Twinkies, Ho-Hos and other America’s favorites could be revived

Robin Humphrey —  Monday, November 19, 2012

If you’re a lover of Ho-Hos, Twinkies, or maybe Wonder Bread for that special sandwich, good news might be around the corner, even though their maker will be sold in bankruptcy court.

Hostess Brands Inc., will be in a New York bankruptcy courtroom this morning to start the process of selling itself.

The company, weighed down by debt, management turmoil, rising labor costs and the changing tastes of America, decided on Friday that it no longer could make it through a conventional Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring. Instead, it’s asking the court for permission to sell assets and go out of business.

But with high brand recognition and $2.5 billion in annual revenue, other companies are interested in bidding for at least pieces of Hostess.