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RE: Mother's/Archway Cookies shuts it's doors.. 2008/10/20 20:33:07 (permalink)
I always looked at Archway cookies as the last resort of the last resort. As in, I had to buy cookies because I didn't have time to make them, and every other kind was sold out. I agree with firecommander3565...they taste like they were made 20 years ago, and left out to get as hard as possible in the mean time.

However, I am saddened by still more loss of American jobs.
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RE: Mother's/Archway Cookies shuts it's doors.. 2008/10/21 20:21:12 (permalink)
I agree, Archway/Mothers were not the best cookies...Of course Oreos took the top spot for grocery store cookies. But those Holiday Nougat and Animal Circus Cookies always seemed to have a place in my home growing up and it's a shame that they are gone along with all the jobs that made it happen...
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RE: Mother's/Archway Cookies shuts it's doors.. 2008/10/23 22:51:00 (permalink)
For those looking to make a "last buy" I found several varieties of Archway cookies in a Big Lots today. A source most people wouild not think of checking out.
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RE: Mother's/Archway Cookies shuts it's doors.. 2008/12/09 14:07:56 (permalink)
Both Archway and Mother's brands are to be resurrected by new owners after a sale through bankruptcy proceedings.
Lance, Inc. bought Archway:
http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20081204/NEWS01/81203035
Kelloggs bought Mother's:
http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/article/20081205/BUSINESS/812050312/1002/NEWS01
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RE: Mother's/Archway Cookies shuts it's doors.. 2008/12/31 20:11:46 (permalink)
This is great news!!   Thanks David for posting this.
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RE: Mother's/Archway Cookies shuts it's doors.. 2009/01/01 11:01:47 (permalink)
I saw Archway in the stores here in TX over the holidays, but not my favorite nougat ones.
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RE: Mother's/Archway Cookies shuts it's doors.. 2009/01/05 19:35:43 (permalink)
Over the weekend, I have found short dated Archway and Mother's cookies in NYC Metro area Dollar Tree strores. A nearby supermarket was selling the same one flavor left for $3.49 for a one pound package.
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RE: Mother's/Archway Cookies shuts it's doors.. 2009/06/06 22:14:53 (permalink)
They are back in stores!!!!!!!
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RE: Mother's/Archway Cookies shuts it's doors.. 2009/06/07 10:18:26 (permalink)
I like the date filled oatmeal, some of the holiday cookies and the oatmeal ones.  My father was allergic to chocolate, so he always had a few Archway cookies around to appease his sweet tooth. He liked them since they were tasty, soft. and did not contain chocolate or coccoa   I look somewhat like my father, and have a sweet tooth like him and also love Archway cookies. 
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RE: Mother's/Archway Cookies shuts it's doors.. 2009/06/07 10:32:23 (permalink)
Picked up a bag of iced oatmeal this morning. They're a bit different than before, but not in an unpleasant way.
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RE: Mother's/Archway Cookies shuts it's doors.. 2011/09/27 22:09:21 (permalink)
I'm adding a footnote to this three year old thread because The New York Times published a story on May 31st, 2009 which I missed at the time. It answers the question why Mother's/Archway Cookies suddenly closed their doors, and why aging cookies were dumped into just about every surplus channel late in 2008.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/31/business/31archway.html?_r=1&ref=business
 
As the Times article exposes, the Mother's/Archway books were cooked as well. Fascinating read. I could not find any subsequent news coverage concerning the various lawsuits, however.
ADDENDUM: Please note that, as stated above and in another thread, Archway and Mother's cookies were back in stores about May 2009 because existing snack food and cookie producers bought the product lines in bankruptcy court. They remain in production.
post edited by David_NYC - 2011/09/28 16:26:48
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RE: Mother's/Archway Cookies shuts it's doors.. 2011/09/28 02:47:25 (permalink)
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As the Times article exposes, the Mother's/Archway books were cooked as well. Fascinating read. I could not find any subsequent news coverage concerning the various lawsuits, however.

You mean they were making Dough while Cooking the Books???
Well, if that ain't the icing on the cake!
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RE: Mother's/Archway Cookies shuts it's doors.. 2011/09/28 11:49:23 (permalink)
I think i saw some for sale still at the H.E.B. Grocerystore here in Schertz.I need to get a couple of things, so maybe I'll look. H.E.B. has their own brand of cookies,but I don't have any idea who makes them.
That's a same, as we sometimes would buy Archway cookies in the past,including the frosted animal cookies.
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RE: Mother's/Archway Cookies shuts it's doors.. 2011/09/28 16:18:04 (permalink)
Holly, for continuity's sake, I should have restated that the cookies are back in stores since about May, 2009. See this thread:
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Mother39s-Cookies-are-back-m512575.aspx
Lance, Inc picked up the Archway line in bankruptcy court. Kelloggs picked up Mother's Cookies, also in bankruptcy court. Sorry for my editorial lapse.
post edited by David_NYC - 2011/09/30 11:08:53
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RE: Mother's/Archway Cookies shuts it's doors.. 2011/09/28 17:08:32 (permalink)
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Dolly, for continuity's sake, I should have restated that the cookies are back in stores since about May, 2009. See this thread:
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Mother39s-Cookies-are-back-m512575.aspx
Lance, Inc picked up the Archway line in bankruptcy court. Kelloggs picked up Mother's Cookies, also in bankruptcy court. Sorry for my editorial lapse.
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 Was going to say, they are all over the place in Indiana. Was a coupon in Sundays paper.

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RE: Mother's/Archway Cookies shuts it's doors.. 2011/09/28 17:10:23 (permalink)
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post edited by fishtaco - 2011/09/28 17:12:44
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