Mother’s Cookies is owned by Kelloggs.
Mother’s English Tea Cookies’ new package states:
1) “NEW SHAPE”
2) “SAME DELICIOUS RECIPE”
3) “Gallettas de Mantequilla” (translation: “cookies of butter” or “butter cookies”).
1) Only one of those is true: the cookies are a new shape. They are narrower and more elongated. The new shape is a slight distraction from deeper issues regarding Mother’s English Tea cookies.
2) The Mother’s English Tea cookie recipe is not the “same” and tastes different than the previous recipe. The flavor tastes like poor-quality-palm-oil with an accompanying aftertaste of baking soda, ...as if made in a laboratory rather than a bakery. The addition of the preservative TBHQ does not make the cookies taste fresher. They just taste over-processed compared to the old recipe. I found these cookies to be a waste of money and a repulsive expenditure of calories. 3) Using Spanish, the second language in the United States, to represent these cookies contain butter (“mantequilla” ) when the cookies do not contain butter, is downright misleading, if not criminal. One might easily argue this is bait-and-switch advertising. It is noteworthy Kelloggs Mother’s did not make this butter representation in English, but they did bother to print “Cookies/Galletas”, so obviously they have knowledge of English and Spanish languages. Further, the odd, new yellower color of the creamy filling is off-putting and unappetizing. It does not help to convince me I am eating anything containing butter. The poor flavor tells the truth.
These are the worst Mother’s cookies I have ever eaten. The changes since Kelloggs bought the Mother’s brand and the Mother’s recipes are disappointing. Now that I know Kelloggs is currently involved with disengenuous advertising and lowering the quality of known food items, I will avoid buying its products.
Product or Service Mentioned: Mothers Cookies English Tea Cookies.
Reason of review: Bad quality.