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Q: Name of cookie from the past ( No Answer,   4 Comments )
Subject: Name of cookie from the past
Category: Family and Home > Food and Cooking
Asked by: jim1944-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 09 Jan 2003 04:59 PST
Expires: 08 Feb 2003 04:59 PST
Question ID: 139764
Around the year 1950 Nabisco (I think) had a cookie that was a favorite of my
grandfather and I would like to know its name.  It was flat, had a tan
doughy outside and a sticky fig-like inside.  When pulled from the
package it came in twos or threes and had to be separated.  When
separated, the figgy interior stretched a bit before breaking.  It was
not sweet but was delicious.

Request for Question Clarification by hammer-ga on 10 Jan 2003 17:57 PST
Are you looking for Sunshine Golden Raisin Biscuits? I loved those!
Sunshine was eventually purchased by Keebler, who discontinued these.
They came in a long flat package. If you pulled out a sheet, there
were three or four sections. They were perforated, so you could bend
and pull them apart. The crust was baked golden-brown, thin, but not
crispy. Not sugary, more like a thin pie crust. The filling was a
pressed raisin paste. The sections had scalloped edges on the short
sides and were flat on the long sides. Do these sound like your

- Hammer

Request for Question Clarification by hammer-ga on 10 Jan 2003 18:15 PST
I found a picture of these at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine:

Clarification of Question by jim1944-ga on 10 Jan 2003 18:51 PST
I appreciate the answers and especially the link to the site where the
Sunshine Golden Raisin Biscuits package was displayed.  From Hammer's
description, it sure sounds as if this was the cookie that my
grandfather loved, and caused me many cavities.  However, my memory
(likely faulty) says it was a Nabisco product. I wish the Sunshine
Golden Raisin Biscuit product was still on the market so I could run
out and try a batch to see if it jogged my memory.  Thanks to all who
have helped in the search.  JG
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Name of cookie from the past
From: pafalafa-ga on 10 Jan 2003 16:10 PST
These sure sound like Fig Newtons, which were around in the fifties (I
think) and are still very much around today.
Subject: Re: Name of cookie from the past
From: gle-ga on 08 Aug 2004 09:18 PDT

I realize that it has been over a year since you posted your question,
but I am a new member and was just browsing through some of the
present and past questions.
If you check the website www.thevermontcountrystore they have a
product called "Garibaldi Biscuit Bars" which I believe are very
similar to the product you were looking for.

Good luck,
Subject: Re: Name of cookie from the past
From: itsatrip-ga on 20 Sep 2004 15:03 PDT
They sure sound like fig newtons to me.
Subject: Re: Name of cookie from the past
From: golden6-ga on 13 Nov 2004 20:28 PST
Golden Raisin Biscuits, o yes fondly think of these wonderful ole
cookies.........found them under the name Raisin Biscuit made by 
Garibaldi Biscuit Bars through the Vermont country store...
Item #42245. They can be ordered from their catalogue or on line and
their catalogue/store has many other ole time goodies as well!

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