Twinkies-Maker Files for Chapter 11

Hostess, maker of Ho Hos and Wonder Bread, files for bankruptcy

Hostess Brands Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time (the first was in 2004).

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Twinkies producer says the current cost structure is "not competitive" due to labor costs. The sale of Twinkies is also reportedly down, with a 2 percent drop in sales last year.

Hostess also manufactures Ho Hos, Sno Balls, and Wonder Bread, but the Twinkies decline is pretty fascinating, especially considering they're Ferran Adrià-approved. Luckily, the company has enough funding to continue running for now. We're sure plenty of folks will be stockpiling Twinkies for the zombie apocalypse.

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