Mourning Twinkies on Twitter

Mourning Twinkies on Twitter

6:03 p.m. | Updated

The public’s reaction following the bankruptcy announcement by Hostess Brands has been overwhelming. On one side are politically minded readers discussing the merits of unions and private equity firms. On the other side, a group of people who have become inexplicably overwhelmed by the potential loss of a nostalgic childhood treat that they haven’t eaten in decades.

Twinkies and Ding Dongs are likely to find new owners if the company trademarks are put up for auction. But that hasn’t stopped people from a public display of affection that is usually reserved for long-lost relatives or NFL playoff games.

Even Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, whose girth has been a subject of much debate, was dragged into the discussion.

“It’s bad that I even said the word ‘Twinkies’ from behind this microphone,” Mr. Christie said in declining to answer a reporter’s question during an speech on Friday in Newark. The governor’s office later posted video of his comments on YouTube.

Below are a few of our favorite Twinkie posts from Twitter.


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