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Berger Cookies may be victim of trans-fat ban

Just Visiting | Nov 22, 201302:36 PM

Personally, I've never liked Berger Cookies or understood their appeal, but for those who love them - beware. If the FDA goes ahead with the transfat ban, Berger Cookies as you know and love them may be a thing of the past. The company owner and president says they have tried alternate recipes and the cookies just aren't the same. Transfats were not used commercially until about 1910 and Berger Cookies have been around since 1835. There must have been a recipe that didn't use transfats for those first 75 years, but of course, what all of us alive today know as Berger Cookies were probably made with the transfats. Still, it seems like they should dig through the company archives to see if they can find the original recipe.

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