From Twitter to CNNMoney's reader comments, the Internet was abuzz with everything from jokes to recriminations after Hostess announced it will shut down.
Some Hostess workers say management's concession demands meant jobs weren't worth saving.
Hostess offered mid-wage jobs with benefits. Where will these 18,500 laid-off workers go, now that the company is liquidating?
The days of Hostess are numbered. Bids soar for Twinkies lunch boxes, bake set and other products.