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Is America ready for a
Mexican Twinkie? Bankrupt
Hostess ´to sell beloved
snack to cake company south
of the border´

Daily Mail (UK), by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/18/2012 4:20:50 PM

A Mexican company may come to the rescue of Twinkies-loving Americans across the country as it looks to acquire the bankrupt Hostess Brands to keep its lip-smacking-sweet confections on store shelves for years to come. Mexican company Grupo Bimbo is reportedly eyeing Hostess Brands, the company that makes Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Ho´s, after Hostess announced last week that it would shutter and liquidate its 33 bakeries. News of Hostess Brands´ liquidation struck fear in the hearts of Twinkies loyalists across the country, who scrambled to snatch up the sticky-sweet treats

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/18/2012 4:27:27 PM     (No. 9022456)

Whenever you have demand for a product,someone will step in and fill the void. I was hoping an American would have been the buyer.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: noddy, 11/18/2012 4:27:29 PM     (No. 9022458)

Is this really legal or are we going to have to deal with Twinkie Cartels and Twinkie smuggling tunnels?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tren9, 11/18/2012 4:30:06 PM     (No. 9022462)

FritoLay competes here in the west with Ritz Crackers by selling Sabrosas. They are very similar to Ritz Crackers except that they are made in Mexico and cost a lot less.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: coldoc, 11/18/2012 4:33:46 PM     (No. 9022468)

Bimbo bread in Mx is certainly a very close if not exact copy of wonderbread. We always suspected they were a licensee or something. I think this is a natural, as bimbo already sells a line of hostess look-alike snack food. If you´ve ever eaten local mexican pastries or donuts, you know why the bimbo stuff is popular.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GW_Rider, 11/18/2012 4:36:51 PM     (No. 9022473)

Sí.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/18/2012 4:39:35 PM     (No. 9022477)

How does Ding Dong translate into Spanish?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rolanddd, 11/18/2012 4:39:36 PM     (No. 9022478)

If Carlo Slim (Mexican part owner of the NYTimes) can own the firm that gets paid the US gov to give out the obamaphones, why can´t he supply the twinkies and get reimbursed via EBT cards ?



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Reply 8 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 11/18/2012 4:40:13 PM     (No. 9022480)

Good news for the folks that eat the snacks-
terrible news for the employees who lost their jobs- smart move by Bimbo Company if the price is right- probably be able to order the products right on the internet - they don´t need multiple factories all over the place-

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Reply 9 - Posted by: august9, 11/18/2012 4:45:43 PM     (No. 9022489)

Good idea!

And if the Mexican Co. needs additional employees, it should set up a hiring kiosk at the Rio Grande river ---keep a few of them :home"!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/18/2012 4:51:52 PM     (No. 9022498)

Some of Bimbo´s stuff is pretty good, but it does have that Mexican flavor (not quite as sweet). If they buy the brands, I hope they buy the recipes and stick with them too. By the way, I´m not too sure about using the Bimbo name though...I don´t think anyone wants to buy "Bimbo Ho Ho´s"!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bdog, 11/18/2012 4:54:27 PM     (No. 9022501)

#6 - Poco loco.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/18/2012 4:59:09 PM     (No. 9022506)

NØbamanomics once again destroys US jobs and creates jobs overseas.

I´ll be DVRing all the MSM tonight to see them report this, because they have to report this becuase it´s major news.

Oh wait, the unions already declared this to be Romney´s fault. So that is what the MSM will be saying.

Never mind. If I want to see tape a bunch of BS, I´ll just go video tape my neighbor´s cow pasture.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Judith, 11/18/2012 5:01:46 PM     (No. 9022510)

I guess they really will do what Americans won´t...work. Romney was right.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 11/18/2012 5:05:39 PM     (No. 9022513)

Just as long as they don´t make them in China.

I don´t want asbestos, lead, e.coli, anti-freeze, melamine and God-knows-what-else in my tasty cream filling.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 11/18/2012 5:10:51 PM     (No. 9022517)

Al Quada lives and Hostess is dead.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/18/2012 5:15:22 PM     (No. 9022524)

Maybe they can cross them with tacos and call them Twankos. Or Twicos.

#10, I don´t see a brilliant future for "Bimbo Ding Dongs," either. I could be wrong.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: snakeoil, 11/18/2012 5:18:01 PM     (No. 9022528)

Can you buy Mexican Twinkies with food stamps.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Passion, 11/18/2012 5:19:54 PM     (No. 9022529)

6 - El dingo´s El dongo´s....or something like that. I"m pretty sure the "obama foam" has an app for them.....

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 11/18/2012 5:25:37 PM     (No. 9022534)

Outsourcing POTUS, I don´t know why their campaign got away with this lie. Oh yeah, the media.



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Reply 20 - Posted by: jalo1951, 11/18/2012 5:27:18 PM     (No. 9022538)

Is this what they mean by out sourcing?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Achilles, 11/18/2012 5:34:34 PM     (No. 9022544)

Go ahead and eat one made in Mexico. I double dog dare you.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 11/18/2012 5:37:16 PM     (No. 9022548)

We sent them guns... And get twinkies in return? Fair enough..??

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Reply 23 - Posted by: MissMann, 11/18/2012 5:38:37 PM     (No. 9022549)

As soon as I heard about the liquidation, I thought about Bimbo buying them. They already make quite a bit of the bakery goods at the store.

Nice job, unions. Your pyrrhic victory is now complete! (And what a perfect example of the concept!)

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Reply 24 - Posted by: freightdog, 11/18/2012 5:40:05 PM     (No. 9022551)

I do believe that Grupo Bimbo´s USA division makes Sara Lee products in Horsham, PA.
Grupo Bimbo is one big player in the food products industry.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Passion, 11/18/2012 5:41:12 PM     (No. 9022552)

21 have you been to a convenience store lately? A third or more of the snacks are already made by Mexican companies, including the one menitoned as the buyer for the Hostess brands. Frankly, it is the type thing we should outsource, since there´s really no way to produce this kind of stuff at a reasonable price and pay any decent wage. It´s low end confections. Upper end confections will remain a boutique business and provide decent opportunities.





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Reply 26 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/18/2012 5:42:59 PM     (No. 9022553)

Ha! I wondered if Grupo Bimbo (beembo - a madeup name that has nothing to do with our definition of bimbo) was going to be the one.

They are the #1 commercial baking company in the world. Their diverse products include Oroweat bread products, Nutella, Ball Park meat products, Boboli, and on and on and on.

Twinkies and DingDongs will live again.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/18/2012 5:43:40 PM     (No. 9022555)

PS. Their manufacturing is done here.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 11/18/2012 5:49:41 PM     (No. 9022558)

More on Grupo Bimbo (headquartered in Santa Fe as well as in Mexico):

On December 10, 2008, it was announced that Grupo Bimbo bought WFI (Weston Foods Inc.) a subsidiary of George Weston Ltd. for $2.38 billion, making Grupo Bimbo the largest bakery company in the USA and the only bakery in the USA with a national footprint. They now own brands such as Arnold, Boboli, Brownberry, Entenmann´s, Freihofer´s, Stroehmann, and Thomas´, plus 22 factories and 4,000 delivery trucks.[11][12]

On November 9, 2010, Sara Lee Corporation said that by selling its North American Fresh Bakery unit to Grupo Bimbo, it could grow in other areas.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grupo_Bimbo

Their American company´s website is here:

http://www.bimbobakeriesusa.com/




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Reply 29 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 11/18/2012 6:03:06 PM     (No. 9022576)

Actually three companies are vying for the Hostess brands . Con-agra is one . Bimbo is mentioned here because their offer is about 4+ times the estimated worth of the Twinkie label. The others haven´t made their offers public yet.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/18/2012 6:06:12 PM     (No. 9022581)

Actually, there´s not a lot of distance between a hostess and a bimbo.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Muggins, 11/18/2012 6:12:42 PM     (No. 9022590)

It´s an encouragement for Americans to consume higher quality food. Maybe stop at a real bakery, for baked goods.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 11/18/2012 6:37:54 PM     (No. 9022618)

I have not noticed a lot of US-branded food made in Mexico. Here in Los Angeles of course there are a lot of Hispanic-branded foods that are made there. There have been some cases of lead-tainted candy and such from Mexico - one of the few US (Kroger) labelled foods I *have* seen from Mexico.

OTOH I´m guessing a lot of fresh produce here is from Mexico, fwiw, and I ain´t dead yet.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 11/18/2012 6:57:55 PM     (No. 9022638)

Mexican bakers would be more likely to use sugar than US bakers - who often use HFCS. Big Corn ain´t gonna be happy.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: PageTurner, 11/18/2012 7:06:13 PM     (No. 9022651)

Outsourcing - thank a union thug.

Boy get a load of those photos of the union goons playing cards on the picket line - not sure I would want to be buying a Twinkie anyway with those guys making them.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/18/2012 7:12:21 PM     (No. 9022659)

I think it´s a good move.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/18/2012 7:27:40 PM     (No. 9022673)

30, I think it´s a matter of pay scale...

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/18/2012 7:32:03 PM     (No. 9022678)

Theres nothing like hot bimbo buns.

But seriously, iwant to see Mexicos economy take off so they can star hiring Americans to do the jobs Mexicans wont do.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/18/2012 7:51:00 PM     (No. 9022691)

They utilize plants in this country for their American product lines. One of their two headquarters is in Santa Fe, NM. They own plants all over the world.

The only American company I have seen labeling their product with "Made in Mexico" is good old Kelloggs. Their raisin bran cereal (and possibly others) is made there.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Bazi, 11/18/2012 7:53:42 PM     (No. 9022694)

# 32 Brach´s candy is made in Mexico. I won´t eat it.
#33 They are also more likely to use lead.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: jenkinshill, 11/18/2012 8:06:06 PM     (No. 9022709)

As #23 and #24 point out a Grupo Bimbo acquisition makes sense. They will probably make them in the U.S.

About a year ago, I was on a flight to Kansas City and struck up a conversation with the guy sitting next to me. He was an American manufacturing engineer for Grupo Bimbo. He was on his way to set up a new bakery in the Topeka area that will employ several hundred. He said he lived in San Diego. He said CA was a nice place to live but you don´t want to invest there -- too much red tape. He said Kansas was much more supportive of economic development and helping companies set up plants there.


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Reply 41 - Posted by: RochFireball, 11/18/2012 8:11:18 PM     (No. 9022714)

I suspect if Bimbo SA buys Hostess, the products (Twinkies, etc.) will live, but most of the Hostess employees and distribution centers will be eliminated. bimbo has its own bakeries and distribution system, so they can just fit the Hostess products into their existing US capacity.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: CzndCitzen, 11/18/2012 8:25:22 PM     (No. 9022734)

"La Reconquista" begins.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: commontater, 11/18/2012 8:55:52 PM     (No. 9022768)

McKee Foods (privately held) makes "Little Debbie" brand snack foods, and they are as good as Hostess was.Just not as much advertising.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 11/18/2012 9:21:51 PM     (No. 9022796)

I´m a fan of ´Little Debbie´, so the union can go play on the picket line forever, for all I care.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: steph_gray, 11/18/2012 9:32:34 PM     (No. 9022807)

I noticed some chocolate squiggle cupcakes show up in the Entmann´s offerings. If I get a craving it will be that... Will not be buying Bimbo.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Muguy, 11/18/2012 9:43:09 PM     (No. 9022819)

Some years ago, Bimbo bought out our beloved Mrs. Bairds bread company. The loaves a smaller, but it still hasn´t lost its quality.

I knew someone would buy into the brand. Too bad Mitt wasn´t brought in to turn this around, but to do it, the union contracts would have to go.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/18/2012 10:31:30 PM     (No. 9022868)

No way. Their breads and pastries are way to dry. Bimbo ruined Mrs Braid´s bread in TX.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/18/2012 10:45:06 PM     (No. 9022887)

I thought Bimbo owned Entemenns now. No, they won´t put lead in your twinkees. Geez.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/18/2012 10:47:09 PM     (No. 9022891)

Re #47 I believe that Grupo Bimbo owns Entenmanns.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entenmann%27s

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Reply 50 - Posted by: pensom2, 11/18/2012 10:58:12 PM     (No. 9022902)

Well, if you want a Hostess who´s a Bimbo, Tampa can volunteer Jill Kelley.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: dp1950, 11/18/2012 11:48:56 PM     (No. 9022936)

Bimbo took over Mrs Baird´s in Texas some years ago. No failing in quality. Bimbo has had good quality and I think they will be very good for the Hostess brand.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: HPmatt, 11/18/2012 11:54:02 PM     (No. 9022945)

Bimbo bought out Ft Worth based Mrs Bairds breads about 10 years ago. Family cashes out, have not noticed a difference in bread. Another reason for sale was they consolidated operations in Ft Worth - assume using American non-union bakers. The smaller ´legacy plants´ were not in compliance with EPA emission rules - they emitted too much VOC volatile organic compounds, and the Baird family didn´t want to throw away millions of $ to satisfy ever-tighter and expensive EPA rules.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: billa, 11/19/2012 12:26:33 AM     (No. 9022966)

This is excellent news. I truly hope every industry that has striking union employees, private or public...immediately goes bankrupt, dissolves, re-organize or is sold to foreign company.

Unions have destroyed the US economy and the quality of service and products.

Worse they exhibit no pride in their labor. Visit the DMV, post office, public school or county hopsital. Their appearance, their behavior and surroundings reflect zero personal pride. Visit a film set with various trade unions...they act like they are doing the director a favor by working their and will only do the work that is outlined in their union contract. So if the power goes out and the electricians union workers are not there yet. No one else can turn on the power. Wonder why film costs are constantly escalating...usually blamed on the actors´ salaries. Wrong. It is the cost over runs from all the demands made by the union contractors. That is why so many American film makers film in Canada and Europe. Duh...

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/19/2012 1:17:27 AM     (No. 9022997)

In following the story on the Hostess debacle, and comparing that with my extensive knowledge of how unions and businesses work on the inside, I have to conclude, this was an exceptionally clever deal from the beginning and the unions stepped right into the trap, as the Hostess owners knew they would. This was not a sudden "Oh, No!" moment. The exhaustive and exorbitant union thug gains were just not sustainable and the US gvt was not going to be of any help with union loving Øbama in office. Hostess took a profitable way out, dumped the retirement fund in the lap of the tax payers, and cashed in their chips, very lucratively, I would easily bet. Another stripe on the back of employees from their own government whip! But, it will never be seen that way. I loved it when the union thugs begged Øbama to step in and the idiots had already tied his hands with his Wookie´s movement to make everyone hate snack foods! And the baker´s unions gave thousands to Øbama to get him re-elected!!! I just love things like that.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: DaBigGuy, 11/19/2012 2:49:22 AM     (No. 9023031)

#6 - El Barrio Soetoro.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Tygerlily, 11/19/2012 4:04:41 AM     (No. 9023055)

Some of the Bimbo stuff is really good. My husband loves the pound cakes.


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Posted By: JoniTx- 4/11/2014 7:55:59 AM     Post Reply
Why did Democrats applaud the loathsome community organizer Melowese Richardson, a freshly released, unrepentant voter fraud felon, at a recent "voting rights" rally in Ohio? Because, like Richardson, they believe they are entitled to vote more than once against a system they see as unjust. Some serial voters do what they do in order to exact revenge against a society they feel did them or their ancestors wrong. Richardson is far from alone. Double-voting is distressingly common. Many leftists have contempt for the electoral process because they don’t believe in the electoral system as it is constituted in capitalist America.

Hoping for Asylum, Migrants
Strain U.S. Border
New York Times, by Julia Preston    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/11/2014 7:47:38 AM     Post Reply
HIDALGO, Tex. — Border Patrol agents in olive uniforms stood in broad daylight on the banks of the Rio Grande, while on the Mexican side smugglers pulled up in vans and unloaded illegal migrants. The agents were clearly visible on that recent afternoon, but the migrants were undeterred. Mainly women and children, 45 in all, they crossed the narrow river on the smugglers’ rafts, scrambled up the bluff and turned themselves in, signaling a growing challenge for the immigration authorities. After six years of steep declines across the Southwest, illegal crossings have soared in South Texas while remaining low elsewhere.

Sharyl Attkisson Claims CBS Moved
On From ´Fast and Furious´ as She´d
´Barely Begun to Scratch the Surface´
Newsbusters, by Matt Hadro    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/11/2014 12:08:53 AM     Post Reply
Appearing on Thursday´s O´Reilly Factor, former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson claimed that CBS "had barely begun to scratch the surface" of the "Fast and Furious" scandal before the network moved on from the story. She noted that the network showed similar reluctance for its coverage of Benghazi and the ObamaCare rollout. Before her resignation last month, Attkisson covered Obama administration controversies like "Fast and Furious" and Benghazi and her reporting helped the CBS Evening News win the Edward R. Murrow award in 2012. Yet she told O´Reilly that higher-ups at the network moved on from the



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