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Loren Nov 26, 2008 08:06 AM

I have been scouring the city looking for a store that sells Archway brand Oatmeal cookies (not iced oatmeal or oatmeal rasin). I need these cookies to recreate a family recipe for Thanksgiving tomorrow.

If you know of a store in Manhattan that sells these, PLEASE let me know.

Thanks.

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    foodwhisperer Dec 4, 2008 10:13 PM

    You may have to wait a little bit until Archways pipeline is filled again. They were going out of business recently and Lance Corp just took them over for 30 million dollars, So shortly Archway will be on the shelves and Pathmark will be first to have them.

    http://mfrtech.com/articles/1608.html
    or http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story...

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      sugartoof Dec 4, 2008 11:07 PM

      Good news for strange and cheap regional cookie lovers! (now if they can bring Mother's animal crackers back to life....)

      Why Pathmark though?

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        foodwhisperer Dec 23, 2008 03:38 PM

        A&P Pathmark and Waldbaum's and Food emporium are all the same chain now.

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          sugartoof Dec 24, 2008 11:35 AM

          Interesting, but that still doesn't explain why they will get them first

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        nativeNYer Dec 5, 2008 09:21 AM

        awesome. thanks so much for the update!!!

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          Fida Dec 5, 2008 10:32 AM

          Hm. I've been wondering lately what happened, since it seemed they were marginalized over the years. I remember when the local supermarkets were actively promoting them with sales all the time.

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            paperpest Dec 24, 2008 05:01 AM

            A story in today's cnn
            http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/12/23/cook...
            They are starting up the production line.

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              nativeNYer Dec 24, 2008 10:56 AM

              I am impressed by the way the new owners have handled things with the former employees. I am looking forward to finding the cookies on the shelves again. I get a craving every one in a while,

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                uwsgrazer May 31, 2009 07:21 PM

                more on Archway cookies ...

                http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/31/bus...

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                  nativeNYer Jun 1, 2009 12:36 PM

                  i saw them in pathmark yesterday as we had heard.

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                    foodwhisperer Jun 11, 2009 09:23 AM

                    yes Archway is back under Lance ownership , distributed now by Wise potato chip distributors in the Northeast

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                      RussianGirl Jun 11, 2009 09:27 AM

                      Outstanding! The plain oatmeal cookies?? Which Pathmark?

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                        nativeNYer Jun 11, 2009 10:26 AM

                        I saw them at a Pathmark in Nassau County (New Hyde Park) twice but they were on a stand in the front of the store instead of on the shelves. It looked like a temporary thing and they didn't have a wide selection nor did it look like they were replenishing once they sold out. Any other sightings?

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                          Da Vid Oct 27, 2009 08:32 PM

                          I found them at Fine Fare. They're almost as good as the original. The packaging is red and not see-through as the original and they're slightly thinner.

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                            RussianGirl Nov 9, 2009 11:19 AM

                            Oooh, I see there is a location right near Patsy's - how convenient!

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                              RussianGirl Nov 16, 2009 06:14 AM

                              Ok, so I went to the Fine Fare on 118th Street and 1st this weekend and did not see them there. Which one do you frequent??

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                                Da Vid Nov 16, 2009 06:26 PM

                                I got mine on Ave C and 4th St.

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                                  RussianGirl Nov 17, 2009 06:25 AM

                                  Well, then that's where I will have to go! Thanks!

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                LGD Nov 26, 2008 03:03 PM

                I am sorry to break your heart but Archway is out of business. No more cookies.

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                  Lettucepray Nov 26, 2008 05:56 PM

                  http://www.topix.com/city/battle-cree...

                2. _emilie_ Nov 26, 2008 12:38 PM

                  They always have a bunch at the Key Food on 4th & A in the East Village -- at the end of the first aisle past the produce and frozen foods on the right (before you get to the frozen turkey). They've got a whole Archway display thingy. I know I have seen the regular oatmeal.

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                    piegirl74 Nov 26, 2008 08:47 AM

                    I think CVS sells them, too.

                    Im trying to remember if the Gristede's on the UES used to carry them, but I can't remember. Give them a call (86th street location) These are the yummiest oatmeal cookies! Good luck!

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                      uwsgrazer Nov 26, 2008 08:25 AM

                      I think Duane Reade sells Archway cookies, not sure about just which variety of oatmeal cookies, though. Good luck!

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                        Loren Nov 26, 2008 08:42 AM

                        Sadly, they no longer carry Archway. Thanks for the suggestion, though.

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                          uwsgrazer Nov 26, 2008 12:18 PM

                          Hi Loren,

                          I could have sworn I saw some at the Duane Reade by Rock Center (51st between 5th/6th) yesterday. I thought they had the chocolate ones, at a minimum. I'm not doubting you, but just wonder whether some Duane Reades may still have some inventory left. As a last resort I guess you could try calling different locations, as frustrating as that would be. I also thought Food Emporium carried them in the past, but that could be stale information at this point. Anyway, hope you manage to find them in time!

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                            cimui Nov 28, 2008 02:21 PM

                            uwsgrazer, i'm at this DR quite a lot. they don't have archway cookies, but they do have similarly packaged store brand cookies, including iced oatmeal ones, which actually taste a lot like archway's.

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                              nativeNYer Nov 29, 2008 11:01 AM

                              i saw these earlier today at duane reade. they are called 'fifth avenue preferred'. i did notice that i wasn't seeing archway around lately. every so often, i'd get a craving for their soft chocolate chip or oatmeal cookies. well, i actually squeezed the cookies of this new brand to confirm that they had the same consistency as the archway cookies. i can't help but wonder if it's the same company with a different name b/c they really do look very similar, packaging and all, and cimui has stated that they taste the same. is it possible that a company would just change their name? not sure how this works or why this would be necessary.

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                                cimui Nov 29, 2008 11:42 AM

                                oh so that's why the package i bought has a big ol' thumbprint on the top cookie! =P
                                actually, i think 5th ave. is one of the duane reade store brands.
                                archway unfortunately closed its manufacturing facilities as part of its bankruptcy proceedings.

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                                  sugartoof Nov 30, 2008 09:37 AM

                                  They're very similar style cookies, I think Duane Reade has changed the packaging and manufacturer about three times in the past ten years and at one point it was Archway, but not it's just an imposter.

                                  Should work as a substitute for a recipe. Some of the 99cent stores also have cheapie frosted oatmeal cookies that may work in a pinch.

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                                    uwsgrazer Dec 2, 2008 04:54 PM

                                    Yup, they are indeed Archway knock-offs! I can't believe it, the resemblance is there; you really have to focus on the labeling to pick up on the difference. Well, the woman in front of me in the check-out line bought a pack of the soft chocolate cookies so they are selling. I haven't had the cookies in ages. I'll have to do a little taste-test comparison one of these days ....

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                                      sugartoof Dec 3, 2008 12:39 PM

                                      The chocolate are pretty good. Not crazy about the chocolate chip though.
                                      They kind of remind me of Archway in that way where some of the cookies just hit the spot, while others were like bottom of the barrel junkfood. Duane Reade doesn't have a lemon iced knockoff just yet though. Hopefully nobody has a recipe requiring some of the more oddball flavors Archway was so good for.

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                                        uwsgrazer Dec 4, 2008 06:36 PM

                                        sugartoof, you're right. I wonder what it is about the Archway chocolate cookies (and select others) that makes them taste so "special". They kind of have a junky taste to them, but not so much as to offend. Maybe it's all that hydrogenated oil. The Stella d'Oro Swiss Fudge cookies are also tasty, kind of in a similar way.

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