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May 6, 2007 10:29 PM

Yum-Yum Cookies -- Does Anyone Remember?

There was a cookie made by Sunshine Co. that was my childhood favorite. Called Yum-Yum cookies, it was a wafer covered with caramel, chocolate, and toasted coconut. The closest I have come in adulthood are Girl Scout Samoas, which are good, but not quite the same thing.

Does anyone remember Yum-Yums, or was it all just a wonderful dream?

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  1. It's not a dream. I remember them from the 60s quite fondly. My mother used to buy them frequently and they occasionally turned up in my lunch box.

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    1. re: DiningDiva

      Those are my all time favorite cookies. I sure wish they still made them. Samoas aren't even a close second!

    2. I also remember these. They were like the Girl Scout Samoas but a lot cheaper and a whole bunch more in the box. Now another dream (or not)....remember the cartoon Richie Rich? Richie Rich had a dog and I beleive he gave him dog treats called Yum-Yums....

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      1. re: kristyn

        Oh good...I'm glad someone else remembers these. I liked them better than Samoas, probably something to do with the wafer being crunchy and a bit chewy at the same time.

        And I do remember Richie Rich! But I didn't know he gave his dog Yum-Yums...LOL.

      2. Oh yes- they were addictive. The textures between chewy & crunch! I have not been buying premade cookies cuz the cost is outrageous especially with teenage "hoovers" but I may have to keep my eyes open so my son can experience them.

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        1. re: torty

          I haven't seen them for many, many years. If you do happen to spot them, let me know cuz I'll drive a long ways to get me some Yum-Yum's.

          1. Little Debbie Brand has a German Chocolate cookie that is as close to the original YumYums as I've EVER tasted! and they are cheap!