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LoveGossipGirl Sep 30, 2012 09:47 AM

Stole the idea from the "Grocery store ice cream favorites!!" thread...

Am just curious to know what your favorite flavours and brands are.

Always looking to try something new!

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    stak Oct 1, 2012 01:23 PM

    Pretty much the only grocery store cookie I ever buy is the Presidents Choice raspberry and cream (or the lemon one if I can find it). Same idea as the Peek Freans fruit creams that I grew up with, but even better; softer, fresher centre & cream; more substantial & buttery cookie). A sandwich cookie with vanilla cream filling and a centre of raspberry (or lemon) jelly. I hadn't seen them in a while but now they seem to be back, with new recyclable packaging that seems to result in a lot of broken cookies & crumbs.

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      LoveGossipGirl Oct 1, 2012 04:44 PM

      I think I know what you're talking about! Grew up with them too...

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        C70 Oct 1, 2012 06:17 PM

        The Peek Freans lower-fat fruit creams are pretty good too. I think the line is called Lifestyle? They have a cranberry-something crunch that's good too.

        Metro-brand Irrestibles all-butter chocolate chip-pecan are great , but deadly.

      2. hungryann Oct 1, 2012 03:08 PM

        I love the McVitties digestives and Tim Tams.

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          LoveGossipGirl Oct 1, 2012 04:44 PM

          Are you from the UK? ;) I've never seen McVitties digestives here, where do you buy them?

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            hungryann Oct 1, 2012 05:34 PM

            I find themin Asian markets mostly but I believe some Loblaws carry them also at times.

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              Ruthie789 Oct 2, 2012 07:14 PM

              You can get them on the West Island at the Panier and s well there is a British store called Bramble house in Valois which has all kinds of cookies like this. I purchased a deluxe box of cookies here at Christmas...too good but bad for waistline.

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              pavlova Nov 22, 2012 04:58 PM

              McVities are the only store-bought biscuits I buy. I've always got a package in the cookie tin. I see them at most large grocery stores.

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                hungryann Nov 22, 2012 05:57 PM

                Have you ever found Hob Nobs?

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                  kpzoo Nov 22, 2012 06:18 PM

                  You can get Hobnobs at Clarence & Cripps in Hudson, Bramble House in Pointe Claire, and I might have seen them in the British sweets section at Hogg Hardware in Westmount. Probably best to call any of these places before trekking out to make sure they have them in stock.

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                    hungryann Nov 22, 2012 06:42 PM

                    Thanks!

            3. kpzoo Oct 1, 2012 05:47 PM

              The Nativa Organics line of bagged cookies from Pharmaprix of all places. Faves: ginger snaps & honey graham bears. Hubby also likes the animal-cracker variety. Small and not too sweet.

              1. hungryann Nov 8, 2012 11:15 AM

                Has anyone seen the cinnamon swirl cookies (I forget which brand they are) around? I have looked in 4 grocery stores and can't find them. Have they been discontinued?

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                  C70 Nov 8, 2012 11:24 AM

                  Coffee break! I haven't seen them in ages, come to think of it.

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                    hungryann Nov 8, 2012 02:32 PM

                    Yes, that's the name!

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                      hungryann Nov 9, 2012 04:50 AM

                      Internet sleuthing reveals they were discontinued in 2010 by Mr. Christie (Kraft Foods). Dare has a similar cookie but it's also hard to find.

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                  montrealeater Nov 8, 2012 05:22 PM

                  The President's Choice Black label Raspberry and Cream cookies. These aren't the ones mentioned in the first reply, they're not sandwich cookies at all, more like thin, shortbread-y things with raspberry pieces. They're gorgeous and taste strongly and authentically of actual raspberries. I have gone through an entire package of these, by myself, at one sitting. :/

                  Would love to hear a good rec for grocery store oatmeal cookies (no raisins!).

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                    C70 Nov 8, 2012 06:36 PM

                    I'm so disenchanted with President's Choice these days. What started off as a higher-quality original brand has become an overpriced average product, IMO. In many cases, inferior even.

                    Dad's oatmeal cookies still do it for me, but it may be a nostalgic, back-to-highschool thing.

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                      montrealeater Nov 8, 2012 09:11 PM

                      I started a thread awhile back about PC products as I was (and still sort of am) attempting to try as many PC things as I can. No reason other than me being fond of useless projects. Lately there have been a few really, really bad products, tho, and the Black Label line wasn't as good as I was expecting (apart from those biscuits and a couple of other things). They (PC) really fail at sweets/desserts, imo.

                      As for cookies, I'll eat Dad's in a pinch but I'm really looking for something maybe more on the chewy side of things.

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                        Ruthie789 Nov 9, 2012 03:18 AM

                        One amazing PC item, their fish in a beer batter and fish is from Scotland.Their cookies are not great.

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                          artstate Nov 9, 2012 10:20 AM

                          Doesn't anyone here go on a Decadent cookie binge once in a while? I definitely do. As far as chocolate chip cookies go, I find them great when compared to other supermarket/packaged options. I find that PC has some really good products, some bad ones and some average ones. It can be a good alternative when you want to find cheaper versions of big brand products. I am still blown away by the range of products they have

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                            chefjeannine Nov 9, 2012 10:53 AM

                            Agreed. If I have a choice between Chips Ahoy and PC Decadent, I'll go for PC any day.

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                              C70 Nov 9, 2012 12:05 PM

                              Ha, opposite here. I like that Chips Ahoy are saltier, the Decadent is just pure sweet.

                              I will say one thing about PC, they do have great customer service if you contact them. I bought a frozen pizza once, the instructions were to cook directly on the rack, and the whole middle fell to the bottom of the oven. I mentioned it on PC's fb page and was sent a $10 gift card.

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                                LoveGossipGirl Nov 9, 2012 03:59 PM

                                You're right, that's the difference between them. I like Rainbow Chips Ahoy or Triple Chocolate Chips Ahoy better than PC. But the regular chips ahoy are blah

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                            LoveGossipGirl Nov 9, 2012 04:01 PM

                            See my above recommended chewy cookies found in grocery stores' baked goods section!!

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                            LoveGossipGirl Nov 9, 2012 04:01 PM

                            I love Dad's. The classic oatmeal, nothing chewy or with raisins/etc.

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                            LoveGossipGirl Nov 9, 2012 03:58 PM

                            Good oatmeal cookies can be found in the grocery store's baked goods section (ie "Fresh")... Metro usually. Sometimes IGA and provigo. I also like Provigo's own baked "hermit cookies" and "icebox cookies" (shortbread with walnuts and dried fruit)

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                            Zalbar Nov 17, 2012 11:24 AM

                            Steinberg's brand chocolate chip cookies were the best. Especially with a tall glass of milk.

                            I really miss them.

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                              Ruthie789 Nov 17, 2012 06:20 PM

                              I miss many Steinberg brand items especially their spice cake and they sold an exceptional pumpernickle bread.

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