Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunshine Golden Fruit

During my travels, I have found there are two types of people in this world: those who like raisins, and those who despise raisins. A unique flavor combination of raisins and sweet and salty crackers from some snacks on an Air Berlin flight yesterday instantly took me back to a delicious fruit cookie from my youth. I discovered in a quick internet search that they were made by Sunshine, a little cookie company that rebelled against Nabisco's domination in 1902. Although they were able to survive many company changeovers, my cookies were finally made redundant in 1998, when Sunshine was absorbed by Kellogg/Keebler. If you see them anywhere let me know. They were delicious and they looked something like this:

14 comments:

  1. http://www.britishdelights.com/prod_e184.htm

    Crawfords Garibaldi Biscuits may be worth a try...

    See yallll in Asheville.

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  2. ...'Arnott's (Aussie)' have the "delicious fruit cookie" you speak of BUT with chocolate on top!!! aka 'SnackRight Sultana/Choc Slice'.

    (link:http://www.arnotts.com.au/downloads/varieties/3a14_snack-right__minisitedetail.jpg

    Delectable!

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  3. These are indeed Garibaldies, rife in the British biscuit tin- famed for being a big hit with the old folks, and good to dunk in a brew

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  4. theres 'Mcvitie Go Ahead Slices' in the UK(can find them in most supermarkets/cornershops), look just like them!
    will be seeing you in bristol :)

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  5. You can still get Golden Fruit from Stores here in NZ...

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  6. GAAAAAH!!! i lived in the netherlands for a year and ate the shit...the SHIT out of something just like those. went back on my honeymoon and ate a ton more...god, legal weed and raisin biscuits...is there anything better?
    http://www.dutchsweets.com/product_info.php?products_id=140

    highly anticipating your asheville show...it'll be EPIC.

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  7. i will bring you a BUCKET of those cookies if you let me in the (sold out -grrr) gig in Belgium!

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  8. In Holland it's called Sultana and you can buy it everywhere...to bad you just left and I didn't read this before I would have thrown some on stage. Maybe next time!

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  9. I just had a kellogg's special k blueberry fruit crisp 100 calories and was immediately brought back to these cookies. I couldn't remember the name of them but remembered the cookie very well. After some googling I found your post here and the name of the cookie I loved. Golden Fruit's by Sunshine! Go out and get a box of the BLUEBERRY (trust me it tastes just like the golden raisin) Special K Fruit Crisp in the cereal isle.

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  10. I have searched high and low across several states and have turned up nothing. Maybe if we get a bunch of raisin lovers together we can petition Sunshine to bring them back.

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  11. http://www.kingarthurflour.com/blog/2011/05/04/golden-memories-sunshine-raisin-biscuits-make-a-comeback/

    a recipe..

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  12. I miss these delicious survival food delights!

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