Sugar Rush: Fans Snatching Up Twinkies as Bakery Shuts Down

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- News of Hostess brand-owner Interstate Bakeries impending collapse has sparked the kind of business the company probably wishes it has seen long ago.

The bread and snack-makers' Wonder Bread Outlet stores across the Kansas City region saw lots of customers trying to buy their final Twinkie and last loaf of Wonder Bread.

The store location on Vivion Road in Kansas City North ran out of boxes of treats by 9am Friday.  The remaining single packages of Hostess Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Zingers were nearly gone by 3pm.

"By the time we got there all the zingers were gone and there weren't any packages, it was just individual stuff," said customer Mark Zimmerman.  He says that he did buy $17 worth of Twinkies and Chocolate Cupcakes, but he might've been willing to trade with Kimberly Nguwen who says, " I just got one Zinger and a Snowball, but I wanted the Ding Dong and of course they're completely out."

Workers inside the store tell FOX 4 the location is expected to close on Monday unless it runs out of product first.

At the rate customers were buying, that appeared likely. Customer Cole Stevens says he hopes another company will buy Interstate Bakeries and save its jobs.

"I'm hoping someone else will be able to buy the brand and make them," said Stevens.

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