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Jun 4, 2012 09:59 AM

Anyone here remember old/discontinued Stella d'Oro products?

I remember a product that (I believe) used to be produced by Stella d"Oro.
It was a dense hard flower shaped "cookie" with a hole in the center. It had a shiny exterior and was very dry, but practically melted in your mouth after you started chewing.
It tasted a bit eggy, not very sweet at all.
My grandmother used to buy them and I am dying for that little bit of nostalgia.
Is anyone here familiar with them? What were they called? Is there possibly another company that makes them?

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  1. Is it one of these, the frosted ones?
    (sorry, forgot link)

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    1. re: pinehurst

      Nope - those are actual cookies. These were about 5 times thicker and 2 times wider and not half as sweet and came in a cellophane box. They had no icing...just a shiny glaze, and almost like a cross between a hard and soft pretzel - but not as dark and not savory and, though on the light side, not airy - very dense. There was a definite sweetness to it but it was very light...barely sweet.

      1. re: grampart

        Nope - see response above.

        Come on foodies - someone's got to remember these!

        1. re: saucygalnyc

          There was a recipe on the package for these. You cut them in half and filled them with a mixture of crushed pinapple, cream cheese and cool whip. So easy and everyone one thought I was brilliant. I was so sad they stopped making them

      2. Yes, I remember these well. They're not the ones pictured in the links provided by other responders. My grandmother was also a big fan of these - gosh I wish I could remember what they were called. Sometimes that had the white icing on them, but you could also buy them un-iced.

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        1. re: Bakerloo Line

          I don't ever remember seeing them with icing.
          Taralli are much harder and crunchier.
          These didn't actually have much crunch factor, though they were dense. They did have an odd softness to them and when you dipped them in hot coffee or cocoa they disintegrated in your mouth.

          1. Was it the Como delights? If so, I think they're no longer made.

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            1. re: pinehurst

              Como Delights weren't flower shaped with a hole...but if anyone has a copycat recipe for Como Delights I will rise up and call you blessed!