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Mother's Cookies abruptly shut down

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This is too bad...atlhough I have to say the recipes haven't kept up with time, or something.

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  1. No more circus animals and cookie parade?! Those were definitely a guilty pleasure!

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      1. re: Ruth Lafler

        And no more iced oatmeal cookies either. )-; Iced oatmeal and the taffy cookies that Ruth mentioned were a summertime tradition in our family...we ALWAYS had a bag or two as dessert when we went to the beach. *scampers off to grab a couple of bags of the white/black/orange iced circus animals before they are sold out*

        1. re: chocolateninja

          were the iced oatmeal the same ones I always thought of as iced raisin? yes, a picnic tradition for me too....

          1. re: susancinsf

            man, I loved those iced raisin cookies. I feel sad....this economic thing is really starting to hit home :-(

        2. re: Ruth Lafler

          :'( i LOOOOOVED taffy cookies...

          i wish some company would buy them out and continue the history...

          1. re: Emme

            Don't be surprised if Nabisco buys them. At least, that is the hot rumor of the day. For whatever that's worth.

        3. re: tatertot

          I forgot about Cookie Parade. I ate a bunch of that in college, being cheap and all. I remember eating all the double fudge creams, then the choc-chip, then the circus animals.

          I might have to make a stop somewhere and get some, just because it's the end of the line. OTOH, perhaps a specialty bakery will buy the recipes and produce them on a small scale.

          1. re: tatertot

            Consider checking at your Grocery Outlet store.

            I was at the Marina store on Sun., 10/19 & there was a huge tower of cases iced circus animal cookies plus something other variety by the front door. Had to miss the pink/purple striped bags. Unfortunately, not being a fan, I didn't notice the prices or expiration dates.

            1. re: Stephanie Wong

              My bro-in-law found a stash at some of the local Targets as well.

              1. re: Stephanie Wong

                Yes, you will find TONS of Mother's cookies at G.O. Expriation dates are mostly March and April of 09, but check the packages. Retails are $1.49 for all varieties and sizes.

                1. re: David Carlson

                  I only saw chocolate chip and iced oatmeal at the Oakland G.O. -- I'll keep looking for the others!

            2. Hit Lucky's to hoard until situation stabilizes, if possible. Selected cookies 2 for $5 for this week or while they last.

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              1. re: wolfe

                There ain't going to be any stabilizing. This company is done. The drivers did not and aren't going to be paid for last week. They've been on the brink for awhile now. The situation was bad enough that long time employees left over the last few months because of fears for their jobs. And now with their credit line drying up and no available money for the future was the nail in the coffin.

                1. re: chipman

                  Well that's a sort of stable. Like Larabaru, Petrinis etc.

                1. re: JasmineG

                  I haven't eaten these in a long time -- but it makes me sad too. The animal cookies were a treat in lunch bags in our home growing up.

                2. For those that are old enough to remember, the jingle:
                  Mother's, are like no others,
                  they're the cookies in the passionate purple package.

                  1. no doubt the circus animals were completely unhealthy, trans fats, sugar, refined flour.... they were always a treat when i found them in my sack lunch growing up.