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    Why is it, exactly the city is so torn up about Tastykakes’ questionable future? Because it’s a Philadelphia legacy? Because jobs are on the line? Or because we’re a city of fatties?

    Things are getting a little hairy within the pages of the Daily News today, where a column by Ronnie Polanczky calls for the saving of the Navy Yard-based baking company. But her colleague Will Bunch wants to know, what about the other jobs?

    Bunch’s theory as to why Tastykake holds such a special place in our hearts is because its producing tangible, tasty products for us to consume. Not the very important but less visible products of now-shuttered Rohm & Haas and Express Scripts and shrinking ACME markets.

    We’re consumers, he says. Saving those jobs would be nice, but please, God, don’t take our Tastykakes away.

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