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Old 11-18-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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A Plea For Assistance -- And A Potential Opportunity

Many of you know that the venerable Twinkie, that sign of all that is wrong with the modern diet here in the states has suffered an untimely demise. On this news, US shelves have been stripped bare of the gooey snack cake, and a US-made Twinkie is commanding a princely sum on the black market.

Indications are that the Twinkie is still being manufactured under license in Montreal. Help your brothers and sisters across the border! The Berlin Airlift will have nothing on the Twinkie Pipeline.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:28 PM   #2
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We're done with being your crutch, the ones who bail your asses out all the time.

Go home yankee, we don't want your kind around here.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:32 PM   #3
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Hey, if they want that stuff down south let them have it. It'll mean less consumption of said substance up here which will result in less strain on our health care system. Let ObamaCare deal with the consequences of Twinkie consumption.
A chance for someone to make a buck or three: Twinkie export.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:49 PM   #4
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We're done with being your crutch, the ones who bail your asses out all the time.

Go home yankee, we don't want your kind around here.
Don't slap me, eh? I voted for the Canada Party this election, and I feel really bad about the whole Avro (Canada) Arrow business.

I'm a Canadian stuck in an American body.

I prefer Timmy's Glazed Sour Cream or the French Cruller, thanks.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:49 PM   #5
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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 Ho’s, 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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Old 11-18-2012, 10:21 PM   #6
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Many of you know that the venerable Twinkie, that sign of all that is wrong with the modern diet here in the states has suffered an untimely demise. On this news, US shelves have been stripped bare of the gooey snack cake, and a US-made Twinkie is commanding a princely sum on the black market.

Indications are that the Twinkie is still being manufactured under license in Montreal. Help your brothers and sisters across the border! The Berlin Airlift will have nothing on the Twinkie Pipeline.

We Western Cdns try to avoid any business dealings Quebecuois. Sorry, can't help.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:30 PM   #7
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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 Ho’s, 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.
By Jingus, we appear to have unearthed a mult-national conspiracy here. It's certain that the long claws of Ottawa are reaching into our simon-pure American snack food industry. What's next? Will the all-dressed chip supplant Honey Barbecue? Will we be offered poutine at our local McDonalds? I do not like it, Sam-I-Am. We'll be forced to eat smoked meat and pay HST next, and they'll take away our guns.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:47 PM   #8
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We Western Cdns try to avoid any business dealings Quebecuois. Sorry, can't help.
Montreal is no more part of Canada than New York City is part of the US. They both exist in a different reality. Most of Quebec is pretty mellow. I love the Townships. They'll send us Twinkies.

That's a comment that will get this booted to CSM for sure. Sorry, but at at least I was here before the move.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:56 AM   #9
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The French ones taste even better.
Stay away.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:53 AM   #10
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What Next?

You'll be wanting us to smuggle in Coffee Crisp and Ketchup Chips.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:00 AM   #11
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You'll be wanting us to smuggle in Coffee Crisp and Ketchup Chips.
Naah, we can get those here. There's even a little diner that smuggles St. Hubert gravy for their poutine not too far away. I'm on the border of Orleans County, VT, aka "little Quebec." Before 9/11, no one really thought of the border as an impediment.

We'll trade you cheap gasoline and Marlboros for Twinkies, however.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:05 AM   #12
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Twinkies, meh. You haven't lived until you've had a Jos. Louis (aka Mad Dog Vachon Cake) with a Pepsi for breakfast.



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Old 11-19-2012, 10:10 AM   #13
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You guys need to step up a notch in your gourmet tastes. Butter tarts and nanaimo bars! Twinkies are for tw ... well lemme just say that even the black bears up here won't eat 'em out of the garbage, and they'll eat just about anything. Even Y&S licorice cigars with real 'fire' on the end are better.
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Twinkies, meh. You haven't lived until you've had a Jos. Louis (aka Mad Dog Vachon Cake) with a Pepsi for breakfast.



The best breakfast in Quebec.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #15
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Jos Louis ...altough I am more of a Demi Lune type of guy, sure ate lots of them Jos Louis, fresh off the Patisseries Vachon delivery truck. That was only 30 miles or so from my home town. And then once in a while we'd drive through Sainte Marie de Beauce and stop at the Patisseries Vachon store to buy "seconds" by the box.

Wal Mart sells some of that stuff in BC....always stale.
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