Twinkies listed on eBay are going for much more than usual, with prices reaching hundreds of dollars, thanks to Hostess Brands' announcement that they will close their plants and cease operations. Twinkie related items such as toys and lunchboxes are also attracting increased attention on the site, thanks to the news. (CNN Money)
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IN OTHER NEWS: TWINKIES WILL LIKELY STILL BE AROUND: There's good news for Twinkie lovers who've been in mourning or alternately racing around to buy and hoard every last Twinkie they can find since the news broke Friday (November 16th) that Hostess Brands is filing for bankruptcy -- the cream-filled golden spongecakes are likely to survive. The Associated Press reports that despite its bankruptcy, Hostess has high brand recognition and well as $2.5 billion in revenue per year, and other companies are interested in bidding for at least some parts of the company. Twinkies, which alone have brought in $68 million in revenue so far this year, is likely to be a prime potential acquisition for a company willing to pay for the name and recipe.