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Jan 7, 2009 02:23 PM

Any retailers of Mallomars in Greater Boston?

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: $12 a pop for a box of Nabisco cookies, though: ouch.

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  1. 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.

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    1. re: Velda Mae

      Thats a geat price for 3 boxes if they are 8oz boxes. I just paid $18.99 for a 6/8oz. boxes at BJ's

        1. re: Infomaniac

          I was in Costco today and the price was $5.87 for three 8 oz. boxes. They have been moved and are now with snack packages of cookies in the candy section rather than with the cookies in the grocery section.

        2. re: Velda Mae

          yes, saw them at costco too. i had to restrain myself from buying, bc I would have gone through those boxes way too quickly!

          1. re: Velda Mae

            Yes, the don't make them in the summer because they melt. Not sure they are acutally perishable in the spoilage sense.

          2. 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.

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            1. re: sailormouth

              "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...

              1. re: heathermb

                The shop in Davis is called Farmer's Bounty. They have a whole section of imported British and Irish candies as well.

              2. re: sailormouth

                Are we in agreement that Hydrox are better?

              3. 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.....

                1. I've purchased the Quebec version - Whippets - at a local chain grocery store (can't remember if it was Shaw's or Stop and Shop.) Really good.

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                  1. re: deglazer

                    Mallomar sighting at the Shaw's in Porter Square. $5.79 for an 8 oz box

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