Buy a Twinkie for $8,000

The Internet has some fun at the expense of Hostess Brands, who filed to liquidate its assets today

Published November 16, 2012 8:50PM (EST)

  (theimpulsivebuy on Flickr)
(theimpulsivebuy on Flickr)

Not long after Hostess Brands, the makers of junk-food classics like Ding Dongs and Twinkies, filed to liquidate its assets in bankruptcy court this morning, the rest of America began to panic: Will we lose our beloved Twinkies? Although the New York Times doubts that, the Internet, being what it is, found a way to turn the news into a two-second meme. People took to Amazon and eBay to auction off Twinkies, some for thousands of dollars, deeming them collectibles. Here are some of the best ones:

Product: Single "collector's item" Twinkie
Price: $8,000

Product: 10 count box of Twinkies
Price: $1,000

Product: A Hostess Twinkie Cake Adult Costume
Price: $46.69

Product: Box of chocolate cream filled Twinkies
Price: $550.00

Product: Partially eaten box of Twinkies
Price: $10.00

Product: One of the last boxes for the Zombie Apocalypse
Price: $10,000

By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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