Food of the Seventies, Hydrox Cookies

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Sunshine Hydrox cookies may have predated the 70's but I remember preferring them over Oreos as a kid in the 70s - when the ingredients list contained LARD. They were MUCH better than today's Hydrox which probably only contain palm and/or coconut oil. The LARD produced flavor and a firmer center.
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Jeff - May 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm glad you remember the lard content too. No one believes me now when I tell them that these cookies used to have whipped beef fat in them. Gross! But they tasted better back in the day.
Melissa - July 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I too loved these cookies I hadn't seen them in a while and Food Network had program on saying they were no longer made (I can't verify that) they said they were out before Oreo's but Oreo squeezed them out.
deaner - July 03, 2008 - Report this comment
And the cookie part had a better taste and texture than oreos. In Michigan,(I think they were made in Saginaw) we had no use for oreos.
Sarah - October 29, 2008 - Report this comment
hydrox are celebrating 100 years...right now you can find them in your grocery store and they still taste the same...enjoy
Amanda - April 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I read that Hydrox did pre-date Oreos; Hydrox marketed their cookies to adults, for tea parties etc. starting in the 1920s. Later, Oreos came out with a sweeter cookie, marketing them to kids.
Joe - January 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I thought that Oreos had lard and/or beef fat, but Hydrox had only vegetable shortening.
Sharry - February 18, 2014 - Report this comment
My older brother and I were talking about Hydrox cookies a couple of weeks ago. He preferred them to Oreos b/c he said the cream filling tasted better. I don't remember the difference, but he does.
Rob Lambert - December 25, 2014 - Report this comment
Hydrox Cokkies, product of the Sunshine Biscuit Company for 90 years, had distinct taste. Crunchier outer cookies and semi-sweet creme filling. Sunshine and Hydrox go back to 1908. A grossly-overweight baker/chef drawing was part of the logo. Keebler bought out Sunshine in 1999, subsequently retiring the Hydrox brand while allowing other products (Cheez-It) to still bear the Sunshine name, minus the overweight chef cartoon (for the sake of company image). Leaf Brands, known for bubblegum and malted milkballs, may be reviving Hydrox in near future.
gatorsoft - August 13, 2016 - Report this comment
My mother would make a dessert called Hydrox Cookie Delight that included the cookies crumbled up, dates, whipped cream and nuts. It was a special occassion/holiday dish for our family.
Rob Lambert - December 02, 2017 - Report this comment
The Wacky Package parody sticker, Moonshine Hyde's Rox, came to mind. Instead of the overweight cartoon baker, a monster holding a sinister vial pictured, along with Jekkyl and Hyde. The Monster-Making Cookie.

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