MOUNT PLEASANT — With Hostess Brands Inc. announcing last week that it would go out of business due to labor strife, the future of household favorites like Twinkies, Wonder Bread, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos remains uncertain.
On Saturday, we asked area residents outside of Pick ’n Save, 2820 South Green Bay Road, which Hostess classic they would miss most.
Robin Torgerson, 56, Sturtevant, works at ManpowerGroup Experis: “We were looking today for the Twinkies and the Ring Dings.”
Paul Torgerson, 58, works for a convenience store: “You’ve got them and you’ve got the Snowballs. Those will be the ones we miss. Oh, and the Wonder bread. I guess we will miss it all.”
Carmen Lassiter, 34, Racine, attorney: “I guess the cupcakes with the white icing on the top, because I used to eat those as a kid.”
Judy Chiappetta, 69, Mount Pleasant, retired: “I guess my grandchildren would miss the Twinkies and the Hostess CupCakes.”
Charles Gardner, 59, Racine, machinist: “If I miss anything it would probably be the Twinkies.”
Jacci Young, 57, Racine, dental hygienist: “As a kid, Suzie Q’s were probably my favorite but we don’t buy much any more. It’s sad to see a brand like that go though.”
Ed Young, 58, Racine, retired: “Actually I don’t eat any Hostess stuff, maybe a Twinkie here or there.”