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quest to find the Hydrox

Ok, now that Hydrox cookies are apparently back on the shelves for a while I’d like to try some. Has anybody in Seattle actually found these in a store? I take a look when I’m out grocery shopping but so far I haven’t come across them.

update: Well that was easy. Thanks to tips from Mouse and Regan in the comments I found these at a Safeway (my local Bad Times store which I usually avoid). They were not in the cookie aisle, they were not in the cookie aisle endcap, nope, these were in a single display hanging out by the flavored milks. So far I like them, but of course I was raised on Oreos.

· comments [34] · 09-11-2008 · categories:food ·

34 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rachel // Sep 11, 2008 at 8:39 am

    hydrox cookies! When I was little, I always went to the kids’ program at my temple during the High Holy Days. They always served us a kosher snack, and Hydrox fit the bill. I haven’t seen those in a looong time.

  • 2 Kelly // Sep 11, 2008 at 8:47 am

    I just saw these at Winco the other day.I was in Federal Way, but I think there are Winco stores further north.

  • 3 Mouse // Sep 11, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Safeway! At least the one here in Everett does, this week they’re on sale 2 for $5!

  • 4 megan // Sep 11, 2008 at 9:08 am

    Rachel – As far as I know the Hydrox are back for a short time to celebrate the 100 year anniversary, much to the delight of Hydrox lovers.

  • 5 holly // Sep 11, 2008 at 9:08 am

    oh Quest!
    when i saw this in my reader i thought it said Guest to Find the Hydrox, and thought you were leaving hydrox cookies on your guest bedroom pillowtops…
    i thought, hmm, that’s crumbly….

    anyway looks like you may have to wait til the end of the month to have them show up:

  • 6 megan // Sep 11, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Holly – Gah, conflicting reports. I kept reading late August date, and now I cannot get the Hydrox cookie site to load. Yesterday I seem to remember it indicated that they should be available now.

    Mouse – Thanks, good to know somebody has spotted them for reals.

  • 7 Brie // Sep 11, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Hydrox, I banish thee foul impersonators!!!
    When I was in elementary school I thought I was being so sly by trading my PB&J sammich for what I thought were good old Oreos. Imagine my surprise and disgust when my bounty turned out to by Hydrox!!! YUCK! If I knew where they were sold I wouldn’t tell.

  • 8 Ahava // Sep 11, 2008 at 9:56 am

    I got mine at Safeway in Redmond. Mmm… childhood…

  • 9 Matt // Sep 11, 2008 at 9:57 am

    I was just in a philly suburb due to a hurricane-extended trip and saw Hydrox on the shelves of a grocery store. I can’t remember whether it was the Giant or the Genuardi’s, but they were definitely Hydrox, and they were definitely for sale.

  • 10 regan // Sep 11, 2008 at 10:03 am

    I just bought some of these this past weekend! They were on an endcap no where near the other cookies.

  • 11 megan // Sep 11, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Ok, thanks mouse and regan! I found them at the local grocery store that I usually avoid, I needed to get eggs anyhow.

  • 12 Rachel // Sep 11, 2008 at 11:01 am

    This won’t be helpful to you but I saw a whole case of them in Safeway in San Francisco this AM. I did a double take… Bizarre to see the Hydrox name after so long. Hope they bring back some other old favorites!

  • 13 kelley // Sep 11, 2008 at 11:30 am

    i love that “bad times” link! i just moved away from a bad times kroger.

    you’re giving me an excuse to go buy cookies now. maybe a hydrox crust needs to be tested?

  • 14 Patia // Sep 11, 2008 at 11:36 am

    I saw them at Safeway in Missoula. :-)

  • 15 Danielle // Sep 11, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    My mom always bought Hydrox cause they were cheaper than Oreos, lol. Funny…we were just talking about these the other day. Now if only Sunshine started making Sugar Wafers again…YUM!!!!

  • 16 Momager // Sep 11, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Guys, if you haven’t tried them out yet, check out the Newman’s Own version of these cookies. So good! They are 100% natural so I don’t mind giving them to the kids…well, at least that’s what I tell myself when I put 3 bags of them into my shopping cart. :)

  • 17 Spare Ribbon // Sep 11, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    I will have to give those cookies a shot. They look like Oreos and that’s a start.

  • 18 Michele C // Sep 11, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    They are all over my South Carolina stores. Love the packaging, but I love Oreos best – double stuffed.

  • 19 Eliza // Sep 11, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    The pattern on the Hydrox cookie is eerily similar to the pattern on the manhole cover in your flickr stream on the right column of the page. Visual echo.

  • 20 Rosie // Sep 12, 2008 at 3:57 am

    I must have been the lone Hydrox freak then – I loved them better than Oreos. The cookie was less sweet and had a more pronounced chocolate taste. These new Hydrox do not live up to my memory though. I know that Nabisco did change the recipe to make them “more healthy” by leaving out the transfats, but I would like to point out that I rarely eat cookies to be “more healthy”.

    If you want a nice tasting sandwich cookie, try Newman-0’s. Pricey but good.

  • 21 Joanna Schmidt // Sep 12, 2008 at 5:16 am

    y’know, I never liked Hydrox. I was an Oreo gal myself. Then I went to the dark side and got Double Stuff for a couple of years. Good thing my metabolism was on high in my teen years ;)

  • 22 blubberfatality // Sep 12, 2008 at 6:56 am

    yes, albertsons on aurora accross from the krispy kreme!

  • 23 anne // Sep 12, 2008 at 9:17 am

    does anyone else make the connection between the hydrox and the manhole cover photo?

  • 24 Jill // Sep 13, 2008 at 9:21 am

    I spotted a rack of them in the center aisle of a Meijer grocery store in Grand Rapids. I stopped and paused, as I remember well the day I heard they were discontinuing them. I didn’t buy them – trying the option of self control for weight loss. I may just have to let the hydrox win, though!

  • 25 Sacha // Sep 13, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Like Hydrox. Like Oreos. Love Joe Joe’s from TJ’s.

  • 26 Cathy // Sep 15, 2008 at 5:43 am

    I hadn’t realized that they were not available! I recently saw them in a display next to milk/dairy in a Genuardi’s (Safeway)outside of Philadelphia.

    Funny that people love them. When I was little, I was embarassed to have them in my lunch box. I thought they were the poor man’s Oreo. Curious as to what they would taste like now….

  • 27 prasti // Sep 15, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    wow! i don’t think i’ve seen these in a LONG time. my father-in-law prefers hydrox though they’re not readily available anymore. i don’t know if i’ve even seem them out here.

  • 28 Monica // Sep 15, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    My huband, a Hydrox fan has been waiting for these. I grew up with Oreo. We have always had the taste debate. We bought both and did a blind taste test with the kids. The results were even. My husband was very surprised that there wasn’t a big difference in taste. I still only like Hydrox if they are dipped in milk…Oreos I can eat right out of the box.

  • 29 Stacy T // Sep 16, 2008 at 2:18 am

    have you tried Newman O’s? i love them. the cookie is much crunchier than an oreo and i actually prefer the cream center over oreo. i find oreo too sweet or yucky in my mouth. you have to try Newman’s brand if you already haven’t.

  • 30 Colleen G // Sep 18, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    I used to eat Hydrox as a teenager because they were vegan and Oreos aren’t. I somehow found it justifiable to eat almost anything, no matter how bad it was for me, just because it had no animal products in the ingredients list. FYI Cookie Crisp cereal is also vegan. Mmm Newman-O’s. Delicious.

  • 31 Nicole // Sep 18, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Back in the Cleveland area, Marc’s has them 2 packs for 4.98.

  • 32 Tom // Oct 13, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Where can I find Hydrox on the San Francisco Peninsula?? I’ve looked in Safeway and Target to no avail…



  • 33 Sue // Nov 6, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Anyone seen them in NE Florida?? I LOVED Hydrox and was really glad to hear they were bringing them back but I cannot find them! I want to stock my freezer!

  • 34 cheesymeg // Nov 12, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Woodman’s carries them for 2/$4 in the Chicagoland and southern Wisconsin area.

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