I was frantic last christmas! I am from the Chicago area, and Salerno Bakery just shut down and stopped shipping. No notice - even store managers were suprised.
Whoa is me, I just lamented and checked out blogs.
YIPPEE!! I am happy to report I just bought a box of "Salerno" "Santa's Favorites" at the local Meijers on November 6, 2010. The new bakery is "LANCE" in Charlotte, NC.
AND THE TASTE IS THE SAME AS WHEN I WAS A KID! Ahhhhhhhhh, memories!
The tradition will carry on and now my grandkids ( when they come- cause my kids are teens now) will be passed on.
Maurice Lennel was another great bakery that skipped out of Chicago area, they make some, but were not as good, but very close in a pinch, and I did enjoy those.(you can mail order)
Keebler's Jingles Ok in a pinch as well, but Maurice's are better.