Pepperidge Farms' cookies are a pleasant reminder of the 80s. My parents would serve them after Wednesday night Bible study, or to my brother and I occasionally. I rarely buy or eat them these days, but indulged this afternoon. Three Milano cookies (10 fat grams, 180 calories, not that I'm counting!) came in an "out of towner gift box" I received at my friend Erica's wedding. I am storing the leftovers of my box in my desk at work.
Milano cookies are buttery and rich, without being overly chocolately or sweet. They are oblong shaped, and melt and dissolve perfectly when bitten. Very few crumbs fall on my shirt or desk as I eat-all the better to keep any mice (or co-workers) at bay. The cookies seem fresh and have a nice chocolate interior.
I'm not sure they are "distinctive" as the package says, but they are a tasty treat that triggers pleasant memories.