Twinkie-lovers rejoice! The spongy, cream-filled snacks could be back in stores by this summer!
Hostess is moving ahead with plans to sell several snack cake brands, after accepting a $410 million bid from Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management.
“Our family is thrilled to have the opportunity to reestablish these iconic brands with new creative marketing ideas and renewed sales efforts and investment,” Metropoulos told CNN. “We look forward to having America’s favorite snacks back on the shelf by this summer. We are also ecstatic to bring jobs back to many cities across the country.”
The bankrupt company was set to hold an auction among bidders on Thursday, but Hostess notified the court late Monday that no other qualified bids had been submitted.
“This is the salvation Hostess has been waiting for,” Anthony Sabino, a business law professor at St. John’s University, told Reuters. The amount being paid, he said, “is a significant outpouring for a brand that was basically left for dead.”
The sale also includes Ding Dongs and Ho Hos.
But while Twinkies may return to shelves, other beloved childhood snacks are gone forever.
Here are 14 of our favorite snack of the past that may never touch your lips again: