Thursday, July 7, 2011

1980s Almost Home Cookies by Nabisco

Almost Home cookies from the '80s.

Does anyone remember Almost Home cookies by Nabisco?

I've already reminisced about yummy long-gone 1980s foods like TEAM Flakes, Better Cheddars and Pudding Pops. I want to dedicate this post my favorite cookies from the '80s -- Almost Home. These soft cookies truly rocked. I think I first had them at my grandma's house. She probably bought them on sale or with a coupon. I sorta remember my grandparents saying they didn't like them because of their chewy consistency. Most adults prefer crunchy cookies.

Nabisco was one of the first companies to introduce SOFT and chewy cookies. However, soft and chewy obviously don't always sell well and Almost Home cookies faded into the woodwork along with foods like Chicken Tonight and JELL-O 123. 

About a year ago, I picked up a box of Chewy Chips Ahoy! and was shocked to taste a big difference in their chewiness. They were rubbery and nothing like they once were. This made me realize that if Almost Home cookies were available today, they too would most likely taste rubbery -- they're both made by Nabisco.

Here's a cool retro commercial from 1983 for Nabisco's Almost Home cookies.


Oilfield Trash said...

I think I remember those.

Suze said...

The packaging reminds me of Apple Raisin Crisp cereal, which was just awesome.

Susanna Hartigan said...

I remember these! I loved them, and my grandmother used to buy them for me.

Ms. A said...

We loved them!

Anonymous said...

Never had the Almost Home cookies. But Better Cheddars, Pudding Pops....Mmmmm.

I even remember the Better Cheddars jingle. Somethinglike "MMMMM Bett-er Chedddddars. Sourdough baked right in...." God,, I am just a sad, sad person.

PorkStar said...

Ooohhh you are so right about that. I remember back in the day the cookies were of much better taste and consistency, now that is all rubbery and nasty.

Blast from the Past said...

I do remember these. I have to say, they (including today's Chip's Ahoy) aren't that bad if you imagine that they're something else than chocolate chip cookies.

My wife has THE BEST recipe for ccc'e EVER! If she could mass produce them - we would be rich! In addition, my daughter has learned how to make them just as well, so I'm set for life! :)

Teachinfourth said...

I so remember those...they were the best! They were some of the first 'soft' cookies that I can remember from the store along with the Soft Batch.

Loved them.

Cheeseboy said...

Vaguely remember them. They were okay, but I have always liked crispy better.

And I have no idea how Nabisco has stayed in business all this time.

Pat Tillett said...

I've always hated hard cookies (especially of the shortbread variety). Almost Home wasn't as good as homemade, but pretty good!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! It's been driving me crazy for years trying to remember what these were called! I only had a vague memory of what the little logo on the bag looked like. These were one of my favorite cookies. I always had the sugar cookie ones and remember having them as a daily snack after school. Thanks for posting!


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