Hostess with the Mostest

“Hostess — which introduced Twinkies in 1930 — first went bankrupt in 2004 (“blaming the nation’s infatuation with low-carb diets,” said The Chicago Tribune). The company re-emerged a few years later under private-equity ownership, but filed for Chapter 11 again in 2012 (blaming its union contracts).” Well, the cream-filling rose to the top pretty quickly. J.M. Smucker scoops up Hostess Brands for $5.6 billion.

+ Related: SciAm: Food Can Be Literally Addictive, New Evidence Suggests. “Highly processed foods resemble drugs of misuse in a number of disturbing ways.”

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