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Dear Mom,


Dear Mom,

Thank you for the introduction. There’s only one problem, I can’t seem to shake them. They come and stay for just a while. I hide them from the kids (especially Rover who thinks it’s necessary to be double fisted), scarf them down, and the box turns up empty way sooner than it should. Then they go on sale at Target and I buy them again and the vicious cycle starts all over.

Wish you were here to eat them with me, drink Constant Comment, listen to carols and watch the rovers destroy the house. 

love, Darby


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  • dre
    December 15, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    THESE ARE MY FAVORITE COOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to stop buying them for awhile, as I would notice that while I worked, I could finish a sleeve in an hour…….


  • Hillary @ The Other Mama
    December 15, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    OK- my addiction like this are the Publix brand of Thin Mints. I’ll buy a box when they are on sale. And that box is gone in 32 minutes. Then I buy another “while they are on sale” and that’s the beginning of the cycle. Good thing they are on sale a lot! And my parents are up here and reported that y’all are getting 3 new Publix stores! You will love them!! DON’T look for those cookies- whatever you do! 🙂

  • Elaine
    December 15, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Somebody come help me eat the cookies at my house! I don’t want my kids to eat them and then be hopped up on sugar, and I dare not throw them away…… so what’s a girl to do? Darn sales! Good thing i LOVE working out and you are naturally thin 😀

  • Katie
    December 15, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    I thought I was alone in my fierce addiction to golden oreos!!! I think this is why I have not only NOT lost my baby weight in the past 8 months, but proceeded to gain fat people weight. If loving golden oreos is wrong, I don’t wanna be right!
    (I’m the one that introduced these to MY mother – and she is so hooked. last time she was at my house, she spied them in the pantry, and then they suddenly disappeared!)

  • Melissa Richie
    December 15, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    a few weeks ago at our community group that meets at our house, a guy brought what he thought were regular ice cream sandwiches. they turned out to be mini vanilla ice cream sandwiches by mayfield. they look just like those oreos…vanilla cookie, vanilla ice cream. i thought i would hate them, but i’m now obsessed.

    tuck that little knowledge away for this summer!!

    sorry i don’t comment more. i really love reading your blog 🙂

  • jade
    December 15, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    i am guilty of the same very thing, except with Tim Tams. they miraculously appeared at target and i’ve never seen them here in the states. they are chocolate heaven from australia. you can find them in the Christmas cookie aisle. a little chocolate to accompany your vanilla!

  • Jayne Barbour
    December 15, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    The holiday dark chocolate covered jo-jos at trader joes are unreal. I can’t stop eating them-they are topped with crushed candy canes! 3.99 a pop but totally worth it! I just can’t quit them!
    Get some while you can, they are only here for December and sold out early last year!:)
    Gotta try those oreos though:)

  • Courtney Baker
    December 15, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    You might be the only person to make a picture of a half-eaten Oreo look that pretty!

  • Emily
    December 15, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Last night I ate an entire bag of Trader Joe’s chocolate covered pretzels. The worst part is that I bought the bag about two weeks ago to include in a gift basket for a friend… looks like the basket will be a little less sweet then savory (just kidding, I will replace them!) But my real addiction is Milano cookies… and they are not figure friendly. And Pinwheels… yum.

  • Jenna
    December 15, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    these are by far my favorite oreos 🙂

  • Kelli
    December 15, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    What a sweet mother to introduce you to such a wonderful cookie.

  • Brittan
    December 15, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Girl if they were gluten free I’d eat them with you! Just sent the bag of Christmas m & ms to work with Tommy bc I couldnt stop eating them!

  • Marina
    December 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    LOVE. LOVE. LOVE those cookies.

  • lisa
    December 15, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Mine is double stuffed chocolate Oreos. They are like my crack!

  • Teri
    December 15, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I LOVE these cookies!! The kids LOVE these cookies! I would eat nothing else if I could

  • Nikki
    December 15, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    I LOVE Constant Comment. People always laugh at me when I say I drink it. A little bit of milk and sugar…. aah… Heaven!

  • Mandy Norris
    December 16, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Who can blame you…these cookies rock! I am currently eating dark chocolate toffee with walnuts a student made me so I am right there with you all! Have a good one! Mandy

  • Jill Cribb
    December 16, 2009 at 9:47 am

    We tried our card pictures yesterday too. It was overcast & got too dark. The girls would not cooperate, especially the little one. I was exhausted anyway & not one picture turned out to my liking. My camera would not cooperate with me either….it was a disaster & miserable and I do not want to try it again. My photo editing capablilites are limited so I can’t fix them like I want to. So maybe you could help me pick a few? https://picasaweb.google.com/jgcribb/UntitledAlbum#

    Is the stress worth it….my house is a disaster… I clean it, they tear it down…My house is being shown Friday & I am having our small group from church over Friday night and I have so much work to do at work and I want to make the butter you made and can’t find jars! AAARRGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH! I think I am going to run away if I don’t collaspe from exhaustion first! Hope you get a good picture and cooperation.
    Merry Christmas!
    Jill Cribb
    Conway, SC

  • megan
    December 16, 2009 at 9:56 am

    oh my…i am addicted to them! i want to jump through the screen and eat all of them!

  • Tara
    December 16, 2009 at 11:27 am

    I have always bought the golden sandwich cookies by Always Save for my husband (HE LOVES EM, i never was interested). Then I buy a Golden OREO 🙂 oh they are soooo good. (I never liked the chocolate ones, to messy on my teeth) MERRY EATING!

  • Lori Cook
    December 16, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Do you know about Double Stuff Golden Oreos? A dangerous thing for people who love Golden Oreos!!! Not all stores carry them, but the search is worth it.

  • Cha Cha
    December 16, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I have been following your site for awhile now, but never commented. But when I saw this, I had to tell you we feel about these the way your little one felt about the pacifer. ADDICTION

  • Mandy
    December 16, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I am trying to be brave and start my blog back up and make it public but I am worried about it. I am going to trust that it will be ok like all of yours are b/c I want to be able to share our life with people…so this is big for me! Thanks for your silent encouragement…www.mandyandpatrick.blogspot.com


  • Christina
    December 16, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Mmm. Two weeks ago I was living it up, scarfing these down b/c I learned that they are dairy free! Sadly, my son just tested positive for a wheat allergy as well so no more Oreos until he is weaned. Someday I will have Oreos (and everything else) again. You can take a fabulous photo of just about anything, can’t you?!

  • Annette
    December 16, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    I too have fond memories of Constant Comment. My mom would serve it to us when we were sick. I though it was so special, a magic elixir. I still drink it and think of my mom and feel the worries of the world melt away!

  • Susan V
    December 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Oh my … I have not tried the golden oreos yet. But if they are half as good as the chocolate oreos … I will love them I am sure.

  • Amanda
    December 17, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Did you know they have candy cane oreos right now?? Yum! The middle is half red and half white with little crunchies in it (candy cane pieces I guess).

  • Jennifer M
    December 17, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Have you tried the Double Stuff Golden Oreos? Yum!

  • andi
    December 17, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    YUMMM!!! Love the card attempts!!! :))))

  • mommasissy
    December 17, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    please tell raiger i am so proud of her!!!!!

  • b.a.
    December 17, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    this comment has nothing to do with oreos…but i will give those golden girls a try!

    anyway, i just wanted to tell you i got those littla patagonia flats! i looked at them on zappos when you first posted the link, and i could not figure out what you meant about the sole coming off. tonight i saw them suuuuper marked down at our favorite little outdoor store and i love them so much! they are so cute with or without the sole. it’s genius! and they are the most comfortable shoe i’ve ever owned. so glad you shared!

  • Jean Anfindsen
    December 18, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Hi Darby!
    I just found your blog and it really brought me so much joy… can’t wait to sit down and read past posts. Although you are several decades behind me, your life looks SO MUCH like mine did. (3 girls and 1 boy with in 5 years)! And the pacifier issue? My 22 year old (who now teaches high school)- had hers until she was almost 5! We sent hers to Santa who mysteriously brought her a bike in July! I remember vividly 2 very rough nights! Thanks for your wonderful, inspiring blog. Your kids are beautiful! May I add you to my blog roll? Proverbs 3:5-6

  • Brigid
    December 18, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    More addictive is Trader Joe’s ‘vanilla oreo’ -Vanilla Bean Joe Joes. A must try!

  • Tasha B.
    December 29, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    These Oreos were one of my saving foods when pregnant! I just had a c-section the day before you posted this, and am catching up on my blogs. Thanks for reminding me how nice it is to NOT be a slave to my cravings anymore!!! Now I have to tear myself away from my bundle of joy and remind myself to eat before my milk runs dry! What blessings they are.

  • Becky M.
    January 9, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I also love drinking constant comment with my mom…