| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 10:04 AM
The dismantling of Hostess Brands Inc. continued this week as bidders, including the owner of Pabst Brewing Co., emerged to buy the bankrupt company’s bread and cake brands.
C. Dean Metropoulos & Co., the private equity firm that owns the...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Snack food lovers may have their Twinkie hunger soothed by this summer if Hostess Brands’ emergence from bankruptcy moves along, according to a Chicago Tribune story by Samantha Bomkamp. Until then, as a sidebar to the story notes, at least five...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Dean Metropoulos may not be a household name, but the food industry veteran's reach extends from the pantry to the refrigerator to the freezer.
Metropoulos, who works with his sons Daren and Evan, has teamed up with longtime partner Apollo Global...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Four of America's best-known bread brands, including the classic Wonder bread, return to grocery store shelves across the country this week. Flowers Foods acquired the brands from Old HB, Inc. (formerly Hostess Brands) in July. The brands have been off...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Maybe it was the rise of kouign amann -- the uber-buttery, caramelized "it" pastry from Brittany -- and better access to fresh-baked baguettes that lately has helped reinvigorate an Angeleno culture of neighborhood bakeries, all butter and sugar and love....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:03 AM
There's a great line in "Cool Hand Luke" to the tune of "No man can eat 50 eggs." Well Paul Newman's Luke proves the man wrong in what may have been the pinnacle of competitive eating...until now, because this past weekend at Bally’s Casino in...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:54 AM
The frenzy Friday morning over National Donut Day left shops around the Southland stripped of the sweet treats.
“We were sold out by 8 a.m.,” said Yin Huynh, owner of K&K Donuts in Echo Park as she sold croissants and muffins to late-comers....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Twinkies, reintroduced with a longer shelf life, are hitting Walmart's shelves ahead of schedule. The Hostess snack cakes, which will be available widely Monday, were spotted at stores in Florida and elsewhere as early as today.
Calls to Southern...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Twinkies are slimming down, just in time for their close-up.
As Twinkies show up on store shelves nationwide again, consumers may notice something different -- and not just the packaging touting the "sweetest comeback." The new line of Twinkies will...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Fret not, Twinkie lovers. The snack cake could be back on store shelves by summer.
Two private equity firms agreed Thursday to pay $410 million for the iconic brand and its sugary brethren, including CupCakes and Ho Hos, along with five of Hostess...