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September 18, 2008

Mallomars Time on Long Island

Filed under: Fall,Food & Drink by Bill @ 7:01 am

Just 2 weeks ago we Long Islanders were complaining about the end of summer. How it went so fast and there wasn’t enough time, blah, blah, blah. But cooler weather has its rewards (aside from not sticking to the sheets at night).

One of those rewards is my second favorite cookie of all time: Mallomars.

Fig Newtons are my #1 fav, but Mallomars are so close it’s practically a tie. Fig Newtons are available throughout the year, but on Long Island we can only get Mallomars in the cooler weather. They just melt too easily during the summer.

The limited availability exalts these cookies, and this might sound odd, but there’s a box of Mallomars in the cabinet for 2 days now and I just can’t bring myself to open it.

I’ve waited this long, they’re in the house, and rather than tear open the box before the rest of the groceries are put away, I’d like some quiet time to sit down and really savor the first Mallomar of the season.

Does that makes sense to anyone else or I am just nuts?


  1. Nuts 🙂

    Comment by Bettye — September 18, 2008 @ 1:22 pm

  2. I have waited to comfortably savor the cookie after the groceries are put away as well as torn open the box in the car while I was driving home-especially mallomars. I love cookies in general and mallomars are right up there next to chocolate chip oatmeal, my own recipe, another favorite. I can’t believe I have never noticed them absent in summertime! I was probably busy eating ice cream.
    So yes, I understand completely Bill.

    Comment by Lily — September 18, 2008 @ 2:30 pm

  3. Okay, so I’m nuts when it comes to Mallomars, but I will confess that the fries never make home from McDonald’s. So there Bettye, I am somewhat normal.

    Oatmeal cookies are another cool weather fav. Thanks for reminding me about those, Lily. I can’t eat them with chips though.

    Barbara, I’ve done that many times…

    Another cool weather only cookie (if you can call it that) that I love are the Archway Fruit & Honey Bars. I don’t know if they are manufactured all year long, but my supermarket only has them in the winter.

    Comment by Bill — September 19, 2008 @ 6:15 am

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