Ever since the news about Hostess going out of business went public, Twinkies have become the new gold… listed for thousands of dollars on eBay and Craigslist. One unemployed man spent hours collecting 16 boxes of Twinkies and Ding Dongs, then listed them online at $300 for three boxes. Another spent around $100 for 20 boxes, and plans to sell them for $1,000.
Most of the ridiculous, million-dollar eBay listings are hopefully just jokes, but there are lots of people paying about $50 for a box of Twinkies.
Quick reminder: Hostess products will almost certainly continue to be made by some other company, so the only reason to spend so much on any of them is if you’re a Twinkie addict or a billionaire dedicated to spending your swiftmoney by the most bizarrely random means possible.