With Hostess closing, gold rush is on for endangered Twinkies
Anna Rice was depressed. David Mulligan called it “terrible.” And Megan Casagrande worried her young daughter might never get to taste an American snack staple that made its way into generations of lunchboxes, inspired a legal defense, and is fabled to last forever. Like many others, they came out Friday to buy and pay tribute to Twinkies, the creamy-filled golden sponge cakes that date to 1930, emptying stores shelves here and across the country. The run was prompted by the news that parent company Hostess Brands was shutting down for good.