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Andrew Feb 25, 2000 01:17 PM

Ok, I know, they lost out on the evolutionary thing to Oreos, but I used to love fudgetowns. No, I am NOT talking about a gay porno site. I AM talking about the chocolate cookie sandwich with the fudgy center. Shaped like a small flower, they oozed "snack-a-licious"

Anyone know where I can get me some? Did they stop making them? I have searched supermarkets in the tri-state area and have come up empty handed.

Leads, anyone?

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    lynneswetnam Oct 24, 2011 07:51 AM

    These cookies were better than Oreo's...I was addicted to them...loved them..still look everywhere I go to find them and have absolutely no luck... I don't understand it...they were far better cookies than others Keebler's produces...WHERE ARE THEY?

    1. fudgetowngal Feb 1, 2011 01:08 PM

      Here they are!

       
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        ileencuccaro Feb 1, 2011 03:12 PM

        WELL ADD ME TO THE LIST. THESE WERE ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES. AS I AM FROM NJ WE USED TO GO TO THE BURRY COMPANY IN ELIZABETH AND GET THEM BY THE BOX, MUST BE 20 YEARS AGO. WHEN BURRY CLOSED SALERNO BOUGHT THE COMPANY AND THEY MADE THEM ALONG WITH THE SCOOTER PIES, WHICH SHRUNK DOWN TO THE SIZE OF A BIGGER OREO. AS A KID I USED TO POP OUT THE CHOCOLATE MIDDLE WITH MY FINGER.
        KINGS SUPER MARKET DOES SELL THE DARE COOKIES I INVESTIGATED AND THEY ARE OK, NOT THE SAME BY A LONG SHOT AND A LITTLE TO FUDGY. FUDGETOWNS WERE A LIGHTER CHOCOLATE.
        ALL THE OLD TIME FAVORITES SHOULD BE BROUGHT BACK BY SOMEONE AS THERE IS A HUGE CALLING FOR OUR FAVORITES FROM WHEN WE WERE KIDS. THEY JUST CAME BACK OUT WITH BONOMO TURKISH TAFFY. WHOO HOOOO I LOVED THEM WE WOULD FREEZE THEM THEN SMACK THEM ON THE GROUND INTO A MILLION PIECES AND IT WOULD LAST US ALL DAY. OLD TIME CANDIES COMPAY SELLS THEM NOW. A MAN INVESTIGATED WHYAT HAPPENED TO THE TAFFY, TRACKED DOWN THE OLD COMPANY, THE ORIGINAL RECIPE AND EVEN DUPLICATED THE SAME MACHINES THAT MADE THE, RIGHT DOWN TO THE FOIL WRAP.
        NOW IF SOMEONE WOULD RE MAKE MY TRUE ALL TIME FAVORITE WHICH WAS YUM YUM/ YES YES COOKIES I WOULD BE IN HEAVEN. THEY STOPPED MAKING THEM AT LEAST 20 YEARS AGO. ANOTHER GREAT COOKIE WAS MARSHMALLOW SANDWICHES

         
         
         
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          jfood Feb 1, 2011 05:36 PM

          Oh Boy!!!

          I grew up down the street from the Burry factory in Elizabeth, unbelievable field trips in grade school. :-))

          I was a huuuuuge fan of scooter pies (they made banana for a year or 2 in the early 60's). I wrote my first consumer outrage letter to the CEO at the age of 8 when they stopped making them. I ate Fudgetown on a daily basis, always pushed out the chocolate center with my pinky and saved til the end..

          But I totally forgot about the Marshmallow Sandwiches. Oh man, how dare you cause my memory to start the saliva going and the smile extend from ear to ear.

          What a totally great cure for cabin fever up here in CT.

          Thank you so much!!!!

          BTW - no memory of the Yum Yims.

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            fudgetowngal Feb 2, 2011 04:35 AM

            OMG! I totally forgot about pushing out the chocolate center and eating that first! I didn't like when it was too soft, though. I liked when it was colder and the center came out like a perfect button to pop in your mouth. I think my mom originally photographed my youngest brother here, next to the box as the company was maybe having some contest? Or did my family just think we had the cutest kid to put on a commercial? We were crazy and still are!! Thanks for the food memories.....Let's start a Fudgetown Revolution!!!!!!!!!!!!! After all, this string is 10 YEARS STRONG AND STILL GOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO IS LISTENING???? HELOOOOOO, NABISCO????

             
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        Fjordstone Jan 16, 2010 07:02 AM

        I find it hilarious and awesome that people are still talking about a cookie gone from store shelves for about three decades. I loved Fudgetowns, too, and was looking around today for a recipe when I found this thread -- I know people post recipes for fake Twinkies and things like that, so why not Fudgetowns? This may be an unpopular opinion, but I was even more of a fan of the reverse Fudgetowns than the original ones: these were vanilla (light brown) flower-shaped cookies with the same delicious chocolate fudge peeping out of a hole in the middle.

        Have you seen how many websites and message boards out there are talking about Fudgetowns? Seriously, I think this must be the most-lamented no-longer-made cookie in the US!

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          ileencuccaro Mar 14, 2010 11:32 AM

          thats right I forgot about the vanilla ones

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            teezie Jul 21, 2010 12:35 PM

            OMG I sooooo loved these cookies!!!! I can't believe you are all still talking about them. The best part was the middle!!!! I have tried others but none compare. I did not know they were made in New Jersey. Now we can say we have one more Jerseylicious thing from Jersey

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              kittysayswhat Oct 22, 2010 05:50 AM

              Wow! I have mentioned these to my friends here in the South and they look at me like I'm crazy. Nice to know that I'm not the only one who still has fond memories of them from childhood. I grew up in NY and these were THE go-to cookies in our house growing up (other than mallomars!). I really miss them *sigh*

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                jfood Oct 22, 2010 06:27 AM

                Add me to the list of people that really enjoyed fudgetowns growing up in NJ.

                those and banana scooter pies are but fond memories

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                  TongoRad Oct 22, 2010 10:26 AM

                  Fudgetowns were awesome! You definitely had to follow the pinky protocol, and wash them down with either Goofy Grape drink or Jolly Olly Orange.

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                    jfood Oct 22, 2010 01:18 PM

                    OMG I forgot the "pinky protocol." I would push the little chocolate piece in the center out first, then eat the cookie while it was still on the pinky and save the chocolate middle thingy for the last bite.

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                      harrison Nov 4, 2010 01:35 PM

                      We were a double Burry household. Fudgetowns for me and Happyniks for my my sister!

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            zigory Dec 15, 2008 12:03 AM

            Eureka! I am sure I have tried every substitute for Fudgetown mentioned here, including Dare Fudge cookies and Oreos with chocolate filling. None of them were acceptable alternatives to Fudgetown, until I tried the one and only worthy successor to Fudgetown: Keebler's E. L. Fudge sandwich cookies. The fudge in the middle is of a similar quality to Fudgetown and the vanilla cookies are an acceptably mild alternative to the chocolate cookies of Fudgetown. I believe Keebler may occasionally release an E. L. Fudge with chocolate cookies for special holiday promotions--perhaps even closer to Fudgetown. These Keebler cookies are available all over the country and are wonderful, satisfying replacements to the currently nonexistent Fudgetown we all remember and love.

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              bix2 Jan 10, 2009 09:18 AM

              No one mentions the best part of Fudgetowns - sticking your little finger through the center and popping out that gooey fudge!

              I've had the dare cookies and they're not bad, but no pop-up whole!

              Recently I've had fudge cookies by Mothers, and they are very good. In my memory, the Fudgetowns were a chocolate shortbread, so the cookie part of the mother's cookies isn't exactly the same but still not bad...

              http://www.cherishedfinds.com/product...

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                epjp145 Feb 19, 2009 12:23 PM

                I agree, popping out the center was the best part! I've been jonesing for these cookies lately, I'll have to try some of the possible substitutes. I grew up only a few minutes from where the cookies were made in New Jersey. Sigh.

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                  ileencuccaro Mar 14, 2010 11:33 AM

                  me too, I think all the best stuff came from Jersey

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                ileencuccaro Mar 14, 2010 11:31 AM

                I thought the keebler fudge were the closest to the original fudgetown, but they all of a sudden stopped making them here. The thing about the real fudgetown was we would poke the chocolate out of the hole in the middle

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                jbrosi Oct 31, 2008 06:59 AM

                OH MY!!!!! I DIDNT THINK ANYONE REMEMBERED FUDGETOWN COOKIES. FUDGETOWNS WERE A STAPLE IN MY HOUSE GROWING UP, I THINK THE BEST COOKIE EVER MADE. I WISH THEY DID STILL MAKE THEM, OF COURSE THE WAY THEY USED TO, THEY WERE AWESOME! I THOUGHT SALERNO TOOK THEM OVER..

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                  Kate is always hungry Nov 4, 2008 06:53 PM

                  Since reading this thread or another one regarding these cookies, I've had a craving for them. To that end, I bought a package of organic fudge sandwich cookies and a package at the 99.99 cents only store. (I'm in Sherman Oaks, California) It's been years since I've had Fudgetown cookies. I was reasonably satisfied with the Lil' Dutch Maid Fudge Creme cookies. They are from Fehr Foods Inc. of Abilene, Texas.

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                  Debbie Jun 22, 2004 04:45 PM

                  I am going to ask the Vermont Country Store to look for them, they advertise they can find old candies, cookies, etc.

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                    Tracey May 6, 2003 01:49 PM

                    I used to LOVE these as a kid and still do. Up until last year, I was able to get these cookies in Jacksonville Fl when I would visit my mother. I would stock up and fly home with about 6 bags of cookies. Sadly, when I went for a visit this February, I had my mom drive me to every grocery store within 20 minutes and could not locate a single bag of Fudgetowns.
                    I have already been to the website mentioned somewhere in the responses to find them and they are not listed there anywhere (although they do have Quisp cereal).
                    If anyone has any more info, I would sure love to have it. Oreos really don't come close in my opinion.
                    Tracey

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                      Sammy May 28, 2000 07:52 PM

                      Fudgetown cookies were made by the Burry Bakery,located somewhere in the Northeast.They went out of business in the 70's. They also used to make the Girl Scout cookies . I sure miss the "Fudgetowns and Mr, Chips myself!

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                        Marisa Blank Mar 11, 2001 05:27 PM

                        where can i buy some?

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                        kele Mar 21, 2000 09:26 PM

                        Don't know of any shops that sell them, but People magazine has an article this week (3/20) about a website (www.hometownfavorites.com) billed as "a shop stocked with such nostalgic noshes as wax soda-bottle candies and Skybar chocolate bars." Fudgetown sounds like a product they might either sell now or track down for you...

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                          Donna Mar 28, 2000 09:29 PM

                          Oh, I have been looking for these cookies for about 10 years now. What I wouldn't do to get my hands on some. They were the ultimate comfort food.
                          If you ever locate some please get in contact with me.

                          Donna
                          :-)

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                            michele Jul 9, 2000 08:47 AM

                            Fudgetown cookies were my favorite as a child. Burry sold the company in the late 70's. Burry became Burry lu and for a short time marketed the fudgetown recipe under another name of cookie. Dare cookies I think bought the rights to the fudgetown name. Anyway 20 years later there are no fudgetown cookies to be found but Dare makes a cookie called chocolate fudge cookies that are similar to fudgetown. The chocolate pops out of the center of a chocolate cookie. The company is based in canada. I found these cookies in shop rite in the tri state area.

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                              Debbie Aug 11, 2000 02:34 PM

                              I loved the Burry's Fudgetown cookies too. Shame they stopped making them. Any infomration on how I can contact Dare's to maybe try the chocolate fudge cookies? Please email me with info or a store name so I can track them down.

                              Thanks!

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                                Kevin Aug 22, 2000 08:57 PM

                                OK, add me to the list of Fudgetown Fanatics....
                                They were perfect - six in a pack, just enough with a glass of cold milk... if anyone ever finds a close substitute let me know!

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                                  Heather & Kim Apr 30, 2001 12:05 PM

                                  Yeah we've found oreos with a CHOCOLATE filling to be a decent replacement. I WILL FOREVER BE A FUDGETOWN GIRL!!!!!! (that's me not Kim)
                                  Haha

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                                    frank Feb 1, 2005 06:41 PM

                                    I've seen nobody mention Colonial Chocolate Fudge cookies which are, or were, available in Canada. I get there seldom, last time was in 1999, and they were hard to find. They totally blew any other cookie I've ever tried out of the water, even the wonderful Dare Chocolate Fudge cookies which aren't that hard to find in Canada. In 1999 I found some Colonial in a small independent grocer in Toronto, then later found **the same cookies** (obviously Colonial, with the SAME scrolly design on the wafers part) being sold as the HOUSE BRAND at Zeller's, whatever their house brand was called. A friend in Detroit recently went to a Zeller's in Windsor and couldn't find *anything* like that. I've also tried "yahooing" but no hits on Colonial yet, though one hit led me to this group. I have no clue what the Fudgetown were, how good they were, but I'd have a hard time imagining them to be any better than Colonial's manna-from-heaven. I can't even find a Colonial web site. Can anybody help me find these cookies, whether under the Colonial brand or a house brand?

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                                      PrincessBakesALot Oct 9, 2008 07:42 PM

                                      I've got a package of Colonial Maple Leaf cookies right here. I bought then in northern NH at a little market called Grant's. It's either in Bartlett or Glen. They had other flavors but I love the maple! They are made by A&M Cookie Company Canada, Kitchener Ontario Canada N2G 4J3. There isn't a website listed.

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                                        obsessed with food Feb 2, 2011 08:27 AM

                                        My memory of Colonial Cremes is very fond. In my opinion, they were the best sandwich cookie ever made. They were sold in the bulk food sections of local supermarkets in Buffalo, NY. They were available in (in order of my favorites): vanilla, chocolate, lemon, maple, oatmeal, coconut. The cookie part had outstanding flavor & the creme was thick, soft & delicious. I would do anything to get my hands on them now.

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                                    Ria Oct 8, 2002 11:51 AM

                                    I am soooo thrilled that there are other fudgetown fanatics. I am going to look for those Dare cookies, ASAP-thanks for the tip.

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                                      joanne davidson Jan 19, 2003 11:29 PM

                                      love those fudgetown cookies. where can you still get them? please let me know. they are the best!!!!

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                                    Tony Brigante Mar 6, 2002 02:04 PM

                                    There will never be a better cookie than 'Fudgetown'!!!
                                    - Tony Brigante
                                    New Jersey,USA

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                                      Jessica May 27, 2002 12:18 PM

                                      Hello, Fudgetown fanatics!!! I, too, pine for my favorite childhood cookie. I thought they were made by Salerno, no? Anyway, if anyone gets the scoop on these fudgy perfections let me know. Remember the box with the cowboy on his horse?!

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                                        joanne davidson Jan 20, 2003 12:37 AM

                                        i too thought they where mae by salerno as i did scooter pies. in fact back i the late 80's i found scooter pies in a grocery in mass and i swear it said saleno on it. anybodt still make fudgetowns. they are to die for

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                                          steve Apr 26, 2003 06:01 PM

                                          fudgetown cookies rock end of story

                                          But where are they.........

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                                            Stan Feb 19, 2005 10:20 PM

                                            Fudgetown cookies were made by Burry's in New Jersey. The last Fudgetown cookies I had did say Salerno on the box. They weren't as good as the earlier ones. Burry's went out of business years ago. Sorry for the bad news. I guess I may have to make a trip to Canada, Aye?

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                                              Marti Jul 14, 2005 07:32 PM

                                              Salerno did make Fudgetown & Gaucho cookies & the scooter pie also. I too up until the mid to late 90's found them in Stop & Shop supermarkets in Mass.

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                                              ileencuccaro Mar 14, 2010 11:27 AM

                                              they were made by salerno after Burry I think, from Salerno it was off the market

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                                              Mark Moretti Sep 18, 2002 02:21 PM

                                              I can't believe there are people who remember these sweet gifts from GOD. I have been trying to locate them for years. Most people I talk to look at me weird when I mention Fudgetown! It's amazing how many people there are in the world who have not tries these perfect confections. If more people tried them, whose knows, maybe there would be world peace, because you can not eat these treats without a smile on your face. They could start every UN Council meeting with a 6-pack per person then get to work with smiles on there faces!

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                                                Jennifer Jan 30, 2003 12:21 PM

                                                It is so funny to read these responses about fudgetown cookies! The receptionist at the company that I work for mentioned these cookies and I unfortunantly, have never had them! Now I need to find them so that I can bring them in to share with my friend here at work. Can you tell me if there are any chances of finding these cookies!

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                                                Mark Moretti Sep 18, 2002 02:21 PM

                                                I can't believe there are people who remember these sweet gifts from GOD. I have been trying to locate them for years. Most people I talk to look at me weird when I mention Fudgetown! It's amazing how many people there are in the world who have not tries these perfect confections. If more people tried them, whose knows, maybe there would be world peace, because you can not eat these treats without a smile on your face. They could start every UN Council meeting with a 6-pack per person then get to work with smiles on there faces!

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                                                  zigory Oct 8, 2008 10:13 PM

                                                  The Dare Chocolate Fudge Cookie bears absolutely no comparison to Burry's Fudgetown. It is not an acceptable substitute, in my opinion. I think Salerno was another company that took over Fudgetown after Burry sold it.

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                                                  Pete Jan 7, 2004 07:01 PM

                                                  Hell yeah me to i love fudgetown cookies they are the best

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