The end of Twinkies is an unexpected casualty of the death of one of America’s most iconic brands, a brand that was a major plot point in the hugely popular film Zombieland.
Just a few years back, the end of Twinkies was an unimaginable circumstance, featured in the film as a plot point driving Woody Harrelson’s Tallahassee on a post-apocalyptic stoner run for the beloved, cream-filled treat. And, looking back, the film will now be like Blade Runner with its post-futuristic anachronisms.
While the end of Twinkies only came in the Zombieland universe after the end of the world, the sweet snack with a terrifying shelf-life will not be a feature in our own Armageddon, should it come to pass, with news today that Hostess’ Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Cupcakes, and Wonder Bread will soon be no more.
Honestly, who didn’t think Twinkies would outlive them? Anyone?
But as the end of Twinkies becomes a stark reality in America, citizens have reacted to a world in which Wonder Bread and Ding Dongs are soon to be a memory rather than a munchies casualty.
And Twitter is, as always, a gauge of America’s pulse as we react to the sad death of the Twinkie.
Top tweets about the demise of Hostess currently trending on the microblogging service include:
Hostess files for liquidation just as States begin to legalize marijuana. Such tragic irony…
— Sarcastic Jefferson (@SarcasticTJ) November 16, 2012
In 7th grade I got detention for throwing the marshmallow part of a Hostess Sno Ball at Randy Baker’s face for saying I had a flat chest.
— Jenny Johnson (@JennyJohnsonHi5) November 16, 2012
don’t worry about hostess you guys we all know it has a 30 year shelf life relax
— lauren ashley bishop (@sbellelauren) November 16, 2012
Hostess was Michelle Obama’s Osama bin Laden.
— Steven Amiri (@StevenAmiri) November 16, 2012
Ask not for whom the bell Ding Dongs, it Ding Dongs for thee, Hostess.
— Matthew O’Brien (@mattob34) November 16, 2012
Hostess files for bankruptcy. Khloe Kardashian has been placed on suicide watch.
— Happy Gilmore (@_Happy_Gilmore) November 16, 2012
RIP Hostess. Eating a turducken of Twinkies and Ho Hos wrapped in Wonder Bread in your memory.
— Ruth Bourdain (@RuthBourdain) November 16, 2012
I’m single and Hostess is going out of business. This is not how I thought my life would go.
— The Blunt Chick (@TheBluntChick) November 16, 2012
Breaking: Chris Christie declares Hostess closing a state of emergency.
— The Fake CNN (@TheFakeCNN) November 16, 2012
Does the end of Twinkies along with Sno-Balls, Wonder Bread, and Ding Dongs come as a surprise to you?