Oh man, I forgot about these!
Until, that is, I saw them at my local supermarket and had to call on all my strength not to buy every available box.
- They’re New York City icons. The cookies were first sold in Hoboken, New Jersey (across the river from Manhattan), and a full 70% of all boxes sold are consumed within the immediate metropolitan area.
- They’re seasonal. Because the thin layer of dark chocolate melts easily in summer months, Nabisco only puts them out between September and April.
The first point accounts for why I haven’t seen these in a while (I’ve been in Boston and Philly in the last six years), while the second just makes me sad. I guess I’ll just have to stock up and save some boxes in my freezer.
Question: Aside from Cadbury Creme Eggs, what other regional or seasonal products do you stock up on?