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Oh no! Little Debbie snacks no longer will be sold at military commissaries due to high regulatory compliance burden, family-owned bakery says

McKee Foods, the maker of Little Debbie snack cakes, announced it cannot afford the regulatory standards required to sell its famous confectionary to the Defense Commissary Agency and Navy Exchange Service, according to company spokesman Mike Gloekler.

The company told Stars and Stripes that it will end its contract to supply Zebra Cakes, Swiss Rolls, Nutty Buddies, Fudge Rounds and Oatmeal Creme Pies, to name a few of the popular sweets that are found at commissaries around the world.

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“As supporters of the men and women who serve the United States military this was a very difficult decision for us to make,” Gloekler said. “We believe in the mission of forward-deployed troops, and we understand the impact that the comforts of home have on morale. Perhaps some will see an opportunity to streamline federal contractor compliance.”

McKee Foods Corp. is a family-owned bakery based in Collegedale, Tenn. that creates a large variety of bakery items, but is best known for its Little Debbie line. It has had a contract with the Defense Commissary Agency for at least 30 years.

The full story is at Stars and Stripes.

Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.


  1. Last year I had a small spot at JBER commissary, just selling pocket knives and stuff. I was given a tablet to record sales on. The tablet was way too complicated, and didn’t work half the time anyway. I ended up hating the tablet so much that I never renewed my contract.

  2. Another superb example of the extraordinarily heavy burden imposed on us by our Government! How can we live with such oppression?

  3. Odds are it had something to the woke agenda of this junta. Perhaps the board of this company did not enough “woke” members of approved groups and too many of the disavowed. Much the reason that Eielson AFB could not find a commercial laundry/dry cleaner service years ago. No contractor would or could meet AAFES’ requirements.

  4. Under the previous administration, Federal Agencies were required to remove a minimum of two regulations for every new one they issued.
    I guess that was bad policy or something.

  5. Poor Suzanne. The biggest threat to global relations – Trump selling nuclear secrets – yet Suzanne complains about snack cakes.

    • “Trump selling nuclear secrets”

      What makes you think that they were for sale? And why hasn’t the FBI told us at what level they were classified? And what makes you think that Trump even knew they were there? They took a couple of dozen boxes of stuff – di you really think that they had even been unpacked from most of those boxes?

      The best the FBI will be able to prove is that the documents were mishandled by somebody. And not be able to identify who the last person to have those documents was or who was supposed to screen all of that stuff before they left the White House. Without intent or actual negligence, the worst that can happen is that his security clearance be revoked. But wait – they can’t do that because of the precedent they set with the Hillary investigation

      BTW – if this upsets you so much – I’m certain that you were demanding that Hillary go to prison for what she did with classified information.

  6. Little Debbie is a white girl. Utterly unacceptable to the woke military. If they’d make Debbie black, oddly, all the requirements would be waived.

  7. Colin. Here’s answers to your thoughtful questions

    1- I figure that the national secrets were for sale because Trump loves the deal, loves the cash, loves the prestige. But you suggest a good point; maybe he gave the national secrets away to boost his ego or repay a debt or create a debt.

    2) the FBI can’t release details of the national secrets trump sold or gave away without further endangering America’s national security.

    3) Trump knew the documents were there because he said they were his and he wants them back.

    4) the “mishandling” of government property that Trump did is a violation of law. Trump admits to having the documents.

    5) Hilary’s situation is lightyears less than what Trump has done. There is zero evidence that Clinton intended to sell nuclear information to other countries. We can’t say that about Trump.

    As the evidence unfurls, you are left with a reputation busting question: at what point do I quit apologizing for the greatest traitor in American history.

  8. “There is zero evidence that Clinton intended to sell nuclear information to other countries. We can’t say that about Trump. ”

    While offering no “evidence” to support his (hope I have your pronouns right) outlandish claim.

  9. Some MRAK commentators have security clearance high enough to know what documents Trump had?
    What a pack of liars posting here!

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