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Old 11-18-2012, 09:49 PM   #5
jasonmt
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UPDATE: According to CTV News, the rights to Hostess brands in Canada are held by Montreal-based Saputo Inc., though the Twinkie is not currently on their roster of snacks. George Weston Ltd. owns the rights to Wonder Bread. In an interview with The Globe and Mail, Lionel Ettedgui, president of the bakery division at Saputo declined to say whether they would bring on some or all of the US snack cakes into their line-up. Hostess has announced that they intend to sell their assets, including the US brand rights for Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Sno Balls, and Wonder Bread, to the highest bidder.


UPDATE 2: Toronto Standard's continued investigation into the Twinkie Crisis has revealed some information that is in conflict with media reports. A 300g box of Twinkies purchased at Loblaws (Queen and Portland location) has revealed that, contrary to other reports, the golden cakes certainly look like they are part of Saputo's Hostess snack cakes lineup. The Saputo label is clearly marked on the side of the box. Attempts to reach Saputo for comment were unsuccessful. A spokesperson said there was no one at the Montreal office today to comment or answer our questions about where Twinkies made for Canadian consumption are produced or why other reports say that Twinkies are not part of the Saputo Hostess lineup. Canadians consumers will have to wait until Monday for reassurance that they will still be able to buy these beloved treats in our country.
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