Sunshine Biscuits, formerly known as The Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company, is a defunct independent American baker of cookies, crackers, and cereals. The company, which became a brand on a few products such as Cheez-It, was purchased by Keebler Company in 1996,  which was purchased by Kellogg Company in 2001.
Hydrox is a cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie owned and manufactured by Leaf Brands. It debuted in the United States in 1908, and was manufactured by Sunshine Biscuits for over 90 years.  Hydrox was largely discontinued in 1999, three years after Sunshine was acquired by Keebler, which was later acquired by Kellogg's.
Always made in the USA using the highest quality ingredients including REAL cane sugar. Less sweet, darker chocolate flavor and crunchier cookie sets Hydrox apart from Oreo and all others. America's Original Creme Filled Chocolate Sandwich Cookie. OU Kosher (DE) and VEGAN with zero trans-fats.
Keebler had marketed its brands such as Cheez-It (which have the Sunshine Biscuits brand), Chips Deluxe, Club Crackers, E.L. Fudge Cookies, Famous Amos, Fudge Shoppe Cookies, Murray cookies, Austin, Plantation, Vienna Fingers, Town House Crackers, Wheatables, Sandie's Shortbread, Pizzarias Pizza Chips, Chachos and Zesta Crackers, among others.
Sunshine Biscuits - History History Until the late 19th century, the biscuit/cracker industry was made up of small independent local bakeries preparing products and selling them in bulk. The barrels and crates of biscuits were delivered by horse and wagon, set out in the grocery store and sold to the consumer by the measure.
46 Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars. These raisin cookies mimic the late lamented Golden Raisin Biscuits, formerly sold under the Sunshine brand name, and later by Keebler. These flat, not overly sweet, raisin-filled cookies came in perforated strips that you'd break apart into rectangles.
1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt *If you use white whole wheat flour, for best flavor substitute 1 tablespoon orange juice for 1 tablespoon of the ice water (when you get to that step, below). Add 6 tablespoons (85g) cold butter, cut into pats or small chunks.