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Hostess Brands, best known for its Twinkies, is being bought by jelly-maker J.M. Smucker. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Twinkies are sold! J.M. Smucker scoops up Hostess Brands for $5.6 billion

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Matt Kasson

A Disturbing Twinkie That Has, So Far, Defied Science

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Hostess Twinkies snack cakes went back on store shelves in July 2013, following a Chapter 11 filing and massive layoffs. Now the company is preparing for a public stock offering. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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