Earlier this month, Kellogg's saved Mother's Cookies from Chapter 11 bankruptcy by purchasing the company's trademarks and recipes. Now Archway Cookies, once part of the Mother's label, will also be saved, but by Lance, makers of cheese-and-peanut-butter sandwich cookies, among other snacks.
Archway Cookies, based in Ashland, Ohio, is probably most famous for its soft-baked cookies. Growing up, I always had one in my lunch sack, courtesy of my mom, because she considered it acceptable junk food. But what always boggled my mind—how the moisture content eclipsed Famous Amos and other predictably crunchy packaged cookies. Did they somehow freeze time just after baking them? Preservatives probably played a role, but I'd err on the side of magic.
The Archway bakery is slated to reopen for production today, and Lance is already making a great first impression with former employees. Not only do they get their jobs back with the same wages ($14.93 per hour), but they also received $1,500 Visa gift cards and bags of cookies. [via Blondie and Brownie]