Hope is alive for the Twinkie and not so much for the greedy scalpers. For you entertainment today, check out ebay where the cost of Twinkies are outrageous. One listing for twenty one million states:

THIS ITEM IS NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION!!!! THANK YOU FOR VIEWING MY AUCTION. I WANT TO MAKE A FEW THINGS CLEAR TO VIEWERS OF THIS ITEM: 1) THE ITEM WAS NOT PACKAGED ON THE 15TH OF NOV, BUT THE BOX IS FACTORY STAMPED WITH A BEST BY DATE OF NOV 15. THIS HAPPENS TO BE THE LAST DAY OF FULL HOSTESS FACTORY OPERATIONS. 2) THIS BOX IS IN SEASONAL HALLOWEEN DESIGN. THE DATE AND DESIGN MAKE THIS BOX EXTREMELY RARE AND COLLECTIBLE. WHY? BECAUSE HOSTESS DRIVERS DROP OF FRESH TWINKIES AND PICK UP THE “EXPIRED” BEST BY DATE ITEMS. THIS GEM DID NOT GET PICKED UP AND SURVIVED THE HALLOWEEN RUSH. IF YOU CAN FIND ANOTHER BOX WITH THIS DATE AND DESIGN, PLEASE SEND ME THE LINK TO IT. I’VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR 3 DAYS ON EBAY AND ALL OVER THE INTERNET AND HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE ANOTHER. EVERYTHING I’VE BEEN ABLE TO FIND IS DATED LATER NOV AND DECEMBER. AGAIN, WHAT MAKES THIS ITEM SO RARE? THE BEST BY DATE BEING THE SAME AS THE FINAL HOSTESS OPERATIONS DATE AND THE SEASONAL HALLOWEEN BOX DESIGN. IT’S A TRUE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH. 95% OF THE SALE PRICE WILL GO TO HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS THROUGH THE EBAY DONATION SYSTEM.

What a guy.  He is only keeping a little over one million dollars.

If that is a little high for you then five million dollars states:

Hi there! You are looking at a collection of Hostess Products. As you probably know, Hostess is no longer going to be around to make these. 40% of the profits made from this sale will be donated to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy ruined and has devastated the lives of many. The donations will be made to Red Cross. If you are interested in buying and are not in the US, please contact me beforehand. All of the products are new and unopened. I will try to ship out the products ASAP. Good luck! This collection of Hostess products includes: -4 10 count boxes of Twinkies- date says December 8 (on one of them, it says October 3) -8 raspberry zingers package (3 in a package)- dates say December 14 -8 vanilla zingers packages (3 in a package)- dates say December 13 -3 8 count boxes of Strawberry Cupcakes- Dates say December 15 -3 8 count boxes of chocolate cupcakes- dates say December 3-5 -2 fruit pies (one lemon and one cherry)- dates say December 2-3 -9 chocolate cupcake packages (2 cupcakes in a package)- dates say December 6 -1 pack of chocolate donettes- date says December 12 -27 Twinkies packages (2 Twinkies per package) – Dates vary from November 27 to December 5 (most are in December) – 7 single Twinkies -1 10 count box of chocolate filled Twinkies- date says November 22.
Profit – Two million dollars!
Another listing was for two million and with this you get:

This isn’t just a auction, it is a way to become famous and get great publicity for any business or company… Me and my family will hand deliver the product to you and if bought by a company or business we will wear shirts with your logo, for the media to be able to take pictures.The money will be used to help put my kids through college and help me and my wife have a safe future.

This individual is only keeping 800,000 dollars.

If that is a little pricy for you then you can buy one box for $21.00.

Next up is the scandal that rocked the CIA. Paula Broadwell, General Petraeus and Jill Kelley have all hired either crisis management teams or P.R. Firms. It is not like having an adulterous affair is anything new. I don’t think that information is the most damaging information that has come out of all this. Jill Kelley hasn’t fared well, with the fact that the money for the charity she started was all used for entertainment, and travel expenses. The fact that Paula sent anonymous messages warning people about Jill makes me question her mental status. And General Petraeus just falls under the “there is no fool like an old fool.” So how is a P.R. firm going to white wash this?

Come on tell me your thoughts!

– – Leigh AAR

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