Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Desperately Seeking STELLA D'ORO ANGINETTI Cookies

Imagine the scene:


STELLA D'ORO: 'Desperate. I love that word, it is so romantic.'
CHARLESTOWN CULINARY: 'Everyone I know is desperate, except you.'
STELLA D'ORO: 'I'm desperate.'
CHARLESTOWN CULINARY: 'You? Haha.'
STELLA D'ORO: 'Sort of.'


Oh STELLA D'ORO, if only you knew how DESPERATE I am. I've grown up with the pineapple creampuffs made with your cookies every Christmas. Yet you are nowhere to be found. STOP & SHOP told me you have distribution problems. FOODMASTER has an empty hole on the shelf where you used to be. The Italian guy at J. PACE just laughed at me. Driving to 6 stores makes me DESPERATE. My husband calling 3 more makes it even worse. I am DESPERATE for you to figure out your distribution issues.


47 comments:

  1. http://www.gerritysdelivers.com/7351000192.html

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  2. This site has several Stella D'oro items

    http://www.qualitysnackfoods.com/products.php?cat=36

    Good luck!

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  3. So did you ever get an answer? I would LOVE to surprise my boys at Easter (all in their twenties and still asking for them) and introduce my granddaughters to them.
    Let me know CBochert@aol.com

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  4. My Husband's Grandmother is desperate to find them, any luck?

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  5. Unfortunately I have not had any luck. :(
    I keep checking at the grocery store though – If I find some I will let everyone know!

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  6. http://gangbox.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/month-9-of-the-stella-doro-strike-with-no-victory-in-sight/

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  7. I need the cookies!!!! I cant find them anywhere....

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  8. http://www.qualitysnackfoods.com/products.php?cat=36
    IS OUT OF STOCK!!! NOOOO

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  9. I am on the hunt too, since my Nana wants to make them for Easter. How could this be, where have they gone?!?!? :(

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  10. stop and shop has all the other stella doro snacks except the anginetti's.

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  11. I am in Maine and haven't been able to get them for well over a year. I was in Arizona in March and searched every grocery store and found none. In April I was in Florida and again searched every store ... none. The strike started last November. I can't imagine it is still going on. I want anginettis!!!!

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  12. They can be bought in bulk:

    http://www.amazon.com/Stella-DOro-Anginetti-5-Ounce-Packages/dp/B000OF9NF4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=grocery&qid=1241810090&sr=1-1

    I was just notified that they came in stock yesterday.

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  13. I have just spoken with a woman at Stello D'oro directly. She stated that the company has just begun making the anginetti cookies again within the last few weeks and that all the distributors will have them again shortly! WOOHOO! It made my day!

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  14. We've been looking a long time. I hope the above post is true! We are in PA, and it has always been difficult to find them, but for the last few years it has become harder and then impossible. The stella d'oro website seems to be shut down or something...hopefully it is a temporary problem? Seems like there are a great deal of issues with that company. I will check back if/when I ever see them again.

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  15. Amazon has a link
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OF9NF4
    where they are unavailable but you can give them your email address to be notified when they have them. Maybe if enough people sign up it will help.

    I am looking for these because I am working on copies on my Mom's recipes for the family and these must have been something she made after I moved a distance away, because they are unknown to me. What are the Anginettis like? Are they basically small cream puff shells? I am asking in terms of coming up with a recipe myself if they stay unavailable...

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  16. I used to get them at the local Piggly Wiggly; the buyer said he would try, but I need them NOW. There must be a way!

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  17. Federal judge rulled that company has to re-hire 134 striking workers on July 6 at the Bronx plant. The company will comply but gave official notice that they will close the plant in October (Federal time requirement). They will move production to other plant(s).

    http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/06/stella-doro-factory-to-close-in-october/

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  18. while I found them online at www.Qualitysnackfoods.com ......$2.79 per bag.
    2 Bags with shipping is $16.01! Roughly $.42 per puff!

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  19. They can be found at Amazon.com and Quality Foods.com if you're willing to pay the price.I invented a recipe for one of my sons so I have to make them during the holidays.(and any other time he can talk me into it).I mix a regular size container of cool whip (not light) with 2 8 ounce packages of softened cream cheese a large tsp.of vanille extract,pure.(we like to be able to taste a hint of it, and 3/4 of a bag of mini chocolate morsels. I very carefully (can't stress that enough, they break if you sneeze)cut the cookies in half lenghtwise, put a large dollop of the cheese mixture on the bottom half and place the top half on top naturally.Sprinkle lightly with powered suger and enjoy.They are worth the trouble and expense to get.Enjoy and Happy Holidays

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  20. I went to the website Ask.com and someone stated that Stella Doro had been bought out by a company called Lance and are no longer going to make the Anginetti cookie,,,the company was moving from New York to Ohio. I am so sad!

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  21. Why would anyone not make a cookie everyone likes? We have enjoy these cookies so much & unhappy we are not able to find them.

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  22. Went to 4 stores looking for these. I feel the same way. If so many people are "desperate" for these, why not make them?Very sad, not to mention will heve to bake a cake intead(in 100 degee heat!!!)

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  23. http://www.stelladoro.com/
    Not even listed on the website as a product they make any longer.

    You may contact Lance - the company that now owns Stella D'oro and ask directly here:

    http://www.lanceinc.com/contact/

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  24. hello. i am wondering if i could get a recipe for these cookies... they look very good and im interested in making them. thanks!

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  25. i wonder what web address i could get a recipe for these cookies!!!!! :/

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  26. my grandmother is looking for those cookies down here n florida n still nothing. west coast

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  27. I really want these cookies!!!!:-( I wanted to bring them to a bridal shower.

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  28. IF EVERYONE THAT POSTED A COMMENT ON THIS SITE GO TO LANCEINC .COM AND CONTACT THEM ABOUT THESE COOKIES, MAYBE THEY WILL START MAKING THEM AGAIN. I NEED THESE COOKIES ALSO.

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  29. I Cant believe you would make such a bad desision to stop making these cookies! What are you crazy? You no how much money you are losing? What VP in there right mind would make such a poor business decision? By the way is your company looking for a new VP? sounds like they need one!

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  30. Yeah I can't find Stella D'Oro anginetti's ANYWHERE.

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  31. I have looked EVERYWHERE in Pittsburgh for these and they are NO WHERE. This company needs to get some brains to figure out how much they are losing on sales. It will be a sad cookie tray at this house this year again.

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  32. I grew up with these too. I just found out that the company merged with another and they dropped this product. Bummer!

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  33. Looks like they are called "Angelica" cookies - they can be shipped !


    http://www.bigapplegrocer.net/Scripts/Stella+D%27oro+Angelica+Goodies+12+Pack~product~21601.htm

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  34. go to lanceinc.com and post a comment about bringing these back. there is strength in numbers people!!!!

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  35. I have been looking for them for a couple years in Florida and Alabama no luck. Sence moving back to Florida I have had about 4 people including my daughters new boss.PLEASE GET THEM OUT.

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  36. I Just Found them ON LINE.
    BUT YOU HAVE TO BUY IN BULK 12 PACK FOR $54.99
    NO ONE ELS HAS THEM BUT THIS big apple grocer
    I JUST CALL THEM THEY HAVE IN STOCK .

    http://www.bigapplegrocer.net/Scripts/Stella+D'oro+Angelica+Goodies+12+Pack~product~21601.htm

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  37. Wow, this post has been going on for years! I have contacted Lance and am waiting for a response. I did go to the Big Apple Grocer site, my only concern is buying bulk of a product that may have been discontinued for years...what is the shelf life? Anyone else buy these?

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  38. I have also been looking for them for quite some time. When the employees at Stella D'oro went on strike about 2-3 years ago these cookies were extremely hard to find and I'm, always looking for them in the grocery store just in case I'd find them. I google searched to see if I could find them today and came across this recipe: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,2358,154183-236205,00.html reading through it seems pretty close to the real thing. I have emailed the company that bought them out also on many occassions without response. Hope this helps

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  39. ANGINETTI COOKIES (LIKE STELLA DORO)
    If you're having a difficult time finding anginetti cookies from Stella Doro, here is a similar cookie that you can make at home to use in all those recipes that call for these light and airy confections! The flavorings in this version are genuinely Italian, but you may substitute vanilla if you don't have anise or strega (Galliano liqueur) on hand.

    Cookies:

    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    6 tablespoons butter
    1 teaspoon anise extract or strega
    1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
    3 eggs
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder


    Icing:

    1 tablespoon butter
    3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
    2 tablespoons water
    2 tablespoons anisette liqueur (or water)
    1 tsp. anise extract or strega

    Preheat oven to 350°F.
    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In the bowl of a mixer combine sugar, anisette or strega, lemon peel and 6 tablespoons of butter, beating until well blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue to beat for 1 minute. Stir in flour and baking powder (will be a soft, sticky dough). Spoon dough into a pastry bag fitted with a 3/8-inch round tip.

    Pipe 2-inch diameter rings onto the parchment paper. Wet your fingertips press the ends of each ring together to form a smooth ring. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown.

    To make icing: Melt 1 tablespoon of butter over low heat. Add sugar, water, anisette or strega and anise extract and whisk until sugar melts and mixture is heated through. If icing is too thick to brush easily, add more water to thin. Remove cookies from oven and immediately brush warm icing over hot cookies. Cool iced cookies on sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to a rack and cool completely

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  40. Have you tried this recipe? It doesn't sound quite like anginetti but it does sound good.

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  41. July 2013---I'm with all of you!!! Lets start a campaign to get these back on the production line!!! It worked for Twinkies! I've been looking for these FOREVER!! My Mom used to make the pineapple puffs and passed it on to me..if the company makes the other kinds of Italian cookies, why not the anginetti?? Perhaps I will see if facebook has a page for them..if not, well lets do it!!! If Ben Affleck's beard can have a Twitter page (yes, I'm from the Boston area) then our Anginetti cookies will too!!! Who's on board?

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  42. I'm going to try the recipe above. I've been searching for these cookies for years. My mom always made the pineapple filling for them too. I'll post on here if the recipe turns out.

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  43. A bad decision made by someone who definately does not know what the public wants. I have many, many friends who have been searching everywhere for these cookies - If what I hear is true Lance bought out the company - come on Lance - lets get these cookies back on the market.

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  44. I haven't been able to find them in Florida for several years. Going to check Amazon. They can get anything.

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  45. Can anyone send me the recipe for the pineapple cream puffs? I had them every christmas as a kid but my parents are deceased & I've been DYING for them!! Still can't find the cookies. Stella D'Oro doesn't even have them on their website.

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  46. $25.00 reward for the possession of 5 bags of Stella Dora Cream Puff Cookies. WERE ARE YOU CREAM PUFFS FROM STELLA DORA ?

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  47. PLEASE BRING BACK THE STELLA DORA CREAM PUFF Cookies! PLEASE!

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