Food of the Eighties, Almost Home Cookies
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One of the first brands of soft cookies. They came in a bag that was supposed to look like an embroidered sampler. The best kind were the peanut butter with the chocolate on top. The commercials were based on the idea that they were supposed to taste almost homemade.
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ray s - May 03, 2007 - Report this comment
these were delicious. yeah, with the real "country style" bag/package
Mikey - May 04, 2007 - Report this comment
They also contained three times the amount of shortening of normal cookies, which is why they were always so soft. If you noticed, they never got hard, even if you left them out on the counter top. But ray s is right, they were good!
Lydia - July 26, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember "almost home" cookies being around when I was a kid! I was a CRACKHEAD over the oatmeal-raisin flavor....And for those who know me, I almost never like oatmeal-raisin cookies. What was also memorable was the old-fashioned embroidery-style designed package. Made it look like some sort of heirloom. Nothing else like it....I wonder why they're not made anymore.
Mike - November 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Lydia, you are not he only one who fiended over the Oatmeal Raisin ones...perfect taste, texture everything...All I remember is unfolding the tabs on either side opening up the old school bag and making sure I grabbed enough before my brother got a hold of em.
Patrick from MA - March 13, 2008 - Report this comment
God! I haven't thought about those cookies in years! I remember, along with the Dunkin Hines "Soft Bakes", when Almost Homes were the only mass-produced soft cookies on the market. It was one of my first lessons in "things I liked being discontinued".
JNR - April 23, 2008 - Report this comment
By far the best were the peanut butter flavored variety. I also remember the sugar cookies. I wish they'd bring them back but as Patrick from Ma. said about things I liked being discontinued.
Joe Head - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
These cookies were so soft that one time I sat on the whole package and none of them crubled...they just smushed.
Cookie - September 13, 2008 - Report this comment
These cookies were the greatest, I loved the chocolate chips-I really wish they would bring them back for a limited time.
Dwayne - October 18, 2008 - Report this comment
these were the best cookies,i wish they would make a comeback, my favorite was the peanut butter with the chocolate in the middle
Erik - October 24, 2008 - Report this comment
L Loved These Cookies!
Egg Flores - March 19, 2009 - Report this comment
To this day, I've held every oatmeal-raisin cookie to the standard of Almost Home. Every time we'd go to the store when I was a kid, we'd have to get those cookies cuz my brother and I were fiends for them! Now I'm hungry!
Karen - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
My father would only eat junk food. This is one of the things I remember him devouring. Ironically the man is 6'2 and couldnt weigh more than 160.
John - December 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I got in trouble because of them. When they first came out they a 4-pack of chocolate chip cookies in the mail as a sample to get you to try them. I was about 12 or 13 and got home from school befor emy sister and my parents. When I got the mail I opened them and they tasted fantastic. A couple of my friends also at the ones in their mailbox and liked them too. Well being 12 year old boys we got a great idea to go in other peoples mailboxes and steal their Almost Home Cookies. Little did we know that was a Federal offense. My dad got word of it and kicked my butt.
Kathy - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Why do they get rid of the good stuff. Those peanut butter with the chocolate on top were the best. This stuff today is junk. I gave up and don't buy any of them. I also miss the Keebler Classsic Fudge sandwich cookies. Those and the Almost Home were the best.I feel sorry for people growing up yoday that never tasted this stuff.
SZA - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Kathy, I think the taste difference must have to do with the elimination of most if not all Trans and Saturated fats in these types of goodies nowadays, don't you?
Dave - August 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Better than Archway, IMHO
SZA - August 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Archway sucks now for sure. The got bought out by someone bigger but kept the name ... or something. Anyway, their line shrunk and they got rid of the Dark Molasses cookies, the ONLY ones worth spending money on. They're just blech now.
Tiki - October 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I am so glad others lament the loss of these as well - they were like circles of cookie dough that you could squish in your hand.
Ericka - January 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved the the chocolate ones with the cream filling- like a whoopi pie! Hardly anybody I ask remembers these cookies!
mary_stewart - May 16, 2011 - Report this comment
WOW! i love the frosted oatmeal cookies! they need to bring em back! THOSE were cookies. now they're only seen on you tube (maybe) and in "gung ho"
Tara - May 30, 2011 - Report this comment
My dad was a sales rep for Nabisco when I was growing up. These cookies were the best cookies EVER. I have been craving the peanut butter ones for, oh, about 25 years now.
Nellie - June 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I completely agree that the peanut butter cookies with the chocolate on top were the best. My second favorite were the chocolate chip ones. I wish they would come back. I remember one instance when my best friend slept over and we sneaked into the kitchen to get the peanut butter Almost Home cookies and bring them back to the room. Even though we tried to be extra quiet opening the package, my mom heard the crinkling of the plastic tray as it was being removed and we both got in trouble. We still laugh about that night.
Mark - October 25, 2011 - Report this comment
A buddy introduced to these the Oatmeal and raisins cookies in Brooklyn, New York. I Just google them just to see if anyone have a packet out there. Should I try Ebay or Amazon? Bring them back.
Misty - February 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember Almost Home Chocolate cookie with creme in the middle. They were the best and I loved the way they were individually wrapped.....I would love to have them back. I haven't been able to find them anywhere. They are one of my favorite childhood memories.
Mav - July 04, 2012 - Report this comment
There was a chubby/fat comedian, think it was Louie Adnerson, or, at least, someone like him that said: "Almost Home" is a great name for these cookies, because that's how far they get.
Yoly M> - October 03, 2012 - Report this comment
I got an embroidery kit from almost home was real cute still have it....would like to know what year exactly it came out...
Ginger - January 19, 2013 - Report this comment
There was a comedian back then, it may have been Louie Anderson, who said they should have named these "Almost Out Of The Store".
Ted - February 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I always had almost home in my cookie jar. Where did they go???
80's Comic! - February 28, 2013 - Report this comment
This is the best Almost Home story! Remember the comedian Louie Anderson. A big guy and very funny; always made joke about his weight. He said, in a skit, "Amost Home cookies have an honsest name. After all, when I buy them, that's how far they get." Get comic talking about a cokkie we all miss.
Mike - March 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Every other Saturday or so, my mom would take us to the comic shop and I'd get a few Marvel comics and bring them home to read while eating the Almost Home Peanutbutter Fudge cookies with a large glass of milk. Loved those cookies!
mark - August 14, 2013 - Report this comment
The peanut butter ones with the chocolate on top were so good. If you heated them up a bit, they tasted homemade. And hence the name.
demion - December 03, 2013 - Report this comment
The peanut butter fudge were and still is the best store bought cookie I have ever tasted...I really wish they were still on the market But at the same time, they'd be a shell of it's original self as is everything else these days.
Charlie - December 18, 2013 - Report this comment
There's a great commercial on youtube for these
Wendy - April 11, 2015 - Report this comment
How funny! Was just eating Chips Ahoy soft chocolate cookie with peanut butter chips and thinkin how nothing can compare with those Almost Home peanut butter cookies... I actually thought about contacting the company that made them to see if they would consider bringing them back. That's how I landed here-double checking to see who it was. I feared I would find nothing. Never did I expect to find a conversation between a group of strangers all about those cookies!! Nabisco, if you're reading this. Please bring back Almost Home cookies! Even if for a limited time.. (we all have freezers, right?) Ahhh, cookies...
Richard - August 14, 2015 - Report this comment
I used to put them in the microwave about 15 seconds. They taste so good warm. And with a glass of milk.
Jerry Lewis Theatre fan; remember them? - August 20, 2015 - Report this comment
Can't believe someone wrote this back in Feb of '13 but I was going to say this was a great Louis Anderson joke. "Almost Home is a great name. Because that's how far I get them." Funny man ... great cookie!
Dean - September 06, 2015 - Report this comment
One of the best store bought cookie of all time. Bring them back
tony g - October 08, 2015 - Report this comment
OMG! I was in Quantico, Officer Candidate School for the USMC, and my gal sent me a bag of these. Wow! me and my best rackmates totally enjoyed these pups!
Yes, but . . . - October 27, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember thinking that these were the worst-named cookies ever. They tasted pretty good, but the outer cookie crust seemed like it was almost a pre-made shell with the inner soft cookie guts injected into it. No home baker could do that. Clearly factory made!
Marilyn - February 19, 2016 - Report this comment
I was totally addicted to the peanut butter cookies to the point where that's all I ate for dinner for a very long time and lost weight too! I still think and talk about them.
Isac - May 25, 2016 - Report this comment
I thought Almost Home was a dumb name for a brand of cookies. A woman on the commercial renamed them Majestic Interlude. I think that's a dumber name.
Lesley-Anne Up - May 25, 2016 - Report this comment
WHY did they discontinue these? (BTW, it's Louie Anderson, not Louis Anderson).
Jacks - December 16, 2019 - Report this comment
Please bring them back I really know they were the best oatmeal raisin cookies on the entire world That you just could not eat just one Nabisco please please bring them back the whole line plz
Ersk - April 20, 2020 - Report this comment
Those Almost Home peanut butter fudge cookies were sooooo goooood!I'm so sad nobody makes anything like them anymore. Maybe I'll try to make my own. Then I guess they'll be Totally Home...
Sage - July 03, 2020 - Report this comment
I was in the 8th grade when I first got to try them. My friend and I were delinquents in school. Bmx freestyling and not doing work. My 8th grade (she must have been over 60's) algebra teacher gave both of us extension every single day. She'd keep us after school, and after an hour, when all the other students left, shed pull put a package of almost home cookies and the three of us would eat the entire package while doing additional algebra problems (every day for a whole year). My friend went back to Japan after the 8th grade, but due to my teacher forcing me to study, I made all honors classes for 9th grade, and have gone to grad school to become a scientist. When anyone used to ask me in lab how I got into science, I start my story with, "there were these cookies back in the 80's called almost home..."
Gomger5 - July 30, 2021 - Report this comment
There was a sign for "Almost Home" cookies near our house, and when our boys would ask how close we were we would say, "almost home, like the cookies" - the weird things that become family sayings.
Mancini - September 04, 2021 - Report this comment
The peanut butter fudge will forever be the best cookie ever made.
Kate D - December 07, 2021 - Report this comment
The peanut butter with chocolate frosting were absolutely heavenly. I have never come across another store bought cookie that came anywhere close to this one in the 30+ years since they discontinued them. I don't think anyone will ever be able to match their deliciousness. I would love to see them on the store shelves again with the exact same recipe as before. YUM INDEED!!
Steph - February 06, 2022 - Report this comment
Pillsberry soft baked peanut butter chocolate chip taste very similar to how the Almost Home peanut butter fudge cookies taste if you close your eyes.

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