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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Black and White Cookies: Deep Thoughts From MoC

If you are like me, you like either the chocolate part or the vanilla part of black and white cookies but not both. I happen to be partial to the black but have no use for the white.

This, of course, presents a problem since I am not in the habit of buying things I only half like. So, unless I happen to be with someone who prefers the white part of the cookie, I generally pass on black and whites.

There must be millions of people like me (billions, perhaps). Wouldn't it be a good idea for bakeries to produce separate blacks and separate whites? Don't you think overall sales would go up dramatically?

In America we tend to have efficient markets. Why is the market not filling this untapped demand?

That is my deep thought of the day.

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  • At 9:57 AM, Blogger ardbeg78 said…

    Actually, I have seen such things. Unfortunately, I have not seen them in bakeries, but offered by caterers at shul kiddishes, and as desserts at simchas (I have also seen, but have been afraid to taste, the all blue cookie, which removes any doubt that what you are eating comes from the natural universe). Also unfortunately, I can't recall the caterer(s) who have offered these cookies. Fortunately, my wife likes the white part and not the black so I end up splitting the cookie in two.

     
  • At 10:17 AM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    I have occasionally seen an all-white and only once, in boro park, an all black. Every time I mention it to my local bakerie thay look at me funny.

     
  • At 10:48 AM, Blogger rescue said…

    Try Kosher Deluxe, the tend to have all white and all black cookies.

     
  • At 11:40 AM, Blogger Ezzie said…

    No no... there are people like me, who actually like having the mix of flavor on one cookie. I'm not a big black and white fan, because it's too hard to get both on the same bite; but when you do, it's great. I don't like it all that much when they're separate. But it does boggle the mind that they don't sell them that way...

     
  • At 5:33 PM, Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said…

    i like the mix too (although i prefer the chocolate)

     
  • At 5:39 PM, Blogger tnspr569 said…

    Right on, MOC. I was thinking the same thing about the raisins in Raisin Bran (and other similar cereals). Why don't they sell those special raisins individually? That would be incredible!!! I wish I knew how to make them myself...::sigh::...the things one must do without.

     
  • At 10:45 PM, Blogger PsycleSteve said…

    I eat only the black. Wife loves only the white. Perfect "beshert" or what!

     
  • At 10:56 PM, Blogger PsycleSteve said…

    Wife has just informed me that Bubba's Bagels in Wesley Hills (Monsey) makes all white.

     
  • At 11:35 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    My wife also prefers white so, in theory it's a perfect bashert situation too. In reality, though, MHW would eat one bite per day so it would take her a week to finish her half of the cookie.

     
  • At 8:58 AM, Blogger momof4 said…

    I hate the white. An all chocolate black-and-white sounds like a little circle of heaven to me. I've seen them all-white out here, but never all-chocolate. Maybe we should all demand that Shloimy's start making them all-black too - in the face of this discrimination against us. Yesterday the school board, today the bakery, tomorrow the world!

     
  • At 9:56 AM, Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said…

    OrthoMomOf4:

    LOL

     
  • At 1:33 PM, Blogger Koobydeh said…

    You are all missing the point. you are missing the mystery and granduer of the cookie. you dont just like the cookie for its icing content, the excitement of breaking the cookie exactly on the line, something you could never do with matzah, and take the delicious side you want, and throw away the other side. its like making only muffin tops, thats no fun, you only like muffin tops when it starts with craking it off the bottom.

     
  • At 11:30 AM, Blogger The Observer said…

    Sorry to rain on your parade, folks, but I just don't get the black-and-white thing at all. To me it's just an uninteresting, upside-down, cookie with way too much icing. Maybe you have to be a born New Yorker to appreciate it.

     
  • At 1:47 AM, Blogger Jack's Shack said…

    I like both sides.

     
  • At 10:53 AM, Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said…

    I went to buy cookies for Shabbos this past Friday, and i picked up a plastic box of "BLACK OR WHITE COOKIES"; some were all black, others were all white. :-)

     
  • At 4:04 PM, Blogger PsychoToddler said…

    I think the BW cookie is a uniquely NY thing. Nobody out here in the Midwest has any desire for them.

    My daughter brings me one everytime she returns home.

    I like both sides, but they cannot be eaten together in one bite.

     

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