| 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...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 1:03 PM
I was working on a masterpiece about the Republicans reaching out to Latinos, but this far more important story broke while I was in mid-scribble.
A colleague observed that had Hostess Brands announced it was going out of business two weeks ago,...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 8:14 AM
Dyana and Adam Steely plan to open Extraordinary Cupcakes, a new cupcake shop on Richmond Road in Williamsburg. Early January is the projected opening date.
Adam Steely is currently co-owner and general manager of Blue Talon Bistro off Merchants Square....
| Jan 10, 2012
| 7:34 AM
Times are tough for the maker of Twinkies.
Hostess Brands may file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Journal cites high labor and ingredient costs as the main forces pushing the company toward bankruptcy....