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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.

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    Velda Mae RE: MC Slim JB Jan 7, 2009 03:07 PM

    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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      Infomaniac RE: Velda Mae Jan 7, 2009 05:23 PM

      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

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        Velda Mae RE: Infomaniac Jan 8, 2009 04:26 AM

        They are 8 oz boxes.

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          Velda Mae RE: Infomaniac Jan 25, 2009 09:32 AM

          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.

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          gramercyfoodie RE: Velda Mae Jan 7, 2009 05:30 PM

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

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            AHan RE: Velda Mae Jan 8, 2009 04:01 AM

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

          2. sailormouth RE: MC Slim JB Jan 7, 2009 06:22 PM

            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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              heathermb RE: sailormouth Jan 7, 2009 07:20 PM

              "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...

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                Parsnipity RE: heathermb Jan 27, 2009 07:14 PM

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

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                somervilleoldtimer RE: sailormouth Jan 27, 2009 06:13 PM

                Are we in agreement that Hydrox are better?

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                catsmeow RE: MC Slim JB Jan 8, 2009 05:39 AM

                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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                  deglazer RE: MC Slim JB Jan 9, 2009 05:47 AM

                  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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                    tallullah RE: deglazer Jan 9, 2009 12:03 PM

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

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                    mmz RE: MC Slim JB Jan 10, 2009 11:53 AM

                    I'm pregnant and have been craving mallowmars. I've been buying them at Roche Bros. and Stop & Shop in Quincy.

                    1. resipsaloquitor RE: MC Slim JB Jan 26, 2009 10:35 AM

                      My Stop & Shop in Gloucester always has them (in season, of course).

                      1. galangatron RE: MC Slim JB Jan 26, 2009 10:52 AM

                        saw them yesterday at stop n shop in revere. an 8oz box for $4.19

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                          Alica RE: MC Slim JB Jan 26, 2009 02:13 PM

                          After reading this I ran out to try Mallomars. I found them in Stop & Shop, they are VERY good! Thanks! Why would they be seasonal?

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                            sailormouth RE: Alica Jan 26, 2009 07:23 PM

                            You can't hunt marshmallows before Thanksgiving.

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                              Alica RE: sailormouth Jan 27, 2009 03:39 AM

                              Great answer!

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                              MC Slim JB RE: Alica Jan 26, 2009 07:30 PM

                              The chocolate coating melts in warmer weather.

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                                Alica RE: MC Slim JB Jan 27, 2009 03:41 AM

                                Okay, I have to ask, don't alot of things melt in the warmer weather?

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                                  Velda Mae RE: Alica Jan 27, 2009 07:13 AM

                                  Marshmallow doesn't fare too well in warmer weather either. The old Charleston Chew factory used to have to close in the summer because it didn't have air conditioning.

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                                    Alica RE: Velda Mae Jan 27, 2009 09:41 AM

                                    Wow, that is interesting.

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                                      littlelady RE: Alica Jan 27, 2009 11:02 AM

                                      They definitely stock them at Star Market in the winter.

                                      FOr those interested in the seasonal nature of the product, the NY Times had a story about this a few years ago

                                      http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/08/nyr...

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                                        sailormouth RE: littlelady Jan 27, 2009 06:05 PM

                                        Great article! Especially loved the "les Mallomars sont arriv├ęs."

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                                          MC Slim JB RE: littlelady Jan 28, 2009 11:10 AM

                                          I remember reading this article back when it was published, but what didn't stick was the fact that the singular is not "Mallomar", it's "one Mallomars". Weird, kind of like "Red Sox".

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                                            mtm7654 RE: MC Slim JB Jan 28, 2009 11:27 AM

                                            Although I have heard players refer to themselves as a "Red Sock". Doesn't sound quite right to me.

                                            And now I want to go out and buy Mallomars when I had no particular craving for them ever before. In my life...........

                              2. resipsaloquitor RE: MC Slim JB Jan 28, 2009 11:01 AM

                                This may be my favorite thread ever.

                                1. resipsaloquitor RE: MC Slim JB Jan 28, 2009 11:02 AM

                                  Oh, by the way, one of my favorite things about Mallomars is the serving size listed on the box: 2. ARE THEY KIDDING?

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