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Looking for (out of production?) commercial chocolate chip cookies that came in red bag in 1980s and early 1990s

Neekstah Jul 21, 2007 04:27 PM

Most supermarkets used to sell these "red bag" chocolate chip cookies in the 1980s. I am not talking about the "Soft Batch" red bag cookies commonly seen today - I am talking about the much better tasting, sweeter, melt in your mouth cookies that were a little smaller than Chips Ahoy. Granulated sugar was visible on them and when refrigerated the dough became condensed (but still gooey) and the chocolate chips were cold and crunchy. They were perfect - the best commercial cookies I have ever had. I haven't been able to find them since early (maybe mid) 90s, so maybe they are out of production. Anyone know what I'm talking about? What were they called?

  1. goodhealthgourmet Jul 22, 2007 02:21 PM

    your mention of the visible granulated sugar makes me think of those insanely good, soft & chewy, yet somehow still somewhat crispy 'archway' cookies [the 'dutch cocoa' were my favorite]...but they came in a red box, not a bag. could that be the brand you're thinking of?

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet
      Neekstah Jul 27, 2007 09:52 PM

      No, I'm not talking about the crispy Archway cookies, but thanks for the guess.

      The cookies I am talking about were soft, not crispy, and they came in a dark red bag - about the same size as the Soft Batch bag. Here's a photo of the Soft Batch bag:


      The cookies I am talking about tasted twenty times better than Soft Batch...

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      tobycat Jul 27, 2007 10:07 PM

      President's Choice?

      1. ipsedixit Jul 28, 2007 10:33 PM

        Mrs. Fields?

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