Hostess packaged treats are flying off Tulsa store shelves after the company decided to go bankrupt and sell off all its baked products.
“It’s sad,” said one Twinkie fan, Ashely Efaw. “It’s the end of an era. It’s an American tradition.”
That’s why Tulsans are buying grocery stores and gas station out of the 140 calorie, crème filled, sponge cake.
Twinkies, Cup Cakes, Ding Dongs, and Wonder Bread, all the Hostess products are being sold until they are gone because Hostess workers went on strike over new contracts and the company had to go bankrupt after that.
“I've only had one Twinkie my whole life,” said 12-year-old Jackson Fifer, as he looked though the shelves at a Reasors grocery store in Bixby.
That was six years ago and he remembers the taste well.
“It was creamy and sweet,” described Fifer.
Elisha Adams heard about the news on the radio and deicide to go out and buy what was left. She hoped for Twinkies but she was too late.
“I was just like, ‘Oh no I got to get them now!’” said Adams.
She lives down the street from the Wonder Bread factory outlet in Tulsa.
“Just smelling it all the time; that's one of the things I'll really miss,” said Adams.
If you cannot find the Hostess treat of your choice, then go online. Websites like Ebay.com have sellers selling them. However, you will pay at least five- times the value. Some customers were quoted paying upwards of $100.00 for pack of Twinkies.