Just like Christmas fruitcakes. There were never more than 2000 ever made. They're just re-gifted by sweet little 'ole Grandmas until the end of eternity, thus they'll always be here. No worry!In this case there isn't a shortage of twinkies, there is a finite number and will be no more until someone buys the brand. Luckily they last forever
Hostess isn't bankrupt, the bakers union is one strike, so they can't produce any more.