Anyone dumb enough to pay that kind of money for Twinkies deserves to be ripped off. Some other company is bound to buy up Hostess' brands/recipes during their bankruptcy proceedings, so the products will be back on store shelves soon.
You could buy all the ingredients for Twinkies and hire someone to make you a big batch for less money. I suppose the only ingredient that would be hard to get your hands on is the magic preservative that makes them last for decades.
Did you check this out yourself? There are actually a lot of Twinkies listed on ebay, but only at about 99 cents, and a lot of them don't even have bids. It doesn't look like people are falling for it. That makes me feel better. :-)
actually four 10 pack boxes recently sold for $80. (that's near $20 retail) and one single 10 pack box has sold for $25 free shipping. On amazon, prices are slightly lower but much more consistent sellers. People are buying them for collector value as they are the last new, unopened twinkie boxes from hostess. It will be a while still until people can have fresh twinkies after this last batch is done.
And...I am now selling 10 pack drake's (hostess) coffee cake boxes for $15 + shipping on amazon. (bought 11 for $2.50 each) They are flying out the door. Go get some if you want to make some quick and easy cash!
That's great. People can't find jobs, are having trouble feeding their families, are being evicted, losing homes to foreclosure, and can't get medical care, but they can afford to pay $25 for a flippin' box of Twinkies.
And we wonder why the politicians WE put in office have screwed up priorities?????