twinkies

Curtis Smout stands in line with a stack of Twinkies at the Hostess Thrift Shop in Ogden, Utah, on Nov. 16,. Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of the spongy snack with a mysterious cream filling, said it would shutter after years of struggling with management turmoil, rising labor costs and the ever-changing tastes of Americans even as its pantry of sugary cakes seemed suspended in time.