Risk/reward, success/failure, supply/demand, capitalism and the free market system is not fair, does not play favorites, and does not redistribute wealth. It exists in a predatory state whereby you either sink or swim, no treading water allowed. And nobody or no company is exempt from it’s affects, unless government steps in with it’s Too Big To Fail nonsense, but this post in not about that.
But what is more disturbing, at least to me is the business failure and eminent disappearance of a staple of mine for decades:
Hostess Brands Inc. is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as soon as this week, said people familiar with the matter, a move that would mark the second significant court restructuring for the Twinkies and Wonder Bread baker in the past several years.
Interstate Baking Co., the name Hostess used to go by long ago, was formed in 1930. Some brands Hostess still sells, including Drake’s cakes, predate the company. In its infancy, the company made loaves of bread for grocery stores to sell.
Yeah, I like junk food, always have. I don’t eat alot of it mind you and have always been fit, but have kept Hostess in business since I was a kid. Zingers are more my specialty, the raspberry/coconut ones especially.
But other junk food is equally important. Lee wrote a post years ago about some fast food place that offered this massive cookie pizza thingee, with gobs of chocolate, whipped cream and caramel drippings, how he got diabetic rush just thinking about it, me, it made me hungry.
One place I have on my list of places and to go and things to try, is to visit one of these some day. We don’t have them here in California and I certainly would not a regular, but bet I could put a way a triple in one seating.
I treat my body pretty well but am big on indulgences, what is life for?
I’m going to miss Hostess but understand business risks, fortunately there are ample substitutes for what they offer. This guy, I can relate:
Any culinary indulgences (not good for you) you have a passion for?