This is a sad, sad day:
Mother’s Cookies, an Oakland institution for 92 years, has been shuttered, its owner seeking bankruptcy protection for the company.
The ending was abrupt: Workers for the company, which shifted its baking and distribution operations to plants in Ohio and Canada in 2006, told workers Friday that operations would cease and cookies would no longer be made as of Monday.
The company cited rising prices for raw materials and fuel, and on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
I don’t know what’s up everywhere else, but in Northern California Mother’s Cookies was the real shit, not just for badass cookies like Circus Animals, but for baseball cards. A sign of the times, man! Who says the financial crisis isn’t affecting the common man? How am I supposed to get my daily RDI of Partially Hydrogenated Oils now!?? RIP Mother’s mayne!