Sugar rush: Twinkie fans, profiteers strip shelves of Hostess products

http://twitter.com/#!/emilymblue/status/269621378221735936

Though they’re reminiscent of scenes from the run-up to Superstorm Sandy, these empty shelves are the result of an entirely different sort of disaster — the announcement that Hostess will liquidate after a standoff with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union.

Twinkies are no more. twitter.com/monsterhunter4…

— Larry Correia (@monsterhunter45) November 17, 2012

Um, people do know that all Hostess products, and not just Twinkies, are in danger of extinction, right? Or are Zingers just that bad that there are plenty left?

An empty space on the shelves, like the empty place in my heart, where #twinkies once were. twitter.com/cwillistonvi/s…

— Chris Williston VI (@cwillistonvi) November 17, 2012

Empty shelves at Hostess Outlet stores in SoCal after Co. Announces closing. Details @nbcla at 5 twitter.com/AngieCrouch/st…

— Angie Crouch (@AngieCrouch) November 16, 2012

@angiecrouch stock up on twinkies!

— Debra Halopoff (@DoggieMommy2) November 16, 2012

@angiecrouch @nbcla It’s the end of the world!

— Bill Sabo (@Billsocalif) November 17, 2012

PHOTO: Empty store shelves as people stock up after #Hostess announces plans to shutdown. wric.com/story/20115787… twitter.com/8NEWS/status/2…

— 8NEWS_WRIC (@8NEWS) November 16, 2012

Are these just isolated incidents, or is there really a nationwide Ho-Ho shortage?

I went to buy #Twinkies today. There are none left anywhere.. The shelves were empty.

— Allie (@Silliegirl) November 17, 2012

People buying up all the Hostess stuff. Shelves were already empty. Crazy to think it is no longer. #longlivethetwinkie

— Chantel Hicks (@chanhicks) November 17, 2012

Ok so he came home empty handed. No Twinkies on the shelves 😱😱😱

— Monica (@mlouden87) November 17, 2012

Got a text from the boy away at school asking for a Twinkie run.Sadly the shelves were empty.#RIPHostess

— Kelly Whaley (@Kellyatthebeach) November 17, 2012

Store shelves are empty at Hostess stores all over the Quad Cities. #hostess

— Erika Cervantes (@EECERVANTES) November 17, 2012

All the Twinkie’s are gone in 1 day. Empty shelves. Think how fast our food supply could be cut off.

— Jeff voegtli (@damitdutch) November 17, 2012

Just went to Kroger to get some Twinkies and hostess cakes and they’re all sold out!! The shelves were seriously empty. #ByeHostess 🙁

— Olivia Piper (@olivialpiper) November 17, 2012

At least one investor has stepped forward to express an interest in buying Hostess. Until then, some are seeing Twinkies themselves as an investment. Shall we start the bidding at, say, $25?

Twinkies are selling for $25 for a 10-pack on Ebay as Hostess junkies raid stores | buswk.co/ZZxGwF

— Businessweek (@BW) November 16, 2012

Potential arbitrage opportunity: Boxes of Twinkies bidding in wide range from $3.25 to $22.50 on eBay right now.

— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) November 16, 2012

Twinkies are being sold for $100 on eBay right now

— Preston (@Presto_4_Prez) November 17, 2012

Do I hear $5,000? No?

#Hostess #Twinkie box is going for $5,000 starting bid on eBay twitter.com/jeremy_tanner/…

— Jeremy Tanner (@jeremy_tanner) November 17, 2012

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