JACK'S COOKIES

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    Displaying posts 1 - 30 out of 36.12Steve Cannella

    Does anyone remember Jack's Cookiies? Do you know where they were?

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    Mark S. Hankins

    I ate 'em.

    Weren't they a Winn Dixie house brand before Sunshine and Krackin' Good?

    over a year ago · ·

    Steve Cannella

    You're right Mark- they had a factory or distributorship on North Boulevard!

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    Mario Núñez

    Jack's Cookies were like Charles Chips... You couldn't eat just one... And didn't they make Christmas Cookies too???

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    Carmen Bell Stegner

    I remember them.. My daddy worked there..drove truck & maybe other stuff.. brought cookies home all the time!!.. i dont remember where the place was.. i thought it was over in East Tampa/40th street area.. will have to ask my mother if she remembers!

    over a year ago · ·

    Kristine Tjernstrom Lay

    Were located somewhere near Myrtle Hill Cemetery... My mom used their broken cookie store as a bribe for us to go with her to our granddad's/grandmother's gravesite. That was our after visit treat :)

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    Mario Núñez

    Kristine, now that you mention it... I think it was somewhere around 40th street.. Out there by the cemetery... The 'broken cookie store'... Yep, I remember it too.. I'll ask my Mom too... Surely we'll nail this down... But weren't those cookies delicious?

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    Steve Cannella

    The more I think about it--it was near 40th street. For some reason I remember it as a green building. Does this sound right?

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    Clint Shaffer

    My dad was an orthodontist, and one of his first patients was a woman whose husband worked at Jack's Cookies. I remember going to the factory on a school field trip at least once.

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    Clint Shaffer

    Green building sounds right, but I remember it being in the Seminole Heights/Hillsborough High area, just west of 275...

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    Steve Cannella

    I can't seem to find any pictures or even the address of Jacks Cookies Factory online... I'm on a mission now.

    over a year ago · ·

    Carmen Bell Stegner

    I forgot to ask my mother if she remembered where it was.. I remember going there but was young.. still thinking EAST TAMPA!! We will figure it out somehow!

    over a year ago · ·

    Clint Shaffer

    BTW, I was thinking of the location of the FACTORY--don't remember the store...

    over a year ago · ·

    Steve Cannella

    Same here Clint- I'm thinking Factory as well. I remember E. Tampa somewhere. Google has a newspaper archive search and I found mostly information on the girls softball team that Jacks Cookies apparently sponsored for many years.

    over a year ago · ·

    Janeen-Lamar Stokes

    My Grand father John C. McSwain Was the president of Jack's Cookie Company Fl. My father Britt Bernard was production manager. My father is 70 now and still lives in Tampa. The owner was Leon Bishop. His daughter is still a family friend and lives in NC. The company also sold Christmas trees at the coorner of Florida and Waters Ave. I was lucky enough to eat vanilla waffers of the "line" (which means hot). I have a lot of good memories going to visit my father and grandfather. We still have the red leather chair from my grandfather's office.

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    Janeen-Lamar Stokes

    3615 E. Lake Ave. West of 40th by the railroad. Not Myrtly the one across the St.

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    Janeen-Lamar Stokes

    Not green- the building was yellow. They had many tours. the first plant was on North Blvd corner of West St. They advertised on Romper Room and me and my sister san the Happy Jack song on black and white TV. We jumped out of the Jack in the Box.

    over a year ago · ·

    Janeen-Lamar Stokes

    Southland was a sub. (The Busy Baker) of Jack's.

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    Janeen-Lamar Stokes

    Dear Clint Shaffer, Your Dad's first patient was my mom Judy Bernad. She was pregnant with me. I've seen pictures, her teeth were a mess. I just called my dad and read him the blogs. He said Clint has to be Dr. Schaffer's son. Your Dad used to call my mom "Mother Bernard." He put braces on me and my 2 sisters too. My dad did plumbing in your dad's house to work off some of the bill.

    over a year ago · ·

    Janeen-Lamar Stokes

    Lttle Rascal Spanky owned a brokerage in the Bahama's and bought cookie from the TAmpa Jack's to sell in the Bahama's. The company sold from SAN Juan PR to new England.

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    Janeen-Lamar Stokes

    Carmen Bell- What was your dad's name. My Dad wants to know if they new each other.

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    Clint Shaffer

    Hi, Janeen,

    I remembered Judy, and "Bernard" clicks as well. I knew your sister Debany (though I'm not sure I spelled it right), and I remember your mom stopping by my dad's office (the newer one, further north on Florida Ave.) to visit when I worked in his lab in the 70's; he always really enjoyed your mom. I seemed to remember that Debany worked in the office one summer, too. I think I remember meeting your dad on the factory tour, though I was probably just a grade schooler at the time. Great to hear from you. My dad is a hale and hearty 84, remarried after my mom died three years ago, and now lives most of the year in Largo. Great to hear from you and your family!

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    Clint Shaffer

    How long did the first factory operate? The North Blvd./West St. location looks more like the one I remember going to--can't recall ever visiting the one that was further east.

    over a year ago · ·

    Janeen-Lamar Stokes

    N. Blvd opened 1938 closed and Lake ave. opened in 1956. Company was sold in 1978 to Flowers Bakery.

    over a year ago · ·

    Steve Cannella

    Janeen, you definitely solved the mystery of where the factory was! Thank you so much. Jacks Cookies was a treat for so many Tampa natives and holds fond memories for so many of us!

    Do you have any pictures of the Jacks Cookies factory on E. Lake? I don't know why I thought it was a green building.

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    Janeen-Lamar Stokes

    I'll get some from my dad. it was yellow because it was actually called Happy Jack Yellow in part of the logo adds. Maybe it was green after it sold in 1978 to Flowers bakery.

    over a year ago · ·

    Steve Cannella

    I'm just happy I can remember Jacks Cookies. I trust you on the color :-)

    over a year ago · ·

    Debaney Bernard Benton

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Hello Clint...great to "see" you. I treasure all of my Jack's Cookies memories and wish that my children had been able to "tour" the plant.

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    Mark S Howard

    So this thread is a prime example of the fun FB can be. I wish I had some now with a nice glass of Iced Cold Milk ...Mark

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    Carmen Bell Stegner

    MEEEEE TOOOOOO!

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    Displaying posts 31 - 36 out of 36.12Clint Shaffer

    Absolutely! But it would have to be from one of the Florida Dairy dispensers...

    over a year ago · ·

    Tony Leto

    As a kid (in the 50's and early 60's) I used to eat Jacks Vanilla Waffers every morning in a big bowl with my cafe con leche. My parents used to buy them at Big Barn in Ybor City. My grandchildren (ages 5 & 8) love having vanilla waffers and cafe con leche when they spend the night at Nano and Abuela's house. lol

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    Steve Cannella

    Tony - the Vanilla Waffers were my favorite. Great will milk too. My father worked as a bag boy when he was in high school at the Big Barn on Hillsborough Ave and the river, which later became Kash N Karry, owned by the Greco family.

    over a year ago · ·

    Gary McMullen

    lived around corner. It was on the corner of North Boulevard and West. We always had the broked cookies. My sister was married with Hawaian Punch and broken Jack's cookies.

    over a year ago · ·

    Carmen Bell Stegner

    Janeen, sorry i just now saw your question about my dad.. His name was Clayton Bell..

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    Jim Green

    My aunt worked there. We got free broken cookies all the time. They also sponsored my little league team one year.

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  • OMG, Jacks Cookies! - Our Uncle Herman used to take us kids to that store on a day when older cookies were on sale, he would let us fill our ams up with cookie packages and bought them all for just a couple of bucks. We thought we were rich on those days. Thank you Uncle Herman.

  • I can't get these doggone cookies out of my head, and I'm 54 years of age. The Jack Cookies Company was located on Lake Ave, just east of 34th St in Tampa, between 40th and 34th St. You could purchase the cookies direct, but every mom and pop store in the area had them, and there were many little neighborhood stores. Someone compared them to "Charlie Chips", not even remotely close. I lived near Osborne & 34th St, nearly a mile away and you could smell them as they baked. The Oatmeal were soft, but not too gooey, or chewy. The butter coconut and short bread were incredible. All were huge in size. I know, I know, I was a kid and it just seemed that way, not. They also made a brownie that I've not come close to having since then. Oh yeah, and while we are on the subject, let's not forget wonder bread at Hillsborough Ave and 22nd. Most will tell you it's all realative, don't believe it. Things were much better. They say there's nothing new under the sun. It would be nice to see some of those things come back. Jesus Keep Us!....................do you remember chicken from the "Wig Wam?"

  • Jacks Cookie Co. was located at 3615 E. Lake E Ave. Tampa Flordia, I worked with them as a District Mgr. for years, some of the best people I ever knew, Mr leon Gishop was the owner at that time, one of the best products I have ever sold, people were loyal to their jov=b and the company, I personally wish theuy were still available in full line.

    Donnie Pridgen

  • Jack's (broken) cookie store was @ N.Blvd and West street. Building still there-empty ?

  • My father worked for a CPA firm in downtown Tampa, and Jack's Cookies on East Lake Avenue was a client of his firm. Several times a year he would go to Jack's Cookies to look at the books, or help with the income tax returns. I went to the location recently, and the building is there, but with a different name.