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Fudgetown Cookies - Help!

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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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  1. 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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    1. re: kele

      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
      :-)

      1. re: Donna

        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.

        1. re: michele

          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!

          1. re: Debbie

            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!

            1. re: Kevin
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              Heather & Kim

              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

              1. re: Heather & Kim

                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?

                1. re: frank

                  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.

                  1. re: frank

                    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.

              2. re: Debbie

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

                1. re: Ria
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                  joanne davidson

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

              3. re: michele
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                Tony Brigante

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

                1. re: michele

                  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?!

                  1. re: Jessica
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                    joanne davidson

                    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

                    1. re: joanne davidson

                      fudgetown cookies rock end of story

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

                      1. re: joanne davidson

                        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?

                        1. re: joanne davidson

                          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.

                        2. re: Jessica

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

                        3. re: michele

                          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!

                          1. re: Mark Moretti

                            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!

                          2. re: michele

                            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!

                            1. re: michele

                              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.

                            2. re: Donna

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

                          3. 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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                            1. re: Sammy

                              where can i buy some?

                            2. 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

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

                                1. 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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                                  1. re: jbrosi

                                    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.

                                  2. 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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                                    1. re: zigory

                                      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...

                                      1. re: bix2

                                        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.

                                        1. re: epjp145

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

                                      2. re: zigory

                                        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

                                      3. 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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                                        1. re: Fjordstone

                                          thats right I forgot about the vanilla ones

                                          1. re: Fjordstone

                                            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

                                            1. re: teezie

                                              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*

                                              1. re: kittysayswhat

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

                                                those and banana scooter pies are but fond memories

                                                1. re: jfood

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

                                                  1. re: TongoRad

                                                    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.

                                                    1. re: jfood

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

                                          2. Here they are!

                                             
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                                            1. re: fudgetowngal

                                              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

                                               
                                               
                                               
                                              1. re: ileencuccaro

                                                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.

                                                1. re: jfood

                                                  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????

                                                   
                                            2. 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?