Twitter Quips & Mourns About Twinkie & Ding Dong Maker Hostess Going Out of Business

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Twitter users mourned the announcement that Hostess is going out of business, which means no more Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos or Wonder Bread.

With striking workers on the picket line, the company could not stop from going under and filing for bankruptcy, NBC reported.

“We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike,” Hostess CEO Gregory F. Rayburn said in a statement.

Rayburn said the company had filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to shut down its business. “Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders,” he said.

“This is it,” Rayburn added.  "This is the end to Hostess and the iconic products people have enjoyed since 1930."

Twitter users shared their grief and quips over Hostess being shut down.

Some of those who were saddened over the company going under wrote:

“It's really happening. Hostess is going out of business. No more Twinkies. No more Ding Dongs. No more Snoballs.” @vegan said.

“oh ding dongs, do not ask for whom the bell tolls,” @BananaKarenina wrote.

“Mixed feelings @Hostess_Snacks closed today. Twinkies aren't good for you, but they were a part of our childhood!”  @Shape_Magazine tweeted.

“Hostess is going out of business. No more Twinkies, Ding Dongs, or Ho Hos. Requests on our "Please destroy Earth" hotline just tripled,” @DeathStarPR posted.

“Ding dongs and twinkies are going out of business!?!? WORST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!!” @BlondieNurse18 shared.

“seriously upset that there will be no more twinkies or ding dongs. proof that the world is ending... or at least mine,” @EmilySWilliams thought.

Others took the opportunity to make jokes about the famous company closing its doors:

@LoniLove wrote, “Attention Fellow Fat Asses we need to Stock up!!! Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business.”

@bmarked21 joked, “This is my suicide note. “@AP: BREAKING: Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business”

@mattob34 tweeted, “Ask not for whom the bell Ding Dongs, it Ding Dongs for thee, Hostess.”

@BettyFckinWhite quipped, “I will never forget the first time I put Ding Dongs in my mouth.#hostess

@EliBraden posted, “BREAKING: Kardashians panic as chocolate Ding Dongs discontinued.”

@DannyZuker shared, “’Yeah, yeah that Gaza thing but what's this about no more Ding Dongs?’ – Americans” 

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