Hostess is going out of business. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-to-stockpile-twinkies-2012-11-16?link=MW_latest_news As store shelves are cleaned out of Hostess products, people are now selling boxes of Hostess cakes that normally sell for $3.50 in grocery stores on ebay for $10.00. Here is someone asking $5K for a two pack of Twinkies. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hostess-TWINKIES-Twin-Pack-Last-One-/150948658531?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D3511117401254902890%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D150948658531%26 and many more. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sop=10&_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=twinkies&_pgn=4&_skc=150&rt=nc The buying frenzy does not make sense. There is close to 0% chance another company won't buy the rights to Hostess cakes and have them produced within a year.