Doone Messiah removed

A query came down the tweetstream Sunday night: did Nabisco still make Lorna Doone shortbread cookies?

A few Web storefronts still list them, but quantities are apparently always limited. And more to the point, NabiscoWorld has taken them off the brand list. Since the cookie has a history going back to 1912, you’d think there’d have been some sort of hundredth-anniversary promotion, and, well, there wasn’t.

I blame Edric.


  1. Joe »

    27 November 2012 · 7:05 am

    I love Lorna Doone cookies. They are great with fresh cut strawberries on top of a crumbled mass, all smothered in cream…

    Or just plain!

  2. fillyjonk »

    27 November 2012 · 7:15 am

    Oh, that’s kind of sad. Lorna Doones were one of the things one of my grandmothers kept on hand.

    I don’t think they have the keeping power of Twinkies so no sense in trying to hoard them.

  3. McGehee »

    27 November 2012 · 9:16 am

    I liked the cookies okay, but my school class (4th grade) had the book read to us one year. I may have to get hold of a copy to read for myself one of these times.

  4. McGehee »

    27 November 2012 · 9:17 am

    …I think I meant for a question mark to be on “4th grade” up there.

  5. fillyjonk »

    27 November 2012 · 10:47 am

    I’ve got the book on my shelf, never read it yet. It seems like it would be fairly advanced (difficult) for fourth grade. (Then again, these days, it seems like fractions are “too advanced” for fourth grade, so I don’t know)

  6. McGehee »

    27 November 2012 · 12:43 pm

    It might have been later, but I can’t imagine being read to in 5th or 6th grade, rather than being assigned to read it ourselves.

  7. fillyjonk »

    27 November 2012 · 2:08 pm

    I dunno. My mother read part of “The Voyage of the HMS Beagle” to me when I was 10 (that’s fourth or fifth grade). She did it ostensibly to be “fair” (in that she was reading to my younger brother) but now I wonder if it was to influence my future career choices. (Yes, I have a wonderfully weird and nerdy family).

    I think some of my teachers even as late as grade 5 or 6 may have read to us.

  8. Nicole »

    27 November 2012 · 6:09 pm

    They offered them on my recent Southwest flight…

  9. CGHill »

    27 November 2012 · 6:10 pm

    I do hope they were fresh.

  10. Charles Pergiel »

    27 November 2012 · 6:55 pm

    Edric? Groan.

  11. Jan »

    27 November 2012 · 7:05 pm

    You can still buy Lorna Doones around here; I just had some a couple of weeks ago. I sure hope they’re not going to discontinue them!

  12. jsallison »

    27 November 2012 · 8:30 pm

    More to the point my usual Stripes in Lawton that I fill up at no longer has any Hostess anything. Most depressing is the lack of Hostess’ Lemon Pie. If there was a snack track to my life this was it. Reece’s Peanut Butter cups were a distant second, but no one else was even on the map.

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