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Schools favorite cookie banned from cafeteria

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A favorite, and locally famous, cafeteria treat is off the menu forever in one northeast Ohio school system. That's because of new nutritional guidelines.

The government wants schools to provide healthier foods. Cutting fats and cholesterol will put an end to the sale of the Elyria pink cookie. It's a buttery sweet treat with pink icing that has been a favorite of city school kids for four decades.

The cookie was developed by a former district food services director. She used her grandmother's recipe. The cookie was once named the "Best Cafeteria Cookie" by Cleveland magazine, according to The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram.

Scott Teaman is food services director with Sodexo Inc., the district's contracted food provider. He said the federal guidelines for school snacks are strict. The pink cookie just can't make the cut, he said.

"There is only one way to do the pink cookie. And to do it any other way would not do it justice," Teaman said.

The pink cookies will not disappear completely. Teaman said district bakers will take special orders at $5 a dozen. They can be eaten at home.

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  • TomI-Saw
    9/05/2014 - 01:53 p.m.

    looks good I would totally get that but not eat it to much I don't like to eat candy too much and its good that
    its banned from cafiteria

    • CharlotteR-Saw
      9/05/2014 - 02:07 p.m.

      I agree, but I would eat the hole thing in 2 minutes. Maby ? Anyway I wish I could buy a boxful!!!

    • Sec20614
      9/08/2014 - 02:35 p.m.

      I do not agree with you I love candy and cookies!

  • SherzongM-Saw
    9/05/2014 - 02:07 p.m.

    Are you sure,it does not look good to me beside it might be nasty

    • JuliannaS-Saw
      9/05/2014 - 02:18 p.m.

      It is so good you are very crazy they very good

  • NaSeanC-Saw
    9/05/2014 - 02:08 p.m.

    aw man that cookie just made me hungry right now

    • Sec20614
      9/08/2014 - 02:33 p.m.

      They make me hungry too even though I just eat lunch.

  • JuliannaS-Saw
    9/05/2014 - 02:12 p.m.

    I love these cookies so much they are good and sweet:-]

  • gestegan
    9/05/2014 - 03:18 p.m.

    i went to that school i miss those cookies so much i had a frend
    that wod go crazy over them but we still get to eat them gust go to bilo

  • Sec20614
    9/08/2014 - 02:31 p.m.

    I think those people are crazy weird .i love those cookies!

  • Spr21414
    9/08/2014 - 02:36 p.m.

    I love the pink cookie it is so good even when I talk about it makes me hungry .and i love candy

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