Cookie Time

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Cookie Time Ltd is a New Zealand company based in Christchurch, which has been manufacturing snack foods since 1983. It is fronted by a mascot known as the Cookie Muncher. Their factory, with a shop for members of the public to buy cookies and other products, is located a 789 Main South Road, in the settlement of Templeton, 4 km from the outskirts of Christchurch at Hornby, and 14 km from the city centre.


  • 1983: The first batch of Original Chocolate Cookies left the kitchen of founder Michael Mayell's one bedroom flat, to be sold individually from large glass jars in Christchurch dairies.
  • 1996: The company broke the Guinness World Record for the world's largest cookie by baking a 487m² cookie in a field behind their factory.


The company's first and most recognisable product is the Original Chocolate Chunk Cookie, an individually wrapped cookie with oversized chocolate pieces. The recipe for this cookie has remained unchanged since 1983, a sign of its success in the New Zealand market. Other versions of individually wrapped cookies have been released, such as Triple Chocolate, Apricot Chocolate, and Chocolate Chunk Afghan. At seasonal times of the year, especially towards Christmas, the company takes on temporary staff on evening and night shifts to meet demand.

Other products include Christmas Cookies, Bumper Bars, Bumper Slice, One Square Meal and Smart Cookies.

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