Twinkies maker shuts doors 1:37

As I took the Twinkie Maker out of the box, I was impressed with its compactness and sleek design.

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  • The Twinkie maker, Hostess, has enough cash to keep stores stocked with its Ho Ho’s, Ding Dongs, Sno Balls and Wonder Bread for now. But with health-conscious Americans favoring yogurt and energy bars over the dessert cakes and white bread, fear that the 87-year-old Hostess may be in a bigger trouble.

    Guess who's back in Chapter 11! The Twinkie maker, Hostess is preparing to cut down its high costs as it reverts back into bankruptcy protection for the second time in almost less than a decade. It has been just three years that the Twinkie maker emerged from an earlier restructuring.

  • The owners of Hostess — private equity firm Apollo Global Management and billionaire investor C. Dean Metropoulos and his family — said Tuesday they had reached a deal to turn the Twinkies maker into a publicly traded company with an enterprise value of about $2.3 billion.

    The owners of Hostess — private equity firm Apollo Global Management and billionaire investor C. Dean Metropoulos and his family — said Tuesday they had reached a deal to turn the Twinkies maker into a publicly traded company with an enterprise value of about $2.3 billion.

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  • The Twinkie maker has been for decades a staple of American kids’ diets. The failure of the brand is a tale, widespread with the problems that have inundated some of the country’s oldest and most renowned brands. The failure has been a combination of crippling debt from financial engineers, pension burdens, labor rules and management’s failure to revive a stale product line and keep up with the rapid changing tastes of consumers.

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The Twinkies oven makes a total of 6 Twinkies at a time, so that's 6 Twinkies for you, and your family will have to wait for the second batch. Each batch takes between 4-7 minutes to cook, or whenever your toothpick comes out clean. The Twinkies maker measures 9.5 inches wide x 9.2 inches long x 4 inches deep, and weighs 3.5 lbs. Check out the Twinkies maker in action via the video below.