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Hostess Closes, Mom’s Rejoice

As of today, Hostess has officially decided to close its doors and halt the assembly line that has for decades packaged empty calories and chemicals into unsuspecting snack cakes and other refined foods.  How Wonderbread was ever that white and fluffy, I’ll never know.  Seriously, I never want to know.

But for many of us, Hostess was a childhood staple.  I’ll admit it, back in the day I packed away quite a few cupcakes donned with the loveable white squiggle on top.  I wanted my sandwiches on Wonderbread because the bread was so soft it nearly melted in my mouth (seriously, what’s up with that?).  I would pout at the store when my mom told me I couldn’t have that snack cake I had been longing for.  In retrospect, I understand why.  So now, as Hostess begins the liquidating process, I can’t help but think of all of the mom’s (and dad’s!) out there celebrating it’s shut-down.  As an advocate for healthy eating, Hostess certainly isn’t an item I include in my grocery list.

Though I can’t help but feel a tinge of nostalgia that an era has ended, this time-lapse video reminds me of why I am a-okay that Hostess will be off the shelves and away from the diets of our growing kids.  Maybe saying goodbye isn’t so bad after all…

How do you feel about the closing of Hostess?

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