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#31 Smithy

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 07:27 PM

Cass Lake, Minnesota: a town of about 770 people and, at this time of the year, many additional campers and fisherfolk. For a town of its size, it has an impressive grocery store.  I went in to pick up packages of this season's wild rice.  

 

Product demonstrator cast the line: "Hello, have you had your Oreos today?"

 

"No," I said, struggling to remember when I last had eaten an Oreo.  Has it been in this decade?  This century?  Not that I'm opposed to them, mind, except for the calories.

 

She set the hook: "They have a dozen new flavors. Want to try some?" She had samples of half a dozen new cookie flavors: all with the traditional chocolate or vanilla wafers, but the cream/creme filling was different.  There were vanilla wafers with lemon.  Chocolate wafers with a raspberry/strawberry combo.  Chocolate with peanut butter.  Chocolate with mint.  I tried all that she had. Untested but visible were variations for folks who want to change the wafer/filling ratio: on the one hand they had triple sandwich cookies with three wafers and two layers of filling; on the other hand they had single wafers with a layer of cream/creme, the whole lot coated with chocolate.  Think Mystic Mint Meets Oreos.  

 

She reeled me in: "See if you can guess the fillings."  In almost all cases I could get them - they really did taste as advertised - but one confounded me.  "It looks like confetti in the filling," I said.  I liked it, both because and in spite of its too-rich back-of-the-throat sweetness. I couldn't place it. "Most of us love these until we're about 30 years old," she hinted, "and then we want nothing more to do with them."  Aha!  

 

Oreo birthday cake flavor.jpg

 

My purchase.  The cookies have that rich sweet flavor of a fully-loaded birthday cake with frosting.  I'm not sure I dare open the package.


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#32 Smithy

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 11:16 PM

Er, I opened the package. Here is a sample of the contents:

 

Orea Cookies split.jpg

 

Bad idea.  What a way to go. :laugh:


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#33 Aloha Steve

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 11:45 PM

Love the Lemon and Marshmallow Crispy......IMO stay far away from the brownie one......


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#34 rotuts

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 04:38 AM

Wow

 

Ill have to take a look.

 

might be good w ice cold milk.



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Posted 21 August 2015 - 06:38 AM

Oh no!  I haven't tried Peanut Butter Oreos!  I think a hidden force will cause me to grab a package next time I'm in the store.



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Posted 21 August 2015 - 08:18 AM

I went to the Oreo web site to review these, but the site was Sooo  complicated I couldn't fine the new flavors.

 

BTW  The Donald has given up Oreo's as the parent company moved

 

some jobs from Chicago to Mexico.

 

that's what Google thought i needed to know.

 

go figure.


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Posted 21 August 2015 - 09:09 AM

 

". . . on the other hand they had single wafers with a layer of cream/creme, the whole lot coated with chocolate.  Think Mystic Mint Meets Oreos.  

 

 

I used to love Mystic Mints, so I like this Oreo version. They have to be frozen, though.


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Posted 22 August 2015 - 09:17 AM

One of my former coworkers used to eat Oreos regularly.  Almost ritualistically - 2 oreos each afternoon before he went to the gym.  No more, no less. 

Anytime I spotted a new flavor, I bought a package, tasted a couple and passed them off to my coworker so I got to try them without the risk of eating a whole package.  He was happy to try all the flavors but didn't want any double stuffed, triple decker or chocolate covered versions.  Something of a purist there. :laugh:

 

I thought the peanut butter ones had potential but the filling was too sweet, not surprising, but they'd be good if it had more of a salty peanut buttery taste.

The cookie dough and marshmallow crispy flavors tasted like their names would suggest.  I recall trying 2 types of mint flavor.  One was pretty good and the other not but I can't remember the specifics.

The raspberry flavor seemed very artificial.  Lemon was OK.  I never tried the birthday cake flavor since my coworker told me that he had tried them and didn't like them.  



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Posted 23 August 2015 - 04:17 PM

The lemon ones are like Crack! Once you start eating them you can't stop. I hope they are not just a summer treat and they keep having them all year round.


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Posted 23 August 2015 - 05:31 PM

For those of you who haven't looked lately, there is also a Key Lime Oreo w/ graham cookies ( not a true graham cracker, but better than a regular golden oreo) Quite tasty. very intensely limey.
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Posted 23 August 2015 - 05:34 PM

For those of you who haven't looked lately, there is also a Key Lime Oreo w/ graham cookies ( not a true graham cracker, but better than a regular golden oreo) Quite tasty. very intensely limey.


Oy vey. Now I'm tempted.
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#42 Tri2Cook

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 05:53 PM

I recall trying 2 types of mint flavor.  One was pretty good and the other not but I can't remember the specifics.


I tried the mint version that are coated in chocolate and liked them. The local store brought them in one year around Christmas, got me hooked and they've never brought them in again. I'm semi glad about that... I really don't need them.

 


It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 11:51 AM

I really liked the Cotton Candy Oreos that were at Target earlier this year. Really, really liked them. Probably a little too much and I repurchased more than I should have.

 

I don't think I will have the same problem with the new Brownie Batter Oreos. Just had one and the filling doesn't seem to go that well with the cookie I think.

 

My son liked the Red Velvet Oreos that were out before the Cotton Candy. He must not have been alone because I remember wanting to pick up another package for him but the next time I was at the store, they were all out.


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Posted 26 August 2015 - 12:11 PM

the is probably only interests me :

 

Market Basket, an unusual chain in my area, they were in the news for the first many months of this year due to Cousins "A" disliking Cousins "B" and staging

 

a take over for more profit.  The store chain is very similar to two other large chains in my area, Stop&Shop and Roche Brothers, a local family chain.

 

at MB everything is cheaper, significantly so.  1 QT non-fat 'house' yogurt is $ 1.00 less than the other two stores. Management and employees work together 

 

etc. etc.

 

So I went there to look for some 'birthday' Oreos.   I try not to buy 'branded and advertised' stuff, as TJ's has similar-enough-for-me stuff at 1/3 less.

 

I could afford the 1/3d premium, but try not to as why should I pay for national advertising, which, if you are a Student of Economics, is more or less a

 

Body of Lies.

 

now you say : Cookies ?

 

several of the new Oreos at the MainBrand store cost 3.69 a unit.  at MB they cost 3.00 a unit.

 

but they only have 2 -3 types and no Happy Birthday cookies.

 

their shelf 'space' for Oreos is significantly less than the other two stores and we know AgraCon pays for that shelf space

 

to some up :  

 

I guess I know now why that yogurt I buy is $ 1 less

 

the employees at MB love working at the store and rarely leave

 

and

 

this policy at MB probably added 30 minutes + to my life as I went away w no Oreao's.

 

I hope some of those added minutes might involve some Home 'Q', with a nice glass of M.R.

 

I'll see.

 

F.D.:  this is not a Political Statement in any way.


Edited by rotuts, 26 August 2015 - 12:13 PM.