Nabisco Mallomars

Fall is in the air, which when I was growing up meant that Mallomars would soon be showing up on store shelves and shortly thereafter in my stomach. These marvelous delicate cookies are still a tradition with me and I eat a box of them while watching scary movies every October. What day in October you ask? A good question, usually the first weekend of good chilly weather. Fingers crossed the ol’ mercury drops quickly in the next few days.

This classic image of a Mallomar box from the 1970s was posted by master package antiquarian Waffle Whiffer.

[via] Retroist Image Pool

Keebler Magic Middles

I was all over the soft batch cookie craze and as the 1980s rolled along I found that Keebler could do no wrong. Each achievement in cookie technology seemed to top the last. Yet on of their crowning achievements in cookie tech was for some reason taken from us. I am of course referring to the Keebler Magic Middle. A buttery cookie filled with gooey chocolate — it was indescribably wonderful.

They are one of those foods that I would love to see brought back.