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Nabisco Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers

cestmoi Jul 16, 2000 04:58 PM

In the 50's, growing up in Brooklyn,I could purchase packages of chocolate covered graham crackers by Nabisco, (made with real dark chocolate) not the artifical stuff,in most stores. Not any more. Strangely, though, I live minutes away from a regional Nabisco bakery who tells me these are regional products. Anyone have any info?

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    sean RE: cestmoi Jul 17, 2000 10:04 AM

    If you bite off two corners on opposite ends of a chocolate covered graham cracker, you can use it as a straw. Drinking cold milk through it keeps the outside chocolate shell hard while it dissolves the graham cracker on the inside. Now just eat it!

    CAUTION: highly addictive!

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      Jim Leff RE: sean Jul 17, 2000 10:11 AM

      Sean, I deeply respect the important work you're doing.

      I was just remarking, via phone, to chowhound Erica that Joe's Shanghai's soup dumplings could be used as levels to hang pictures, etc.

      I do think it's critical that we make full and creative use of our food.

      But before Cestmoi goes apoplectic, where do you find the damned things?

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        Jill RE: Jim Leff Jul 17, 2000 10:21 AM

        And...if you do that with coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, (you have to be quick about it- one sip only), it starts to melt the chocolate from the inside out...mmmm....(and Keebler Fudge-covered grahams work in a pinch - but they are not as good...)

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      pam RE: cestmoi Jul 17, 2000 04:56 PM

      Forget Nabisco - go to Economy Candy for the best dark chocolate covered graham crackers ever (there's a thread on them somewhere on the boards).

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        bellrock RE: pam Jul 18, 2000 08:43 AM

        Starbucks also sells pretty decent milk and dark chocolate grahams. Not the Nabsico ones that I remember, but the dark chocolate ones certainly fulfill (albeit in a more grown-up way). Cheers.

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          Cathy RE: bellrock Jul 18, 2000 02:11 PM

          The very best chocolate covered Grahams are at Sweet Melissa on Court St. in Brooklyn!

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            Bob W RE: bellrock Apr 4, 2011 08:51 AM

            11 years later, Starbucks's dark chocolate covered grahams are still really good. They have a nice thick coating of chocolate. A nice modestly-priced treat.

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              therhodelesstraveled RE: Bob W Apr 4, 2011 09:02 AM

              I've tried those once. Eh, not that impressed. Still looking.

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          marion RE: cestmoi Jul 18, 2000 08:54 PM

          Since they're made with real chocolate, they're a seasonal item--so you're probably out of luck until after the summer. But they're available at my local D'agostinos during cooler months.

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            Susan Lee RE: marion May 9, 2005 02:09 PM

            I have not been able to find Nabisco Chocolate Covered Grahams in at least 5 years. I moved from NY to FL 3 years ago, so it cannot be just because I NOW live in a warm climate. Can anybody suggest where I can buy some? I can travel anywhere from Ocala to Clearwater, FL to get them. Thanks so much!

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            Martin Bliman RE: cestmoi Oct 23, 2001 10:59 AM

            I live in Naples, Florida, 34108 and can't find your chocalote graham crackers anywhere. I would settle for the plain chocalote gramah crakers, but can't findthem anywhere. Please lt m know where these are available in this district. Thank you. Martin Bliman

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              Rita Larnaitis RE: cestmoi Aug 31, 2005 01:56 PM

              I know where you can get nabisco chocolate graham crackers! The Vermont country store. They are not in their catalog, you have to ask for them. They cant ship them till the weather gets cooler. e-mail them at
              PS ENJOY them once again. Rita

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                Susan Lee RE: Rita Larnaitis Apr 3, 2009 09:20 AM

                Rita!!! Thank you so much - I have just checked back now (after 4 YEARS!!) - I guess I checked for 3 months, but then just gave up.
                Thank you! I will check w/The Vermond Country Store!!!!
                - Susan Lee

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                Miss Rennie RE: cestmoi Apr 3, 2009 01:04 PM

                These have been missing in action for at least 10 years. Maybe longer. Nabisco did a purge of over 100 different kinds of crackers and cookies, and I think those super chocolate grahams were caught in it. Social Teas went, Oysterettes (sob!) went, Melody cookies went; even Pilot crackers perished, until public outcry brought them back. I absolutely loved those choc grahams; but probably they were getting too expensive to make. I'm going to check out Economy; I live a few blocks away.

                I don't know about "seasonal"; Mallomars are claimed to be seasonal, yet they're still around well into summer, if not all year even maybe. Nabisco: Don't mess with my Mallomars!

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                  romanov11918 RE: Miss Rennie Apr 10, 2009 05:42 PM

                  Miss Rennie....Nabisco still makes Social Teas, but the recipe is different. They used to be one of my favorites, but a few months ago when I bought them, I realized they changed them. They now taste more like a drier cracker, they don't melt in your mouth like they used to. Mallomars are available all-year round in NYC, where I live. I wish they still made the Brown Edged Wafers and the Dark Chocolate Graham Crackers, though.

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                    boulderco RE: Miss Rennie Jan 30, 2010 10:43 AM

                    I, too, miss these chocolate covered grahams. I finally found a great and easy way to make them, and they taste exactly the way the Nabisco brand tasted, maybe a even better! Buy a box of E. Guittard semisweet chocolate wafers (especially for baking & candy making). Expensive, but excellent quality and "melt-ability"! And, you can cover about 60 graham crackers with a box, which is a lot less than ordering from Vermont Country Store or buying at Starbucks, etc.

                    Simply break graham crackers in 1/2 at score line, melt chocolate over low heat (I don't even use a double boiler), dip cracker in chocolate, coating on both sides. Place each cracker onto wax paper. After about 2 hours you can peel your chocolate covered grahams right off the wax paper.

                    A dozen wrapped up makes a great gift for anyone who misses and craves these treats!

                    Now if I could just figure out a way to make the Raisin Biscuit cookies that Sunshine used to make!!!

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                      mom22tots RE: boulderco Jan 30, 2010 11:08 AM

                      OMG those raisin biscuit cookies were the absolute best!! Remind me so much of my childhood and my dad. Does anyone make anything that even comes close?

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                        boulderco RE: mom22tots Jan 31, 2010 08:39 AM

                        Actually, Vermont Country Store does sell something very similar to them. Smaller package & pricey, but tastes the same!

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                          mom22tots RE: boulderco Feb 3, 2010 04:26 AM

                          Thank you!!

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                            therhodelesstraveled RE: mom22tots Apr 4, 2011 08:05 AM

                            I was so obsessed with these (I used to eat half a package after school) that I actually emailed Nabsico a few years ago and they responded to say that they no longer made them due to lack of demand. I've recreated them myself by using Nabisco graham crackers and coating them with my own melted dark chocolate but they still aren't like the real thing. Anyone else try the Vermont Country Store ones? I'd like to know if it's worth it before I pay $18 for a box of cookies (it'd certainly be worth it for the real thing).

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                              cookyum RE: therhodelesstraveled Apr 9, 2011 07:49 AM

                              my regular grocery store sells a generic version of the chocolate covered grahams that are milk chocolate but are pretty good.

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                                therhodelesstraveled RE: cookyum Apr 9, 2011 04:43 PM

                                Well, I've spent quite some time looking for these cookies & they were dark chocolate so milk chocolate definitely won't cut it for me.

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