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Cookies from the 80s???

jnb336 Sep 8, 2010 06:54 PM

I'm trying to find some cookies from my husband's childhood that he talks about ALL the time! I'm pretty sure they don't make them any more, but I think just knowing that someone else remembers them would be great at this point. They were made by Nabisco (or Keebler). They were two hard cookies with creme (similar to oreos) that were vanilla cookies with vanilla creme or chocolate with chocolate. He says the cookie had a pattern on them and came in a light blue package if that gives any hints. Oh, and they are not cameos. Thanks so much!!!

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  1. geg5150 RE: jnb336 Sep 8, 2010 07:40 PM

    That would be Hydrox. Pretty sure they aren't made anymore.

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      jnb336 RE: geg5150 Sep 8, 2010 09:40 PM

      I don't think that's them. My husband says that these were vanilla on vanilla or chocolate on chocolate, and that the bag they came in was baby blue.

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        SharondaVB RE: jnb336 Jun 5, 2013 02:32 PM

        I know exactly the package of cookies he's referring to. They also came in peanut butter as well. Baby Blue bag that folded on the end. Great friggin cookie! They need to be re-released.

    2. goodhealthgourmet RE: jnb336 Sep 8, 2010 10:07 PM

      probably Keebler chocolate creme and vanilla creme sandwich cookies...they were discontinued a long time ago. i LOVED them! there was just something about that fake chocolaty cream filling with the chocolate cookies.

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        jnb336 RE: goodhealthgourmet Sep 9, 2010 05:55 AM

        I bet you are right- thanks!

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          vegasmike RE: jnb336 Apr 14, 2011 03:25 PM

          Safeway private label cookies called Tuxedos, taste just like Hydrox used to. Hydrox was the original and Oreos came along later. Hydrox were always better than Oreos. Too bad they had such a stupid name.

      2. lilgi RE: jnb336 Apr 14, 2011 03:52 PM

        My money was on Famous Amos but I'm not sure those are discontinued.

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          beachmouse RE: lilgi Apr 14, 2011 03:57 PM

          I thought I'd seen them in highway rest stop vending machines recently. (for some reason, that seems to be the place I always rediscover snack food I haven't seen in 15 years) and a google confirms Famous Amos is still around.

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            lilgi RE: beachmouse Apr 14, 2011 04:02 PM

            I definitely had a thing for those cookies. I don't think I've seen them in a while but I haven't been looking; now I will definitely check my local supermarket to see if I spot them ;)

            eta: I seem to remember one that was lemony but I didn't care for those at all. Can't remember the brand on that one.
            You're right, I think the ones I mentioned are definitely around (just checked) and the lemony ones belong to Keebler as ghg mentioned (also discontinued). They had vanilla, chocolate fudge and the lemon cream.

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              goodhealthgourmet RE: lilgi Apr 14, 2011 08:58 PM

              Keebler Opera Cremes? i *loved* those. came in a package of half chocolate sandwich cookies with chocolate cream filling, and half vanilla cookies with lemon cream filling.

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                lilgi RE: goodhealthgourmet Apr 15, 2011 11:25 AM

                OOh, maybe that's what I was thinking of, but I thought that the keebler sandwich cookies that you mentioned were sold as separate flavors. Yes the lemon was definitely a more "gourmet" flavored ghg ;D

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            goodhealthgourmet RE: lilgi Apr 14, 2011 08:48 PM

            i wonder if the Famous Amos sandwich cookies were only available in certain regions, or if they were introduced much later...because i grew up eating the chocolate chip & double chocolate chip varieties but never even knew they made sandwich cookies!

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              mamachef RE: goodhealthgourmet Apr 14, 2011 08:50 PM

              Ditto me, ghg: I was just staggered to know there was a packaged sandwich cookie out there I didn't know about......which is probably better, in the long run. : )

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                lilgi RE: goodhealthgourmet Apr 15, 2011 11:27 AM

                That's why I wanted to mention those because I do remember them well, but I think you're right on the money in that they are most probably not widely avalable.

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              librarinan RE: jnb336 Aug 21, 2011 03:38 PM

              I think there used to be some fudge sandwich cookies -- lighter in color and a bit less crisp than oreos. There was a vanilla version as well. Maybe Keebler or Sunshine (is that the other brand?)
              They had a simpler design than Oreos or Hydrox.

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                randyjl RE: librarinan Aug 22, 2011 07:01 PM

                Hydrox were awesome! They made them for a few months a couple of years ago as a throwback. Newman's Own Sandwich cookies are a good copy of Hydrox.

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                mickeygfunk RE: jnb336 Dec 4, 2011 08:41 PM

                i have been searching for this as well, and it's neither the hydrox or the opera.
                assuming youre thinking of what i am, it was not a sandwich cookie, but an actual chocolate chip cookie with a chocolate creme filling, bavarian donut style. the cookie seemed liek a standard issue crunchy chocolate chip until you bit into it. i would give anythign to bite into one of these again. i'm pretty sure it was keebler.

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                  mickeygfunk RE: mickeygfunk Dec 4, 2011 08:44 PM

                  as soon as i left that comment i found them.
                  keebler magic middles

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                    Ditdah RE: mickeygfunk Dec 5, 2011 08:56 AM

                    Oooo! I remeber eating those as a kid! Wow - I forgot all about them, but now I'm craving them... Thanks a lot!

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                      mrbigshotno.1 RE: mickeygfunk May 8, 2012 07:34 AM

                      Ain't that Youtube something!!!

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                        Geeitsgood RE: mrbigshotno.1 May 9, 2012 11:11 AM

                        i dont understand???

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                    Geeitsgood RE: jnb336 May 7, 2012 08:21 PM

                    I am looking for a similar cookie it's square has a lined design on it and has a square hole and the creme came through it was in flavors of vanilla, lemon, chocolate and a vanilla chocolate mix and peanut butter I think mothers is the brand but I can't remember do u or your hubby remember these cookies???L

                    1. njmarshall55 RE: jnb336 May 8, 2012 11:47 AM

                      Almost sounds like Scooter Pies (northeast thing). There were Moon Pies, too, but that was southern/mid-country. Cookie portions weren't hard...more like softer-style graham crackers.


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                        kellell RE: jnb336 Mar 20, 2013 09:13 PM

                        I have a friend who's been searching for these, too. Your husband is remembering Keebler Chocolate Fudge and French Vanilla Creme sandwich cookies.

                        I found this reference to them on a blog; sadly both my friend and your husband missed the 90's reissue.

                        "Originally packaged in blue and yellow bags, respectively, these cookies were the ultimate retail snack. These were first discontinued in the early nineties and then reissued a few years later under the “Keebler Classic Collection” moniker, although they no longer tasted anywhere near as good! They were finally discontinued permanently around the turn of the century."

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                          SharondaVB RE: kellell Jun 5, 2013 02:29 PM

                          They need to bring these cookies back! They were one of the tastiest cookies I've ever had!

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                          hungryhungryme RE: jnb336 Jun 5, 2013 05:41 PM

                          could these be it??




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                            monica2799 RE: jnb336 Mar 24, 2014 09:26 AM

                            how about "Giggles"

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                              Lafemmejoni RE: jnb336 Jun 20, 2014 12:36 PM

                              I too have been looking for the same exact cookie for years on the internet with no luck. Then today after reading this and doing more researching I did find a link to a picture of the Keebler Opera Creams. I was so sure that these came in a light blue package but this picture shows them in a pink package but this is definitely the cookie I remember from the 80s that I grew up eating all the time. They were actually chocolate and lemon creams. Maybe they did eventually start putting them into a light blue package because the last time I saw these was in the late 90s at a gas station/market in a blue package and I've never seen them again. I regreted not buying them! Show your husband this picture and see if this is what he's talking about. Hope this helps!

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