I heard a commercial on my lunch break that said Mothers Cookies had gone out of business, due to bankruptcy. I couldn’t believe it! I guess I secretly could but didn’t want to. I love their taffy cookies along with the frosted animal crackers. I have so many fond memories of eating animal crackers with my kids. How sad!
The ending was abrupt: Workers for the company, which shifted its baking and distribution operations to plants in Ohio and Canada in 2006, told workers Friday that operations would cease and cookies would no longer be made as of Monday October 6th. The company cited rising prices for raw materials and fuel, and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. (From SF Gate) For the rest of the story click here.
I guess its the sign of the times, everyone is hurting, its just sad that so many people will lose and have lost their jobs.
They did say that some stores still carry what they have left, so I am off to find those last packages. My family and I will sit and remember the good ol’ days while enjoying some Mothers Cookie happiness!