Hostess — the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread — on Monday agreed to enter mediation talks with the the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers' International Union, possibly averting a liquidation of the company that had been announced last week. A bankruptcy judge in White Plains, N.Y., said the liquidation could not proceed unless the two sides at least tried mediation first. The initial news that the iconic, 82-year-old company would go under had sparked a nationwide wave of nostalgia for Twinkies and other Hostess treats, which have fallen out of favor in recent years with the rise of healthier eating habits.
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