Hostess is going out of business. They're planning to liquidate all assets to be sold. There's some arguments over whether the unions are doing the right thing by striking instead of going back to work with concessions. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2012/11/15/striking-workers-defy-hostess/1708127/ We were not allowed to eat Twinkies or Ding Dongs or anything from Hostess or Little Debbie when we were kids. I actually think they're kind of disgusting. So I won't miss them much. But no doubt they were iconic. Now will the grandkids understand what is so funny about Wall-E's pet cockroach living in a Twinkie?