Question: Officials from Hostess, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, say they are going bankrupt and will probably close soon. How will you feel if they discontinue producing the snacks?
“It’s a shame because kids are used to having Twinkies and something sweet to eat. Now we are watching our kids’ diet and worrying about things like diabetes.” -Katia Gabriel, Canarsie
“We are losing everything that brought substance to our generation, everything that we grew up with. We are left with emptiness. Rest in peace Michael Jackson. Rest in peace Whitney Houston. And now rest in peace Hostess.” -Jason Kahn, Canarsie
“Those snacks are a part of American tradition. Of course, to see them go bankrupt or foreign countries start producing the product and people lose their jobs- I feel bad. -Gennaro Grieco, Canarsie
“I think it’s sad that any large company with a lot of employees has to close down. And the thought of Twinkies brings back a solemn time in history for me. When Mayor Mosconi and Supervisor Milk of San Francisco were killed, the perpetrator claimed that he was high on Twinkies at the time of murders - the famous ‘Twinkies Defense’. -Tirtza Pearl, San Francisco