Our children will grow up never knowing the sheer junky joy of eating a Twinkie. The manufacturers of the creme-filled treat (plus Ho Ho's and Wonder bread), Hostess Brands, have been forced to shut down the entire company after a debilitating workers strike.
Despite the company's attempts to overcome the strike, Hostess will sell its 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, and even their secret recipes for its delicious cakes, reports nbcnews.com.
"We deeply regret the necessity of today's decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike," Rayburn said in a statement to NBC News. Hostess will continue to sell already-baked products for the next several days. Get 'em while you can!