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Twinkapocalypse: Outlet stores stock up on Hostess snacks

Posted: Updated: Nov 20, 2012 09:31 AM

There's a run on Hostess treats around the country. The company is shipping what's left of its products to their outlet stores before closing.

Arlene Snofsky waited in line outside the Hostess store near Union Hills and 7th Ave Tuesday. She grew up in New York City eating everything from Hostess Bread to all the sweet treats.

"Right near the Dodger stadium there was a Twinkie factory and Hostess factory. They had everything. Five blocks from my house," says Snofsky.

She's buying and praying for a miracle that Hostess will not go out of business. But Plan B dictates buying as many treats as possible before the stores close for good.

Linda Kelly bought a little bit of everything.

"I got 4 bags… my husband wanted me to get some things to bring to work."

But no Twinkies.

Twinkies are the big draw, but there were no Twinkies on the shelves Tuesday. But there will be on Wednesday.

There will be a big crowd for what's left of the Twinkies and every other bakery item they sell. Twinkies have been around for 82 years.

"I'm very sad. They need to work this out, it's a tradition, you can't do this over a union," says Kelly.

Kelly will miss the workers inside the store. She says it's like losing a friend.

The company is in mediation talks with the union in an attempt to resolve their differences to keep Hostess in business. 18,000 jobs are on the line.

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You can also try contacting these Hostess Outlet Stores about their inventory:

Wonder / Hostess
3426 West Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Wonder / Hostess
18453 N. 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85023

Wonder / Hostess
816 East University
Mesa, AZ 85203

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