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Jul 3, 2013 02:03 PM

Are there better packaged cookies than...

Pepperidge Farm Milanos?? I keep trying others to see, but I always come back to Milanos. I'm pretty much addicted to the double chocoale variety, but they're all pretty darned good. Am I the only one with this addiction? Does anyone think some other brand of packaged cookie is better?

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  1. I assume you mean National Brands? For Pepperidge Farm (They remember!) I prefer their Brussels and Bordeaux cookies but even so its no more than one or two and I am done

    However a number of speciality stores around here, including Whole Foods, carry packaged cookies from local purveyors that outshine Pepperidge Farm all together. The first ones that come to mind are Salty Oats made by Kayak cookies in Hyannis. I could eat a whole package in one sitting!

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    1. re: foodieX2

      Ditto - that is one good cookie.

      1. re: foodieX2

        I just looked up Salty Oats online. Now I'm going to have to go to Whole Foods to get some. Thanks a lot...sheesh...

        1. re: Jpan99

          Man, I got excited there for a moment when you said Whole Foods, but I see they're only in NE. I usually pick up a bag at Formaggio Kitchen when in the Boston area. They're excellent for breakfast.

          1. re: emily

            Went to Whole Foods this weekend looking for these cookies. I found them but couldn't bring myself to buy them at $8 for 3 cookies. I'm sure they taste good, but I make great cookies and could make a whole batch of salty oatmeal cookies at home for $8. Sorry Salty Oats, too expensive for me.

      2. Lordy, but I love Milanos. Too much. They are my vacation treat. I only eat them on vacation. Did you ever have them when the chocolate is melty? Oohgah.

        However, I have to put up Oreos. Is there anyone that doesn't like Oreos? Mint chocolate chip ice cream, crushed Oreos and Chocolate Magic Shell. A bowl of heaven on earth. The local ice cream parlor sells a flavor called Ooey Gooey Oreo. Essentially a Cookies and Cream packed with Oreos and caramel. We get it with hot fudge, peanut butter sauce and yep, more crushed Oreos on top.

        Yes, Oreos are a more versatile, everyday cookie than Milanos.

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        1. re: Jerseygirl111

          I refuse to eat a Milano that has not been warmed up in the microwave. I've eaten them that way since before I can remember. If it ain't broke...

        2. Does anyone think some other brand of packaged cookie is better?


          Fig Newtons
          'Nila Wafers
          Animal Crackers

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            Wow, all staples of my childhood, throw in Chips A'Hoy chocolate chips and all bases are covered.

          2. Why, yes. Archway almond windmills (formerly another brand I can't recall).

            Second choice: Marie Lu

            I march to the beat of a different cookie drummer

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            1. re: maxie

              Lu's Petit Ecolier are fantastic, though almost better characterized as candy than a cookie.

              I have a soft spot for Carr's Lemon Ginger Cremes, too.

              1. re: Savour

                If you are referring to the The Little School Boy cookies, I agree they are like a chocolate candy bar, but they are pretty good.

                1. re: Savour

                  Aldi sells a knockoff of these. I like the chocolate/cookie ratio on these even better than the original ( and at about half the price).

                  1. re: Pwmfan

                    I've seen those but have never purchased them. Thanks for the recommendation.

              2. I have a couple to contribute:

                1. Linden's 3-pack of chocolate chip cookies (childhood favorite that still appeals!)
                2. Nutter Butters
                3. The fudge or white chocolate covered Oreos
                4. Lorna Doone shortbread cookies
                5. Those wafer cookies with filling between the layer. (Can't remember what they're called!)

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                1. re: jbsiegel

                  "Those wafer cookies with filling between the layer. (Can't remember what they're called!)"

                  Do you mean Oreos?

                  1. re: John E.

                    Nope...certainly wouldn't forget Oreos!

                    I googled and figured it out...the Keebler Sugar Wafers!

                    1. re: jbsiegel

                      I was wrong anyway. Oreos are a sandwich cookie. I used to like the wafer cookies as a kid. I'm no much of an Oreo fan either. I think there are better sandwich cookies out there.

                      I will say that few store bought cookies are as good as or better than homemade.
                      (Although was was a great home cook, her chocolate chip cookies were terrible.)