Posts Tagged ‘cookies’

On This Warm Day, Savor the Idea of Finding THE WORLD’S LARGEST IT’S IT Ice Cream Sandwich

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

This thing prolly has like 20,000 calories.

So refreshing!

South of SFO and north of expectations:

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An SFGov Cracker Mystery: Is This Appointed Mayor Ed Lee, Rose Pak, and the Willie Brown Span of the Bay Bridge?

Monday, December 30th, 2013

[UPDATE: Oh man, I was way off. That's not Rose Pak, not at all. (And it's not even Fake Rose Pak.) Well, that's one mystery solved. Now, who took this shot* back in the day. It was done with a Canon Digital Rebel made in the mid-2000's, that's all I know. Anyway, somebody pointed me towards it and then it found its way to SFist. Back in the day.]

You Make The Call:

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Or it could be Ed Lee, Rose Pak, and the PG&E Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Who baked these misfortune cookies?

* To wit:

The Best Idea Ever: DiGiorno’s “Pizza & Cookies” Product – In Your Grocer’s Freezer, Together

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

I need to get out more, as evidenced by the fact that I completely missed the debut of DiGiorno’s Pizza & Cookies combo.

See?

Two great tastes that taste great together?

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(Also available: Pizza & Wyngz

Anyway, the reviews are in already.

All I can say is that this is a much better idea than Domino’s Dessert Pizza.

Is all I can say.

When You Tire of Subversive Snacks, Get Yourself to Lucky for Some Patriotic Iced Cookies, Ten for $4.99

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Available now, red-white-and-blue food at the Lucky.

Mmmmmmmm…..patriotic:

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Carry on, American.

The colors red, white, and blue did not have meanings for The Stars and Stripes when it was adopted in 1777. However, the colors in the Great Seal did have specific meanings. Charles Thompson, Secretary of the Continental Congress, reporting to Congress on the Seal, stated:

“The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valour, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice.”


Costco Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Conan O’Brien Cookies – The Resemblance is Amazing

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Now, don’t tell the FTC or nothing, but I’m like the official blogger of Costco in the Bay Area, almost. You see, I promote their awesome products and in exchange I get anything I want at wholesale, well, almost wholesale, it’s like their cost plus 14% or something. Isn’t that schweet!

Like these O’Brien Cookies, for instance:

The resemblance is amazing, non?

Happy St Patrick’s Day 2011!

“Cookie Man” Scott Alexander Has Come to Town to Sit on Street Couches and Hand Out Cookies

Friday, January 14th, 2011

See?

Check it:

(Noo Yawk has a Union Square too!? What are the odds?)

Anyway, the po-po have already kicked him and his couch off the intersection of 18th and Castro ‘n stuff, but otherwise, he continues handing out the sweet treats.

Bon Courage, Cookie Man.

And, here’s a message from Scott Alexander hisself:

“Hello ,

Perhaps you or someone you know has already been offered a homemade cookie by a fellow sitting on an inflatable couch at a random street corner. That likely would have been me.

I’ve been doing this in the Bay Area for a few months now and plan on continuing for the foreseeable future. Perhaps it’d make a good story for you. I’d certainly be grateful for the attention, plus you could get some cookies!

I started doing this a little over a year ago while I was living in New York City. As an unnoticed independent musician, I was tired of promoting myself. I didn’t have the ego for it, and found it a huge distraction. I still needed people to take an interest in me, it only seemed fair that I took more of an interest in them. I didn’t really know anyone who’d become famous by simply meeting thousands of people, yet it seemed the most reasonable thing to do.

So how is a married, non-drinkier supposed to meet people, and of all types and backgrounds on a massive scale? Not the internet!

Social networking made it quite obvious to me that most people want to make friends and share things about themselves. But it didn’t seem to be happening off line. I do use the Internet, as well as my 24 hour Free Cookie Hotline, to announce my whereabouts and post video journals of folks I meet. But the real action is on the street,

Somehow it just seemed like a good idea to hang out on an inflatable couch with homemade cookies, and it’s turned out quite well.

I … usually make appearances 1-3 times a week. I post my exact time and location once I’ve figured them out. at FreeCookies.Net Facebook.com/FreeCookiesNyc and twitter.com/freecookiesNYC

I also announce on the 24 hour Free Cookie Hotline 347-829-4YUM.

Learn more about my adventures at FreeCookies.Net, or better yet, come find me sometime and have some cookies!

Happy January!
Scott Alexander

“In a world of virtual friendships, Scott Alexander is playing it old school” NY POST

“Despite less than traditional ingredients, [the cookies] tasted chewey and chocolately” Santa Barbara News-Press (front page)

“Was it fate that brought [us] to his Craigslist ad at one o’clock in the morning? Or just undying cheapness that has us perusing the “free” board at bedtime?” Village Voice

“Scott Alexander is the kind of friend we all wish we had” Eats.Com

“Who doesn’t want free cookies from a complete stranger on an inflatable couch?” Gothamist.com

“Alexander has no plans to give up his mouthwatering hobby.” NY Daily News

Jerry Brown Throws Down: No More Strawberry, Chocolate, Banana or Cookies-and-Cream Flavored E-Cigarettes for Kids

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Our California Attorney General Jerry Brown can’t abide companies that market electronic cigarettes to minors, so he just did something about it, again. All the deets, below.

Mmmmm…. yummers:

El Protector de la Gente, Jerry Brown:

via Thomas Hawk

Electronic Cigarette Maker Agrees to Stop Marketing to Minors

OAKLAND – Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced a settlement to prevent Smoking Everywhere, one of the country’s largest electronic cigarette sellers, from targeting minors and claiming that its products are a safe alternative to smoking.

“Smoking Everywhere aimed ads at minors and falsely claimed its products were safe,” Brown said. “This settlement stops the company from marketing these addictive products to kids or claiming they aren’t dangerous.”

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are battery-operated devices with nicotine cartridges designed to look and feel like conventional cigarettes. Instead of actual smoke, e-cigarettes produce a vapor from the nicotine cartridge that is inhaled by the user.

Smoking Everywhere and other electronic cigarette makers have claimed that e-cigarettes are safe because they contain no carcinogens or tar, and produce no second-hand smoke.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), however, found that some electronic cigarettes contain a variety of dangerous chemicals, including nicotine, carcinogens such as nitrosamines, and one brand also contained diethylene glycol, commonly known as antifreeze.

Some e-cigarettes come in strawberry, chocolate, mint, banana and cookies-and-cream flavors designed to appeal to a young audience.

Today’s settlement prohibits Smoking Everywhere from marketing to minors and from making false or misleading claims about electronic cigarettes. Specifically, the company has agreed that it will not:

- Market or sell electronic cigarettes to minors. Its website will be age-restricted, and a customer will need to show a government-issued ID. Retail products will be behind a counter. Advertising must note the age restriction.
- Sell flavored electronic cigarette cartridges such as strawberry, mint or bubblegum that could appeal to minors.
- Advertise its products as a smoking cessation device unless the FDA approves them for that purpose.
- Claim that its products are safer than cigarettes or contain no tobacco, tar or carcinogens, and produce no second-hand smoke unless there is competent reliable scientific evidence to support the claims.

Smoking Everywhere also agreed to implement quality control standards to eliminate harmful substances in its products and submit to independent audits.

Smoking Everywhere will also provide a Proposition 65 warning that its products contain nicotine, a chemical known to be addictive and to cause birth defects or reproductive harm. The warning must appear on product packaging, Smoking Everywhere’s website and at retail sites.

Smoking Everywhere and its owner will pay $170,000 in penalties and fees.

Jerry Brown Throws Down: Penalizes Maker of Cookies and Cream-Flavored Electronic Cigarettes

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Our California Attorney General Jerry Brown can’t abide companies that market electronic cigarettes to minors, so he just did something about it. All the deets, below.

Mmmmm…. yummers:

El Protector de la Gente, Jerry Brown:

via Thomas Hawk

Brown Announces Electronic Cigarette Maker’s Agreement to Stop Deceptive Marketing and Sales to Minors

OAKLAND – Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announceda settlement with Sottera, one of the country’s largest electronic cigarette producers, to prevent the company from targeting minors and claiming that electronic cigarettes are a safe alternative to smoking.

“Electronic cigarette companies have targeted minors with fruit-flavored products and misleading claims that their products are safe,” Brown said. “This settlement will stop Sottera from marketing these dangerous and addictive products to kids.”

Brown and Sottera reached the settlement without litigation based on Sottera’s willingness to adopt measures that address Brown’s concerns about the dangers of its electronic cigarettes. In January this year, Brown filed suit against the nation’s other leading e-cigarette retailer, Smoking Everywhere. That lawsuit is proceeding in Alameda County Superior Court.

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Mother’s Cookies are Back! Circus Animals Return for Mother’s Day

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Boy oh boy, the Bay Area was bummed when Oakland-based Mother’s Cookies went belly up last year. But they’re back, baby, just in time for Mother’s Day, 2009. So it’s time to don your hipster T and wallow in nostalgia. Cue the Heavy Action fanfare from Monday Night Football and then contemplate the Howard Cosell-style voiceover (sadly banned from YouTube these days) copy you’d write to herald this news.  

That’s not to say that the old factory in Oakland has been secretly chugging away all these months behind closed doors Willie Wonka-style. That is to say Kelloggs is making Mother’s Cookies now. (Manufacturing tasty treats in the San Francisco Bay Area is a tough business, of course.)

Here are the old-school pink and white colors of Camel, Pig, Rhino, Elephant, Lion, and Bear – and look for yourself below to see the special Halloween colors:

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Here’s today’s press release:

The Comeback Cookie: Mother’s(R) Cookies Return

Kellogg Company Reintroduces the California Original – Mother’s(R) Cookies

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., May 5 /PRNewswire/ — Crestfallen cookie lovers once again can enjoy the sweet symbols of so many fond memories. Mother’s(R) cookies, the long-time family favorite, are making a comeback. With the same great taste fans remember, Mother’s(R) cookies made their highly anticipated return to store shelves in the Western region of the United States starting on May 4 – just in time for the 95th anniversary of Mother’s Day as well as the Mother’s(R) brand.

Since 1914, Mother’s(R) cookies have been delighting generations with favorites like the pink and white sprinkled Circus Animal(R) cookies and the rich, creme-filled Taffy(R) sandwich cookies. When the iconic brand ceased production in late 2008, cookie lovers lost not only a delicious snack, but a closely held family tradition. In December 2008, Kellogg Company acquired the trademarks and original recipes, ensuring that the cookies will continue.

“We’re thrilled to bring back a classic, beloved brand that calls to mind such strong feelings of nostalgia and happy childhood memories that parents want to pass down to their children,” said Doug VanDeVelde, senior vice president, marketing and innovation, U.S. snacks, Kellogg Company.

The Mother’s(R) cookies returning to the Western region of the United States include:

 –  Chocolate Chip
 –  Circus Animal(R)
 –  Cocadas(R)
 –  Double Fudge
 –  English Tea(R)
 –  Iced Lemonade
 –  Iced Oatmeal
 –  Macaroons
 –  Oatmeal
 –  Taffy(R)

 –  Vanilla Creme

 Mother’s(R) Milestones
From Mother’s(R) cookies’ humble beginnings on a street corner cart to the introduction of Original Circus Animal(R) cookies, today’s comeback would not be possible without Mother’s(R) cookies’ many loyal fans. Here are some memorable Mother’s(R) cookies milestones from the last 95 years:

1914 – N.M. (Noah) Wheatley runs a newspaper stand on the corner of San Francisco’s Market and Kearney Streets and decides to purchase the rights to a recipe of some home-baked cookies from one of his customers.

Circa 1915 – Wheatley trades in his corner stand and relocates to a small, one-person operation on 12th Avenue in Oakland, Calif. where he bakes about 2,000 cookies each day and night. His cookies sold for $1 a box, and his vanilla cookies were an overnight hit.

Circa 1920 – With help from a young woman named Leopoldine, the bakery grows and a romance begins. Noah and Leopoldine marry and together run the company until their son, Floyd Wheatley, is old enough to take over.

1922 – The bakery needs more space and moves to 18th Street, forcing the Wheatleys to sell their home and even their piano to pay for the move.

1949 – Success is sweet, and the bakery moves to 810 81st Avenue in Oakland, Calif. and grows to employ more than 750 people across several Western states.

1952 – Mother’s(R) cookies launches a unique promotion involving baseball player cards inserted in packages of cookies and continues to give them away as promotions at games until 1998.

1983 – Mother’s(R) cookies moves to the big screen in the movie Scarface.

2002 – Mother’s(R) cookies bakes more than 17 million cookies a day to keep up with demand.

2006 – Tough times force the company to close its operation in Oakland, Calif. and shift production to plants in Canada and Ohio.

 2008 – Mother’s(R) cookies closes its doors

 2009 – Mother’s(R) cookies return and fans everywhere rejoice.

 

For more information and to help spread the word about Mother’s(R) cookies return, visit www.Motherscookies.com.

About Kellogg Company

With 2008 sales of nearly $13 billion, Kellogg Company is the world’s leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit-flavored snacks, frozen waffles and veggie foods.  The Company’s brands include Kellogg’s(R), Keebler(R), Pop-Tarts(R), Eggo(R), Cheez-It(R), All-Bran(R), Mini-Wheats(R) Nutri-Grain(R), Rice Krispies(R), Special K(R), Chips Deluxe(R), Famous Amos(R), Sandies(R), Bear Naked(R), Kashi(R), MorningStar Farms(R), Gardenburger(R) and Stretch Island(R).  Kellogg products are manufactured in 19 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries.  For more information, visit www.kelloggcompany.com.  Kellogg Company’s Corporate Responsibility report including its approach, progress and future direction in the marketplace, workplace, environment and community can be found at www.kelloggcompany.com/CR.  For information on Kellogg Company’s commitment to nutrition, visit www.kelloggsnutrition.com.

Allegation of Electronic Ballot Box Stuffing in Leno, Migden, Nation Senate Poll

Monday, April 28th, 2008

The Marin Independent Journal is trying to do the best it can in this Internet Age. That means putting content online and maybe allowing for a reader poll on some topic of the day.

Last week, IJ editor/writer Brad Breithaupt wrote a piece about the sprawling 3rd Senate District involving “incumbent Senator Carole Migden and her two challengers, Assemblyman Mark Leno and former [A]ssemblyman Joe Nation.”

Readers were allowed to cast their vote for whomever they favored until someone at the IJ cancelled it. Why? Check it:

Due to suspected ballot-box stuffing, results of the poll will not appear. You dirty rascals!”

Thusly:

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Appears is if more than one person repeatedly voted for a particular candidate and, so much so, the results got all screwy. Apparently, “cookies” were involved.

Now, who would do such a thing? (If only Marin County had its own Matier and Ross to get to the bottom of this!)

Can’t we all get along?