Twinkies Threatened by Union Strike

With the Hostess Baking Company filing for bankruptcy back in January and with the Teamsters’ Union fighting every maneuver by this corporate confectionery to modify their puffed up pensions, the fate of America’s sweet tooth is hanging precariously in the balance.  Twinkies and Drake’s Cakes may soon be no more.

But if I may be so bold to declare, there’s a better alternative to Hostess’ sickening sweet junk food fare.  For made right here in the Delaware Valley in the good old City of Brotherly Love, is the incomparable, super delicious, tummy satisfying treats of TastyKake cakes and pies.

TastyKake, a Philadelphia tradition since 1914 when a baker and an egg salesman got to together to create small cakes from fresh, natural ingredients.  And their goodies have been a hit with a hungry public ever since.  So break the Hostess habit and give TastyKakes a try.  You can order from their webiste at

KandyCakes, Krimpets, Blueberry Pie, Lemon Pie, and Chocolate Cup Cakes—my favorites.

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4 Responses to Twinkies Threatened by Union Strike

  1. Artie Galvin says:

    I hate the idea that any traditional American company fails. When I lived in Brooklyn there was a Drakes or Hostess factory just a few blocks away. I remember that me and my partner mourned its closing. Are we now importing Chinese cakes and snacks? I hope not.

  2. Artie Galvin says:

    Do they even sell these in the NYC area? I’ve never seen them before but haven’t really look for them since this type of confection is not really my cup of tea and, to tell you the truth, from the picture that is displayed above, it does look very plastic and artificial. Just saying.

    • For manufactured treats, TastyKakes aren’t bad. Their pies are pretty good (blueberry and lemon are my favorite). I think they’re only sold locally (Philly area) but their website sells their wares.

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