I had always been led to believe that due to the temperature sensitivity of the (real!) dark chocolate enrobement, mallomars could not be shipped outside of their east coast roosting grounds in the summer months. As the summer began and the store several miles from my house removed the tag from the shelf, I resigned myself to not seeing them again until fall. A week or so ago, though, I was at the store 2 blocks from my house, and saw them! Weird. I have mixed feelings about this. I like them, but I feel like it will make them less "special" since I can get them whenever I want. It's like the fact that I savor Jack-in-the-box tacos when I travel far more than the actual food deserves.