It has been said, that after a nuclear holocaust the only things that will remain intact will be cockroaches and twinkies. That's not really true of course, but the golden spongs cake filled with the mystery creme is alleged to have a shelf life of forever, when in fact is reality they can stay in the store for only 25 days.

The sad news is that Hostess Brands Inc., the makers of Twinkies, those beloved spongy yellow cakes with the cream filling, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday.

What does this mean for Twinkies lovers? According to my research on the web, the bankruptcy filing should not affect the sales of the company's Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho-Hos and other sweet treats.

This is the second time the Texas-based company has filed for bankruptcy. Hostess was originally called Interstate Bakeries. Ripplewood Holdings took over the bankrupt company in 2009 and renamed it Hostess Brands.

Twinkies have been around since Hostess was founded in 1930. Other Hostess favorites include Zingers, Suzy Q's, Donettes and Snoballs.

And Little Debbie just sits back and smiles!