The humble but incredibly delicious Oreo is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. While we still love the cookies all on their own, we couldn't help but notice (yes, we're Pinterest addicts too) some amazingly creative and drool-inducing creations inspired by and incorporating Oreos — all of which are sure to delight your cookie-loving kiddos. From Rice Krispies treats and brownies to beautiful cakes, these 11 desserts might make you rethink the potential of your next box of Oreos. Keep clicking, and be prepared for a serious sugar craving!
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Halloween candy has been lining store shelves for at least a month now, and if it's not hard enough to resist buying those gigundo-sized bags of chocolate bars, there's now another October-31-inspired treat to tempt you: Last week Nabisco released Candy Corn Oreos in Target stores. As you may guess, this version is white vanilla wafers sandwiching yellow and orange cream. Following up on my popular Anatomy of a Cadbury Crème Egg post, I wanted to take a closer look at these colorful cookies.
When you take a quick glance at the nutrition facts and compare them to regular Oreos, things don't appear that different.
See the comparison after the break!
The flavors of Fall always have us (and our taste buds) waiting in anticipation of its arrival. And now that Fall is finally here, so too are seasonal flavors and new combinations of traditional favorites. Take candy corn — the sweet treat making its debut in more than our candy dish this Fall! Mixing with treats like Oreos and M&Ms, we couldn't wait to kick-start the season and try these food fusions for ourselves!
There's nothing better than Oreos baked into other desserts, so we were thrilled when we received an Oreo Dream Extreme Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. The restaurant empire released this limited-edition flavor to its stores on July 30 to celebrate both National Cheesecake Day and the 100th birthday of the Oreo.
Get it while it lasts, because this is no ordinary cheesecake. It has archaeological layers of chocolate-y goodness waiting to be discovered. Starting with an unctuous layer of chocolate cake, it's followed by whole Oreo cookies embedded in vanilla cheesecake. A sizable spread of chocolate icing blankets the whole thing, and, finally, mini chocolate chips, studded around the sides, add a little crunch to the otherwise smooth slice. Our eyes feasted, but what about our palates? Take a look at our comments and ratings of this extreme cheesecake.
According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, the first Oreo was sold on March 6, 1912. This makes the Oreo 100 years old. To celebrate its centennial, whip up one of these tasty Oreo-inspired treats. From bread pudding to spiked shakes, there's something for everyone. Go ahead and buy a package of America's beloved cookie, and create one of these delectable delights.
If you're crazy about cookies and cream ice cream, then Gabriela Une Vie Saine thinks you'll be bowled over by this cake, too.
A fun, easy-to-make cake that's perfect for all ages.
This year was a turbulent year for all, and the traditional snack cookie was no exception. Snack companies took fans on a roller coaster ride, discontinuing cookies and then announcing their revival. In January of this year, cookie classicists reeled from the loss of the Hydrox cookie, the crispy, chocolate sandwiches the preceded the Oreo. Consumers raised such ruckus over the death of Hydrox that Kellogg's, the cookie's manufacturer, agreed to bring it back. The catch? Kellogg's stated that the cookie's overall future was contingent on whether "it sells a lot."So far, Hydrox has remained on shelves. Mother's cookies, however, were not so lucky. After nearly 100 years of baking, Mother's Cookies crumbled, leaving lovers of Circus Animal Cookies and Taffy Sandwiches up in arms. Archway, which bought out Mother's cookies in 2005, also dissolved.
This month, Kellogg's announced it would be acquiring the rights to Mother's recipes, too. The company didn't reveal too many details, but did say it plans to rekindle the most popular of Mother's snacks. Did you find this year's cookie drama unsettling? Are you worried that any of these sweet Kellogg's deals will sour?
It looks like the Williams sisters are endorsing Oreos. Yes. Oreos. And not just regular Oreos. Double Stuf Oreos. Serena and Venus announced that they're joining the DSRL - Double Stuf Racing League and they're "battling" Eli and Peyton Manning. I'm not entirely sure what this new "sport" is but I'm thinking it has to do with a glass of milk and some twisting, licking, and dunking action. I saw this commercial while watching the US Open and then again during the first NFL game. The ad left me confused. I mean I know these tennis champs can't possibly be enforcing these cookies where the first ingredient is sugar, the second enriched flour, and the fifth is high fructose corn syrup, right? And they sure don't need the money or the fame. Check out the commercial below and tell me what you think. Does this make you feel differently about these female athletes or is this all in good fun?
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A couple of months ago, many of you were upset by the death announcement of the Hydrox cookie. Over the past few years, the black and white sandwich cookie had become harder and harder to find until it was practically extinct. However, Hydrox fans have bombarded manufacturer Kellogg, and thanks to consumer demand, the company has decided to bring the cookie back! There's a catch: The cookies will only be around for a limited time — long enough for Kellogg to see how well they sell. Michael E. Allen, the senior VP of marketing for Kellogg snacks, explains:
It's all up to the consumer. If it sells a lot and makes sense for the supermarkets and the grocery stores to keep it on the shelves, then we'll keep making them.
Thus, the fate of the Hydrox cookie lies in the hands of the consumers. Will you help save the cookie? Will you buy Hydrox while you still can?
If you're ever in China and have a strange craving for an Oreo cookie, you're going to be out of luck. According to the Wall Street Journal, back in 2005 Kraft Foods revamped its iconic cookie there, replacing it with four thin crispy wafers, a layer of vanilla cream, thin layers of chocolate cream, and a coating of chocolate. The Chinese weren't keen on eating the traditional biscuit-style cookies, so Kraft — after testing 20 prototypes on consumers — changed the cookie to appeal to the masses.
Before the cookie transformation, Kraft Foods tried to reach out to consumers by creating a brand ambassador program that equipped university students with free Oreos and bicycles clad in wheel covers that looked like Oreos. However these marketing schemes didn't work, and the change became necessary. Now, with the new wafer version, China's Oreo sales have doubled in the last two years.
All of this is totally fascinating to me. It's interesting to see what brands have to do in order to appeal to foreign consumers. I understand adding new flavors and names. But does changing the product completely actually count? Isn't it, at that point, a completely new product? What do you think? Is it still an Oreo even if it doesn't look like a real one?