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Why are you guys buying pellets today?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by oldmountvernon, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. oldmountvernon

    oldmountvernon Minister of Fire

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    Get out and get some Twinkies before its to late ! They are all over craigslist and Ebay already for 100 bucks

    hilarious

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  2. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I'm already fat! But no way do I wanna be cold!
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  3. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    You can keep the Twinkies both the boss and I can cook.
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  4. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    No more orange cupcakes :( .....for now.

    I'll put both my stoves on the curb for free if someone doesn't buy that company and reopen within a year. Probably far sooner.
  5. DneprDave

    DneprDave Feeling the Heat

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    I haven't ate a Twinkie in thirty years.

    If that is true for most people, it would explain why they are going out of business.

    Dave
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  6. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    Most bread companies just about went belly up when the Atkins diet got popular. Most Doctors tell ya the whiter the bread the sooner your dead. And they are ontop of that list. Makes my teeth hurt just thinking of them.
  7. jgrz0610

    jgrz0610 Burning Hunk

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    I think they would jam up the auger...but what do I know.
  8. Melissa220

    Melissa220 Feeling the Heat

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    Hostess if liquidating because of an employee strike that impacted their output and apparently they can;t recoup. I saw twinkies, cupcakes and sno-balls yesterday at the local convenience store. I almost caved an bought Twinkies for old time's sake, but then decided I didn't need either the sugar or the fat!
  9. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    They had been having problems for at least the last 10 years, it isn't likely there is anything there to make it worth buying and it isn't all that fast getting things through bankruptcy court.
  10. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    Doesn't seem like it could be from lack of sales. I see plenty of twinkie eaters in my parts.

    Seems like there'd be way to big a demand for those American classics to stay away for long.
  11. oldmountvernon

    oldmountvernon Minister of Fire

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    I really could care less, im not a sweets junkie. But i dont think their gone forever. To iconic
    first it was generators and gas with Sandy
    Now Twinkies and ho ho's
    Maybe next will be pellets? well i'll be one of the last ones standing :p ( or burning )
  12. livefreeordie

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    The sad part about all this is 19K people will be out of work soon.
  13. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    I wish Necco went out instead.

    OMV, you may wanna get a few extra bags, just to be on the safe side.
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  14. Salty

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    Your stove burns twinkies?

    What's the btu output of a twinkie? Do you shred them or stuff them in whole?
  15. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    Every store around here is cleaned out. wtf
  16. oldmountvernon

    oldmountvernon Minister of Fire

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    Salty by the looks of your Oakies, they look like shredded Twinkies LOL
  17. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    None of those trebio bags has fines in them. Not a SINGLE one. Cleanest pellets I have ever burned. That was a no brainer man. You know where I'll be looking on Superbowl weekend :)
  18. oldmountvernon

    oldmountvernon Minister of Fire

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    A box of twinkies sold for 1000 bucks on Ebay lol i doubt that seller gets paid
  19. tlc1976

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    Maybe Little Debbie will start making a Twinkie knockoff, if they don't already. I haven't bought Hostess snacks in years because Little Debbie snacks are so much cheaper.
  20. nailed_nailer

    nailed_nailer Minister of Fire

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    Haven't had a Twinkie since my days of being in the 420 (stoners) club in High School.
    Some how a Chocolate Twinkie (Think they were called Chocodile's) were perfect after smoking some wacky weed.

    Gave both up 30 years ago. Can't say I miss 'em.

    Of course now that the State of Taxachusetts has legalized pot I think Hostess may have pulled the plug too soon.
    I can see big up-tick in baked goods sales after the first of the year. (Medical pot legal after Jan 1,2013)

    Just my $.02-1/2

    ---Nailer---

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