Today, the Hostess brand and makers of Twinkies, Ho-Hos, Chocodiles, Snow Caps, Cupcakes and more, announced it is officially filing for federal bankruptcy protection and will discontinue its operation.
The internet has exploded, lamenting its passage.
Here are some of the best memes, tweets etc. according to Ranker.com plus some useful knowledge regarding the actual shelf-life of Twinkies, which makes the news that much sadder.