New Moon Pie Bites! Plus Some History on the Full Cookie Dough Bites Lineup!

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The folks who produce Cookie Dough Bites are rolling out their latest creation across the country; a “Bites” version of the classic treat, Moon Pies!  Today I’m going to be covering those as well as the entire Cookie Dough Bites line along with a little history on the brand.  Make the jump to check it out.

Cookie Dough Bites are a relatively recent entry onto the confectionery landscape.  First launched in 1997, they quickly became a favorite at movie theaters and soon everywhere else.

Original Cookie Dough Bites candy sign 1997 - Courtesy Taste of Nature

Original Cookie Dough Bites candy sign 1997 – Courtesy Taste of Nature

I suspect that Cookie Dough Bites found their initial footing through theater concessions along with home movie rental outlets like Blockbuster.  Early Cookie Dough Bites packaging featured movie-theater-inspired graphics with boxes that looked like this:

Original Cookie Dough Bites candy box photo from 1997 - Courtesy Taste of Nature

Original Cookie Dough Bites candy box photo from 1997 – Courtesy Taste of Nature

[Note:  I don’t have anything in the way of early Cookie Dough Bites packaging in my archives here, so if anyone out there comes across an early box, let me know!]

Cookie Dough Bites popularity grew which eventually led to other flavors and extensions for the brand.  I’ll get to the full Cookie Dough Bites lineup in a bit but first I’d like to feature the newest addition to the Bites family, Moon Pie Bites!

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Moon Pie Bites - New - 3.1 oz candy box - Summer 2015

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Moon Pie Bites – New – 3.1 oz candy box – Summer 2015

The Moon Pie brand has been around nearly a century, so it’s great to see this timeless classic joining forces with the contemporary classic Cookie Dough Bites brand.  It’s an awesome combination and I can attest to the fact that Moon Pie Bites are delicious.   I really enjoyed them and I feel that flavor-wise, they nailed what makes a Moon Pie a Moon Pie.

I believe this marks the first time that the Cookie Dough Bites folks have licensed another brand for their Bites lineup, so this is a bit of an historic occasion.

Next up, I’d like to run through the variety of Cookie Dough Bites product packaging I’ve picked up in recent years.  Starting with an array of the original, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites:

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites - 1/4 lb box - 4 oz candy box - August 2013

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites – 1/4 lb box – 4 oz candy box – August 2013

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites - 1.75 oz cellophane candy package - September 2014

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites – 1.75 oz cellophane candy package – September 2014

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites - Candy Clues Game - Value Size 3.8 oz candy box - September 2014

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites – Candy Clues Game – Value Size 3.8 oz candy box – September 2014

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites - Cookie Dough Crush game - 3.1 oz candy box - September 2014

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites – Cookie Dough Crush game – 3.1 oz candy box – September 2014

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites - Try 'em Frozen - Candy Swipe Game - 4 oz candy box - Summer 2015

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites – Try ’em Frozen – Candy Swipe Game – 4 oz candy box – Summer 2015

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites - XL Box - 6 oz candy box - September 2014

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites – XL Box – 6 oz candy box – September 2014

As you can see, in just the last few years alone, Cookie Dough Bites have been offered in various sizes as well as box versions featuring different games and promotions.

Next up are a couple tasty cookie-based spin-offs of the original:

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites - New - 3.1 oz candy box - January 2013

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites – New – 3.1 oz candy box – January 2013

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites - 3.1 oz candy box - September 2014

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites – 3.1 oz candy box – September 2014

I’ve got a surprising variety of packaging for Fudge Brownie Cookie Dough Bites, with each featuring a different game or promotion on the box back:

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Double Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cookie Dough Bites - 3.1 oz candy box - January 2014

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Double Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cookie Dough Bites – 3.1 oz candy box – January 2014

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Double Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cookie Dough Bites - Candy Clues Trvia game - 3.1 oz candy box - September 2014

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Double Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cookie Dough Bites – Candy Clues Trvia game – 3.1 oz candy box – September 2014

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Double Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cookie Dough Bites - Cookie Dough Crush game - 3.1 oz candy box - September 2014

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Double Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cookie Dough Bites – Cookie Dough Crush game – 3.1 oz candy box – September 2014

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Double Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cookie Dough Bites - Rocket Fizz Candycade game - 3.1 oz candy box - September 2014

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Double Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cookie Dough Bites – Rocket Fizz Candycade game – 3.1 oz candy box – September 2014

Here are two different box designs for Cookies ‘N Cream Bites, along with a special Christmas seasonal edition box:

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Cookies 'N Cream Bites - New - 3.1 oz candy box - September 2014

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Cookies ‘N Cream Bites – New – 3.1 oz candy box – September 2014

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Cookies 'N Cream Bites - Free Game Download - 3.1 oz candy box - September 2014

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Cookies ‘N Cream Bites – Free Game Download – 3.1 oz candy box – September 2014

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Cookies 'N Cream Bites - Santa's Village - 3.1 oz Christmas candy box - December 2014

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Cookies ‘N Cream Bites – Santa’s Village – 3.1 oz Christmas candy box – December 2014

I really dig that holiday box with the snowman.   What can I say?  I’m a sucker for Christmas decorations!

Next up are a trio of Bites brand extensions based around non-cookie baked goods.

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Cupcake Bites - New - 3.1 oz candy box - February 2012

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Cupcake Bites – New – 3.1 oz candy box – February 2012

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Red Velvet Cupcake Bites - 3.1 oz candy box - September 2014

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Red Velvet Cupcake Bites – 3.1 oz candy box – September 2014

Taste of Nature - CandyASAP - Cinnamon But Bites - New - 3.1 oz candy box - January 2014

Taste of Nature – CandyASAP – Cinnamon But Bites – New – 3.1 oz candy box – January 2014

That’s everything I’ve got to share with regard to the Cookie Dough Bites official lineup.  I do know of two products that Taste of Nature has produced which I’ve not been able to find examples of to show and those are: Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough Bites and Strawberry Dream Bites.  If/when I track them down, I’ll come back and post them here.

That’s the end of the official lineup, but I do have two more items to share.  You see, anytime someone has success with an innovative new product like Cookie Dough Bites, other companies will inevitably work to replicate that, or produce their own versions of it.  It’s just the way of business.  So I have a couple similar cookie dough products to share from other companies.

As the old saying goes, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” so with that in mind here are pair of Cookie Dough Bites flatterers:

Mrs Fields - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Chocolates - 2.2 oz candy box - September 2014

Mrs Fields – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Chocolates – 2.2 oz candy box – September 2014

Promotions in Motion - Bake Shoppe - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Miniatures - 3.5 oz candy box - January 2013

Promotions in Motion – Bake Shoppe – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Miniatures – 3.5 oz candy box – January 2013

And that’s everything I’ve got to share on the contemporary classic that is Cookie Dough Bites.  And while they’ve only been around a relatively short time, their universal appeal and success makes it likely that Cookie Dough Bites will be delighting consumers for generations to come.

See you next time!

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About Jason Liebig

A New York City based writer, editor and sometimes actor. After spending much of the 1990′s in the comic book business helping tell the stories of Marvel Comics’ X-Men as series editor, he has since split his time between developing his own entertainment properties while still consulting and working on others. Having been described as “the Indiana Jones of lost and forgotten candy”, Jason is one of the country’s premier candy collectors and historians with his discoveries appearing in countless blogs, magazines, newspaper articles, and books. Always happy to share his knowledge and unique perspectives on this colorful part of our popular culture, Jason has consulted with New York’s Museum of Food and Drink and has also been a featured guest on Food Network’s Heavyweights, France’s M6 Capital, and New York’s TheActionRoom.com. My Google Profile+
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