Thursday, October 16, 2008

RIP Mother's Cookies

I thought the financial implosion of the Western world was bad but this ... THIS ... is going to have profound reverberations. We may never recover from the loss.

Workers at Mother's Cookies were told on October 3rd that the company is shutting down for good and cookies will no longer be made. Yes, that means the end of those wonderfully gross-yet-delicious circus animal cookies.

The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last Monday. Their distribution plants in Ohio and Canada are closed forever The private equity firm that owned Mother's blamed rising fuel and ingredient prices. Employees at Mother's were not given the federally required 60-day notice due to "unforeseeable business circumstances." That means they couldn't pay them anymore.

Better stock up kids. God knows they'll last forever.


quirkychick said...

OH MY GOD - NOOOOOOOOOOO! I love these cookies. I love the toffee cookies with the creme center.

My freezer is going to be so full.

hotdrwife said...

I kid you not: HDH will be freaking out. He lives for those things!

A Democratic President, no frosted fun cookies? What's next? Will he grow hair?

Fang Bastardson said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I like the lemon cookies, myself. And I will indeed stock up. When I discovered they were changing the recipe for Wrigley's Doublemint gum, I went to Costco and bought about $100 worth. My closet is full of them. (The new recipe is awful and leaves a gnarly aftertaste.)

My poor little Man Cub will grow up without knowing the taste of Mother's Cookies... or W's presidency. Oh, reality, you are indeed a double-edged sword.

ClizBiz said...

Yup. It's the end of an era, kids. I also dig the Frosted Oatmeal Raisin cookies. This all just seems wrong and anti-American somehow, like when Budweiser got bought by the Europeans.

We're losing our culture, people!

Kath said...


I <3 those Animal Cookies and the English Tea Cookies as well.

If the goverment can bail out all those banks, they can sure as hell bailout Mother's Cookies.

ClizBiz said...

Hey ... YEAH! I think you are on to something, Kath.

quirkychick said...

Just had to tell you that I have bags of these guys in my freezer.

I don't think I can actually eat them, but when I can no longer find them anywhere I can rest easy knowing that they exist somewhere.

briannawoon said...

This is so tragic. I think your description (gross, delicious) is spot on, by the way.

ClizBiz said...

Thanks, Bri! If things get really desperate, we can always go and raid QuirkyChick's freezer.