s Osama bin Laden.
— Steven Amiri (@StevenAmiri) November 16, 2012
I feel good knowing that my great grandchild will probably buy an antique, petrified Twinkie on whatever e-bay becomes 60 years from now.
— Tim Post (@tinkertim) November 16, 2012
Hey, @barackobama - Where's the great Twinkie bailout of 2012??
— DeeInHouston(@DeeInHouston) November 16, 2012
Woody Harrelson desperately buying every Twinkie he can get his hands on.
— Joey (@JoeyPositivity) November 16, 2012
Screw the fiscal cliff!Where's the Twinkie bailout?!
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) November 16, 2012
Twinkie's may never be made again. Fear not, America. We still have the Chocolate Fountain at Golden Coral.
— Enraged Asshole (@maulingmueller) November 15, 2012
The Twinkie news makes me worry that Zombieland won't stand the test of time, you guys.
— Scott Bush (@scott_bush) November 16, 2012
What's the only two things that can survive a nuclear holocaust? Cockroaches and Twinkies. The Twinkie couldn't survive the unions though.
— Mr. Castle (@DrunkPunk_) November 16, 2012
The twinkie might be dead but the Cinnabon is still out there lurking, people.
— Scott Cooper (@ScottCCooper) November 16, 2012
RIP Twinkie the Kid. twitter.com/MayorBurnsy/st…
— Ashley Burns (@MayorBurnsy) November 16, 2012
I've never consumed a Twinkie. Related: I don't have a mobility scooter.
— Highway To Helv (@highwaytohelv) November 16, 2012
Michelle Obama must be really happy now that the Twinkie folks are going out of business.
— Mouth off Yall (@MouthoffYall) November 16, 2012
You misspelled "delicious." RT @darrenrovell: I'd say the most shocking ingredient in a Twinkie is probably "beef fat"
— Kelly Dwyer (@KDonhoops) November 16, 2012
The Twinkie weeping also extended to YouTube, where an 11-year-old shared his "Ode to Hostess."
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.
This story originally published on Mashable here.
- Michelle Obama