posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 10:22 AM
I'm sure most of you know Hostess is closing
and the blame is aimed at both the striking unions as well as the mismanagement of the company, including executives that tried to give
themselves pay raises while slashing workers benefits and wages (although in at least one case were blocked by creditors).
What about the shift to organic, "natural" or healthier alternatives to the twinkie concoctions of gums and other fillers that make the classic
treats Hostess offered?
Wonder Bread was another brand Hostess had, but I can't remember the last time I bought a loaf. I'm particularly fond of Rye, and if I were to buy
white or wheat bread I would probably grab something fresh from the baker.
I know enough people out there don't give a rat's ass about what they consume, nonetheless, there is a visible shift into some of the products which
are hitting market today compared to 20 years ago. Burger joints have been popping up that offer real meat, locally produced with fresh produce to
dress them (lesser limits on choice than you would find at McDonalds) as well as specialty restaurants that make it a point of listing their supplier
sources for ingredients.
Purpose of this thread:
If healthy and or conscience eating habits direct everyone to better sources of food, will people raise their arms up as old (big) names dwindle in
Is it worth even causing a stink seeing mainstay brands that sold processed crap disappear in the din of fresher foods being baked, grilled or broiled
at a food market in your neighbourhood?
I don't really see it as a bad thing. If Kraft cheese slices were off the shelves tomorrow I would still buy my freshly unprocessed slices from the
grocer as I have always done.
I guess the reality is that we have to expect some of the names were are so used to fall by the wayside if make the choice to eat better food.