The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Hostess Brands, makers of Twinkies
and other snack foods, is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this
week and is talking permanent closure. Hostess, who also makes Wonder Bread, has declined further comment on the matter. The company is headquartered in Irving, TX.
James Dewar, inventor of Twinkies, the "Golden Sponge
Cake with Creamy Filling".