It was a dreary day on the Palouse. Some might argue that the weather was mourning the loss of one of the most iconic American snacks... the Twinkie.
"I was heartbroken," said Twinkie fan Aaron Stenzel. "I'm sad. I won't be able to see the golden sponges anymore."
The Hostess Brand announced they would close up shop on Friday. Monday, we embarked on a scavenger hunt across the Palouse to see if we could find any signs of the Twinkie. We asked ten stores, and had no luck. The Main Street Mart in Pullman was the only store that still had any Hostess products, however they were nearly sold out. But is the news really that upsetting?
"Twinkies are good and everything, but I prefer making my own desserts and stuff," said Nat Jeschke.
"I'm more of a Ding Dong guy, but I guess that's Hostess as well," said Hostess fan Randy Blanton.
For some people, saying goodbye to the Hostess Brand was the worst part.
"Well I wasn't so sad about the Twinkies," said Hostess fan Jennifer Calvert. "I was more sad about Hostess and thinking about a whole dynasty going down. It has just always been there."
Whether you'll miss the Twinkie or not, Hostess' bankruptcy is yet another sign of the times. And if you have any of the yellow snack cakes left over in your pantry, you may want to consider joining the thousands that are auctioning them off on E-Bay.
There are currently more than 9,000 Twinkie auctions on E-Bay. Prices range from a few dollars for a twin pack, to a few thousand dollars for a box of ten.