A Rush On Twinkies Across Missouri | KCUR

A Rush On Twinkies Across Missouri

Nov 16, 2012

Grocery chains across Missouri are running out of Twinkies and other Hostess products, following Friday's announcement that the company is going out of business. 

Shoppers had already been snapping up Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other Hostess-made snacks prior to the announcement that the company was closing. 

Lori Willis is spokeswoman for the St. Louis-based Schnucks grocery chain.  She says they expect to completely run out of Hostess snack products this weekend.

“As a retailer, this is the very last thing you want to hear, that you’re not gonna be able to meet the needs of your customers, so we’re working very hard with a lot of other suppliers to make sure that we can fill in where we can," says Willis.

It appears that some customers have no intention of eating the snacks.  There are currently more than 1500 listings on eBay advertising boxes of Twinkies for sale.