Price for Twinkies going up fast online after manufacturer closes
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twinkies are being marketed on the Internet like exquisite delicacies.
Hours after Twinkie-maker Hostess announced its plans to close its doors forever, people flocked to stores to fill their shopping baskets with boxes of the cream-filled sponge cakes and their sibling snacks - Ding Dongs, Ho Hos and Zingers.
Late Friday and Saturday, the opportunists took to the websites eBay and Craigslist.
They began marketing their hoard to whimsical collectors and junk-food lovers for hundreds - and in some cases - thousands of dollars. That's a fat profit margin, when you consider the retail price for a box of 10 Twinkies is roughly US$5 (S$6.10).