Mother's Flaky Flix cookies disappeared a couple of years ago. Fudge Flaky Flix were my favorite cookies, other than the late, lamented Hydrox cookies.
When I was little, Flaky Flix were known by the name of Fiddle Flakes. I'm not sure if a different company made them then.
I was grocery shopping this afternoon and what to my wondering eyes appeared...but fudge and vanilla Flaky Flix!
The cookies are now short and wide instead of long and skinny, but they taste the same. O Happy Day!
January 2009 Update: This post continues to receive a fair amount of traffic, so I'd like to direct readers to two updates: a post on Mother's Cookies declaring bankruptcy in October 2008 and Kellogg's buying the Mother's Cookies trademarks and recipes in December 2008.
April 30, 2009 Update: Here is the latest on Mother's Cookies' comeback.