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Day 72: Entenmann's Cookies!

Only when you live in a place for a while do you really seem to get the sense of it. Certain stores, restaurants and products become ingrained in your day to day life, and when you leave that place, those are the things you really miss.

For me, when I think about living in New York, I remember specific things that I can't get here: gnudi from the Spotted Pig restaurant, steak from Peter Luger's and Barcade. But even more than those one-of-a-kind restaurants/bars, I remember the things I used to get at the grocery store: Pennysticks pretzels, Apple & Eve apple juice, and Entenmann's chocolate chip cookies.

Now, the grocery stores have carried the Entenmann's brand in Minnesota for a while but it was only the donuts. It drove me nuts that I couldn't get a box of their chocolate chip cookies. Three years later, I'm going through Cub Foods, and there they are!


Now all I need is some Apple & Eve apple juice and I can recreate the snack that got me through law school.

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