LEWIS W. DIUGUID

Twinkies to make a comeback

Updated: 2013-04-27T23:15:15Z

By LEWIS W. DIUGUID

The Kansas City Star

The good news about Twinkies’ rise from its junk-food grave is the spring start of production in Emporia, Kan., will also bring back about 250 good paying jobs.

The Hostess treat is expected to be back on store shelves in July, The Kansas City Star reports. Hostess Brands Inc. had gone out of business last year in a dispute with unions.

The partial resurrection of the snack cakes that the public adored for decades followed Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management LLC paying $410 million for the bakeries and the rights to make Twinkies, Hostess Cup Cakes, Zingers, Mini Muffins, Ho Hos, Suzy Qs, Ding Dongs and Donettes. The new company will be called Hostess Brands LLC, keeping people tied to the brand rather than accepting immitations.

Work is expected to begin May 15. Twinkies may make a comeback in time for the Fourth of July.

To reach Lewis W. Diuguid, call 816-234-4723 or send email to ldiuguid@kcstar.com.

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