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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:15 AM

Ring Dings, Twinkies, Hostess Pies I can live without

Please don't take away my Wonder Bread!




I grew up on Wonder Bread. I know some people might feel I am the devil incarnate for daring to like and eat this bread, but buy Golly, I'm gonna miss it if it goes away!

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Reply Ring Dings, Twinkies, Hostess Pies I can live without (Original post)
boston bean Nov 2012 OP
Cirque du So-What Nov 2012 #1
boston bean Nov 2012 #2
Cirque du So-What Nov 2012 #8
boston bean Nov 2012 #9
sammytko Nov 2012 #21
seabeyond Nov 2012 #22
murielm99 Nov 2012 #30
seabeyond Nov 2012 #31
quinnox Nov 2012 #3
boston bean Nov 2012 #6
quinnox Nov 2012 #16
we can do it Nov 2012 #4
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #32
Iggy Nov 2012 #5
boston bean Nov 2012 #7
Iggy Nov 2012 #36
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #10
boston bean Nov 2012 #11
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #13
boston bean Nov 2012 #17
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #18
boston bean Nov 2012 #24
smccarter Nov 2012 #12
boston bean Nov 2012 #15
union_maid Nov 2012 #14
boston bean Nov 2012 #19
smccarter Nov 2012 #20
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #27
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #33
zellie Nov 2012 #23
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #25
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #26
lalalu Nov 2012 #28
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #29
TorchTheWitch Nov 2012 #34
11.11 time prompt. Nov 2012 #35
dsc Nov 2012 #37
LongTomH Nov 2012 #38
njlibguy_19656mm Nov 2012 #39

Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:19 AM

1. There are still quite a few makers of enriched white bread

Go ahead. Pinch a loaf.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:20 AM

2. I've tried, they are not the same.

Sunbeam was close, but I can't buy that around here anymore.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:33 AM

8. I live in a different region

so I don't know what's available in your area. When I was growing up, people swore by Bunny Bread (Lewis Bakeries), but I doubt they go as far as New England.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:34 AM

9. maybe I will give that a try to prepare for the worst case scenario

I have seen that in some of the stores I visit.

On second thought, I might have seen it in my travels, not in my local grocery stores.

wah! LOL

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Response to boston bean (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:17 AM

21. Mrs. bairds small loaf comes close

For some reason it's softer and squishier than the regular sized loaf of mrs. Bairds bread.

I like both types of bread. Soft or crusty. I love ALL bread. Lol.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:18 AM

22. i havent eaten white bread for three decades. every once in a great while i need it for a recipe

my kids flip out.

what is this they say.... lol

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:50 PM

30. When my son was a toddler he was in the hospital for a few days.

He had become alarmingly dehydrated by the flu.

When he started eating again, they gave him chicken noodle soup and white bread with butter. Instead of eating the bread, he kept turning it over and over. I figured out that he had never seen white bread before, or eaten it.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #30)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:57 PM

31. isnt that funny. and it is what we were raised on. i had never thought about it either,

until i had bought some for a recipe. and they were old.

like them looking at an album or dial phone.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:22 AM

3. it was ok, but I suggest trying Sara Lee bread

 

It is really good. They have many different varieties to choose from too.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:31 AM

6. Sarah Lee is not even close.

I'm sure I'll get by somehow if it goes away, but damn, it's gonna stink.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:58 AM

16. there are many kinds

 

Of breads and brands out there to try. You might even find one that beats your loved wonder bread.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:23 AM

4. Wonder why they call it bread.

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Response to we can do it (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:59 PM

32. lol

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:26 AM

5. Hostess "Chocolate" Pie....

 

I remember eating these as a kid... cringe....

I dunno, it's not good 18,500 people are losing their jobs-- but maybe it's a good thing in the long run.. given the obesity problem in our nation

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Response to Iggy (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:32 AM

7. I think people should eat what they want. And I hope no one loses their jobs.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:37 PM

36. Agreed...

 

Hostess is a $2 BIL per year company; it's absurd they can't make a deal with their workers to stay in business.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:35 AM

10. I consider that kind of bread carp bait.

you peel off the crust, wad it into a ball, stick a hook in it and you can catch carp all day long.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:39 AM

11. yeah, I know some people would feel this way.

You aint calling me a carp is ya?!

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Response to boston bean (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:55 AM

13. Why? Do you think of yourself as a fish?

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:59 AM

17. Carps like wonder bread, I like wonder bread

hmmmmmm.....

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Response to boston bean (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:02 AM

18. This is the kind of bread I grew up with.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:21 AM

24. Looks like I could possibly chip a tooth on that crust! LOL

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:54 AM

12. Seriously?

Obesity, personal likes and/or dislikes are what is being taken from this story? Very interesting.

A group of Wall Street pukes bought a profitable company and drove it to bankruptcy... TWICE. All the while stealing every dime it could from the company and putting thousands of American workers on the street.

I just can't take the jokes. Nothing but outrage should be voiced by any reasonably thinking person in this country.

Just my two cents.

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Response to smccarter (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:57 AM

15. I appreciate your two cents, and I'm pretty upset by it.

My loss of my favorite bread is nothing but a side effect of the actions perpetrated by blatant vulture capitalism and union busting thugs.

I get it.

But isn't it also good that voicing my concern over losing such a beloved product helps to bring attention and is in support of the labor.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:55 AM

14. Might be that most of it doesn't go away for long

The brands are all assets. Creditors have a right to get whatever can be got and a popular brand is commonly sold to other companies who can then produce the product in cases like this, I believe. I'm no business expert and I have no idea which products might survive and in what form, but I have worked for a company that liquidated assets a lot less prominent in the market than Hostess stuff. Those brands were sold to other companies and at least some are still being produced even though the actual company and its facilities are long gone. So, lovers of spongey white bread and Hostess snowballs (my favorite), don't lose hope.

(But really, once you get used to a nice whole grain bread you don't even like the Wonder type anymore. And I speak for a whole family of people who don't generally have the healthiest of preferences when it comes to food.)

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Response to union_maid (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:04 AM

19. Thanks for the reassurance.

I just don't think I will ever get use to a nice whole grain bread.

I've been bred on wonder bread... I know, it's not good for me... but I can't help it. It's just one of my preferences.

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Response to union_maid (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:10 AM

20. The brand may live...

but the Union will be gone.

A greedy bunch of thieves drain a company and fire thousands of workers... and what is the general idea in America? That somehow the workers are to blame, and I'm sure gonna miss eating those ding dongs.

I couldn't give one shit about ever eating another ding dong. The ding dong may survive all of this, and possibly Wonder Bread. But... and this is the most important part of this reply... they will certainly be produced in NON-UNION shops, in a foreign country, or by a foreign owned company operating on American soil. This is a horrible blow to America and to the American working class.

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Response to smccarter (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:04 PM

27. +1

 

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Response to smccarter (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:01 PM

33. Yup 100% this

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:19 AM

23. NO RING-DINGS !!!!!!

 

Nooooooooo !!!!

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:00 PM

25. It's probably been at least ten years since I've had any of that shit.

 

Probably longer.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:01 PM

26. Wonder Bread is dead, and nobody will buy the product in liquidation. It's gone forever

 

But bring on the cockroach!

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:09 PM

28. Even when I was a kid we rarely ate it.

 

We ate biscuits, hoe cake bread, or dinner rolls my mother made. For sandwiches we often ate bread or rolls from a bakery. Sometimes my mother made bread which is something I still do. One of the joys of being from Jersey is great bread and pizza.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:18 PM

29. The only time I desire Wonder Bread (we call in balloon bread) is when...

I get into some seriously HOT ribs. A slice of balloon bread buys a little time before the real pain start in earnest.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:11 PM

34. that's the first thing I want to see go

It's like that cottony crap that comes out the aspirin bottle, and half the available space in the grocery store is nothing but this gross alien "bread type food".

I never liked anything that Hostess made. But maybe I'm fortunate that I always lived in the Philly area where Tastykakes (when they used to be good though they still haven't ruined the chocolate junior cakes and the koffee cakes without the cream filling slop just yet), Little Debbies, Entenmann's and other brands of stuff that actually tasted like food.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:21 PM

35. They all make me hurl now

 

but I support the workers fully! I am SO proud of them for sticking to their guns!

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:26 PM

37. Canada is unaffected

so road trip.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:32 PM

38. Junk Food Junkies of the world..... I feel for you

Ever since I heard about Hostess going under, I've been thinking about this song:



I know the serious side of this is that people will lose their jobs; but, there's always a lighter side.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:34 PM

39. uh, no thank you

 

I don't like ANY of the Hostess junk

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