The other day I was sitting in front of the candy machine at work looking for a a tasty snack. I decided on a cookie and purchased a “GRANDMA’S” brand Chocolate Chip cookie. As I was munching on my cookies at my desk it occurred to me how crappy these cookies were and I slowly drifted off down memory lane to a time when a prepackaged bag of cookies tasted great. But what were those cookies? Then I remembered … they were Linden’s cookies!
Anybody who grew up in New York or even the tri-state area knows what Linden’s cookies are. They are a hard chocolate chip cookie that come 3 per a pack. They were sold in probably every school cafeteria in the New York metropolitan area. The last time I had Linden’s cookies was on a Jet Blue flight about 4 years ago (prior to that my last Linden’s cookie was probably in High School). Unfortunately Jet Blue no longer offers Linden’s cookies as an option. So if anybody with any authority from Jet Blue Airlines is reading this please consider adding Linden’s cookies back as a snack option on your flights.
Now it turns out that Linden’s cookies are unavailable on the west coast. Or at least I was unable to find them. So what does one do when they can’t buy Linden’s cookies locally. Simple you just go on line to the Linden’s Cookies web site and order them! You can have a box of 18 chocolate chip packages delivered straight to your door for $18 plus $6.95 for shipping and handling. That works out to about $1.50 a pack which isn’t unreasonable considering my crappy “GRANDMA’S” cookies cost me almost $1.
When my cookies first arrived I was so excited. The brown and white package looked exactly as I remembered. However the first thing I noticed when I opened the package was the cookies seemed infinitely smaller than I recalled. But my wife reminded me that I had probably grown quite a bit since I regularly ate these cookies. “Besides” she said “size doesn’t matter!” After that comment I was left with that uncomfortable feeling that she was lying to me and perhaps these cookies would not be as good as they once were.
Low and behold my first bite was heavenly. Maybe the cookies are smaller or maybe not but they still tasted amazing. Each bite was like a trip down memory lane. So next time you are standing in front of a candy machine looking for a cookie, turn around and head straight back to your desk and order yourself a box of Linden’s Cookies and take a trip down memory lane.
Linden’s Cookies, Inc.
25 Brenner Drive, Congers, NY 10920
Tel: 1-800-660-5051 Fax: 845-268-5055