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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:40 PM

I've been "boycotting" Hostess for decades.

I like Little Debby snacks better.
They taste better and usually cost less.

The people I do feel for are the workers. As usual, they get screwed while the big guys make lots of Golden Parachute money.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:42 PM

1. You feel for the workers but didn't buy their product.

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Response to onenote (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:03 PM

6. Why should I?

It's painfully obvious the big guys at the top cut all sorts of corners to increase the profits, I just read that the top CEO got a 300% raise while he was running the company into the ground.

Cutting those corners made Hostess stuff worse.

The workers had to go along of course.
And they are getting screwed while the big guys make out like the bandits they are.

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Response to onenote (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:36 PM

9. I can feel for all the workers, but can't really buy all the products. (nt)

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:44 PM

2. back in '65, I spent much money from my job as a kennel boy on RC cola and a cherry fruit pie

when I'm in the dumps those are still my favorite comfort foods.

and sometimes a dogbone biscuit !

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:47 PM

3. I have never had a Twinkie or

Ho Ho (or whatever those things are) in my life.

I don't know that I've ever had anything made by Hostess. I think their stuff just looks gross.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:59 PM

5. hostess = food substitute. if it won't spoil in 10 years it is not food lol nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:21 PM

7. LOL ten years?

Really? OMG - that can't be good.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:57 PM

4. Once I found out the cherry pies have twenty-something grams of fat

I stopped eating them 20 years ago. It's obvious that vulture capitalism is at work in this company.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:23 PM

8. I've been boycotting them since the 1950s

I refused to eat them as a kid back then. Nothing but SUGAR. I certainly don't eat them now, nor Little Debbie, or Crispy Cremes. If I eat anything, it is local bakery items or something I make myself at home.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:43 PM

10. But Little Debbie doesn't have "Sno-Balls"

My grocer never has Sno-balls. I have to go to my local general store (convenience store with car and pump parts -- this is the national forest, after all) to get Hostess Sno-Balls. Fortunately, in the dead of winter with snow up to your keester, they still have had both the white and the pink Hostess Sno-Balls. My preference is the white. It matches the color of the snow as I drive the six miles back to my home in the Manistee National Forest.

But, most fortunately, there is a Sno-ball replacement. Cannot remember the name. But I am pretty sure that these will out last those of Hostess.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:07 PM

11. I boycott high fructose corn syrup, Crisco, and hydrogenated vegetable oil.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:12 PM

12. RJ the raccoon from 'Over the Hedge'

... is no doubt a tad upset by this news.

Little fellow has to be so busy gathering up his favorite - Twinkies.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:18 PM

13. Hostess was union and Little Debby is non union.

Just throwing that out there.

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