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Video: Do You Remember this Classic Twinkie Commercial?

As people ponder how they will forge on in a world without Donettes and Ho-Hos, this vintage commercial takes you back to a time when Twinkie the Kid assuaged any child's fear.

If you've eaten yourself into a cream-filled cake coma since hearing the news that Hostess has iced its last Ring Ding, this classic Twinkie the Kid commercial might revive you. 

Then again, the nostalgia may compel you toward Ralphs or Pavilions in hopes of snatching that last package of Hostess Sno Balls. 

The Texas-based company announced Friday that it's closing up shop and liquidating its assets after failing to reach an agreement with the union that represents a third of the company's 18,500 employees. Since then, customers, presumably overdosing on nostalgia, have emptied store shelves of the beloved yet nutritionally devoid Hostess snack cakes. 

The ironies abound: a food long thought able to outlast humanity has apparently met its demise some weeks before the Mayans predict we're all doomed; a junk food fabled to be a midnight snack of marijuana smokers, hits the skids just as the leafy drug is legalized for recreational purposes in two states. 

Patch asks: Even if you haven't purchased a Hosetess product in a long, long time, has news of the company's closing prompted you to buy a loaf of Wonder Bread or a package of cupcakes?

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