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Link?

We buy these all the time for the kids.
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I heard about it on the radio but there appear to be plenty of news stories about it around on the web. http://www.wtnh.com/global/story.asp?s=9157371

I just may need to stop on the way to work and pick up a bag if there are any left.
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Yeah, it has been on news for last few days. That's bummer because the Circus Animal is really good.
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I love the big bag of mixed cookies.

Oh! If only I had indulged myself more! Maybe this wouldn't be happening!
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Is this some kind of Midwest / West Coast thing? I don't think I've ever seen a bag of these.
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Keebler is what we had growing up.
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There are few factories in north California. I don't know how spread they are, but they have been in business over 90 years.
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Originally Posted by McHawkson View Post
they have been in business over 90 years.
Well, no wonder they're going out of business. Mother is senile and confuses the cookie dough with her diaper.
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I thought this thread was going to be about all the great cookies and stuff that mom made that you will never get to enjoy again once she's gone. My mom would start a month before Christmas and bake every day. Dozens of tupperware containers packed with cookies and stuff. She's still around at 83 but hasn't made anything for a good 10 years. The homemade pancakes were the best. Whenever one of my brothers/sisters who moved away were in town she'd always make a huge batch of those pancakes we grew up on.
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so mother's cookies are bankrupt or something?
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I think PETA is behind it.
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Back in 1973 I used to rush home from school and put a whole bunch of Mother's Chocolate Chip cookies in a cup, fill it with milk and wait until it was all mushy. I would then use a spoon to mix it all up and I would drink it as an afternoon snack while watching The Banana Splits.

For some reason I called this concoction a 'Chipmunk'. It's making my mouth water just thinking about it. I've tried these Mother's chocolate chip cookies in the last 15 years or so and they do not taste as good as they did back in the 60's & 70's.

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My dad could plow through a bag of Circus Animals like nobody else. I think I'll hit the store - hopefully they haven't been cleaned out.
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Darn, loved those circus animal cookies
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Originally Posted by C-Mart View Post
My dad could plow through a bag of Circus Animals like nobody else. I think I'll hit the store - hopefully they haven't been cleaned out.
When I was shopping Sunday they were all out of the circus animals (and the frosty raisin ones I also like). Sad never to have another of them.

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Never heard of these, but I believe I have seen circus animals at the store.
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They are also well known for the frosted oatmeal cookies...

Just had some frosted circus animals and the oatmeal... so this is very sad.

Mother's Cookies abruptly shut down
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So, why can't the government bail them out?? I'd rather save the cookies than the banks!
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Damn good question. I've got no problem with going socialist, but it's gotta be all-in!
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Wow, that's a bummer. When I lived in California, I used to work right down the street from the Mother's factory in Oakland. Twice a week they did their baking and you could smell the cookies all over the neighborhood.

The frosted animal ones were my favorite too.
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I imagine the brand name will be bought by some conglomerate who will reintroduce the cookies to the market. But I doubt the new version will be as good.
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Bad for my mouth. Good for my waistline. I can eat those animal cookies by the bag.
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Originally Posted by mrpayroll View Post
Back in 1973 I used to rush home from school and put a whole bunch of Mother's Chocolate Chip cookies in a cup, fill it with milk and wait until it was all mushy. I would then use a spoon to mix it all up and I would drink it as an afternoon snack while watching The Banana Splits.

For some reason I called this concoction a 'Chipmunk'. It's making my mouth water just thinking about it. I've tried these Mother's chocolate chip cookies in the last 15 years or so and they do not taste as good as they did back in the 60's & 70's.

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That concoction sounds rather tasty!
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Originally Posted by mrpayroll View Post
For some reason I called this concoction a 'Chipmunk'. It's making my mouth water just thinking about it. I've tried these Mother's chocolate chip cookies in the last 15 years or so and they do not taste as good as they did back in the 60's & 70's.

Chris
Maybe they switched from cane sugar to high fructose corn syrup like so many other food companies have to save money.

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