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Hostess Shut Down Curbs Artist's Supplies

NPR
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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When a labor dispute shut down Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, many people rushed out to buy a box. Nancy Peppin bought 12 boxes. Not to eat, but as art supplies. She's confident another company will bring back Twinkies.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

When a labor dispute shutdown Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, many people rushed out to buy a box or two. Nancy Peppin bought 12 boxes. Not to eat, but as art supplies. The Reno, Nevada woman makes art out of Twinkies. She is confident that another company will eventually bring Twinkies back. But in the meantime, she wants to be ready to keep making sculptures like her depiction of "The Last Supper," which also includes Ding Dongs and Ho Hos.

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