HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >

Discussion

Yes Yes Cookies

  • a

Does anyone remember/know where I can get Yes Yes cookies (online or in the SF Bay Area)? I last remember eating these cookies in about 1972 in the Boston Area, don't know if they were just a local product. They were a rectangular shortbready sort of base, with caramel, toasted coconut, and chocolate piled on them. Any help appreciated.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. I believe there are some girl scout cookies that are very similar to yes yes cookies. My parents used to buy yes yes cookies for us back in the 70's when we were kids and they were always the 1st box to go quickly! Thanks for the memories,Richie

    8 Replies
    1. re: Richie

      those girl scout cookies are called samoas. they're fantastic. i've never heard of yes yes cookies, but i suspect i'd love them.

      1. re: funkymonkey

        They changed the names of those girl scout cookies,click on the link in the post above.

        1. re: Richie

          My mom and I were just talking about "yes yes" cookies and the caramel delight girl scout cookies and how similar they are. I told her that when I got home I would check the internet for info...I couldn't believe it when this message board came up!!!
          I must say the yes yes are still my favorite. They were here in Michigan in the 60's-early 70's but I don't know after that. Also I noticed someone mentioned they were shortbread, but I remember them having a puffed rice type center(light and crispy).

          1. re: Susan

            Thank god someone remembers them, Susan! Yes, I think they were more crispy....it was a long time ago.

            Isn't there some kind of cookie museum or archive or something where we could look for them?

            1. re: Amy

              Wow, what a memory flash. You made think of FFV cookies, which I havent seen in years. They had alot of the same kind as Girl Scouts, Thin Mints for sure, and I suspected that they were made in the same place, of course. Im not quite sure but I thought the initials meant Famous Foods of Virginia. Well my google showed that FFV makes cookies out of Richmond, mainly sold to Girl Scouts. I suppose they just dropped New York. My favorite cookies gone from the shelves were Sunshine Peanut Butter square things, very fragile. I contacted the company and they said they never made them.........

              1. re: ValL

                I loved those peanut butter wafer square cookies. I'm the kiss of death for products...I like it, away it goes forever!

            2. re: Susan

              they were like a honeycomb texture, rectangular, toasted coconut and caramel and chocolate

              1. re: Susan

                Yes! Yes! Exactly as I remember them. (puffed ricey crispy) The best cookies in the world! I lived in Boston, MA and used to get a box of these (quite often) Small world isn't it???Wish I could make them...oh, how wonderful they were!!!!

        2. check out the link below and these are very simialr.

          Link: http://www.girlscoutcookiesabc.com/at...

          3 Replies
          1. re: Richie

            The site you linked, Richie, is not the official site for the Girl Scouts and product may vary in regions as their council chooses. The ones you're referring to, Richie, are made by ABC Bakers - and that is an official GSUSA licensed baker - but many are by Keebler - also an official baker for the cookies - and that's why the names are different. What ABC calls "Caramel deLites" are called "Samoas" in many, many areas. We just finished delivering the Girl Scout Cookies here in Orange County, California. http://www.gscoc.org/index4.html

            Per an OC GA council: "Girl Scout cookie varieties include all your favorites – Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, All Abouts and two new flavors – Lemon Coolers (reduced fat) and Double Dutch. The price is $4 a box. Our cookie supplier of long-standing is Little Brownie Bakers, a subsidiary of Keebler."

            You might see them being sold at a table outside commercial buildings in your area this week and maybe next week. They are around here.

            You can find what your local GS council has by entering your zip code at the link below and navigating to the Cookies nd Nuts link (not the "Program" link as that is password controlled for the troops).

            That's probably a good place to find the YES YES-like cookies. I haven't seen the YES YES cookies anywhere, and who knows who the baker was.

            Anyway, maybe the Girl Scouts progam is the only place you will find a cookie similar to that described by original poster.

            Link: http://www.girlscouts.org/councilfind...

            1. re: kc girl

              I knew them as samoas also but couldn't think of the name last night and when I did a search I found that site and thought they must have changed the name. Oh well.

              1. re: kc girl

                I bought mine in OC and they are called Carmel deLites. I still have 2 in the box in my overhead.... what's the deal? Was "samonas" un PC?

            2. Yes, I know about Samoas (the girl scout cookies). They are similar to Yes Yes cookies, but nowhere near as good. Sigh......

              1. My Mother used to get these for me all the time back in the late 60's. I've been trying to find them again off and on for years. If anyone comes across them, please post! Best cookies I ever had!

                1. I remember these too. They were definitely made by LU -- I think I ate them last about ten years ago. I suspect that the girl scouts somehow took over the rights to this particular cookie (which they call "Samoa" -- which is, essentially, the same cookie) and that's why we can't buy it anymore, except through the girl scouts at inflated prices, once a year. I hope I'm wrong!

                  3 Replies
                  1. re: eliza

                    I can't believe there are others who are "jonesing" for Yes Yes cookies! I had them as a kid in Providence, RI; I remember that the box had glossy paper over the cardboard box and with a tropical scene, with sunset skies..... I have often wondered what ever happened to this cookie; the girl scout "samoa" name seems to make sense with this scene on the box I recall....

                    1. re: eliza
                      n
                      nearsighted lady

                      Reading the original post brought back dim yet fond memories of Yes Yes cookies from my Boston-area childhood (mid- to late 1960s). I don't remember them as being made by LU - which is a brand that showed up much later - but by Educator, a local brand, now defunct. Does anyone have a more reliable memory on this point than I do?

                      1. re: eliza
                        r
                        Rita L'Herault

                        . . . and I thought I was the only one who remembered Yes Yes cookies. Had them in southeast New England growing up in the 50's - 60's. Miss them!