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There are plenty of reasons to visit Canada. We have beautiful scenery, a vibrant culture and … Twinkies.

Fans of Twinkies have been feverishly hoarding packets of the spongy snack amid the demise of its Texas-based producer Hostess Brands. Some opportunists have even started selling their stocks online at jacked up prices. According to Associated Press, boxes of Twinkies, which usually retail $5 for a box of 10, were selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay and Craigslist.

But while production of the frosting-filled cakes winds down in the United States, Canadians will face no shortage of supply.

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That's because in Canada the trademark and rights to the Hostess Twinkies brand belongs to dairy processor Saputo Inc., which manufactures the snacks itself, according to Bloomberg. "It's totally separate," Sandy Vassiadis, a spokeswoman for Saputo, told the news agency. "We own the rights in Canada so what's happening in the U.S. doesn't affect us."

The news had U.S. websites Salon and the Consumerist joking that Americans now have another reason to move to Canada. Hostess, which sought approval from a U.S. bankruptcy court to shut down, has begun firing employees after last-ditch efforts this week to negotiate an agreement with its bakers' union were unsuccessful, Bloomberg reports.

Twinkies, however, are famously resilient. So it's perhaps no surprise that regardless of what happens with Hostess Brands, the convenience store snack will live on.

When was the last time you ate a Twinkie?

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