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Twinkies have long been considered the perfect food for an apocalypse. "They have no ingredients that a human can pronounce, so they don't leave you with that heavy 'food' feeling in your stomach," quipped Xander in an early episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. An early "what-if" episode of Family Guy saw the world come to an end after Y2K and the Griffin family on a search to find the Twinkie factory so they would have a lifetime supply of food. And of course, Tallahassee makes his search for Twinkies the driving force behind his survival:

Zombieland twinkie truck scene

Well, kiss your back-up apocalypse plans goodbye. The Twinkie is no more.

Hostess, the company that makes Twinkies, Ho-Hos, Snowballs, Wonder Bread, and other nutritionally-deficient foods, announced today that it is filing for bankruptcy protection and closing its operations nationwide, effective immediately. Hostess has had financial difficulties in the last decade, »

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