Hostess Brands Twinkies To Live Another Day By Justin Martin • Mar 19, 2013 Hostess Brands Inc. is selling Twinkies, along with other snacks including Ding Dongs and Ho Hos, to Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co. for $410 million. Judge Says RIP, Hostess By Rick Holter • Nov 21, 2012 Twinkies may be built to live forever, but a federal bankruptcy judge put the final nails in the coffin for Irving-based Hostess Brands today. The move clears the way for the Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos to go on the auction block. Dublin Dr Pepper Stops Bottling Dr Pepper Steven Martin (cc) flickr The world’s oldest and smallest Dr Pepper bottler … the one in Dublin, TX … will stop bottling the drink. In return, Plano-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group will drop a trademark infringement case.