Food of the Seventies, Chew Chew Cookies

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Caramel and coconut chewey cookies covered in chocolate. I think they may have been a Christy product.
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Lisa - June 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I absolutely LOVED Chew Chew cookies and am so happy to see someone else remembers them. I would love to get my hands on a recipe, or just the cookies themselves!
Kim - July 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I too, LOVED Chew Chew cookies and I wish I could find the recipe. I'm gonna keep looking, there has to be a recipe out there somewhere.
Elaine - December 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I do remember the Chew Chew cookies. They were definately my favourite. Fell off the face of the earth and can't find the recipe. Very aggravating.
Mark - January 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Chew chews were also my favorite. I have found something close but not quite as good. They are called caramel rings, made by Little Debbie. They are available at most supermarkets where the Vachon cakes are. I buy mine from Walmart. They are as close to chew chews as i have found but just not the same.
Ann - May 26, 2011 - Report this comment
the best cookies ever, hands down. There is a similar cookie available in Extra Foods/Superstore - Loblaws products - a no name product (yellow bag). These are shaped like "goodie rings" in rounds, like donuts. They have a very similar top to chew chews, but a vanilla cookie base. They are not nearly as good, because the crisp and chewy base was what made chew chews the great cookie that they were. My best friend and I used to buy a bag of them and eat them in one sitting! Sigh. I'd love to have one right now!
Tina - August 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Yes i remember Chew Chews fondly.. have tried both the Little Debbie and No Name Product renditions and while close, still miles away from the caramelly-coconut goodness.. damn shame theyve disappeared tho i suppose my waistline is thankful as im sure there would be little to no restraint shown in eating them lol
Mark W. - January 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Just ate two of the no name brand and i think they kick. I am a landscape contractor and years ago did work in Mississauga Ont for a man from Buffalo who moved to the area. I was intersted to find out that he was a big wig at Loblaws. I mentioned Chew Chews to him. Months later they appeared on store shelves. So I like to think I had a wee bit to do with the knockoff Chew Chews. We get them in boxes by the way. I just came on to try and find a recipe and this link popped up.
Michelle - March 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Bring back Chew Chews! Hands down the best cookie of their time. I remember them from my childhood and the closest thing I've found since are the Girl Scout Samoas. They are really good but dont't have that same chewy quality... nothing compares to the original Chew Chew cookie!
Helene - April 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I found a Weight Watchers product that is very very similar to the Chew Chew... it is called Toasted Coconut mini snack bar
Karen - September 27, 2012 - Report this comment
Lovee Chew Chews!!!
Ann - November 11, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anybody remember what the base was made of?
Eop - January 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I am 43 and the chew-chew cookies are simply the best ever, bring them back in Quebec please,but just after the Nordiques Lol
Sue - February 20, 2013 - Report this comment
Can anyone confirm which company made chew chews (the best cookies ever!)? If I remember correctty, they had thin, chocolate, diagonal stripes, on the top and the bottom was covered in chocolate. Can anyone confirm if this is how you remember them?
Serene - March 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Sue - those are them!
Me - March 14, 2013 - Report this comment
The closest thing I've found to Chew Chews are Girl Scout cookies from the USA - they are called Samoas. Google them - they are fantastic (just a little less chewy but same taste).
trevor - April 16, 2013 - Report this comment
They were a very nice treat i remember. My grandmother used to have them when we cam to visit in Ottawa. I have not seen them in years . CCan we get a recipe or a company to make them. May there is so many restrictions on foods that there may have been a product in the cookie that the government has banned. my brother did try to give me a fraudulant chew chew from the states called cocunut dream by keebler. Not bad but is not a chew chew.
Dawne - September 22, 2013 - Report this comment
They were a Christie's product....have looked for them for years. Closest so far was the No Name yellow bags version mentioned above. Wish Mr.Christie would bring them back!!
Derek - August 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember my family used to call them Croc-o-chews because that was how the name was rendered in French on the French side of the bag. and yes, they were definitely made by Christie. "Mr. Christie, you make good cookies!"
Barbie - August 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved those cookies. They were the best thing on this side of Heaven. The base was similar to an ice cream cone, but with deeper indents. So glad I am not the only person who remembers Chew Chews.
Michelle - September 21, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved chew chew cookies too... I did however eat a fibre 1 bar today " chewy light chocolate flavoured " that tasted so similar to the chew chews , that's whAt got me thinking about them!
Deevo - October 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Agreed, Sneeking into the pantry without mom catching me was worth the risk for Chew Chew's. Need to start a campaign to bring them back.
Nancy - January 04, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember the bottom being wafers and caramel. They were my all time favorite cookie. Wish I could find the recipe. I also loved the two soft cookies with raspberry jam in the middle. Unfortunately I cannot remember the name of the cookies. Raspberry Jammers? argh.
Bonnie - July 16, 2015 - Report this comment
PLEASE BRING THEM BACK I WILL PAY TOP DOLLAR. BY FAR THE BEST COOKIE I HAVE EVER EATEN.
Dina - October 11, 2015 - Report this comment
I used to save my allowance and buy Chew Chews. Too much filler in the NN ones. Going to try to alter some recipes and make. I will share here if I'm successful. (Nancy, the others you speak of are Jam Jams...simply sugar cookies rolled out, thimble or cookie cutter to 1/2, bake, cool and put a thick jam between :) )
Durran - October 27, 2015 - Report this comment
"Fibre 1" - oats and chocolate bars at Costco are very similar to Chew Chews. They remind me of those cookies growing up
Judy - November 06, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved Chew Chew cookies, they were a summer staple on long car trips. They would get all soft and melted in the hot car. That's the only time I remember having them, but I loved them.
Tracy - December 03, 2015 - Report this comment
I'm so happy that I'm not the only one out there that has been jonesing for a chew chew cookie for 30 years or so. You know it's something special when that happens. Please Mr.Christie, bring back our cookie!!
Kari - February 22, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember my dad just loved chew chew cookies and I used to sneak them all the time , I wish you would bring them back . Missed them they were the best cookie ever
Dwayne - March 15, 2016 - Report this comment
Tendres - Fibre 1 bars are the closest things I've tried that comes close to what I remember. I sat down one night as a young teen and ate almost an entire bag. Best cookies ever!
Kellie - June 03, 2016 - Report this comment
Oh how I love Chew Chew's!! They were my favourite cookie as a child. Crispy yet chewy with toasted coconut, lots of caramel and chocolate too. You just can't beat them. I've also tried the 'no name' brand cookies mentioned in previous posts but they aren't nearly as good. Please Mr. Christie, bring back our favourite cookie!!!
Penny - August 13, 2016 - Report this comment
These were my favourite cookies as a little girl over 40 years ago. The last time I found them was in the 80s. The no name brand is no good. They aren't chewy at all. Chew chews were aptly named because thats all they were....pure chew. Don't even compare. The closest I have come are samoas. If you make them yourself you can make the as chewy as you like. But nothing like the original! Bring them back, please!!!!
LPR - March 11, 2017 - Report this comment
NO FRILLS, RCSS, FORTINOS all carry them. Yellow box, No Name Brand now called, "caramel coconut cookies". They taste like the Chew Chews I remember
Renee - March 13, 2017 - Report this comment
Please bring back Chew Chews. The best cookies ever!!!
Donna - October 12, 2017 - Report this comment
Found this recipe. haven't tried it yet. CHEW CHEWS 1/3 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup honey 3/4 cup molasses 4 egg whites 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt Beat butter, honey and molasses in a large bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Then beat in egg whites. Set aside. Combine flour, coconut, baking soda, salt and in a small bowl. Stir into butter mixture until well blended; spread in greased 15 x 10 x 1-inch jelly roll pan; level the top with spatula. Bake in a moderate (350 degree F) oven for 30 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Cut into 2 inch squares. Makes 35 squares

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