Sunday, October 19, 2008

The End Of An Era

Via Nina @ Bon Bon Bar I was directed to Serious Eats and their post on the the bankruptcy of Mother's Cookies.



Nooooooo. Say it isn't true. Please.

Circus Animal cookies are a touchstone of my childhood, and I still buy them on occasion. Grandma and I would make tea and eat frosted animal cookies while chatting, watching the news, or working on our puzzle books. Every time I eat the oddly shaped blobby sugar and transfat bombs I feel loved. I knew for certain that my BIL was a keeper when he expressed his love for the pink and white (non-masculine) frosted animal cookies. I gave him a bag for his birthday one year, and you could immediately tell he was thrilled. He also refused to share. Heh.

I know that there are knock-offs out there, but THEY ARE NOT THE SAME.

Tomorrow I'm going to see if I can find a bag, and stash it away to share with Grandma when we go visit her this winter.

6 comments:

Shawn Powers said...

Holy carp scales -- I'm going to check out the local grocer too. This also saddens me. Not because of any nostalgic childhood memories (we won't go there), but because I rather like the taste of them.

*sigh*

Shawn Powers said...

Er... the taste of the cookies, not the carp scales. I just want to make that clear. :)

vince said...

That's sad - this would be a treat for us as well, as my daughter loved them. I;m with you on trying to get some and stash them.

:-(

Jeri said...

I noticed the empty shelves at my grocery store the other day - there was a note mentioning supplier issues, nothing more. I'm sad...

I'll miss their gingersnaps. I love spicy cookies...

Carol Elaine said...

What? No! What?!

Excuse me, but I must now sob uncontrollably. And see if I can stock up. I love my circus cookies! And the English Tea sandwich cookies.

*sob*

mattw said...

What a bummer. Circus cookies were great.