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Gather Ye Circus Animals While Ye May

by on October 10, 2008 · 16 comments

Mother’s Cookies closes down.

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Published on October 10, 2008

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Sara October 10, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Oh no!! This is terrible! My husband, dad and father in law all LOVE Mother’s cookies. I’m so glad you post this because I’m going to have to stock up on a few! :)

Katrina October 10, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Such a tragedy! There are a couple other brands that make iced animal cookies, Archway and others, but Mother’s are/were the best!
Do you think we bakers and copycats have anything to do with it, or is the world just too health conscience? Hmmm. Sad, but it’s not going to stop me in the kitchen! ;)

Anna October 10, 2008 at 2:37 pm

One thing I noticed was Motherss never reformulated the cookies to remove trans-fats. I used to love the Taffy Sandwich cookies, but I stopped eating them when I learned how bad trans-fats were. Every so often I’d check the label to see if they’d reformulated them, but they hadn’t.

Heidi October 10, 2008 at 3:09 pm

I’ve got to go get some windmills!

Cindy in Tempe October 10, 2008 at 3:18 pm

Archway is in major trouble too. The Archway plant in Ashland, Ohio, closed without any warning to employees -
http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081010/NEWS01/310100002/1002

Sue October 10, 2008 at 3:33 pm

The article on Mother’s mentioned that Archway has also filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It’s sad that so many people will be without jobs. I’ve never been one to purchase store bought cookies with the exception of Oreos, but I still feel bad to know that these companies are going under.

Emiline October 10, 2008 at 3:57 pm

I used to love these cookies, especially the waxy coating on the outside. :)
Even though they’re not good for you, I’m tempted to run out and buy a bunch.

Anna October 10, 2008 at 4:09 pm

Awwww. I like Archway too. My mom used to keep the small packages hidden in the drawer next to her bed. I pretended not to know ;).

Emiline, I think you should be the one to clone Circus Animals.

Stefani October 10, 2008 at 9:39 pm

The Mother’s Iced Animals were a secret love. I will surely buy some next time I’m at the grocery store. Sigh.

Kit October 10, 2008 at 9:53 pm

This makes me so sad. I love the circus animals. They are the best store bought cookies. *pouts*

julie October 11, 2008 at 3:43 pm

I just came back from stocking up on Cookie Parade and Circus animals after reading this. The circus animal bag has a yellow banner on the front that says 0% trans fat free. Must be new – A little too late though :(

julie October 11, 2008 at 3:44 pm

OOOPS….I meant 0% trans fat -

Lorie October 11, 2008 at 10:20 pm

Those cookies bring back memories from my childhood. I grew up on them.

Carrie October 12, 2008 at 1:05 pm

This is so wrong. I am sad. I love these cookies and I don’t have any funds to go buy some for a good bye indulgence until next week. Hopefully there will still be some left on the shelves.

Sad Cookie lover October 12, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Better stock up now. I went out this morning and stocked up on 20 bags of circus animals, taffy’s and english tea. Some stores we went to already had empty shelves. This is in Southern CAlifornia. :(

RecipeGirl October 12, 2008 at 10:48 pm

I just saw some Halloween-themed ones yesterday. Shoulda picked those up!!

You know Anna, we’re going to be counting on YOU to create a copycat recipe of these delicious little cookies :)

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