Any retailers of Mallomars in Greater Boston?
- MC Slim JB Jan 7, 2009 02:23 PM
A buddy of mine is a recently-relocated NYC native pining for Mallomars. They're in season at the moment, but I doubt they get distributed by Nabisco very far beyond the tri-state (Jersey / NY / CT) area.
Is there some local retailer who caters to such exotic fancies? (I never had them as a kid, so when I sampled them as an adult, I thought they were good, but they held no mystique or nostalgia value for me.)
I suppose he could always order them online: http://www.marshmallowcookiesonline.com/ $12 a pop for a box of Nabisco cookies, though: ouch.
They're usually in the supermarkets at this time of year. I believe Nabisco halts production in the summer months because they're so perishable. Look on the top shelf near the other higher priced Nabisco products that never go on sale, such as Famous Chocolate Wafers and Sugar Wafers. Believe it or not, I recently got a package of 3 boxes at Costco for about $8. A single box goes for about $5 at Shaw's. I've seen them at both the Everett and Waltham warehouses.
I regularly see them at Market Basket (but was studiously avoiding that whole aisle on my last trip, so can't say definitively this year, yet. . .). Not especially cheap, but no where in neighborhood of $12 a box, unless, of course, they're serving them at the Butcher Shop.
Pinwheels are no substitute, so don't even go down that route. It's a Hydrox/Oreo situation.
"It's a Hydrox/Oreo situation." Classic.
And very true. My Grandpa is a Mallomar addict and when I once brought him Pinwheels instead he set me straight in no uncertain terms
I've also seen them at that little imported food shop in Davis Square, near Namaskar. They also carry Cadbury Flake and Wheatabix...
Last week, I saw them on a special display at Walmart. I didn't realize they're only sold at certain times of the year. I even picked a package up to look at it and thought to myself that I hadn't seen them for awhile. I put it back because of the whole New Year's resolution thing. I guess I better go and get some.....
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