Chip, it just doesn't have the resources or a reasonably set workforce to continue in business. Besides, there are competitors for all those products. And Hostess will probably sell the brands and recipes of Hostess, Drakes, etc. to some company---though the latest word is a possibility of a Mexican company. I guess having chili and taco sauce mixed into the Twinkies, Ho-Hos, Drakes Cakes, etc. will take some getting used to.