Taste the Love: Mother's® Cookies Now Available in Kansas City, KS
Popular cookie brand, Mother's® cookies travels from the Western United States to make its Kansas City debut at the Great American BBQ Festival May 21-22

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- 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."

Taste the Love

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.

Mother's® Cookies, a Brief History

Iconic cookies? Yes. Mother's® cookies have amassed a devoted following throughout the years. Since 1914, Mother's® cookies have been delighting generations with favorites like the pink and white sprinkled Circus Animal® cookies and the rich, creme-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 and cookie lovers were overjoyed.

The Mother's® cookies coming to Kansas City include:

  • Chocolate Chip
  • Circus Animal®
  • Coconut Cocadas®
  • English Tea®
  • Iced Lemonade™
  • Iced Oatmeal
  • Oatmeal
  • Taffy®

For more information and to help spread the word about Mother's® cookies in Kansas City, visit www.Motherscookies.com.

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

No Purchase Necessary. To enter for free, visit an event location and complete a tear pad entry form found at the Mother's® Cookies booth. For complete Official Rules and full listing of event locations, go to www.motherscookies.com. Sweepstakes ends 5/22/10. Open to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. Subject to complete Official Rules. Sponsor: Kellogg North America Company, One Kellogg Square, Battle Creek, MI  49016.

®,™, © 2010 Kellogg NA Co.

About Kellogg Company

With 2009 sales of nearly $13 billion, Kellogg Company is the world's leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit-flavored snacks, frozen waffles and veggie foods. The Company's brands include Kellogg's®, Keebler®, Pop-Tarts®, Eggo®, Cheez-It®, All-Bran®, Mini-Wheats®, Nutri-Grain®, Rice Krispies®, Special K®, Chips Deluxe®, Famous Amos®, Sandies®, Austin®, Club®, Murray®, Kashi®, Bear Naked®, Morningstar Farm®, Gardenburger® and Stretch Island®. Kellogg products are manufactured in 18 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries.  For more information, visit www.kelloggcompany.com. Kellogg's Corporate Responsibility report including its approach, progress and future direction in the marketplace, workplace, environment and community can be found at www.kelloggcompany.com/CR. For information on Kellogg Company's commitment to nutrition, visit www.kelloggsnutrition.com.

SOURCE Kellogg Company