Wednesday, July 15, 2015

When Is an Oreo Not an Oreo?

Somewhere in the last century, which might as well be somewhere in another universe, one of my favorite treats was an Oreo. It consisted of two thin, round chocolate cookies with a sweet filling between the two. When I last checked the Oreo had been joined by a golden Oreo, which had two thin, round vanilla cookies and the same sweet filling. This worked well for the twentieth century, at which time I lost track of the Oreo.

Fast forward to last night, an evening in the twenty-first century. I was at the grocery and walked down the cookie aisle.

  
Twentieth Century Oreo, pictured above, had been joined by many twenty-first century Oreos. I felt like Rip Van Winkle waking up in a very unfamiliar time and place.


There is Chocolate Oreo, Lemon Oreo, Berry Oreo, Heads or Tails Double Stuff Oreo, S'Mores Oreo Birthday Cake Oreo and Triple Double Oreo. I know I didn't capture all of the various types of Oreos and Key Lime Pie Oreo is out there, too, with probably dozen more that weren't at this grocery.

I have two questions, my friends. Where was I when the new Oreos -- which are probably not so new -- came to be? And my second question, is a Birthday Cake Oreo -- or a lemon Oreo or a berry Oreo -- still an Oreo? I vote nay for the last question. To me, an Oreo is consists of two thin, round chocolate cookies with sweet creamy filling. Call me old-fashioned, but that's an Oreo. The others may be equally tasty, but they're not Oreos.

While we're on the subject...


I discovered five varieties of Klondike Bars today. When did this happen? Probably the same time the Oreo morphed into a dozen cookie flavors.

This is my last pre-BlogHer15 post. Tomorrow I take the M104 bus to the Midtown Hilton for, what I am sure will be, a fabulous, busy and memorable three days. I will try and give quick updates during the conference, but if not, see you Sunday!

As always, thanks for visiting and have a sweet day.

 

19 comments:

Denise Dobkowski Hammond said...

I heard they are coming out with oreo thins. I was never fond of oreos, but really, will you actually eat any less if they are thin?

Becky K. said...

I couldn't agree with you more! Love the original Oreo!!

Although, I do like some of the other Klondike flavors.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

This was a fun post! Have fun at the blog conference!

Jacquelineand.... said...

The only non-original Oreos I will touch with a proverbial 'ten foot pole' are the ones with mint filling.
What excuse can I plead? Chocolate and mint just fill me with happy.

Have a wonderful time at the conference!

Maggid said...

Oreo cookies are Standard for Wednesday Story Time because we have a large family with allergies - and Oreos are on the "okay" list . . i depend on the variety - just to give some surprise to other attendees . . . But, I don't think it would matter to them if i always brought the same kind every time . . they all enjoy their cookies . . . Oreo Cookies, that is.

"...E...", from VA, Beth said...

i loved Oreos as a kid. i do try the many flavors hoping they will be delicious. loved the red velvet ... but they were ultra sweet. i think they have changed their recipe. something is really different? or at least to me it has??! ( :

Karen said...

I saw "Cookies and Cream" Oreos at the store today. What? Isn't that redundant or something?

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

The original Oreo, the chocolate with the white cream, is the only Oreo that I will eat (with milk). The others are the bastard in-laws.

Terra said...

I agree with you about the original Oreo.

TARYTERRE said...

I was tickled pink when the golden Oreo was introduced. Not crazy about any of the others. Have fun. keep us posted.

Matchmaker Friend said...

I must put forth a counter argument for the Oreos. My argument is that they are all Oreos. Each and every wonderful new variety. It is no different than gum, dishwash liquid, toilet paper or anything else, they just keep coming out with new varieties of everything. My kids would definitely say the birthday ones are the best but I like the lemon and peanut butter ones. Of course the original ones are also great. What can I say, I have a sweet tooth.

Simply Linda said...

Ok Buttercup....we were in the store yesterday and we had a similar discussion. Thanks for the smiles. Have a lovely time. Blessings

Theresa said...

I have tried a few of the varieties but my favorite is still the REAL Oreo:) I am anxious to try the new thin ones! They look really tasty! Have a blessed day, sounds like a fun one to me! HUGS!

Sola Scriptura said...

I really had to laugh when I saw this post. I haven't had oreos in years, but this morning I was at the store and picked up some oreos to enjoy as I wait for our baby to arrive (any day now). They only offer normal oreos and double-stuffed oreos here. I'm not sure what to think of all the flavours available to you!

Paula Kaye said...

Cute post! I have never been a fan of Oreos. So I keep the cookie jar filled with them!!! The kids eat them. But I am never tempted!

Kerin said...

Oh my, I had no idea that there were so many different varieties.
What next?!
Our little grocery market is so tiny, that they only carry the original variety and the vanilla and double stuffed. I guess I ought to get out to the 'big city' more ~**smile**.
~K.

Barb said...

Who knew? So many choices - I'm with you - I'll take the old one.

Ida said...

I don't like traditional Oreo cookies (I know that's weird) but I think I'd like to try the Berry, Lemon and Key Lime ones.
I understand what you mean though. I bought some Twinkies the other day but instead of being filled with the white cream center they had chocolate cream in them. Everyone in my family said they just weren't the same as a regular Twinkie.

Annesphamily said...

I chuckled when I saw this post! There is a place near my home called "Fat Shack". Oh goodness, a stoners dream. Junk food for the marijuana impaired! I saw their ad in a local paper I get in the mail and they offer deep fried Oreos! LOL! Nick was at a country fair when he attended Cowley College and begged me to give him $8 so he could invest in a deep dried Twinkie! He still tells me it was the best $8 he spent! Ah youth!

Hannah is our Oreo queen. She would demand graveyard pudding each Halloween when she was a small child. I would crushed those original oreos for the dirt and decorate that graveyard , it is a sweet memory I still love to share. I made graveyard pudding last year but no one seemed too interested in it any longer. So I took a photo of it and put it on my pinterest boards.