Now that Mother’s cookies are available in stores throughout the greater Kansas City area, local residents are about to find out why the iconic brand has achieved a fanatical following among Western United States residents for almost a century. Kansas City has been selected as a key market for one of the brand’s first expansions outside of the Western United States in 96 years.

Kansas City area residents are invited to the Mother’s cookies booth at the Great American BBQ Festival on Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 for a firsthand taste of what the excitement is all about.

“Bringing the Mother’s cookies brand to Kansas City is one of our first brand expansions outside of the western region of the country,” says Jane Ghosh, marketing director for Mother’s cookies. “We chose Kansas City because it is an important central gateway from the Western states where the brand traditionally has had a very strong presence. Introducing the brand at the Great American BBQ Festival gives us the opportunity to meet local residents and share the delicious legacy of Mother’s cookies with a whole new market.”

At the Great American BBQ Festival on Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22, Kansas City residents can stop by the Mother’s cookies booth to taste free cookie samples. They can also enter for a chance to win a year’s supply of cookies* and enjoy photo opportunities with life-sized Mother’s cookies characters. Booth visitors have an opportunity to record their newfound love of Mother’s cookies on video and potentially end up on the Mother’s cookies Web site, YouTube and Facebook pages.

Since 1914, Mother’s cookies have been delighting generations with favorites like the pink and white sprinkled Circus Animal cookies and the rich, crème-filled Taffy sandwich cookies, among others. When the brand ceased production in late 2008, cookie lovers bid farewell to a favorite. In December 2008, Kellogg Company acquired the trademarks and original recipes, and in May 2009, the cookies were back on shelves.

The Mother’s cookies coming to Kansas City include:
Chocolate Chip
Circus Animal
Coconut Cocadas
English Tea
Iced Lemonade
Iced Oatmeal

*A year’s supply of Mother’s cookies will be provided in the form of 40 free product coupons.