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Last Twinkies shipment arrives in Chicago

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Shoppers are buying up every last box of Hostess brand snack cakes after the company announced it was going out of business.

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Twinkiegeddon is truly upon us, as Hostess confirmed the last shipment of the Hostess snack cakes arrived in Chicago Monday.

The final 20,000 boxes of Twinkies, Ding-Dongs and other Hostess products will be sold at select Jewel-Osco supermarkets in the Windy City, according to a company statement released Monday night.

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"This is a one time, one shot basis," Jewel-Osco spokeswoman Karen May told the NBC affiliate in Chicago.

Twinkies and other Hostess snacks flew off the shelves last month after the 82-year-old company announced it was going out of business over a labor dispute.

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The company had 36 bakeries nationwide.

A bankrupty judge ordered Hostess and the union to try mediation first, but they failed to reach an agreement.

A complete list of participating stores and when the Hostess products is available on the Jewel-Osco Facebook page.