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Nabisco Chocolate Wafers

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sh827 Oct 30, 2008 03:12 PM

Where can I get Nabisco Chocolate Wafers in the Near North area?
These are the wafers that you layer with whipped cream - to create 'icebox cake' or 'zebra pudding'.
Thanks.

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  1. nsxtasy RE: sh827 Oct 30, 2008 03:21 PM

    I haven't looked for them lately, but AFAIK you ought to be able to buy them in any large supermarket (Jewel, Dominick's, etc)... no?

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      mel1414 RE: sh827 Nov 7, 2008 01:49 PM

      At Jewel, they are usually by the ice cream cones and ice cream toppings.

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        sh827 RE: mel1414 Nov 10, 2008 06:00 AM

        Couldn't find them at my closest Jewel - but I did get them at Treasure Island on Elm Street. Thanks!

      2. chicgail RE: sh827 Nov 11, 2008 11:30 AM

        I like them crumbled up with melted butter to make a pie crust. Then I top the crust with mint ice cream for a grasshopper pie. It's be good with some kind of pudding filling also.

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          nsxtasy RE: chicgail Nov 11, 2008 12:25 PM

          I think their most common use in recipes is to make an "ice box cake" (a.k.a. "refrigerator cake"), placing them sideways and spreading whipped cream between and around the cookies so that it looks like a layer cake.

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            chicgail RE: nsxtasy Nov 12, 2008 04:23 AM

            Yep, sounds like that from the OP's description. Never tried that. In fact, I don't know that I've ever even tasted it.

            The "grasshopper pie" recipe is a bit of a '70s idea that came from my former mother-in-law who was (and I presume is still) a wonderful cook. It would be even better, I bet to soften the mint ice cream and mix in some creme de menthe or rum, but then, of course it would be an adults-only desert. I haven't even thought about that desert for years until this thread.

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