Cookies are no longer delicious delicacies

<blake2> congratulations mconnor
<blake2> you just destroyed a legend!

Today Mike Connor replaced "Cookies are delicious delicacies." in Firefox's options with "Cookies are pieces of information stored by web pages on your computer. They are used to remember login information and other data."

Blake's famous placeholder text even appeared in a book, O'Reilly's Google: The Missing Manual:

As of this writing, Firefox is still in the testing, or beta, stage (version 0.8), which sounds dicey. But in fact, it's definitely far enough along that anyone can use it with confidence. The underlying technology is the same as Mozilla's, so problems tend to show up in things like the occasional misspelled menu item or a cookie setting that includes the observation, "Cookies are delicious delicacies," inserted by an engineer with a wacky sense of humor.

(O'Reilly sent me a free copy of the book because it dedicates several pages to my search bookmarklets. The authors of the book say several useful things about my bookmarklets that I didn't know!)

<blake2> how times have changed. I guess we really are shipping something.

9 Responses to “Cookies are no longer delicious delicacies”

  1. Minh Nguyễn Says:

    According to,48841~mode=full~days=2000#10784393 , the line was also found long ago in Netscape’s preferences.

  2. Brian Says:

    There needs to be an about:config option to bring back “Cookies are delicious delicacies”!

  3. Kevin Says:

    Sad…maybe someone can add an about:cookies easter egg. Then another will complain about about:bloat :)

  4. Neil's World Says:

    The destruction of a legend

    Today we mourn the passing of a Firefox legend – the cookies placeholder.

  5. ubiquitous minghong - My Blogger Says:

    Cookies were delicious delicacies

    Did you ever notice the Cookies option in Firefox? Cookies are delicious delicacies… LOL, I didn’t notice that!

    But this is the end of a legend. This sentence will be replaced by Cookies are pieces of information stored by web pages on your comp…

  6. Mozings Says:

    Long live cookies!

    Per Jesse, the famous ‘cookies are delicious delicacies’ text in firefox options panel has now been replaced by something mundane. Yeah, that was a classic.. it’ll be missed. On a side note, I’ve been thinking about building my own version of Why and h…

  7. Groovy Links Says:

    Cookies are no longer delicious delicacies

  8. y0? Says:

    I’m Back!

    After my great summer 2004 vacation in Alaska, I’m back in business. Let’s see exactly what I’ve missed…

  9. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    Delicious Delicacies extension

    Delicious Delicacies: Restore the legend….