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Iconic snack's demise sparks buying frenzy

Published 19/11/2012 | 05:00

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TWINKIES, the sugary, spongy, cream-filled snacks that have been an American favourite for 80 years, are being sold for hundreds of dollars on the internet following news of their manufacturer's collapse.

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Thousands of boxes have been posted on the auction site eBay, some for up to $300 (€235), after Hostess Brands, the bankrupt maker of Twinkies, sought permission to close its business late last week after a crippling national strike.

A court hearing regarding the firm's liquidation is expected today.

Hours after the announcement was made, Twinkie fans headed to supermarkets in anticipation of a spike in demand for any snacks that remained. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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