Mother’s Cookies – no more Macaroons

I used to love Mother’s Macaroons, but I noticed my wife hadn’t bought them in ages. I put them on the grocery list but she came back saying she couldn’t find them. I looked online, and sure enough, they are no longer made. Mother’s Cookies, which was primarily a west coast brand, is now owned by Kellogg. Mother’s went bankrupt in 2008 during the financial crisis and amid an accounting scandal and sold its recipes and brand to Kellogg’s. Many of the varieties have been brought back, at least to the west coast, including English Tea Cookies and Oatmeal, but I haven’t seen macaroons in a long time. There are some indications online that they were available in 2015, but I can’t find any references newer than that. This wouldn’t be so bad if Kellogg’s replaced them with some other brand of macaroons, but my wife has not been able to find any in the four or five markets she frequents.

Kellogg’s, I’m mad at you! Bring back macaroons!


Edit May 2018: we tried Mother’s Coconut Cocadas. They’re terrible. There’s no coconut taste or texture and hardly even sweet. Just crunchy flour. Avoid them.

7 thoughts on “Mother’s Cookies – no more Macaroons

  1. Glass of Milk

    I agree with the May 2018 post , the cocadas are tasteless. I loved Mother’s Macarrons growing up they were my favorite. I recently started craving them and went in search for them only to find out they are no longer in existence. Mother’s Macaroons will be missed.

  2. candy palencia

    well this is not what I wanted to hear but it explains why I have not been able to find them please bring them back

  3. Liz

    You all should try Mrs.Thinsters Cookie Thins Toasted Coconut cookies. They taste just like, if not better than what the Mothers brand tasted like.

    Ive been using these as substitutes since an old family recipe relies heavily on the coconut macaroon cookie. And everyone would be greatly depressed if I didn’t have the right ingredients!

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