ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The bankruptcy of Hostess Brand Incorporated triggered a sweet snack scramble in Albuquerque.
"I'm going to put some of these things in the freezer and it will be a bit of nostalgia at Christmas time," Luana Fox said.
With store shelves cleaned out by Twinkie and Ho Ho lovers what happened next was only a matter of time.
The tasty treats are now going for premium prices online.
Alan LaSeck told News 13 he got caught up in the Hostess Hoopla last week.
"As a joke I told all my friends that we were going to have a Twinkie party, so at lunch that day I went to go buy all the Twinkies I could find," said LaSeck.
He even recruited his friend all together they scoured more than six stores and ended up with a sweet stockpile, nine boxes of the golden sponge cakes.
"These are the freshest Twinkies available," he said.
Just one problem, LaSeck doesn't actually like Twinkies, neither do his friends so for fun he decided to unload them on Craigslist.
"Sure enough, the very first day I had a phone call and in fact I even sold one today, so they're definitely selling," said LaSeck.
He is selling a box of ten for $10 a golden deal considering some Albuquerque sellers are asking $25 even $30 a box on Craigslist.
That is a big time mark up from the original $4 the boxes cost.
"There's obviously a market out there for them," LaSeck said.
So far, he has sold four of the nine boxes and he's pretty sure the rest will go quickly.
"I think a lot of people remember eating them as a kid so I think its something that, it's a memory, it's a childhood memory and people want to hold onto that," he said.
LaSeck is not selling the treats to make money, but there are others who are.
News 13 found one person asking for $5 per Twinkie.
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