Food

How Cookie Boxes Have Changed Over Time  

Ryleigh Nucilli
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List Rules Vote up the vintage cookie boxes, tins, and bags you'd still be happy to find on the grocery store shelf.

Oh, pre-packaged cookies, you beautiful discs of sugar, carbs, and preservatives. We don't deserve you. You're too good for this world; yet, here you've been, lining grocery store aisles since the early 20th century, ready to comfort us, soothe us, and spike our blood sugar.

Certainly, cookie packaging and boxes have changed over the course of the last century. Beautiful photos of vintage Mallomar packaging prove it, as does the visual evolution of Oreo history. Like cereal boxes and chip bags, before-and-after pictures of cookie boxes take us on a historical journey. In their case, it's a very sweet - and sometimes vegan (looking at you, Oreos) - ride.

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Barnum's Animal Crackers, C. 1960s Vs. 2019
Barnum's Animal Crackers, C. 1... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list How Cookie Boxes Have Changed Over Time
Photo:  theimaginaryworld.com/Nabisco/Amazon
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Oreos, 1951 Vs. 2019
Oreos, 1951 Vs. 2019 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list How Cookie Boxes Have Changed Over Time
Photo:  Business Insider/Mondeléz International
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Nutter Butter, C. 1990s Vs. 2019
Nutter Butter, C. 1990s Vs. 20... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list How Cookie Boxes Have Changed Over Time
Photo:  thefedoralounge.com/Nabisco/Amazon
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Famous Amos, 1975 Vs. 2019
Famous Amos, 1975 Vs. 2019 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list How Cookie Boxes Have Changed Over Time
Photo:  catskillsclothingcompany/The Ferrero Group
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