Hostess is gone, but Twinkies are back

A Hostess Twinkies box.

This final note today, perhaps the ultimate in processed foods, just to pick up on the theme of processed foods we explored in our interview with Melanie Warner, the author of "Pandora's Lunchbox."

Twinkies are comin' back. Two private equity firms confirmed today they're the winning bidders in the Hostess bankruptcy auction. They reportedly paid $410 million for the brand.

Twinkies will be back on the shelves by summer. Though, if you had any left from when Hostess went broke in November, they're totally still good, too.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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