Food of the Seventies, Ideal Cookies

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These were a chocolate covered cookie shaped like a small candybar. Pretty rich. I think maybe Nabisco, but not real sure.
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Betsy - August 01, 2007 - Report this comment
The chocolate peanut butter logs were a staple in my grandmother's cupboard. They were fabulous and I would give anything to have one today.
Wayne - November 22, 2007 - Report this comment
I have been watching for those Ideal Bars for years and did not realize that Nabisco had quit making them. They are the B E S T Cookie and if Nabisco doesn't want to make them anymore, then someone needs to reintroduce them.
Dave in Texas - December 11, 2007 - Report this comment
I grew up devouring these cookies, they are the BEST ever Nabisco made. I moved from Cali to Texas in 1980, Texas didn't have any...bummer. I thought it was a heat issue...nope. When I revisted Cali they didn't have any as well. They've become extinct. Can ANYONE...convince Nabisco to re-make these cookies...PLEASE
Dan In Idaho - January 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved Those Cookies -- Mom used to have to hide them in the 2nd drawer -- they were such a treat -- and I'd love to have them again
Richard - February 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I second all the above comments!!
Teri - March 10, 2008 - Report this comment
They just disappeared! My sisters and I loved them and ordering GS Tagalongs reminds us every year that they've disappeared. Sometimes Mom hid them - they lasted about a day, cost a little more than most other cookies and were worth every dime. Please, Nabisco, bring them back! Millions of other chocolate coated cookies survive shipping and storage - and I guess that most of us would still want them even if the chocolate was melted!
Pete - April 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I hope it's okay to leave this comment here, I was enjoying these cookies in the 60s. Dark chocolate over crunchy peanut butter, I can almost taste them. Perhaps if we all email Nabisco. I actually contacted them and they said if they heard from enough people they might consider bringing them back.
bonnie - April 12, 2008 - Report this comment
these cookies were great and my mom favorites i wish they would make them again there is not many sweets she can each but i know she would it them again and give up other sweets please bring them back
Lance - April 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Ideal bars were the best store-bought cookies ever made. I don't know why the hoopleheads at Nabisco won't make these incredibly popular bars anymore. I guess they don't need the money.
Cathy - April 17, 2008 - Report this comment
These cookies RULED! My brother and I could eat a whole package of them in one sitting back when we were kids (ahhh, the good old days of a speedier metabolism!). The folks at Nabisco must just be a bunch of big, dumb, stupidheads to not want to bring them back. My kids love peanut butter and chocolate, I know they would devour these!
Sally - April 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I would love it if the Ideal bars would come back. We need to take action for Nabisco to put these cookies back on the shelves, there wouldn't be many in the stores where I live because "I'D BUY ALL OF THEM".
Merry - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
We need to all call Nabisco! Mybe even the show unwrapped. Maybe they can assist to get them back, They were the best cookies EVER MADE nd NOTHING compares.... Little Debbie are close
Karen - May 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I totally agree. We used to buy those cookies and count them out so that everyone got an equal number. I would love to have them again. I have tried to find something similar, but no way can anything else compare.
bigbeech upstate new york - May 19, 2008 - Report this comment
Ya Gotta bring EM back they are the true IDEAL snack of all time!!!
Sandra - May 26, 2008 - Report this comment
It just as well that they don't bring back because I think I would overdose on them or balloon to 400 lbs!
Frank - May 28, 2008 - Report this comment
The absolute BEST cookie ever produced on this planet in my lifetime. Bring 'em back Nabisco!!!!!!
Kerrie - May 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I have tried the "similar" to Ideal Cookies, but nobody can capture that flavor and the joy that those cookies brought to my family. I would love to have a nice cold glass of milk and a few Ideals right now.
Brian - June 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I think I saw the Nabisco executives all testifying before congress and each one in turn said "Ideal cookies are not addictive" and they had to pay millions in a settlement.
Tricia - June 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I too remember these as a kid - we kept them in the fridge...I was thinking about them today which brought me to this page. We DO need them back - no other cookie/candy bar compares! Along with that - bring back pudding pops!
Louise - June 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh my God I too loved them my sisters & I would put them in the fridge as well & I would love to have them back. I have e-mailed Nabisco begging for them to just bring them back as a seasonal item or a limited time only so me & my sisters could stock them in the freezer but I think if everyone would e-mail them maybe they would listen.
karen albany ny - June 23, 2008 - Report this comment
please bring back the ideal cookie--PLEASE-- the closest i have tasted is the tagalong cookie from girlscouts. close but not exact.
Angie, B,ville, Ga. - June 23, 2008 - Report this comment
When I was growing up my mother would buy IDEAL BARS and hide them too.I have 7 brothers and sisters and when we found them they didn't last too long.My mom would be so mad she would spank our butts.The next time she bought them we would do the same thing.They were worth every whack!Please bring them back,my mom is too old to catch us now!
Rebecca D. - July 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I am thinking of starting a "petition" that would go to Nabisco ... we all NEED these Ideal bars back on the shelves of our local stores. "Once Upon A Time" I was told that Nabisco discontinued production of these cookies because of the heat factor in shipping ... (chocolate melting, etc.) -the way I see it ... those of us that LOVED the cookie would be happy to find it in our GROCER'S refrigerator section ... I don't care which aisle it's in ... just bring it back. Now - as to starting a "petition" - any suggestions and who would like to sign?! Let me know! ;-) THANKS
Dan MacLerran - July 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I'D Sign the petition in an instant! -- I'm in!
valerie - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Where can you find these cookies ? :) I love them
Amy G, CO - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
There is nothing that compares to the Ideal cookie which is why it had the perfect name. There were the BEST! Wouldn't you think Nabisco would want make some bucks and satisfy the public by bringing this cookie back to market? If someone starts a petition or figures out were/how to contact Nabisco I know many people who would sign or write or call.
Missy - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Karen - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Is it my distorted memory or were Ideal Peanut Butter Bars only available in the fall and winter? I seem to remember the stores being out of them during the hot months, then one day they would appear on the shelf and for the next few months I couldn’t get enough of them. They were expensive, but worth every penny. I loved them so much that I actually got them as a gift on my birthday.
Jim - July 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved eating those cookies - Let's bring them back Nabisco!
Sue - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
There is no replacement for Ideal cookies but Little Debbie makes a similar product. Not bad, but not the same.
Ideal Lover - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
If you all really want to do something about it, go to the Nabisco website. They have a section where you can contact them and request they bring back Ideals. I did, now if all of you do, maybe they will.
Skinny - August 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Ideal Bars were my favorites too (along with peanut butter Spoon Candy, also by Kraft/Nabisco)! I contacted them and received a very narrow minded canned response that they don't bring back discontinued products. They are so missing the boat on a retro line for all of us who remember these products. I don't buy cookies or pudding any more, but I would buy Ideal Bars and Spoon would many baby boomers. Those fond memories and feeling like a kid again. I wish I could get through to Kraft/Nabisco!
john - August 22, 2008 - Report this comment
i loved the ideal bars myself, little debbie has somthing simalar the peanut butter bar which is a close fascimile there of
SUE - August 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Vance - August 31, 2008 - Report this comment
My favorite cookie above all was Ideal. I grew up in the midwest and I beleive Karen is correct above that the Ideal was only available in the fall and winter. I can recall in the early 70's playing football with the neighbood kids in the fall and after working up a good hunger pain we would walk down the block to the local A&P store and buy a package of Ideal cookies and eat them all. I would do almost anything for a package of Ideal cookies. Little Debbies just don't work for me. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK NABISCO
Tyler B. Ashland,KY - September 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Nabisco is owned by Kraft Foods. Go to this page and leave them a request to BRING BACK IDEAL COOKIE BARS!!!
Laura Hart, Carnesville, Ga. - September 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Nabisco, please bring back my most favorite cookie of all times. Ideal coolies will never be forgotten by those who were fortunate enough to have experience a different kind of taste of cookie. Ideal is a legend in its own time.
june p - September 07, 2008 - Report this comment
The best ever cookie. Please bring it back
John G - September 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh How I'd love to have that cookie again -- please bring it back
Kathy - September 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow, I thought I was the only one who remembered these great tasting cookies. Thank you all! Now I know I am not crazy, they really did exist.
Julie Tyler - October 05, 2008 - Report this comment
They were hands down THE BEST cookies EVER made!!!! They used to not be in the stores during the summer months but come fall they would be back on the shelves in Texas and I LOVED them! Those cookies and a COLD glass of milk....makes me tear up just thinking about them. There are no substitutes and I have LOOKED. Please bring them back Nabisco!!!
Linda - October 11, 2008 - Report this comment
My sister and I wear talking about these cookies and I had to google them. They were the best cookies ever! Bring them back! Please!
John - October 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Yep, I was just thinking of the yummy cookies. Anyone know of a recipe to make them at home?
Jonathan V - November 12, 2008 - Report this comment
My people! Finaly found on the web, after years of idly searching. For the longest time, I refused to believe that Ideal bars (we always called them bars) weren't being made anymore. I always figured they were available in some part of the country that I hadn't visited yet. Finally, I accepted that I'll never see them again, but I still reflexively look in the cookie aisle when I'm in the grocery store. Gonna have to visit the Kraft foods site and ask for them back. Kids can't grow up without tasting these!
Dave Drake - November 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh My God do I have a story about these cookies!!! When I was a kid I used to be a pretty good actor. Well once upon a time my Mom bought these cookies and I faked being sick to stay home from school so I could find where she hid them. It was on the very top shelf. I was a good climber too. I snuck them down and proceded to eat every single one of them in that brown, orange, and see- through wrapper. I can even smell them now, I was about 9 then and now I'm 46. Well it was about 9 AM and I knew I was busted but Mom wasn't due home till much later in the afternoon. So I walked 5 huge blocks in Altadena CA. and spent my little savings on another package. On the way home, I ate just as many as where missing and put them back on the shelf. Well do you know I went right back up to that shelf and proceded to eat the rest of them. At this point I knew I had a problem. I was broke and Mom was gonna know I wasn't sick. Well being a creative kid I scrounged all the coke bottles and pennies in the house that I could find and returned them with a wagon and got more cookies. Finally I returned home with the Ideal cookies after eating my final bite so that the perfect amout was found by my Mom. At that point is when I realized I had the most "Ideal" day ever with my childhood. After dinner, I couldn't eat much, but I even got to share some more Ideal cookies with my Mom and this is where my life of food-crime began. Ooops, maybe the Yoohoos I stole from Uncle Charlie's sandwich shop was first?!?!?! :)
Lori from Ft Wayne - November 19, 2008 - Report this comment
Please bring back the best cookie ever...Ideal cookies!!
Debbie - November 19, 2008 - Report this comment
My father and I used to sneak the whole package the moment my mother brought them home from the grocery. We would eat them all until they were gone. Devour is the word that someone used on this thread, and I have to say, I totally understand where you are coming from. I have missed these cookies and have tried with much disappointment to find a replacement...Please, Nabisco, bring them back!
Paula - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I still look for IDEAl cookies in the grocery store - hoping by some miracle they would be there. Cookies today do not compare with IDEAL cookies - they were and still are the best! Of course Mom would hide them from us and I could not wait until I grew up so I could buy them for myself. Please, Please make them again!!!!
Maggie - December 05, 2008 - Report this comment
We ate alot of Ideal cookies back in the day. Does anyone remember another cookie at that same time that had chocolate, caramel, and covered with nuts? I can not remember the name. They were awesome.
Dave - December 21, 2008 - Report this comment
As a holiday ritual, my brother Steve and I used to sneak away early from family dinners and drive to the local WaWa grocery store to buy Ideal cookies. Midnight munchies were also a time to slip away to savor these delectable treats. Nabisco, you've got to back Ideals!!
Don - December 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I believe the cooky you're thinking of was a Hey Day or something like that. Anyways, not as good as Ideal, I'd like to see them come back.
Trina - January 08, 2009 - Report this comment
My dad and I reminisce about them, too. No other cookie compares. It's always about the money. Those Ideal bars were so great, maybe the top notch ingredients didn't leave them enough profit. But when you see fancy cookies today packaged as 8 cookies for $4.00, there must be a market for the hi-price cookies! Nabisco, if you do bring them back, KEEP THE RECIPE EXACTLY THE SAME!!! DON'T cheapen the ingredient deck! (Somehow the chocolate in Hershey candies seems watered down; not as good as the old days).
Susan - January 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I had often wondered what happened to Ideal Bars. They were great. The Little Debbie bars don't even compare to Ideal Bars. If anybody ever hears of a petition please email me.
Wendy - January 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only one that searched grocery store shelves all over america for these treats!! I think I crave them everyday, I believe I was an Ideal junkie as a child!I was so glad to find a support group! Maybe we need to start our own petition to Nabisco!
Allan - January 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Still to this day every time I am in the grocery store cookie isle I look for Ideal Bars. They are the best cookies ever made!
Kris - January 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I love Ideal cookies!!! They were even better cold. I look for them everytime I go to the store. Please, Please bring them back.
Rico - January 21, 2009 - Report this comment
If you want to have Ideal Bars again before you die, there is only one way to do it. Contact Kraft/Nabisco and let them know that there are LOYAL Nabisco customers that want to BUY Ideal Bars! Here's the Kraft customer service number: 877-535-5666 or you can email Nabisco: Take a couple of minutes and make the request. Feel free to have friends and family make additional requests. Thanks.
Rico - January 21, 2009 - Report this comment
If you want to have Ideal Bars again before you die, there is only one way to do it. Contact Kraft/Nabisco and let them know that there are LOYAL Nabisco customers that want to BUY Ideal Bars! Here's the Kraft customer service number: 877-535-5666 or you can email Nabisco: Take a couple of minutes and make the request. Feel free to have friends and family make additional requests. Thanks.
Joyce in Nebraska - January 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I have longed for the Ideal cookie since I got married! My best friend in grade school used to get them every week, and she would share! I'm not sure I am that good a person. My husband promised me a case of them if we ever saw them again - which we have not. I have tried to substitute the Little Debbies, but they are not a match. Oh how I miss that Ideal cookie!
Kim in Virginia - January 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I would love to see this cookie again. My mom and I were just talking about good cookies that are no longer available. Bring them back. You have many loyal customers.
Kim in California - January 26, 2009 - Report this comment
My mother bought the Ideal peanut butter bars for my father (I don't know why he was allowed to hog them). I would sneak one or two every once in a while. Finally, my father started counting them. Then I just took one, so he could not be sure if his count was off one. Then he started pre-bagging them for lunch. This was a big deal for him since he never packed his own lunch. I would occasionally take an entire bag (I could not take one from the bag, so a whole bag was required). I remember his yelling about the peanut butter bars, and I would feign ignorance. One time my sister's boyfriend was over and things were a bit tense. It just so happened to be a day when Dad took an Ideal bar headcount. He was going on about what happened to "his" peanut butter bars. I remember my sister's boyfriend was incredulous (although he should not have been given stories that I have since heard). He could not believe the Ideal bar interrogation. Wow, how I miss those peanut butter bars. I would buy them in a second if they were around, and I have pretty much sworn off all sugar. I bet they have trans-fats, but I would make an exception and still eat them. I will write to Kraft. If everyone on this list did, maybe it would help. I'll send a link to my sister. Good times.
Shannon in Kansas City - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
My Mom and I were just talking about Ideal cookies. She used to hide them so us kids wouldn't eat them all. I still remember them and I'm going to write to Nabisco/Kraft asking them to bring them back! They were so wonderful!!
Cathy - February 09, 2009 - Report this comment
Like everyone else I LOVED these cookies. My Dad would buy multiple boxes, then hide at least one in his truck so that we kids couldn't eat them all. They were the BEST!! With so many people wanting them I can't believe Nabisco doesn't bring them back--I'd be first in line for a box.
Robyn - February 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I had no idea when I typed the name ideal peanut butter bars into google how many like minded souls there would be!! When I was a kid my mom sent them to me at sleep away camp since they were my favorite!! A mouse got into the cupboard and ate one bite from each cookie -- I would happily still have eaten them all, but the counselors made me throw them out --I still get sad thinking about it!! Reeses' stix are not the same but still evoke some of the same taste
Claudia Burckle - February 09, 2009 - Report this comment
My husband and I lived in the mountains befor they had cable, so we would listen to the stereo and have Ideal cookies and Milk two or three times a week! They were amazing! Where did they go and why did they stop making them? were they to good for human cunsumption? After 30 years of no Ideal ccokies they musthave been to good for us m ere mortals. Please Nabisco give us an answer!!!! ITS NOT NOT FAIR!! I can still taste them.
Mary - February 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I cannot believe there are others out there like my family. Everytime we get together we talk about how we bit off both ends and used them as straws to drink milk. I asked the Vermont Country Store to get them going again, I have not seen them in their catalog yet. Now that I know there are others out there, I will call them again.
Craig - February 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I miss them too. If you want a good substitute, though remember that it's merely a substitute, try the Trader Joe's Chocolate-covered Peanut Butter Pretzels. It reminds me of that great Ideal Peanut Butter Bar Taste.
Jim - February 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I miss the darn things too. Theses cookies were the best and I still look for them. They used to be on the shelf next to the pinwheels, Why Nabisco still makes pinwheels and not ideal bars us beyond me. I've even told my kids about ideal bars.
Laurie - February 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Our family loved these cookies.....I still look for them when I shop....I hope Nabisco brings them back
Tammy in Va - February 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Well apparently my husband wasn't kidding. He's asked me to search a few novelty shops (i.e., Cracker Barrell etc.) to see if I can find these cookies. I have never tried them. I am still looking for "Turkish Delights" myself. My husband raves about Ideal cookies. It would be nice to have something come back from the past to bring back good memories likes this. Made the call. I looked up the # myself to be sure I was calling the right place.
Thomas in tx - February 27, 2009 - Report this comment
All these comments make me want to cry, for i too lost an old friend when the ideal peanutbutter bars were discontinued, i am a diabetic now but i would give a little toe for a pack of those sweet logs, twix has or had a p-butter cookie that was simalur but nothing compares i will boycot nabisco products till they bring back the best cookie in the world!!!
Linda in Boston - March 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring these cookies back. I use to eat them all the time and was sad when they stopped making them. There is nothing close to them. Ideal cookies were a staple in my house.
Gloria N.C. - March 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I miss them too. But have found that if you can find Almond Joy cookies just scrape off a little of the top, then pop the whole cookie in your mouth it will taste so much like an ideal you'l be pleasantly surprised...
John in La Crosse - March 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I just stole one of my kids' Quaker Chewy Dips Peanut Butter Chocolatey Granola Bars. I immediatly thought about Ideal cookies for the first time in many years, looked on Google and found this site. Another option for you might be to spread peanut butter on Ritz crackers, dip them in melted chocolate chips, let cool and consume.
Cheryl - March 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I've been telling my husband about these for a while now. He's not a peanut butter fan, so I don't think he really cares if Nabisco brings them back. I've been looking for them for years-I was thinking maybe I just didn't remember the name and that's why I couldn't find them. Very sad when something that evokes such passion is discontinued.....
Donna - March 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow, I thought that I was crazy for still looking for these great dark chocolate covered cookies. I still crave them and will support any effort to making them available again.
Wendy in VT - March 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these cookies! I would love to see Nabisco bring them back for my family.
easysixonezero - March 29, 2009 - Report this comment
HAHAHA! I remember these and still desire them! Dad always got a pack when we all went to the grocery as a family...we'd open the pack while shopping and they were gone before we hit the register! More and a few times we paid for an empty pack. PLEASE BRING THESE BACK, NABISCO!!! PLEASE!
Tom in CT - April 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I would give up every store-bought cookie---sorry Pepperidge Milanos---for one Ideal Bar! They were the Cadillac of commercial cookies. I've contacted Nabisco. An Ideal Bar was better than a Snickers or any candy bar, and it was a cookie!!! Please, Nabisco, Please! Let me have ONE memory of my childhood back!
Dan - April 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I'll definately sign it! I want them back too, they were my favorite. Nothing made today compares!
Dan - April 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Here's the link everyone, tell them about it!
Dan - April 04, 2009 - Report this comment opps ;)
Dan - April 08, 2009 - Report this comment
My letter wasnt enough to bring em back, lets do this ppl :) Here's Nabiscos reply: Hi Dan, Thank you for visiting and for your interest in Kraft Foods. It's great to hear from consumers who are looking for our products because it lets us know how much you enjoy them. The tough part comes when we have to share the news that the product you're trying to find has been discontinued. If products don't seem to be popular with our consumers, and demand starts to drop, a decision is made to discontinue the item. Once this decision is made, we stop making the product and the remaining supply is shipped from our warehouse to the grocery stores. At this time there are no plans to bring back our discontinued products, but we are always cooking up something new to help you live and eat better so you may discover a new favorite! Again, thanks for contacting us, and I hope you'll continue to enjoy our products. Kim McMiller Associate Director, Consumer Relations
Dan - April 08, 2009 - Report this comment The more they get the more of a chance it will happen!
Lou Causley - April 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I will call Nabisco in the morning. My wife and I were just talking about the magical flavor that these cookies had. Someone else posted a comment mentioning how they thought that they must not be going crazy, they really did exist. I cannot beleive that the powers that be at "Nabisco" are not aware of the number of people that want these cookies back at any cost. It's funny; now that I am middle aged and have enough money to buy these at any time they are not available. Lets all write or e-mail Nabisco. It will be worth it.
Vickie - April 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes Bring Ideal Bars back! No other cookie compares! I am so excited to find so many other Ideal-a-holics!
Belinda - April 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Nothing will ever compare to Ideal Cookies! The only thing that I have found that even comes close is a Peanut Butter Twix. I hadn't been able to find those for years either, but found one today (hooray!)which got me thinking again about the best cookie ever, IDEAL!
jacketsrule - May 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved IDEAL bars!! Sorry, Belinda, Peanut Butter Twix is not even close! For one matter, the peanut butter in Twix is way too sweet - and they have milk chocolate instead of a "fudgy" dark chocolate. Nabisco, please bring them back!!!
donnap - May 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes, please bring the Ideal Peanut Butter Bars back along with the Hey Deys, the crispy chocolate carmel bar. They are both treasured cookies.
MikeM - May 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I think the last Ideal Bar I bought was in the early 90's in California. I had a friend in Missouri I used to mail seeveral packages at a time to around Christmas. They were his favorite.
Murray Melander - May 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I too loved these wonderful cookies. I'd bite a little hole into each end, then suck milk up into it like it was a straw. After a few seconds the insides would be all smooshy. Little Debbie has Peanut Butter Crunch Bars that are very very close to the Ideal Bars.
Frank B - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh man, Words Cant Describe how much I loved Ideal Bars.Its great so see how many people besides myself are obsessed with those little crunchy pieces of heaven. I have tried all the "almost Ideal Bars". Little Debbie,PB Twix etc. NOTHING COMPARES, not even close.......Ideal Bars were easily the greatest cookie ever mass produced,SORRY OREO, but its true. FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS GOOD IN THIS WORLD...........PLEASE NABISCO BRING THEM BACK, and as someone else posted, dont skimp on ingredients or alter the orginal recipe in anyway....You cant fix PERFECTION.........
Cindy Thurman - June 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I want one so much! Please, please bring them back! They were my absolute fav cookie and I can almost taste one!
Lisa - June 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Heaven on earth! As a milk chocolate/peanut butter junkie, these were simply the best! Please please PLEASE bring them back!
Glynnis - June 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm beginning to wonder if these were laced with cocaine! When we'd visit Grandma and Grandpa, they'd open Ideal Bars after dinner, and we'd consume the whole package while watching TV. Yes, we loved the chocolate-peanut butter delights that melted deliciously on our fingers enough to sit through Lawrence Welk! THAT'S true love.
Nancy L. Hunter - June 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow, I had no idea "THEY" were gone forever, I thought they were just lost. OMG I have the same problem finding Nalley's Chip dip in all stores, another one of those tastes from the past...
Liz - June 28, 2009 - Report this comment
My sister and I just got back from a road trip down the coast of Oregon and then back up I-5 going North. We stopped at a store in Winston, Oregon and we found "Little Debbie's" version of the Ideal bar. "Little Debbie" calls them "Peanut Butter Crunch Bars". They look and taste exactly like the original "Ideal Bar". My sister and I have been wishing the same thing all of you are, Nabisco bring them back, "Little Debbie", put them in all the stores where your snacks are sold...Liz
Mark - July 01, 2009 - Report this comment
well I finally found out the name of these cookies that my grandmother always bought for me in the late 60s and 70s. I knew they were peanut butter logs - I couldn't remember the Ideal part. Man I loved those things. I can still taste them and remember the orange and clear cellophane package. Can't believe they aren't made any more. I figured like some of the old candy from the 60s is still made regionall that these cookies would be too. The Little Debbie things are similar but nowhere close to as good. I found this today searching for clues on Nabisco Tidbits (also sadly no longer made) and found ths link and also found Chocolate Snaps - another old Nabisco snack no longer produced. For Nostalgia they really should reproduce some of these old snacks. I would buy them by the case.
Sandy - July 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I would say that I am amazed with how many people remember Ideal cookies but I am not. These were the best cookies ever and I would give my first born child to have one of these again. I would bite off one end and submerge it in a glass of ice cold milk, it would absorb the milk and the center would be soft encased in the crunchy chocolate. YUMmmm!! Please Nabisco, make a good business decision and bring these back. So many people would buy them just for the memories.
gillman47 - July 09, 2009 - Report this comment
i loved the ideal bars, tagalongs are good, also little debbie has a good one, peanut butter bars almost the exact of the ideal bar, i always wipe that one off the shelf, bring back the ideal bar nabisco
Kim in Wichita - July 11, 2009 - Report this comment
After a little research I have discovered that Nabisco was bought by Kraft back in 2000. Maybe if enough people write to them, the people at KRAFT would consider bringing back this awesome cookie. Weird how so many people miss it like I do. Maybe we're all psychic and they're planning to re-release them in the near future! How's that for wishful thinking?
Steve - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Agreed. Nabisco Ideal Bars were by far, the best cookie ever. What I wouldn't do to just have one more!! How can we all start a united front to get the cookies back on store shelves?
Sharon in CT - August 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I am 48 now and have never had an Ideal cookie and never heard of them. After reading all your comments and listening to my husband, I want one NOW! I'm going to the web site to put in a request. I'll sign a petition too!
Sharon in VA - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh yes...How I remember those cookies "Ideal Cookies" they were the best cookie I have every eaten...I wish Nabisco would make them again. I would buy fact I know my entire family would buy them There were utterly AWESOME. Please come back.
Peter in San Francisco - August 24, 2009 - Report this comment
OK, so what WAS it about the Ideal bars? Are there any other theories out there? I wrestled with my weight as a kid in the late 70's, yet every once in a while my mom would secretly buy a box of these rich logs of dark chocolately goodness, if only to show her undying love for me, her only begotten son. There was a whole ritual to my after-school consumption of this sweetest of sins: We would take them out of the 'fridge (I thought that mom would hide them in there, but now I understand it was because of the low melting point of the chocolate). Then she'd say, "Now, Peter, you know that four is your limit." I would reach into the long, rectangular box; the bars would be cold to the touch, yet even at first contact my chubby hands would leave tell-tale fingerprints on the cookies I touched. Then, I'd eat the ends of each bar first. There was an extra little clot of chocolate on each side of the bar, sort of a remnant of a cooled puddle of chocolate, I figured, that resulted when chocolate was drizzled over the top of each chocolate. Anyway, these little growths were easy to bite off, and would lend a fairly pure chocolate experience, one that only hinted of the peanut butter explosion that loomed on the not-so-distant horizon. Stay tuned for Chapter Two: The First Bite.
Angie - September 05, 2009 - Report this comment
What can we do to have Nabisco make these cookies again? The best cookies ever!
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Jen in KY - September 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I also LOVED the cookies as a child. I am so disappointed they have discontinued them. I also contacted Kraft and received the same message as Dan in April 2009. I am going to keep trying and contacting them. I suggest we all keep contacting them. Unfortunately in todays society, the squeezy wheel gets the oil. They really should bring them back!!!!!
Virginia - September 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I, TOO, LOVED Ideal Bars growing up and into adulthood. My favorite way to eat them was to first fill a double old-fashioned glass with ice-cold milk. I'd then take a small bite of both ends of the Ideal bar, dip one end into the milk and suck the milk through like a straw. One glassful was good for 3-4 cookies. I thought this was the absolute best snack until I got the bright idea of doing the same thing with coffee...melting dark chocolate and soft peanut butter filling - I was in heaven! There has never, ever been a cookie that has come close to that incredible treat. Sometime after 1976 I asked a Nabisco rep delivering in my local grocery store, where were they? to which he replied, they were no longer stocking them on shelves in the warmer months. Well it wasn't long afterwards they disappeared altogether. NABISCO, WHY DID YOU STOP MAKING THEM???!!! WILL YOU PLEASE BRING THEM BACK IF EVEN FOR A SHORT TIME (possibly like the recent "Pepsi Throwback" offering Pepsi did with their original sugar recipe/formula), BUT THEY MUST BE ORIGINAL RECIPE - PLEEEEEESE???!!!!!!!!!!!
Terri - September 26, 2009 - Report this comment
OMIGOSH!!!! I thought I was the only one. I have never stopped thinking about those cookies. There are a few FAKE ones on the market but nothing like the real IDEAL cookies. If a petition is started., I will sign.
Mike - September 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I've often remembered the ideal bar with fondness and wished I'd had one. I've thought about them for years and could not understand why they are no longer available
Stacey J - September 28, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG!!!!!!!!!! These cookies were literally like crack. If I could stand on the street corner for them...all legs would be hanging out LOL. I'm about 10 years younger than my siblings and they used to have us begging like dogs just to get the cookies. Rollover, play dead, and beg they said. One of my sisters used to buy them and lock them up un her room. It was child abuse I tell ya. LOL I swear I wish they would bring those cookies back. Maybe we could petition to get them back...who is with me
Brenda - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG! Ideal Cookies were the BEST!!! Every once in a while my brother & I will talk about them. My Mom use to hide them too, If she didn't they'd be gone really quick. We need to bring thse back. If Nabisco won't do it I wish they would sell the recipe to Keebler, they have some really good products. Let's all call and complain! Craft/Nabisco (877)535-5666
Amy - October 08, 2009 - Report this comment
See, the reason these were the BEST cookies is because they were slightly salty AND sweet. (Unlike Girl Scout Tag-alongs which are just sweet.) And that was the key...the slightly salty peanut butter. It was my favorite cookie as a child and I've never found one I liked better since.
Rick - October 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Everyone that leaveas a comment on this page should go to and tell Nabisco that you want those cookies back!!! I just did, but many voices are better than one.
LORI - October 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I hadn't thought about them in years until about a month ago I purchased a bag of the miniature reeses peanut butter cups that now come in milk and dark chocolate. When I ate the dark chocolate one, the first thing I thought of was the Ideal Cookie.
Cindi - October 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVED these exact cookies too. I cannot believe that I found this site. I actually wrote to the Vermont Country Store asking them to see if they could find them. You know how they sometimes can find the recipes to old stuff and remake they do it. They get all this old stuff that is hard to find, unfortunately I never heard anything from them. Please NABISCO bring them back. Apparently they were well loved and a very popular cookie. Thanking you in advance for your cooperation in making our lives better.
Keri - October 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I too grew up with the wonder that was Ideals cookies and I miss them terribly. My biggest beef with the 'chocolate peanut butter' type cookies out there today is they are all too sweet! The peanut butter part of the Ideals was slightly salty, and that is what made it so good. I just had a brainstorm on how to get close to that flavor again though! Get the peanut butter filled pretzel bits from Trader Joe's and dip them in melted dark chocolate. Its an idea, and it might be similar. I love the peanut butter filled pretzels at Trader Joe's, so I may just have to try it.
Anna - October 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Pleeeeeeaaaaasssse, bring these cookies back. As 1 of 7 kids we would all wait til Mom got home from shopping to check out the bags and be sure she got them. At family gatherings we still all long for these fabulous cookies. I can speak for the rest of our clan and say Nabisco bring back the Ideal Cookie Bars and make the world a sweeter place. Thanks
Jim - October 29, 2009 - Report this comment
The world needs Ideal Bar cookies now more than ever!
Tom - November 17, 2009 - Report this comment
As a kid in the 60's, nothing was better than some Ideal Peanut Butter Logs and a glass of really cold milk. Those packages sure did go fast!
Brenda & Betty - November 21, 2009 - Report this comment
We agree 100% that the Ideal cookie should be put back on the market, We loved this cookie growing up in the 60 's & 70's . It was the first thing we would go for when we got to the store. PLEASE bring this cookie back. We all should go to the keebler web site and leave our coments there also. The Streett Family.
Joan - November 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Maybe someone should start a petition to Nabisco asking them to bring the cookies back...
LJK - November 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I sent the link to this page to Nabisco today. Maybe they'll catch on. Fingers crossed, glass of milk waiting...
Randy Tx. - December 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I think of these cookies often. It's nice to see so many other people feel the same way I do
plw - December 04, 2009 - Report this comment
i never thought i would be so besotted with a cookie, but i love this cookie and was so disappointed to learn they were no longer made. please make this cookie again!
Cinthia - December 10, 2009 - Report this comment
If anyone is lucky enough to live somewhere close to a Trader Joe's, then you need to go and buy their Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels!! They are the closest "cookie" I've ever found to compare to an Ideal cookie...these pretzels are to die for!!! And if Nabisco is too stupid to bring back the bars, then head to Trader Joe's! You won't be sorry!!
Louis - December 13, 2009 - Report this comment
In regards to the Trader Joes Pretzels.... After reading the previous post, I got in my car and drove 45 minutes to Trader Joes and purchased a bag. They are close, but the pretzel tast overwhelms the peanut and chocolate to the point where it looses the "Ideal" taste. Cinthia, thanks for tip, it was fun. Maybe someday we'll get 'em back!
Sheila - December 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree with all of you, BEST COOKIE EVER!!!! Wassup Nabisco? PLEASE make them for us. Did you lose the recipe?
James - December 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Gratitude to whomever started this stream so that I could possibly get this out of my system. I recall that from late 60's to late 70's my mom would buy the cheap "kiddie" cookies for us, and Ideal Peanut Butter Bars for herself, which she would keep in the fridge. She would always get furious as to why we were sneaking hers when we had our own. Aside from this, I remember not only the great flavors of those treats but the sheer QUALITY of them and all of Nabisco products. Lets face it: Nabisco has changed hands numerous times since Ideal Peanut Butter Bars went off the market and, as far as I'm concerned, the quality of their product has gone WAY down since. Like most American brands. You can wait around and hope but, frankly, I'd be astonished to see anything of their class again.
Kim in Atlanta - January 05, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG!!!!! TOO. I dream of these cookies. I was about 10 when they came into my life. Every Sunday my stepdad would bring them home from the Fort Mac Commissary and I'd try and eat the whole box that day. My mother would stop me though. I can see the package and taste those things right now. Surely we can get a comeback?? Email and call 877-535-5666 or you can email Nabisco: Let's get em back!!!!!!!
meg - January 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I just got finished telling my kids about the best cookie I ever had-the Ideal bar- and wondered what happened to them. If a petition would work, let's get one going! Just the population from the 70's who misses this cookie so much would constitute enough people to support reintroducing these!
Debbie - January 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh these were my favorite cookies. Like some of you my mom would have to hide them. Without a doubt we would find them. I would eat the top off and then eat the peanut butter inside and then the bottom. Once I tried to carefully dig out the peanut butter then eat the cookie. Nothing taste as good as the ideal cookie. Please, oh please, bring them back. You would not be sorry..
David - January 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I am so glad I'm not the only one who misses Ideal cookies. The logs were a staple in my cupboards also. I have NEVER tasted another cookie that was anywhere near as great as Ideals. I wrote to Nabisco about ten years ago and was told they weren't big sellers. So what? It's decades later and those of us middle aged and older would enjoy having a cookie that tastes like something other than sugar to snack on. Nabiso failed when they discontinued this winner.
Jerry - January 13, 2010 - Report this comment
These are the best cookies bar none...I still haven't figured out why they stopped making these cookies...I live close to the nabisco plant (before they tore it down) and ask one person there why they quit making them and she could not answer me. I keep telling my grandkids about them and they can't believe me or wont...PLEASE BRING THESE WONDERFUL TREATS BACK !!!So I can show my grandkids what a great cookie really is!
Donna - January 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved these cookies. I talk about them and people have no idea what I am talking about. I miss them. You can't find anything that even comes close to the taste. I remember hiding them to keep them for myself. And what about them not being big sellers? It wasn't my fault, I bought them all the time. OK Nabisco, you have had your fun - BRING THE COOKING BACK!!!!
Liz - January 23, 2010 - Report this comment
These cookies were the source of numerous battles in my house. Now that I have my own home I would love to have them back. I won't have to SHARE!!
Gayle - January 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Ideal cookies were absolutely the best! Even now, so many years later,I have never found another cookie that I have enjoyed more.
Tammy - January 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Wow, I can't believe I'm not the only one craving these cookies, I remember waking up in the middle of the night as a child and going to the fridge for one of these cookies, I would always tip the box forward as to look like there wern't many mom always new who to blame when only one was left.........I REALLY MISS THESE COOKIES!! I copied the link above someone posted and left the same story to nabiso, if everone does this, we might have a chance!!
Krista - January 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Wow, I was checking the internet to try to find the recipe for my mom since she said they do not make them anymore. I don't ever remember having them but it sounds like they were very tasty. I can't believe the post starts in 2007 and the last one was 4 days ago. I'm on a mission now!!!
Susan - January 30, 2010 - Report this comment
My sister, Teressa and I would buy a package of these cookies and eat the whole package before we got home. We would just laugh and have THE BEST time. What could be better. We talk about it often and it still makes us laugh. I also always look in the cookie aisle and leave buying no cookies because there is no competition. Nothing compares!!! I am so glad I found this link because it makes me feel connected with all the other IDEAL COOKIE LOVERS. Unite.
Denise - January 31, 2010 - Report this comment
When I met my husband 25 years ago his favorite thing was an Ideal Bar - and to this day when I ask him what he needs from the store, his response is always "Ideal Bars". Not sure if he'd appreciate me telling the world, but he used to bite each end off and then dip the cookie in milk, suck milk through the cookie and then eat the cookie when it became soft. He will be 48 on Monday and I have no doubt that if those cookies were still around, he would eat the entire package. What a great bday present that would be - a package of Ideal Bars!!!! Maybe I will email Keebler and encourage them to check out this site - for sure there's a demand - so how 'bout they provide the supply - :)
Tucker - February 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Bring them back!
David - February 06, 2010 - Report this comment
My mom used to keep them in the refrigerator. We lived in Florida and they tended to melt otherwise. Once I nearly cut off my finger trying to cut one from the end that had stuck to the others. I still have the scar and it reminds me of these wonderful cookies everyday.
Connie - February 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I really love these cookies also! I used to ask for them in my Easter basket and in my Christmas stocking!
John in S Cal - February 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I know they discontinued them years ago but I rfuse to give up hope. I just came from the store and was looking for them. I have to do a thorough search in the cookie aisle a couple of times a year. Regular stores, specialty stores. I can't stop checking. Signed, Hooked for life.
cjs - February 19, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG!My aunt worked for Nabisco for years and brought us samples,damaged,etc.I would kill for Ideal cookies in the orange box :)God Bless Katherine
lvloon - February 19, 2010 - Report this comment
These Cookies RoCkEd! My son has never had one. Please show me where to sign up. Come on Nabisco make my day!!!!
lvloon - February 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Write to this addy Kraft Foods Global, Inc. Consumer Relations Group 1 Kraft Court Glenview, IL 60025
dbw - February 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I google searched "Ideal Cookies". I thought I was the only one who missed these cookies. Nabisco, come on, look at all the sales here. I loved them. BRING THEM BACK!!!
Teresa in NJ - February 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I am so happy to hear that I am not alone in my love of Ideal Bars. These were the BEST cookies by far!! I would sign a petition to bring them back in a minute. I used to demolish a whole strip of them at once.
MMR - March 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Ideal Barks popped into my mind last week and I asked my husband to look for them at the store. No luck, so we checked another, and another. Finally I googled and found this site. Oh what i wouldn't give for an Ideal cookie!
Paul - March 09, 2010 - Report this comment
The reason these cookies were discontinued was because the chocolate would melt during shipping which caused a quality problem. You would think in the year 2010 they could figure out some solution to the melting problem. There are some cookies called Nutter Butter, if you melt some semi-sweet chocolate chips and dip these cookies in the chocolate, it comes fairly close to the Ideal cookie.
cookie lover - March 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Nothing compares to the original Ideal Cookie Bars. I have been craving them for years. I thought they were originally produced by a smaller company than Nabisco, but could be mistaken. With all of the 'retro' trends these days in fashion and automobiles (love the new Camaro!) the time is ripe for bringing back some treasured tastes of the old days!
mombert5 - March 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm looking for a cookie that my dad and I used to eat when i was little I belive they were Heydays or maydays similar to a 1000 Grand bar with wafer cookie and carmel and rice krispies does anyone remember???????
Suzanne - March 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Ideal cookies were a great part of childhood. I would love to have them back. I guess it was supposedly the heat that they stopped manufacturing these cookies. Maybe they didnt make enough profit or something. They were a very high quality cookie.
Shawn - March 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Just emailed Nabisco...We NEED to let the world know about the Ideal bar. The fact my kids never had one is enough reason...wait, not it's not. the real reason is that it was the perfect cookie.
Bonnie - March 29, 2010 - Report this comment
It just hit me like a ton of bricks. I miss those doggone ideal bars!!!! BRING THEM BACK, NABISCO.
Steve - March 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Why they ever stopped making them I will never know. (sigh) Why Nabisco why?
Brian - April 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember them well. That off colored orange package. Then later they came in a dark brown package (and seemed to have lost something then). They were the best. getting the chocolate on your fingers was part of the fun...licking it off after you were done with the cookie. I always thought they should have packaged them as candy bars since that's basically what they were. Bring them back!
Donna in IN - April 17, 2010 - Report this comment
My grandmother used to always have Ideal cookies in her cabinet when she lived in Arizona. It is such a good memory of my grandma. Please bring this cookie back so my children can enjoy them too!!!
Eric in Ca. - April 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Last time I had these was 4/17/80, my birthday, and I'm still dreaming about them 30 years later... bring em back!
Jeff - April 19, 2010 - Report this comment
My friend (RIP) and i would walk to the corner store (even in th snow) and buy them.....great memories of growing up.....i miss those cookies !!
Amanda - April 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I had forgotten about these!! We used to get them a lot and they were great. Maybe they stopped making them because they were too expensive to make. They were almost like a candy bar.
deana - April 24, 2010 - Report this comment
WOW! I guess I'm not the only one in the world that loved those great cookies. Seems Nabisco has no choice but to bring them back. Since were so loved there is no doubt they would be a best seller. Come on you guys bring them back.
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Maddy - April 30, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG I miss Ideal Bars! I can picture them in the cookie cupboard, calling to me.... They're calling to me now!
PB - May 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I call Nabisco every year and ask them when they are going to start making Ideal Cookie Bars again. They patiently look them up and laugh.
Carol DuVall - May 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I found this site this morning. I've been wanting the name of the IDEAL bars so I could tell Nabisco to make them again. I am emclosing the text of the email. At the end of their email form, they give a phone number. I called it and REALLY let a customer service rep know what they need to do. Nabisco needs to GET RID of all the OREO and Chips Ahoy varieties, and bring REAL diversity back to the cookie aisle.The text of the email is as follows: I know of 4 cookies you need to bring BACK!!!!! The first is the IDEAL Peanut Butter Bars. They're EVEN BETTER than OREO cookies. They were FAR BETTER than ANY peanut cookie and/or candy bar available today, INCLUDING the Nutter Butter cookies you make today. I love the taste of peanut butter and chocolate and the IEDAL cookies are the reason why. When we wanted peanut butter and chocolate at my house when I was a kid in the '60s and '70s, these are what we ALWAYS got. I never even had a Reese's peanut butter cup until I was out of high school because of these bars. Even the Girl Scout peanut butter sandwich cookies at the time, the Savannahs didn't compare, and they were my favorite Girl Scout cookie. You also need to bring back the Lemon Cooler and Cherry Cooler cookies! They were a tart, refreshing treat in the hot summer desert heat of Las Vegas. I've been to a large number of websites and forums where these are mentioned the most. Lots of people WANT these cookies back in production!!! You also need to bring back the Famous Cookie Assortment. They were great to have on hand whenever company came over. It was fun watching everyone scramble, grab, and nearly fight over who was going to get the Bisco's sugar wafers. They, too, were far superior to ANYTHING available today!!!! If you are determined to continue to refuse to bring these superior products back into production, then at least make the recipes for them available to the people who love them and grew up on them, people like me. If I have to bake them myself in order to enjoy them again, I DON'T MIND, because it would be worth the time in the kitchen making them from scratch, by hand!!!!! The cookie aisles at the grocery store today are VERY dull and limited in what is offered for sale. Oreo's and Chips Ahoy are SHELF SPACE HOGS. You need more diversity than this to keep my business!!! I like having more choices than I get now. Over 70% of the cookie aisle from ALL cookie manufacturers is taken up by CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!!!! Who wants to go to the store for cookies and basically have only one choice???? I certainly DON'T, and my not buying cookies shows it!!!! Since Vintage and Retro (i.e. nostalgia) things are "In" right now. Bring the discontinued cookies I've spoken so passionately for back as a "Classic" or "Vintage" brand. They will SELL, SELL, SELL!!!! Also, consider licensing someone to make these cookies under your aegis. Something NEEDS to be done here!!! If I were the head of NABISCO, or your parent company, KRAFT, this would ALREADY HAVE BEEN DONE years ago!!!!!!
MikeZ - June 08, 2010 - Report this comment
"Ideal Bars" were the BEST!!! Dropping them made no sense!
Polly - June 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I was thinking about these cookies today and found all your comments. The taste is still on the tip of my tongue. Whenever I eat a Reeses peanut butter stick, I think of the Ideal Bar and how much better it is. Perhaps Nabisco has a deal with Reeses that they will not compeet! The Ideal bar was more of a candy and Reeses sticks are more of a cookie. However, Reeses sticks are too sweet and less rich than the Idea Bar. They might look up that stats every year and laugh but did they stop to think there is a new generation of peanut butter cookie lovers out there. This news is very sad. I was hoping to put the Ideal Bar in my search engine and find them on line somewhere. I remember my mom used to buy the Ideal Bar or I think it was called the whirl. It was a chocolate cookie, shaped like a donut, with a big marshmellow on it, covered in dark rich chocolate. I still see these on the shelf but not the Ideal Bar. Maybe they cost too much for the average consumer but we average consumers have changed and will gladly pay for quality. Anyway, Glad to see I'm not alone. Cheers to all you fellow Ideal Cookie Lovers!
robin - July 15, 2010 - Report this comment
ideal cookies are the best cookies ever made. i didnt no they stopped making them i thought they were hard to find because they didnt make enough.i dont even buy cookies anymore they s__k that was the only cookie
Karen - July 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I actually e-mailed nabisco and asked where i could still buy them they sent me a letter stating they never sold cookies by that name. I would love to get my hands on them again. I am willing to attempt another contact with nabisco whatever will work.
steve carberry - July 18, 2010 - Report this comment
please nabisco,start making ideal cookies again
Mark Roberts - July 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Hello good folks, have had a time with my momery, and can you believe after (3) years the name of this cookie finally came to me, it was the "IDEAL", these cookies were made in the 60's also, and looking on the shelves, and going to hundreds of grocery stores I could never find them. With my father it was always a toss up either the pinwheels or the Ideals, 95% the time it was the Ideals, one of the best of store bought cookies ever. I miss them, I never knew what happened to them, and it's just like everything, something good and to perfection, and some (ok) engineer shut it! I'm sorry I just read Pollies comment, trust me Reese doesn't come close, I've looked for years for this cookie, and now that I've remembered it's time to hammer Nabisco. Wish me luck. Thanks, Mark
Wanda Thompson - July 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Ok folks, you can duplicate the taste of these Ideal cookies. Buy the Grandma's peanut butter sandwich creme cookies or Nutter Butter, but Grandmas is better to get the taste. Melt the Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate morsels. Dip cookies in the melted dark chocolate and let cool in the freezer. Taste most like the original Ideal than anything I've tried. You have to keep them refrigerated because the chocolate will melt.
Maggie - August 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Whenever I find myself in the cookie aisle of the supermarket - I look for them - still to this day - hoping they have come back. I thought I was the only one who did that - not anymore after reading these comments.
carrie larson - August 21, 2010 - Report this comment
These were the best cookies out!!!! Far better than anything out their now!!! PLEASE MAKE THEM AGAIN
Val - August 23, 2010 - Report this comment
These were definitely the best cookies. Peanut butter, chocolate and that delicious chocolate. As I remember they were not sold in the summer. There is a whole new generation that would love them. Years ago I contacted Nabisco about bringing them back but was told that would never happen. How sad.
Scott - August 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Check out Little Debbie's substitute, Peanut Butter Crunch Bars: I can't peel the chocolate off them like I did on the Ideals, but they're quite acceptable.
Pete - August 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I agree, bring them back. They were the best ever, especially cold.
ontherocks - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
I bought some Pinwheels the other day and the real chocolate melting in my fingertip reminded me of IDEALS. They were by far the best store bought cookie EVER made. The real chocolate coating made them a seasonal cookie. I don't believe Nabisco would ship them during the summer months, at least here in New England. I'm not a Facebook person but why doesn't someone set up friend of Ideals page and start a 2010 size campaign to get Nabisco to reintroduce this classic to the millions of cookie eaters who were born after the Ideal plug was pulled.
angela - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Our neighbors always had these in their fridge. They were so delicious out of the refrigerator. The absolute best cookie I have ever had. Bring em back!
Meg - September 05, 2010 - Report this comment
This was and still would be my favorite cookie. They were best after being in the fridge. Cannot understand why Nabisco will not bring them back. They were the best.
VAL - September 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only person who could remember these cookies! I'm so glad that there are others out there.I still can taste them in my dreams!!I wish Nabisco would bring them back!!!!
Marc - September 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Those of you from the Philadelphia area may remember that the Ideal Bars were originally made by Acme Markets and were packaged as an Acme product until Nabisco bought the recipe from Acme. The reason the taste of those cookies is still memorable to so many people is simple...the high salt content of the peanut butter and the quality of the dark chocolate they used was a terrific combination. I believe Nabisco stopped manufacturing Ideal Bars because the chocolate the recipe called for was too costly to make. Considering how many gourmet cookies are sold now, it's hard to imagine there wouldn't be a market for these at a higher price.
Ann - September 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Nabisco cannot continue implying that there is not enough demand for the Ideal cookie. That is absurd in a world where Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are one of Hershey's #1 sale items. There obviously must have been a quiet, well financed deal made for Nabisco to "bow out" of the competition! Why else would they not capitolize on the chocolate & peanut butter market in 30 yeas?
misstexas2 - October 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I miss these cookies too! Always watching for them at the grocery store. Does anyone remember how some of them used to be more rounded and others were flatter? Can't believe they're gone for good...
Eileen - October 13, 2010 - Report this comment
My sister and I were trying to explain this cookie to my youngest daughter today. She had the idea of looking for them online. I cant believe what i have found. Im disappointed to learn that they no longer make these wonderful cookies. I grew up on them and have many memories of hiding them from my sister. I would love to see them make a comeback! Bring them back to way up north in Maine!!
Eric - October 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to love Ideal Bars: there was a certain salty sweet inside "crunch", and the way the outside chocolate used to melt, so you had to eat it faster, especially in the summer!
linda - October 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been looking for these cookies for 35 years and would love to have some again. They were the best with a cup of coffee!!!! I would pay almost anything to have these on the shelf again.
Kathy - November 01, 2010 - Report this comment
BEST COOKIE EVER MADE!! Always will be!! Never could another cookie compare!! Nabisco is sure missing out here....they could make millions. I have the fondest of memories eating these cookies. Same with everything else, you love something, they quit making it.
Donna Re - November 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Was there some ingredient used which is now illegal? Was there a special machine needed which cannot get parts anymore? Do we have to wait until the Kraft foods no longer has the patten on the cookies. I'm sure that each Ideal cookie produced will be picked up at the factory by those of us who are in love with them. Please, Please, meet public demand and produce them again.
John - November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
It is clear that EVERYONE remembers how good these were and many have fond memories of these cookies as do I. What I can't understand is why Nabisco a consumer company won't even comment. I sent an email directly to the company and didn't even receive the courtesy of a reply
jeri - November 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Well I'm glad I'm not crazy!!! I sooo love these cookies!! When mom would buy them at the grocer's she had to hide them!!! My brother and I would fight over them on who got the last one!! Such a wonderful cookie, I sure wish they would bring them back!! PLEASE!!!!!
Z - November 16, 2010 - Report this comment
My mother also tried her best to keep these wonderful cookies to herself and we made a game of finding where she had hidden them and sneak 1m or 2, but of course she always knew. The best cookie ever - my Ohio farm raised husband never tasted one. I would love to be able to see him try one for the first time!
Loretta F. - November 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I love these cookies. Every year for Christmas my parents would buy me a lot of them for my stocking. I did NOT have to share them. So sad that i have not gotten any is so very long. I miss you Ideal cookies. Even at 50 every year at Christmas I long for them, well really all year. Please bring them back.
CJT - November 23, 2010 - Report this comment
It has been years since I have had an Ideal cookie bar and I can still taste them. Nabisco, are you listening?
Terri - December 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I think about them all the time. We hid them in the frige and I can still taste the creamy, fresh peanut butter. Little Debbie just doesn't get it done. Miss them so much.
David - December 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I was sitting in bed and the name just came back to me so I Googled "Ideal"! I have wanted these cookies for decades. Please, someone foreward all these requests to Nabisco. All the comments on this page are only the tip of the iceberg. They would be a big hit!
Ann - December 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I too was an Ideal Bar Addict. Yesterday a friend gave me a homemade treat that reminded me a lot of Ideal Bars. She spread smooth peanut butter between two ritz crackers. Then she dunked the whole thing in melted semi-sweet chocolate chips. The chocolate had hardened by the time I ate mine. Not identical, but MUCH better than the Little Debbie's version.
Nate - December 23, 2010 - Report this comment
It seems like the best things are often inexplicably taken away or discontinued. I LOVED these cookies. I also feel the same way about the old Hershey 'Bar None' candy bar, which only lasted a short timeduring the 1990's.
Carol - January 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I love that there are so many Ideal bar addicts out there. If you can believe it (and it's true) I actually went through shock treatment using Ideal bars as a food I should not eat (a loose weight gimmick in the 70's which is still used for smoking). It didn't stop me - and I would love an Ideal bar right now. It seems like we ought to be able to recreate a recipe - anyone? Litte Debbie's are okay, but not great - and although the concept of dipping nutter butters in chocolate is appealing - it's not really like an Ideal bar. I was hoping someone who bakes would create the recipe and share it.
John - January 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Someone needs to start a facebook group. it worked for betty white on snl, maybe it would work for ideal bars!
John and Susan - January 18, 2011 - Report this comment
We just blogged the question to the Internet and are so surprised to find a support group. I think the best advise we read was to write to Nabisco. We also search for this cookie but now the truth is out we will stop, kind of sad. Bring em back at any cost Nabisco we will pay any ransom.
Nancy - January 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I have found a cookie bar made by Little Debbie snacks, called peanut butter crunch bars. They are as close to the Ideal cookie that I have ever found. Not quite the same quality but really close. I also had sent Nabisco a email to bring them back, but alas not yet. The Ideal cookies were also a great treat in our household. They were kept in the little cupboard between the fridge and stove. That was where all the sweets were kept
Jim Lewandowski - February 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to scour grocery store shelves for packages and buy them out. It was the highlight of dessert. Unfortunately the quality from Nabisco was not consistent. The critical part was having enough peanut butter vs. the cookie and coconut part. If you got a package that didn't have enough PB, they were almost tasteless.
K Jones - February 11, 2011 - Report this comment
My husband is addicted to these cookies....wanted to give them to him for Valentine's Day and thought perhaps, like the old candies (I was able to get through another distributer), that I could find someone who still made these. I am so dissapointed I can't get these for him. Please, Nabisco, bring these back. You'd make a bundle on or not, people loved these...and you don't break what's not broken. Please bring them back! ASAP!
Tom - February 12, 2011 - Report this comment
With all these people clamoring for these cookies, I wonder why they ever stopped making them. And I guess there's ony one real answer. - Bring them back, you knuckle-heads! NOW!!!!!!
Bill - February 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I must say that I am rather in accord with the previous statement by Tom. - Touche, old man!
Renee - February 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Have missed my favorite cookie for years. Please let me find Ideal PB cookie bars on our cookie shelves. they are the best.
David - March 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I look for IDEAL cookies every time I am at the grocery store hoping to see that Nabisco has reintroduced them. I remember my mom buying these and trying to hide them from my sister and me, but we could find them anywhere! I'm 51 years old now, and my only fear is that if Nabisco ever introduces this cookie again, I would promptly buy a couple of packages of them, pour a nice glass of cold milk, eat through the first package, and probably a few of the second. Perhaps the FDA considered them addictive; I know that I could never have enough of them. Please bring them back, Nabisco!
Cam - March 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I've written Nabisco, and now the parent company Kraft, several times and I usually receive a form email back. I think it must be at least 25 years since they were available. When I first saw Little Debbie's version I couldn't believe it. But I was really let down. Too much cookie, not enough fudge and peanut butter. And they completely disintegrate in your hand when you take a bite!
Sandy - March 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Please, Please start making the Peanut Butter with Dark Chocolate cookies, these are the best cookies, there is no other and will never be any other cookies out there that is as wonderful as these cookies. I have tried to find these cookies and can not find them any where. Please Please start making them again!!!!!!!!!!!
Greg - April 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I could sit and eat a whole box when I was a kid. Love them and really wish they would bring them back the SAME as the were!
Nancy - April 12, 2011 - Report this comment
My Mom and I ate so many packages of these we should be ashamed! I can't go in to the cookie isle without looking for them. THE best cookie ever. What surprises me is they still make the Pinwheel which was the same line.....even the same color package..kind of their higher end type cookie. I want one now!
Terry - April 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I miss Ideal cookies and they were my favorite store bought cookie in the seventies. I remember them not being available in the summer months and assume this was because the chocolate would melt. I looked forward to autumn when they would reappear at Thriftway supermarket. I also would like to see them brought back. Nabisco are you listening?
Lissa & Mark - April 17, 2011 - Report this comment
My parents both worked for Safeway in Va. we loved those peanut butter cookie bars in the orange and brown wrapped rectangular box. I would love to have them again.
Tom - April 26, 2011 - Report this comment
ideal cookies were the absolute best! I would love to sit down and devour a few of them right now. Please bring them back, Nabisco!
RamblinRose60 - April 26, 2011 - Report this comment
Bring them back!!!
Roger-April 30,2011 - April 30, 2011 - Report this comment
The Best Cookie Ever Made, Please Someone Make Them Again, Are Give Me The Recipe And I Will Make Them My Self.....
Lori - May 11, 2011 - Report this comment
My absolute favorite store-bought cookie EVER!!! There is no time like the present to re-introduce them to the market. I am quite positive that they would fly off of the shelves as long as they have the same original taste, and are as close to the original product in every way as possible. Please, please, please bring them back!!!
Jeff Bridgeville Pa - May 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Grew up in the Detroit area . Addicted to Ideal cookies in the 70's . Not like any other cookie . Nothing can compare , more like a candy bar . Still crave them . Please Nabisco bring them back . I can personally buy them all and will .
Ideal Bar Lover - May 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Nabisco, if these wonderful cookies are too expensive to make and sell in a package of cookies, how about packaging them as candy bars? I will buy them out!!! It sounds like lots of other people would too!
PJMan - May 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Great site, was looking for Caravelle candy bars and then searched for the Ideal bars. Get them home intact, if possible, refrigerate or freeze, get a glass of ice cold milk, or fresh brewed tea, and eat, a little touch of Heaven!
Vickie - May 30, 2011 - Report this comment
The Ideal Bars by Nabisco was the best cookies that one could buy from the store. Even though I feel cookies made from scratch using the finest ingredients can't be beat. If this cookie comes back with the same quailty as before, I'll will always buy this cookie! Please bring them back. I have the happiest memories of eating alot of these cookies!!!!
brodgers - June 13, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have dreams about these cookies...once came home for lunch from school and mom had gone to a meeting. I made my own sandwich and helped my self to an entire package of Ideals. I want to recreate them with a recipe contest!
Adam - June 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Join the facebook group "Bring Back Ideal Cookie Bars" Maybe we can all get a "movement" together or at least find the original recipe... LONG LIVE IDEAL!!!!
Timmy D Pgh - June 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I have been trying to remember the name of this candy bar for years............I was talking to my mother tonight ( 85 years old) and was reminiscing about the clark bar type of cookie I used to crave..........the name Ideal name came to my mind.....I googled it and Here I am !! Nabisco, You MUST bring these Back. MUST. I am so glad I found this site. TD PGH
Timmy D PGH - June 16, 2011 - Report this comment
"Correction" I called this Cookie a candy bar in my apologies. This cookie was by far the most delicious blend of flavors you could ever ask for. There must be a warehouse stash somewhere with these. How do we get to it? I am sending an email to Nabisco to lodge my question tonight. I encourage all you IDEAL fans to reach out to Nabisco too. "Squeaky wheel gets the IDEAL" Put this in your Header to Nabisco. Timmy D PGH WE will prevail.
Bob B. - July 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Ideal bars are by far the best cookie of my childhood. We kept them in the refrigerator and they typically lasted less than a day. Keebler created a weak version. The quality of the ideal bar was high and I am sure it would be a challenge to reproduce today. I hope someone takes the challenge on!
Scott C. - July 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I agree, Ideal Bars were the BEST EVER! Here is the Nabisco email for comments.
Jan P - August 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I agree, Ideal Bars were the BEST! I miss them!! I still check the cookie isle at the grocery store hoping to see these again. I can pass up any other store bought cookie but not these.
Jim C. - August 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I never got over losing the Ideal Bars. I wondered the streets for years trying to find fulfillment in this empty new world I was imprisoned within, a cold world without Ideal Bars, tasteless, hollow, how do I go on.......
John C. - August 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm with you guys; Scott, Jim, Jan, et,al... My most treasured memories of the seventies include that cookie/bar. If Nabisco R & D folks actually took the time to read these comments, they just might realize they could make a product that would put the "Peanut Butter" cup in the trash forever. JPC
Bob R - August 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Just found a Peanut Butter Crunch cookie by Little Debbie. Very similar to my memory of the Ideal Peanut Butter bars but not made as well. There were air gaps between the various layers of the one cookie I ate so far. Waiting to see how it reacts with milk compared to what I remember.
Steve Farmingdale Maine - September 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember these well, I too have discussed with Nabisco about getting these back on the shelf,but no I have to make do with my home made peanutbutter chocolate bars pretty good but not an Ideal bar
Rene - September 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Ideal cookie isn't the only good cookie we've lost. So many good ones are gone and now we are stuck with oreo's and chips ahoy. There's nothing left.
bb in kc - September 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Wow, I went online looking for Count Chocula and I found this great support group for fans of the greatest cookie ever! I try every new peanut butter cookie I see, but none quite compare to Ideals.
Ellen - September 13, 2011 - Report this comment
I cannot believe the number of people who remember these cookies! I'm from CT,and my Dad would buy them whenever they were available. Never in the summer. They were our special treat. How I wish we could still buy them. I aqree that with all the boring cookies out there and the market for gourmet cookies Nabisco couldn't find a way to market them or sell the recipie to a gourmet cookie company who could market them. How sad. Great to share a wonderful memory of my childhood.
Laurie - September 14, 2011 - Report this comment
OMG !!! I just for the heck of it thought I would search this cookie as I think of them ALL THE TIME....I have NEVER EVER had another cookie to compare to these....PLEASE COME BACK - IDEAL COOKIE BARS !!!
Suzie in Oklahoma - September 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved them, too! Still my favorite cookie of all times! Does anyone think they will ever bring them back???? PLEASE bring them back!
Suzanne - October 03, 2011 - Report this comment
These were indeed the best store bought cookies ever made! I called Nabsico years ago to ask them to bring them back but no luck. I continue to hopefully search.
Regina - October 12, 2011 - Report this comment
My dad worked for Nabisco - when he'd go to the plant that made Ideal peanut butter bars and come back with a carton - we felt like we were in heaven. They didn't make them in the summer, so when it cooled down, we immediately started asking for them. Hands down the best cookie ever.
arlene - October 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I agree with everybody on this page. they we're the best cookie ever made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Sharon - October 25, 2011 - Report this comment
i thought my husband and i were the only ones that missed these cookins, boy was i wrong. We dated and married in 68 , these cookies was such a favorite we couldnt wait for pay day , it was the only cookie we would buy... i think of those days often and those wonderful cookies, what i wouldnt give to taste them again...i always look at the stores, just hopeing...
Lindsay - November 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I agree - best cookie ever! I can still remember that taste. We need to contact Nabisco a.s.a.p.
Lyn - November 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I thought about these cookies today and wondered whatever happened to them. Found these comments so wanted to put my two-cents in on this. Please, Nabisco...bring them back. They are amazing!
Cathy - November 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Need to get these back on the market! Missed by everyone in my family and we would give almost anything to have a taste of those wonderful treats.
Cindy - November 21, 2011 - Report this comment
If they're not going to sell them any more can't they at least share the recipe??!!!! These were my husband's favorite & what an awesome Christmas surprise that would be!!!
Terri - December 08, 2011 - Report this comment
These were the best cookies ever! It was a special treat when we were growing up, and, between me, my 5 siblings, and my mom, they didn't last an hour. PLEASE Nabisco!!!! BRING THEM BACK.
Laurel - January 03, 2012 - Report this comment
My mom would hide ours, too. I frequently speak of these cookies and how incredible they were. Please bring them back Nabisco!!!!
Lisa - January 10, 2012 - Report this comment
With so many of us wanting them back has anyone sent Nabisco this link? There never will be another cookie like it. Oh so very good.
Diane - January 12, 2012 - Report this comment
I contacted Nabisco one time they said they could find no record of them ever making such a cookie. Glad to know others remember them and they were not a figment of my imagination. We only had them during the winter, I don't think they could hold up to the Louisiana summer heat, they melted so easily. Oh my a cold glass of milk and and a few Ideals that is all I I actually had someone get mad at me for introducing them to those addictive cookies. But they did not stay mad long after I offered them another cookie :)
Diane - January 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I just got home from the store. I was looking for ideal bars. They were wonderful. Nabisco should make them again - the economy is in the dumps, people are depressed, shouldn't Nabisco make ideal bars just to make the country a happier place? I might even vote for Newt Gingrich if he promised to bring our declicious little ideal bars back...well, I'm not sure if I'd do that, but I would consider it.
Ann - January 25, 2012 - Report this comment
4 Words: Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.... I can't help but wonder if Hershey paid Nabisco to discontinue Ideal bars. With the amount of feedback generated on the internet WHY wouldn't they bring back an obvious "homerun" cookie? Either they have complete idiots running Nabisco or something "shady" is going on...
William - January 29, 2012 - Report this comment
LEMON COOLERS! Me and my Dad loved them. We called him the "cookie monster" I care for my Mom who is 82. I do all the shopping! Every trip down the cookie isle, I scan every shelf looking for them. I miss Lemon Coolers and My Dad Harold Hourihan more!
susan miller - February 01, 2012 - Report this comment
Ideal cookie bars were the BEST. My favorite cookie ever! i would love to have one right now. The cookie was great, the package was great. The last time I remember seeing them in the store was in the mid/late 70's. Growing up in the 60's, my mom would splurge every now and then and buy them--what a treat. I can still taste them.
Cindy - February 18, 2012 - Report this comment
My sister used to buy them and hide them under her bed and i would steal them. They were so good. We were just talking about how much we miss them and want them back!!
Lisa - February 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I thought about these cookies last night and made a note to Google them to see if they're still made. I enjoyed reading everyone's comments - these cookies were the BEST and I can still remember their taste. The peanut butter was kind of salty and my brother and sister and I could eat a whole pack of them. There was only one store in our little town that carried them. We'd save our allowance to buy them and they didn't last more than a half hour once we got them home. Come on Nabisco, BRING THEM BACK!!
Martha - March 06, 2012 - Report this comment
These were the best cookies ever. My dad used to ration them to me and my 3 siblings, otherwise we would eat them all in an hour! I was so bummed when they discontinued them. We should all go to and start a write in campaign to resurrect them!
Keith - March 06, 2012 - Report this comment
The closest thing I found to these are the little Debbie peanut Butter bars that are very simular in shape. I so miss the original Ideal Peanut Butter Bar Cookies.
Jan - March 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Four pages of comments from people all over wanting a certain item back from Nabisco. Really? Is it that difficult for them to reintroduce an item that was truly loved and enjoyed? What's the problem? How difficult can this be? Crazy.. I've been looking for them for years!!!!! bummer
Robin - March 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I too have longed for these Ideal cookie bars. I would put them in the fridge. They were and still are the best cookie I have ever had. Why were they ever taken off the market? PLEASE bring them back - it's been like 30 years or more!
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JimC - March 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Ideals were awesome cookies. My mom always kept a package in the house. I still remember how crazy rich they tasted. Easily the best chocolate-covered cookie ever.
Greg - March 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Probably a good idea they stopped making those. I would weigh 500 lbs more than I do now if they didn't, and willing to pay alot per bag so I'd be broke
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Steve of Greenville tx - March 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I too am a lover of the Ideal Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. I was told way back in the 70's also that they quit making them during the warm months.. and then never started making them again one year. I would eat them with bananas!! Wonderful, great combo!! I'll bet Elvis did too! If he were alive he'd want them back, too. (He liked Peanut butter and banana sandwiches, too)
Kate - March 25, 2012 - Report this comment
These were and remain my all-time favorite cookie. A few years back when Nabisco told me that they were discontinued, I was crushed. But I have to ask...did anyone else first peel the chocolate off with their teeth before launching into the cookie? It seemed to make the enjoyment last longer. Here's to getting them back!
linda - March 27, 2012 - Report this comment
To the lady who stated that little debbie bars tasted like the ideal bars, must not ever had the real Nabisco Ideal bars. I have never tasted anything remotely like the Ideal bars. I was in elementary school and my Mother used to buy these cookies for herself and give us kids two and hide the rest. I still look for these cookies when I go in the grocery store hoping they will magically appear. Best sweets I ever ate!!!
Tootie - April 04, 2012 - Report this comment
My Father used to buy them and ration them to my brothers and I otherwise we would eat the whole package. Even thought my dad didnt even get one! My brother Tate and I have been searching for them for years and I was not aware that they were discontinued. That really sucks, Nabisco really had something there. I too wish they would bring them back.
edmundfitz - April 04, 2012 - Report this comment
My husband and I started to think maybe we had dreamed about Ideal Cookies. You know that maybe they hadn't really existed. Glad to find this comment page and know we are not nuts. Loved Ideals-The Very Best! I kind of make a substitute with Ritz crackers, peanut butter and melted chocolate chips. But no kidding -Nothing can substitute for Ideals.
Dan - April 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I wrote Nabisco and sent the link to this site. Hope they see it.
Jason - April 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Anyone know the name of the shortbread or sugar cookie with a hersey-kiss type chocolate drop on top? My friends and I have been trying to figure out what it was called!
holly - April 18, 2012 - Report this comment
These cookies popped into my head the other night, it's unfortunate that they are not made anymore. I agree that they were the best store-bought cookies ever. Followed by Penguin cookies!
Andrea - April 18, 2012 - Report this comment
My grandmother, mother, step-dad and other relatives use to work for Nabisco (anywhere from office, management & factory workers). One of them worked in the bakery division. I loved these Ideal Peanut Butter Bars tooooo much! I remember, my step-dad bringing fresh cookies out to us when we would pick him up. It's a shame they don't listen to the loyal consumers (as this blog demonstrates)and make that investment into bringing back such a popular item. The real reason they stopped making these cookies is because they used "real" chocolate and it became very expensive over time. I do think it is wise for new management to revisit that decision again...let's hope. Another favorite of mine was Tostettes...I loved them because they were so moist and full of fruit and had a little sprinkle of sugar on top...just the right amount (cold or hot). They were much butter than the dry poptarts we are forced to have as replacements today. I really think Nabisco (Kraft) needs to re-evaluate product selections...and give the people what they want!
Lynne - May 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Would happily pay more for ideal bars than for any other cookie. Please bring them back!
William Peterson - May 08, 2012 - Report this comment
They were the Best... Only draw back was they melted so easily. We should start a petition drive to bring them back.. But then I would probably gain 10 pounds!
Taho Mike - May 08, 2012 - Report this comment
I still check the grocery store shelves - just on case. Years ago I ran across these cookies for the last time while on a ski trip at incline village Nevada - I bought 2 bags and planned to bring 1 home but they didn't make it all the way home :-)
Kelley - May 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Holy Crap!!!!! I had no idea there were so many Ideal Bar fans out there. They were the best cookie ever. That cookie holds the best childhood memories ever. I wish they would bring them back. I would dearly love to give my dad a package of Ideal cookies. They were his favorite and he used to dole them out like they were going extinct......oh, they did!!!!!! Anyway, I wish they would bring them back, That would make the perfect Mothers Day present:)
Linda Ricker - May 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm glad it wasn't my imagination...I have had dreams of those fantastic cookie bars! Reminds me of my mom, too. I miss them. I used to hate that they came in such a small package, but that is the size package I would kill for now. Perfect. Not to many, and just enough (until the next trip to the store!)
Cynthia - June 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I contacted the Nabisco Company sometime in the eighties to inquire about IDEAL cookies and was told that many people had also called with the same question. The woman I spoke with was quite nice as I recall but had no answer as to why they had discontinued the product. They sent some coupons to me in the mail and stated they would report my request. Funny thing, as it was, the woman I spoke with said that those were her favorite cookies also. Go figure! :}
Cynthia - June 06, 2012 - Report this comment
P.S. Hi, it;s me again. You can find alot of copycat recipes for these cookies if you google "ideal nabisco cookie bars". Good ta know WE ARE NOT ALONE! :}
Angigal7 - June 10, 2012 - Report this comment
My sister and I went to a family reunion out-of-state we stopped in to the store and she went around one way and I went around the other and we met in the middle of the aisle I said what are you looking for and she said ideal cookies and I said me too! I haven't seen them for years! we both started laughing when we realized how much we both wanted them!
Shelby01 - June 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Yup, I've been craving them for years now and, alas, still no Ideal like an ideal. C'mon, Nabisco!!! You've almost got a cookie mob on your hands here and all we want is Ideal Cookie chocolate on ours!!!
Kim - June 30, 2012 - Report this comment
Nabisco-PLEASE make them again. I LOVED THEM and MISS THEM.
marie - July 16, 2012 - Report this comment been looking for those ideal bars everywhere.when i was younger i used to babysit i took my money and go to the store and buey ideal bars and eat the whole package they were so good.i wish they would bring them back!!!!!!!!!!
Linda - July 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I was thinking of a nice surprise that I could get my two sisters who will soon be turning 50. Ideals were what I thought of! I've been scouring store shelves since, but no sign of them or anything close. I'd feel 30 years younger if I could just get 2 packages (okay, maybe three. . . I need one for myself!).
Valerie - July 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Please bring them back again
robertc98 - July 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I just wrote this letter to Nabisco: There is an army of us who would love to see you bring back your Ideal cookie bars that you discontinued perhaps some 30 years ago. Our memories are strong. If you don't believe me, read this: When are you going to wise up and bring back the best cookie you ever made? If someone else beats you to the punch, it's your loss, and our gain.
robertc98 - July 22, 2012 - Report this comment
an update: I just received a msg indicating that my note referenced above was not deliverable to "". Will have to try another e-mail address.
Steven Shockway - August 22, 2012 - Report this comment
Ideal chocolate Peanut Bars were the best cookie product ever produced. Discontinuing them to develop a more profitable product may have made some punk executive a bonus but in doing so the Nabisco brand was greatly diminished. For the sake of money, some men will destroy goodness.
Tanner - September 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Who knew so many other people loved my favorite cookie ever?
amber bay area ca - September 18, 2012 - Report this comment
My sister and I would walk to the corner grocery store at my grandmas. They only came out in the cooler months. The best part towards the end of them being around, we had to special order them, and then hope to get them before someone else snapped them up. They had good taste...u could not just eat one.
BudMac - September 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I used to sell Nabisco cookies, and Ideal bars were a great seasonal item, just like Mallomars and Pinwheels. In the 80's, I believe, Ideal just didn't sell that well, and they were discontinued; I have a feeling that as the price crept higher and higher, many of the brands that were never featured were ignored. It's a shame, and the list is rather long...
Sandy - October 13, 2012 - Report this comment
best cookie that I remember from my childhood have tried to find them for years without success used to sneak into my dad’s stash because they were so good have called and wrote a letter to Nabisco or rather Kraft and am waiting for an answer as to why that they can’t bring them back it is so nice to know that I am not alone comforting to know that someone else knows exactly what cookie was so great in the 70's
Lou - October 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Lets try this. E-mail your local news station with this link. Maybe it will be a slow day and they might make a story of these great cookies and all the devote followers craving their return.. Perhaps this way Nabisco might open their eyes.
McHenry Bob - November 07, 2012 - Report this comment
1970's- When mom said us kids could pick one item during the family once a week trip to the grocery store...we always wanted IDEAL cookies. The Best cookie EVER! Absolutly loved 'em and as kids growing up in the 70's fought over them. Mom finally had to restrict us to 1 each otherwise they never lasted more than an hour after getting them home. Then about seven years ago I found Little Debbies Peanut Bars and a 30 year void in my life has been lifted. While no where as good as the origional Ideal Bars, they are worth it, for a stared population of Ideal cookie fanatics !! Even so, bring back the original recipe!!!!! PLEASE.
Peter J Whiteside - November 14, 2012 - Report this comment
My Mother kept these IDEAL Peanut Butter Cookie Logs in the Bread Box part of our shelves......they were maybe three inches long and sorta like a flatted log....dark rich chocolate, didn't taste cheap....and had an inner crispy peanut butter filling, with some moisture....something like a Clark Bar taste, only a bit more of a cookie. I can still see the package,,,,, it was dark brown with a flat orange trim.......they were THE BOMB. Alas, everything Good in life either disappears or changes. Why Nabisco did away with them, I'll NEVER know!!!!! ;o(
Wendy and Keira - November 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Funny that ideal cookies are one of the few things I recall from my early years. They were that good. I would really like my daughter Keira, who is a chocolate fanatic, to enjoy the delectable Ideal bar. Anyone ever track down the recipe from Nabisco? Maybe I will try making them myself...haaha....might take a few thousand tries. I thought they might only be a local New England product but see now it was nation wide. Oh, what happened to them!?
Keira - November 25, 2012 - Report this comment
COME BACK FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I'm 7 years old and I NEED them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!my mom says she LOVED them! She says there like a cookie wafer hollow flat log dipped in a rich darkest chocolate with a light peanut butter layer in the middle.......yum! She says candy bars today do not compare to the real dark chocolate coating because she says today's candy bars are made with very little real chocolate or coco. Too bad for me. I LOVE dark choclet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O. O U. U U U UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Big Wave Dave - December 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Ideal Chocolate Peanut Bars -- oh man do I miss those. How can those gawdawful Nilla wafers survive all these years while the ultimate cookie -- the Ideal Bar -- is retired? It's a crime!
Cole - December 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Ideal Sandwich Cookies were among the "Best of Nabisco"! I concur with every favorable sentiment expressed about these cookies and if someone from Nabisco were to read all of these comments and if a lightbulb were to go on upstairs, they might see the dollar signs written on the wall. There will always be room in this world for more chocolate and peanut butter. Nabisco could reintroduce these cookies with much fanfare and publicity and then watch their profits soar. They can have the gold...I just want to enjoy these cookies again. Some things should never have been changed, and this was one of them!
joe etheridge - December 21, 2012 - Report this comment
like everyone else, Ideal Cookies where the best ever! my Dad's Uncle ran a country store just across the road and we could run over there and grab a package when needed. i can recall Sat. evenings watching TV and eating a package of them with Daddy & cold white milk. my Daddy just passed away recently @ 86 so these memories are running rampant through my mind. would be really neat if they reintroduced the Ideal Bars and one would hope the flavor would be the same if so? thanks to all for the great memories & hope!
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Tom V - January 04, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember the ideal bar as a kid and a quick snack when traveling across the nation or mom packing them in our lunch. I wish I or someone could buy the reciepe and bring them back. I do not know why Nabisco do not hear the voices crying.
Jay: Boston - January 09, 2013 - Report this comment
I would pay $6-$10 per package if these were back on the shelf!!!! I grew up on them as treats and have been looking for them for YEARS!!!!!!! Please lets get them back..
Kim Coyle - January 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Ideal ,One of the best cookies ever on the store shelf ! My family still brings up these delicious cookies and wonders why Nabisco doesn't make them anymore It's Time to write Nabisco
Robin - January 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Best cookie ever! I would gladly pay $10-15.00 for a box. When my husband & I were dating we used to sit down & eat a whole package at a time ;)
ellen - January 20, 2013 - Report this comment
Yes!!! These were absolutely the best....I don't remember when they stopped making these, but I DO recall not finding them at the stores and, after a while, forgetting about them, until recently....yes, they only came out in the fall because the delicate chocolate coating would melt in the heat of summer, so they weren't shipped then. I'm surprised they quit making them, with all the fans they evidently have out there....
Patty - February 06, 2013 - Report this comment
One of the few foods I would eat in the middle of the night. The closest thing I have found is the Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties. Still not quite the same....all time faveoriate cookie ever - even better than Mallowmars!
Sarah - February 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I googled Ideal cookies tonight and am absolutely STUNNED at how many people LOVED these cookies as much as me!!!!! My Mother would buy these and send them in our lunch boxes for dessert and they we super-delicious!!!! Us kids would rip the package open and eat every single one; I'm sure my Mother got tired of us finding her hiding places in the kitchen. My Dad started hiding them in the hall closet, but we still found them!!! Sorry Mother and Daddy, you couldn't stop us!!! One of my all time favorite cookies in the whole world!!!!! When I first got married I would buy them from the grocery store (back in 1982) and my husband and I would tag team these cookies until there was an empty package left in the cabinet. I think what made these cookies so incredible was the crunchy cookie portion of it, the peanut butter filling which had finely chopped peanuts in it, and the EXCEPTIONAL quality of the chocolate that enrobed this cookie. I think the chocolate was dark if I remember correctly. Whatever they did to make this cookie, it was the BOMB!!! The combination of all the ingredients was GENIUS!!! Why would they ever discontinue making such a fabulous cookie that became so loved by so many people? It makes no sense!! Sorry to say but, "Little Debbie" peanut bars (or whatever they are called) do not even remotely compare with Ideal cookies; not even slightly! There's one candy bar, Peanut Butter Twix, that kind of reminds me of the essence of Ideal, but still not the real thing. The cookie part is chocolate and is a little too grainy, compared to Ideal. All the other cookies out there except for Pinwheels, Mallowmars and maybe a few others aren't any good; in fact they are terrible compared to Ideal. I am going to email (found this email address on another website of other people begging for this cookie to come back). Sounds like this cookie has a "Cult" following...ha! Maybe if everyone emails Nabisco, they'll bring our favorite cookie back. If they ever do, there is going to be mass hysteria and total chaos around the world!! Let's bring them back, people!!! Lets band together!!! Do your part to make this happen...PLEASE!!!
Dan - February 11, 2013 - Report this comment
Sent another email to cis@nabisco,com -- maybe, just maybe it might work this time. Hopeful!.
Jean - February 21, 2013 - Report this comment
I also LOVED Ideal Cookie bars. There are none like them. Another brand recently introduced a snack that looks just like Ideal Cookies but not even close to the original taste. As a matter of fact,they were terrible. I don't understand why a company would stop making a product that is so popular.
theresa - February 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I have been looking for these cookies for years now! I hated to see that they discontinued them!!!!!!! Yes just had 1 of those girl scout cookies today. They are the closest to the Ideal as anyone every going to get unless nabisco starts to make them again. I'm emailing them as we speak.
Lori - February 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I cannot believe this many people loved Ideal cookies as much as me and my sister and Nabisco will not bring them back!!! I would love for my grandchildren to experience the best taste I have EVER tasted in my lifetime! We put the lil debbie's the freezer (as close as you can get, but not the same) and everytime the grand kids here me say not like an Ideal!!
Lissa - March 02, 2013 - Report this comment
This site was so fun to find. As the others have said I can't believe that we all have been craving Ideal Peanut Butter Logs. Through the years I told so many people that my ALL TIME FAVORITE STORE BOUGHT COOKIE was Nabisco's Ideal cookies. I still hunt for them from time to time. On my birthday as a 'Twenty Something' I asked for Ideal cookies instead of a cake!! I would absolutely love to introduce these cookies to my adult children and grands. Come on Nabisco make our day!!
Neil - March 05, 2013 - Report this comment
The loss of these cookies was devastating. I use to eat them in maryland. My god we are all correct best damn cookie ever made. Do any of you remember how much better they tasted when they were cold. Remember biting into them and then dunking them in milk in such a way that milk would fill then void. OMFG.
Sheila - March 14, 2013 - Report this comment
I used to look forward to our Sunday visits to my grandparents. They will always pull a box out right before we were leaving. They truly were the best cookies ever. I sure do wish they would bring them back, even if it was just for a trial period.
Joe Kelly - March 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Check out McKee Bakery to find Peanut Butter Crunch Bars. Pretty close!
shay 20 - March 20, 2013 - Report this comment
Do anyone remember the cookie back in the 1970's shaped liked a little feet with pink icing on it.
chenault - March 20, 2013 - Report this comment
my mother and I would share IDEAL cookies and talk. Those cookies were both of our favorites. To this day 30 years later we agree there was not a better cookie ever after they stopped making them. My brother DeNault asked me just a few years ago what were those cookies? He was unable to finish his sentance, I replied IDEAL!! He was amazed that I knew what he was asking. I stated there was only 1 cookie worth remembering and that was IDEAL cookies
Sheila CA - March 22, 2013 - Report this comment
It is true, there has never been a better cookie made than those Ideal bars and never will. We looked so forward to going to the store and getting a couple packs to share. Yes, that has been over 30 yrs ago. WHY did they ever stop making them WHY?????????? Keebler makes a Pretzel bite that is as close as it gets, but still not Ideal!!!!!! :(
Linda - March 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Feast or famine was my and three other siblings lives due to my fathers dreams and my mom chose to buy Ideal cookies with the last few dollars left one week because we loved them that much!
bingo22 - March 29, 2013 - Report this comment
I was a Nabisco Sales Rep for over 30 yrs retiring in 2002. the Ideal Peanut Butter bars were a fall and winter cookie as was the Choc Pinwheels. They were not made in the summer because they would melt. The price got really high and they did not sell that well. I believe that is why they discontinued them. They were very good/
jjcardella - April 01, 2013 - Report this comment
So there's no way to get these anymore then? The most popular cookie ever growing up as a kid. We usually had to have two packages: one for Dad, and one for the kids. Fabulous product. I found that the peanut butter Twix is similar, but these are hard to find.
Rick LA - April 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Best cookie ever made.Dad hid them from me and I hid them from him. He's 92 now and was asking about them last week. I believe they would sell if they brought them back. Give it a try or let someone else make them.
Tres - April 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Awww, I knew I wasn't alone!!! :) My sister and I talked about them this weekend...such good memories!
Rebecca - April 25, 2013 - Report this comment
I was telling some co-workers about Ideal cookies the other day and one of them googled the name. I was surprised to find out how many other people loved those cookies as much as I did. Nothing on the market today even compares. Nabisco, please bring them back!!!
bob zimway - April 27, 2013 - Report this comment
please bring back this tasty, tasty treat. please....
Dolly - May 31, 2013 - Report this comment
Wonderful cookies the kids and I loved them then they disappeared! Nabisco the market for them is ready and waiting!!!!
Nora - June 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Ideal cookies were my favorite, too. They were perfectly balanced, the right size and flavor. Why is it that when you find something that really works for you, it's discontinued. That has never made sense to me! Please bring Ideal cookies back.
Frank V - June 04, 2013 - Report this comment
My dad used to get at least to boxes of these one for himself and another for the kids. I had always kept an eye out for these and time to time I would find them (and buy a few boxes!!!), but they would not last on the shelves. In the past 10 years or so I have not found them and about 2009 time frame I asked Nabisco what happened and they said that they stopped making them totally. The Ideal bar was the best cookie they ever made...period.
Carol B - June 26, 2013 - Report this comment
My sister, my best friend (who passed away at the age of 39)introduced the Ideal cookie to me. We could not get enough! One or the other of us would always make a special stop at the only little store in town that stocked them and between my sister and I they could not keep enough on the shelf. Please bring this cookie's been gone way too long!!
linda de - July 20, 2013 - Report this comment
There is a Facebook page called Bring Back The Ideal Bar! Sign up and like!
Julia - July 31, 2013 - Report this comment
I also love these cookies. Last I saw them was the early 1980s. I think I made a request for Vermont Country Store to find them but never heard anything. Would love to be able to buy again.
Kevin & Alan - August 19, 2013 - Report this comment
My father and I used to eat these all the time in the 70's. Sometimes we used them as scoops with vanilla or new york ice cream. I also searched for them in the past. Bring them back, who cares what the price is. We would all definitely be willing to spend our hard earned money on a package of those awesome ideal bars!
Laurie S - September 10, 2013 - Report this comment
My all time favorite cookie! I was telling my children and my husband about it. Had to google it and found this thread. I found the FB page but there isn't enough activity to turn the heads of Nabisco. Get the word out and maybe, just maybe we'll see the BEST cookie resurrected.
Traci - September 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I am so happy to know that there are this many people that loved the IDEAL bars like me. I still look at the grocery store shelves to see if they are there. I think the last time I actually had one was around 1982 but almost every trip to the store I STILL look!!! see the most wonderful cookie ever made! I know it sounds crazy but all of these comments made me feel better. I am not the only one to miss them SO much:) I would buy these religiously if they were made again. I would base my weekly calorie intake around these cookies! Ha!....NO REALLY. Please, please, please Nabisco. Bring them back. I am your biggest fan. I will go on the commercials for you....whatever it takes!
Susan - September 16, 2013 - Report this comment
yes bring back the ideal cookie bar! I have been craving them for years
Pam - September 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I have thought of these cookies so many times over the years. They were the absolute best cookie I ever ate. Mom would hide them in the refrigerator, but I always found them. They were more like a candy bar than a cookie. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK, NABISCO! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!
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Paul - November 03, 2013 - Report this comment
I need the Ideal cookie to return
Christine & Gretchen - November 18, 2013 - Report this comment
We are sisters who grew up in California in the 60's and 70's and were TOTALLY addicted to the Ideal cookie bar!!! Surely someone out there has enough influence on some high level executive at Kraft Foods to reintroduce this extraordinary cookie!!! What happened to capitalism? We're all demanding the cookie - where is the supply?
David - December 30, 2013 - Report this comment
Im 49 and that was the best cookie ever made lets all call Nabisco i would buy the recipe if they'd sell it to me damn i loved them cookies
Lori - January 17, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved these when I was a little girl. Now I found Little Debbies has a larger bar named Crunch that taste like the Ideal cookies. Only much bigger Enjoy!
Talimundo - February 17, 2014 - Report this comment
Thanks to all for the enhancing my belief that the Ideal Chocolate Peanut Butter bar is the best store bought cookie ever made!! I have eaten many packages of these with a quart of milk. I have thought for years that they would come back. We have so many fancy specialty items available (specialty beers; wines; whiskeys; cheeses; music; tuna; ice cream (Ben & Jerry's); candy; etc.) which are offered at higher prices. Price would not be a factor for sales of the greatest cookie ever. Let's keep up the support for more Ideal Cookies.......I have grandsons that need to savor the flavor.....I don't think my kids even got to experience it!! I would start with me first and the pass them down to the next generations! mmmmMMMMmmmmmMMMMMM!!!!!
Pam -March 3, 2014 - March 03, 2014 - Report this comment
You would think with all these comments about the Ideal cookies Nabisco would want to satisfy their customers. Come on Nabisco, no one can compare to your recipe.
Tasha - March 05, 2014 - Report this comment
Really, we would all buy them if they would just bring them back, I would love one right now!!! Please Nabisco bring back the Ideal cookie,
Michelle - March 06, 2014 - Report this comment
Check this out. Send a message to Nabisco to bring Ideal bars back.
Ramona - March 08, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember grocery shopping with my mother at the commissary in Newport RI. I remember the package being a single layer of chocolate dipped peanut butter bars, maybe about a dozen lined up back to back. The package was orange and brown, but I guess it could have been clear revealing the chocolate. Shopping with 5 children apparently wasn't easy, so she would bribe us with Ideal bars. She would check out with a half full package. Of course we stuck pretty close to those Ideals. My sister and I were reminiscing and wishing they were still around. It appears we're not alone!
Jack - March 21, 2014 - Report this comment
Ideal cookies were the best cookies ever. I always went with my mom to the A & P and I'd beg her to get them every time. She said they were expensive so we couldn't always get them, but I always tried. I've asked people over the years but haven't found anyone else that remembers them. I still look for them at the store too!
Rhonda - May 19, 2014 - Report this comment
I love these cookies! They usually were gone during the drive home from the grocery store to the house. Nabisco PLEASE bring them back!!! Why do they always discontinue a good thing??
Susan Boucher - June 18, 2014 - Report this comment
These were the BEST cookies EVER!! I remember them from 50 yrs ago . they really left an impression on me. PLEASE bring them back!!!
Deborah - June 29, 2014 - Report this comment
Oh how I loved these cookies! I have tried to find an alternative over the years, to no avail. I would love to see these cookies back in the grocery store, or even available through online ordering. PLEASE! Nabisco we NEED these cookies!
Linda - July 29, 2014 - Report this comment
These cookies are the best. Please bring them back. Please?
Steve - August 07, 2014 - Report this comment ( MondelezInternationaldotcom)has bought out the snack division of Nabisco. Please contact them for bringing back Chocolate Ideal Peanut Bars!!!
Terr - September 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Too bad Nabisco/Mondel. won't give an experimental 6-month return of the IDEAL BARS. They'd have a hot stock on their hands if they did!
Dna - September 22, 2014 - Report this comment
The chocolate cookies with carmel and peanuts I think was called Haystacks
Valerie - September 26, 2014 - Report this comment
IDEAL BAR Please start making them again
dar - October 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember Ideal Bars as a kid,and really disappointed that they discontinued them.NABISCO WAKE UP, PEOPLE WANT THEM BACK.Little Debbie would be close with their version if they used dark chocolate...But Ideal is no.1 in my opinion.
pam - October 06, 2014 - Report this comment
been thinking about these lost cookies for decades now! they were my favs and can't believe they haven't been brought back yet is there a fb page for them yet???
JJuhasz - October 10, 2014 - Report this comment
I truly miss these cookies, they are by far the BEST cookie I ever had. I wish they would bring them back at least as a promotional item for a few months, possibly the holiday season????
Dan - October 17, 2014 - Report this comment
Bring Back Ideal Cookies on Facebook
HB - November 05, 2014 - Report this comment
Bring them back
Bill - January 05, 2015 - Report this comment
robin - January 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I agree I would pay $10 for ideals the only cookie i liked. the little Debbie ones don't even come close .Please bring back the ideal.
robin - January 20, 2015 - Report this comment
There is a Facebook on bring back the ideal cookie .someone said they talked to nabisco and they said they would consider it if enough people pushed for them back.
heather - January 24, 2015 - Report this comment
These cookies made every tastebud in your mouth stand up and take notice!!!I've never had a cookie I've enjoyed as much. We kept ours in the fridge in the summer so the chocolate wouldn't melt off!!! I'd BEG the president of Nabisco to re-introduce them, if it would do any good!
Colleen - January 25, 2015 - Report this comment
Ideal bars were the best cookies ever made! They were such a treat and bring back such fond childhood memories! I would love to be able to let my children and grandchildren experience such a Treat!
Alan - February 06, 2015 - Report this comment
Thought I was the only one who felt this way about Ideal. Great to see all the Love. Very upset when it was discontinued. Best cookie ever !! Nothing else compares. Please bring it back if for limited time.
janet - April 29, 2015 - Report this comment
I keep looking and hoping they will bring them back I absolutely loved them PLEASE PLEASE BRING THEM BACK THEY ARE ALL TIME FAVORITE!!!!!!!!!
PK - April 30, 2015 - Report this comment
I think of these cookies often. they were and are my favorite cookies,no other peanut butter cookie bar comes close, silly me I thought I was the only one missing them. Hey NABISCO ITS TIME!!! Please bring them back
Darcy - June 04, 2015 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only one who really missed these cookies! They were the best ever! Bring 'em back Nabisco it's time!!!
Steven Shockway - June 19, 2015 - Report this comment
Nabisco is a subsidiary of an American multinational corporation. Corporations have the rights of an individual but not the soul of one. Board members cower before the notion of diminished profits and will never stand for the reintroduction of a product, no matter how beloved, if that product cannot yield profits alternatively higher than some other. Nabisco has seen this website; it just doesn't care. Things like fundamental goodness or being a beloved brand doesn’t mater to a corporation; even if its name is Nabisco. It is more true than not, that if you gave Nabisco a goose that laid golden eggs, Nabisco would immediately slaughter that goose rather then pay to feed it. We’re screwed.
Greg - July 14, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved those cookies. My mom had to hide them because I would sit and eat almost all of them in one sitting.
Rosey - December 14, 2015 - Report this comment
I found something that reminds me of the Ideal Peanut Butter Bars. It is Little Debbie Peanut Butter Crunch cookie bars
Kim - January 23, 2016 - Report this comment
These were my favorite treat as a child! I had forgotten about them until the other day when I had a dark chocolate Reese cup. I kept thinking that it reminded me of something, then finally I remembered these cookies. The taste brought back a memory from 30+ years ago. I wish they would bring them back too!
Margie - March 11, 2016 - Report this comment
soooooooo are they coming back, i'm still needing them!!!!!!
Gary g - April 10, 2016 - Report this comment
There's only one way to get big corps attn anymore......the if we all boycotted Nabisco and Kraft products we'd have them by next Christmas! Best cookie ever made!!
Nancy - September 23, 2016 - Report this comment
I couldn't believe how many comments about Ideal cookies. I was looking up pinwheel cookies and came across Ideal. Holy cow. Memories at my grandmothers came flooding back. They were the best. Nothing compares.
Timmy D - November 30, 2016 - Report this comment
I found this board in 2011. It is now Nov 2016 and still NO IDEAL cookies on the shelf…..why can't Nabisco sell their Recipe for the Ideal Cookie to like a Wegmans?? They are out there, they have Old Time Candy Aisle, maybe just maybe they will put the IDEAL Cookie on Their Shelves and the rest is history…… Just do it Wegmans...
Mikey R - January 08, 2017 - Report this comment
The best cookie in the world ! I truly hope when I'm walking through the gates of Heaven, there is a plate of Ideal Cookie Bars waiting!
Kathy G - February 11, 2017 - Report this comment
Just go and like the Facebook page "Bring Back the Nabisco Ideal Cookie Bars". Invite your friends to do the same. If there was ever a movement worth joining, this is it.....
Laresa F - April 01, 2017 - Report this comment
They said they quit making these because they'd melt in transit, but they make chocolate covered cookies everyday. I can't believe they don't listen to all of these people begging...
James N - May 16, 2017 - Report this comment
Still dream about these - anybody ever try to make them at home? Hacked recipe available?
John T - June 20, 2017 - Report this comment
One of the best cookies ever made. Should they bring this back it would totally destroy the sales for all the other peanut butter cookies out there.
Rose L. - October 12, 2017 - Report this comment
When I was in my 20s and did not have to worry about weight or health, I would consume and ENTIRE box all by myself during an evening with glasses of milk. I have been longing for these cookies and although I could not currently eat them like I did when I was young, I would keep them on hand to eat a few daily. They were absolutely the best! They were better than the Oreo with peanut butter in the middle, and that is saying a lot because I love those Oreos. Nabisco would make a boatload of money putting these back out there on the market. I don't know what is stopping them. I am happy to have finally found the name of my absolutely favorite cookie of my life!!
diane - December 14, 2017 - Report this comment
these must be brought back they would fly off the shelves..these were me and my sisters favorite cookies!!!
Mike L - February 06, 2018 - Report this comment
I’m 55 now but I can still remember those awesome chocolate covered cookie bars I can still taste them they were the best ever cookie ever made in my opinion my aunt that just past at the age of 95 still remembered those cookies. I do remember them mostly being sold in the cooler months as the chocolate would melt very easily and most houses did not have air conditioning in those days. I hope that they bring these delicious cookies back to the grocery store shelves or sell the recipe to someone else.
Lori - March 12, 2018 - Report this comment
Please, please consider bringing them back!! They were the best. I loved them and there is nothing even close to their goodness!!!
Brenda - March 13, 2018 - Report this comment
I’m sitting here telling my son about my favorite cookie of all time, Ideal peanut butter chocolate bars, they remind me of my child hood, I was so sad and disappointed when they stop selling them, I remember asking my mom to look for them if she ever went out of town, but we never found them anywhere . Please Nabisco bring back these cookies. They were Amazing.
Dan - May 11, 2018 - Report this comment
A lot of people would buy them. I would, I loved them.
Jennifer - July 15, 2018 - Report this comment
I just got finished eating Reese's Sticks that I had gotten from the fridge and I thought of the Ideal cookies!! These were my favorite cookies as a child and I also kept them in the fridge!! I Goggled this cookie to see if anyone else remembered this sweet treat and boy was I surprised!! I thought that maybe my memory was better than the cookie really was but evidently my memory served me well!!! I would love to see and taste the Ideal cookies again!!!

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