Twinkies and Ding Dongs Still Available in Port and Saukville
Hostess Brands announced Friday that it is shutting down operations after 82 years of making Wonder Bread, Twinkies and other iconic snack foods.
It’s not too late to get a Twinkie or Ho-Ho in Port Washington and Saukville, but you might want to hurry.
Hostess Brands, makers of those and other iconic snacks, announced Friday that it filed a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for permission to go out of business. The company failed to reach agreement with striking workers, and now plans to lay off all 18,500 employees and liquidate assets.
A check of four grocery stores in Port Washington and Saukville found product on the shelves everywhere. Joe Sanfilippo of Sentry Foods in Port Washington received some product on Friday, and said the driver made plans for deliveries next week. He did say the company — which also makes Wonder Bread — cut some things earlier in the week.
Wal-Mart, Pick ‘n Save and Piggly Wiggly in Saukville all had Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho-Hos and Zingers on the shelves.
The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the remaining Hostess inventory will likely be sold to a big-box store or discounter.