'50s raisin sandwich cookie?
- vvvindaloo Apr 22, 2008 01:42 PM
My mom is on a quest to find the name of a cookie she remembers from her childhood in the NY area. It was a thin, chewy, square sandwich cookie with a raisin filling. The cookie, itself, was light-colored and plain, no icing. She says she hasn't seen it in many years, and no one else can remember this cookie. She seems to remember the box being rectangular, but that's about it for the packaging. I thought that perhaps someone around here might know what she is talking about? We'd all be very grateful to put this topic to rest :) Thanks!
Thanks to Humbucker (who gave me a name to search and set me on the right path) and Dolores (who sent me to the right image and reminded me of where I can now secretly procure them), my mother has identified her cookie as the Garibaldi Raisin Biscuit by Crawford (which was most likely made by Sunshine when she knew them). After hearing about all of the phone calls my technologically-challenged (read: completely computer illiterate) mom made to no avail, I feel particularly gratified for having solved this mystery :)
By the way, I believe the name of that Sunshine product was "Golden Fruit" (Cookies or Biscuits). Three flat rectangular "cookies," each with three square sections. The British version now available (at least it was about one-and-a-half years ago) from the Vermont Country Store is pretty close but a little softer than the original. Definitely worth a try for old time sake.
YES! those cookies are (were) nice: golden fruit by sunshine. perforated. in plastic, iirc. maybe cardboard a while back. i ate them at my grandmother's home.
here's another discussion that also gives alternative suppliers for the garibaldi
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.... the forum also gives some recipes for the cookie!
-- a british expat's supply store in boston, http://www.britishdelights.com/prod_e...
btw, ot, but anyone recall these spanish bar cakes? seems same era: http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/sh...
There's something that's roughly equivalent and very good available in the UK now -- the company is GO AHEAD, and they come in a "sultana" (i.e., raisin) and an "orange and sultana" varieties. I found this discussion, honestly, looking for a source in the US for these cookies. Guess I'll just have to beg my mother-in-law to ship me some! They aren't identical to the Sunshines, but they're excellent.