Twinkie

When The Goose Is Cooked

Hostess dies, and Drake’s dies with it.

11/27/2012
Associate Editor

For all the publicity and Twinkie nostalgia surrounding the closing of Hostess Brands, the repercussions for the kosher among us is that the end of Hostess means the end of Drake’s, the famously kosher company that became a subsidiary of Hostess in 1987.

Drake’s was the modern fulfillment of the ancient Talmudic promise that just about every pleasure in the realm of the forbidden has an equivalent in the realm of the permissible, though surely the sages were thinking of temptations more sophisticated than Ring Dings versus Ding Dongs.  

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