by Mark Curtis, ABC 6 Chief Political Reporter
"I don't know if we have any of them left. That's it," said one Hostess Thrift Store clerk.
"I'm taking the last of them," said one Hostess customer.
Going, going, and gone!
That sums up a run on Twinkies at the Hostess Thrift Store in Warwick Tuesday morning.
For Sherry Fortune - we'll, she was buying everything in sight. "Actually I'm going to give a lot. Give to my mother, my son, my aunt. I'm going to give a lot of people and give them away, too." Fortune said.
ABC-6 Reporter Mark Curtis asked her, "For Christmas presents?"
Ms. Fortune responded, "That's a great idea!"
Fortune - and yes that's her real name - also got a full tray of Twinkies, to add to all the other junk in her car trunk.
"It's going to be a sad day when they close," Fortune said.
Meantime a customer who grew up in Russia kidded that Twinkies practically thawed the Cold War.
ABC-6 Reporter Mark Curtis asked, "So you are from Russia and you are buying all the Hostess - this iconic American product. That's kind of interesting?"
"I live here for 13 years, so I am an American and Americans buy Hostess, so this is what I get too," said Yelena Trubitsyna.
ABC 6 Reporter Mark Curtis said, "Look, I admit, I got caught up in the excitement, too. These may be the last packs of Twinkies ever for sale in the State of Rhode Island!"
"Last chance Twinkies," said Hostess customer Mike Kiernan
And then there were none! Mike Kiernan got that last of the goods.
"Because they're Twinkies and it's going out of business. Everybody loves Twinkies," Kiernan said.
The Warwick store still has other Drakes, and Hostess goods, but when they're gone, the store will be gone, too.