Ding Dongs And Twinkies Are Now Collector’s Items On eBay

    November 16, 2012

You may have read the news this morning that Hostess is shutting down after decades of making Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs and other assorted snacks. It’s sad to lose such an iconic company and the associated jobs, but some folks on eBay are already trying to make a profit off the idea that Twinkies will be no more.

A quick search on eBay for Twinkies will bring up numerous sellers all offering the “last box of Twinkies ever.” The asking price for a single box has been fluctuating between $10 and $100 for the past few hours.


Twinkies aren’t the only Hostess snack cake that eBay sellers are hoping terrified Hostess fans will buy up. Searches for Ding Dongs, Zingers, Ho Hos, and Cup Cakes bring up multiple listings.

I would err on the side of caution when it comes to buying these products. The Twinkie may very well be dead and gone, but Hostess is selling all of its recipes in a liquidation sale. We’re probably going to see the Hostess brand and its products resurrected under a new company.