When I was growing up, there was only one type of Oreo. And, they weren't even kosher. Or vegan.
Now, things are different.
In March of 2012, I blogged about Oreos, then celebrating its 100th birthday. But before you read that post, take a look at Oreo's latest United States flavor.
I posted this picture on Facebook, seconds after seeing it in a supermarket, and it created quite a lively discussion.
Now, it's your turn:
Peeps Oreos - Yea or Nay?
As I have some readers outside the United States, a quick explanation - Peeps are marshmallow candies shaped into various animal shapes. They started out shaped as chicks and sold for the Easter holiday. Now, their products have greatly expanded. People who love them, love them.
I am not a fan, meaning I am probably un-American. Although, I see they come in chocolate now....
Note, since this post was written, the maker of Oreos in the U.S. has changed - now, it is made by Nabisco division of Mondelēz International.
Now, here's one of my Oreo posts, from previous years. I still think Oreo should create an International Sampler. What do you think?
I could say "my favorite cookie" is my spouse's aunt, who turned 100 back in January, but she isn't. Although, she is barely older than a famous cookie, which turned 100 today.
Yes, the Oreo.
You Tube has a wonderful video on Facebook for its fans - fireworks in China. It's a "private" video so I can't share it.
I never thought of International Oreos, but they are all over the world. So I won't explain to my readers what Oreos are, except that when I grew up there was only one kind - one flavor. Chocolate cookies with vanilla cream. That's it.
Now, of course, you find regular, chocolate, peanut butter, mint, Double Stuf, Golden Oreos, double delight Oreos that are both regular and golden, fudge covered, Oreos with ice cream stuffing.....
In the United States, our Oreos are made by Kraft Foods. Which leads to a puzzling thing: if you live in the United States, go into your food store and look at the various flavors. Some are made here. Some are made in Canada. I wonder why.
I can kick myself for missing the Birthday Cake Oreo, which I saw in the store, and didn't jump on. Now I know why they had that flavor....(note from 2017 - I've had that flavor since - and don't like it).
And now, as a birthday gift to their fans, I propose that Oreo create an International Sampler. Why? If you look at the list of flavors that have been sold in other countries, some of them sound very interesting:
Blueberry ice cream, lemon ice, orange/mango, dulce de leche, and my favorite, sold in Canada but only sold here for a few months back in 2010...so why not?