Thursday, July 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Oreos

For today's throwback, I savor a memory of strawberry flavored Oreo cookies.  This post was originally from 2009, my first year of blogging.  If only Oreos would restore this flavor - the fruit flavor they have now (Berry Burst) just isn't the same.

Sadly, the flavor was a "limited edition" and I've never seen it since.

Do you like Oreos, too?  Or cookies in general?  What is your favorite?

Wonderful Canadian Strawberry Milkshake Oreos!

Last summer, traveling in New Brunswick, CA we ran across Strawberry Milkshake Oreos. Oreos in Canada are manufactured by Christie, which is a brand name of Kraft Canada. (And no, I'm not being paid to post this).

For some reason, when I eat the Canadian equivalents of U.S. brands, I always like the Canadian versions better. This includes Special K Cereal, which has changed here in the States but is like what I remember from my childhood in Canada. Also Cadbury bars, which are not the same as the Hershey (sorry, Hershey) versions sold here in the states. And finally, potato chips. Where else can you buy potato chip flavors such as Roasted Chicken and Gravy, Ketchup (a long time favorite of mine), and Curry?

Well, last year, in a store in Saint John, New Brunswick, we hit the jackpot:  Christie Strawberry Milkshake Oreos! What a match made in heaven. Crispy (probably thanks to the trans fats it had-yum!) and...well, I am no fan of artificial flavor, but these were Maximum Strawberry Bliss. I only bought one package. I should have purchased more. Well such are the pleasant surprises of travel.

Fast forward 9 months....

Saturday we were shopping. In fact, I had just purchased several packages of Newman-O's at a very good price. Went into our local supermarket to pick up something for a BBQ and there they were....I blinked and the mirage did not disappear.

Strawberry Milkshake Oreos.

I bought one package. Brought it home. Waited until after supper. Opened the package.

Yes!!!!!!

And the best part? We looked at the label and they were made in....Canada.

Nabisco, thank you thank you thank you. But please reconsider on one thing. These are marked "Limited Edition". Please say it ain't so.

8 comments:

  1. Sometimes I think I am the only person in the world who does not like oreos. I wonder if my kids do because I never had them in the house. I will have to ask.

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  2. Love sweets. The only sweet I can think i don't care for is chocolate cover cherries. Usual one of my home care clients has oreo but the off brands. Last few times I limited my self of two....One when I get there and one when I leave. I don't want my client think I'm stuck up or something.
    Coffee is on

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  3. Who doesn't love oreos! I haven't had any for such a long time.

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  4. I never knew about strawberry-flavored Oreos. Obviously, I've lived a very sheltered life!

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  5. Maybe if you wrote them. Or started a petition. I'd never heard of them, but I bet there would be others who loved them as much as you.

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  6. I've never tried those, but I can imagine they'd be good! And I love that our snacks here in Canada are so yummy. :)

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  7. I've had never heard about these delicious Strawberry Milkshakes (from the U.S.) but now I'm full on wanting to travel to Canada to try one.

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