Little Debbie tweeted a photo of four of their signature sweet goods, stating “ONE GOTTA GO FOREVER,” leaving fans of the iconic snacks in an absolutely hysterical frenzy.
The company asked Twitter fans to vote on which “one gotta go forever,” and then posted photos of the “at-risk” treats. Included are Christmas Tree Cakes, Oatmeal Cream Pies, Nutty Buddy and Honey Buns.
Following the uproar of fans across the globe, Little Debbie delivered some satisfying news. “None of the products we listed on the Twitter post are in danger of going away,” spokesman Micke Gloekler told TODAY. “Our Little Debbie social media team thought it would be fun to get in on the #OneGottaGo Twitter meme, which asks a fairly tough question…if you had to live without one of four things you really love, which would it be?”
How would you vote? Take the poll below!
Regardless of your personal stance on the popular snacks, the Tweets coming back at Little Debbie are hilarious. Check out some of the best responses below:
“So help me if you take away my Christmas tree cakes, my life would be meaningless! Get rid of the honey buns! #OneGottaGo,” @_SingingBunny_tweeted.
“Bye Honey Buns,” @JediMike1128 responded, along with a “Bye Felicia” video.
One man took a very strong stance on what he would choose to do. “Christmas Tree Cakes are only available for like two months out of the year, so I don’t think people will miss them very much if they were gone forever (they’re basically just fancy Zebra Cakes anyway). #OneGottaGo,” @DevinTHudson wrote.
One woman took the threat very literally and said she’s “stocking up,” in the case that “honey bun leaves.”
“#OneGottaGo I’m not exactly sure why you have to do something so cruel to us but if I had to pick one to boot, it would be the honey buns,” @PeppermintEgo responded. “If you remove the Christmas Tree cakes, there will be no reason for me to actually celebrate Christmas.”
“Save the trees. . . kick the buns!??? #OneGottaGo #savethetrees #votebuns,” @rockford103 exclaimed:
Little Debbie’s success began in 1960, according to the company’s website:
The McKee story began during the height of the Great Depression when young entrepreneur O.D. McKee began selling 5 cent snack cakes from the back of his car. He was just out of college and newly married, and he was eager to get into the baking business. Soon after, he and his wife, Ruth, bought a small, failing bakery, using the family car as collateral. Money was so tight they had to put up a sheet near the back of the bakery for the family’s living quarters.
Despite years of great adversity, O.D. and Ruth’s rare determination finally began to pay off in 1960 when they began selling the first family pack of baked goods, naming them after their granddaughter, Debbie. Around this time, the company finally began making a steady profit.
The bakery continued to grow but remained a family bakery. O.D. and Ruth’s sons, Ellsworth and Jack, eventually took leadership positions, and today Ellsworth and Jack’s children hold leadership roles. They are beginning to introduce the 4th generation of the McKee family to the business.
McKee Foods stands as a living legacy of a young couple with a big dream. O.D. and Ruth shared a strong commitment to family values that remains our company’s foundation today.