Candy-corn flavored Oreos are a thing

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  1. IndexMe says:

    Ugh. Repellent dirty mouth plays a middle school prank. Video contains no food review but shows closeup. I thought I gotta get some candy corn oreos! then watched the video and yuck, now I need a unicorn chaser..

  2. CLamb says:

    The box says they are “artificially flavored”.  I guess they aren’t made from real candy corn then.

  3. microcars says:

    So if they used real candy corns to make the filling could it be labeled: Naturally Flavored?

  4. cstatman says:

    i did not know candy corn had a flavor,  other than corn syrup.   hmmm.

  5. Mark N. says:

    What’s next, “Circus Peanut” Oreo’s?

    I am very disappointed that its nothing more then colored frosting. I was hoping that they actually kept the physical consistency of candy corn, and just reshaped it to fit their cookie.

    • pjcamp says:

       What a killer idea! Thousand year old banana flavored peanut shaped marshmallow chocolate cookies. What could possibly go wrong?

  6. Glen Able says:

    Please could someone translate Oreo into the language of UK biscuits?  I’ve always assumed they’re some kind of indecorous circular Bourbon.

    • Pipenta says:

      This might offer some insights:

      http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/01/27/145918343/rethinking-the-oreo-for-chinese-consumers

      Also I am sure there are Oreos available in the UK if you hunt them down. I’ve found Marmite here in the US and that HAS to have less appeal than Oreos.

      • Adrian Jones says:

         Oreos are readily available in the UK. They even advertise them on TV.

        What I need translating is candy corn. Is it candy? Is it corn? Is it candied corn? Is it corn shaped candy?

        • xkot says:

          They’re a mild, vaguely vanilla-flavored candy with a crumbly-pasty consistency. They’re something of a Hallowe’en tradition in the U.S. No one really likes them very much. I’ll eat them, but they do not stir my soul. It’s more fun to put them between your lips and your real teeth and pretend to be either a hillbilly with poor dental hygiene, or a vampire, with only slightly better dental hygiene.

        • Michael Rosefield says:

          The only reason I knew about candy corn is MS Paint Adventures….

    • Halloween_Jack says:

      They’re a couple of chocolate biscuits with a paste in the middle that’s basically a mixture of confectioner’s sugar and Crisco-type vegetable shortening. The biscuits, while not as dark-chocolatey in taste as the color would indicate, are fairly rich and not too sweet. The pattern embossed in the biscuit facilitates the absorption of milk (as does the porous surface generally), and dunking them in milk and bringing them to your mouth a millisecond before they disintegrate is a ritual as important as the Tim-Tam slam in Australia.

      • Halloween_Jack says:

        Also, as if it needs to be said, the above applies only to the original; the various variations are at best a mild curiosity, and often an abomination.

      • BillStewart2012 says:

        There are many alternative rituals, though, involving removing one of the biscuits, and either eating the filling directly (optionally discarding both biscuits), or combining with another one-biscuit+filling Oreo, or stacking multiples of them terminated with a whole Oreo, or …

        And there are some variations on the basic sandwich cookie, such as double-thick filling or different colors/flavors of filling such as mint, the recent seven-layer-rainbow-filling Oreo, etc.

        There are also some ethnic and regional complexities involved – the original Oreo cookies were made with lard, so Jewish kids ate Hydrox cookies instead (which were a competitor’s cookie that used vegetable shortening of some kind.  According to Wikipedia, Hydrox were the original, Oreos were a knockoff, and Oreo eventually conquered the market.)  My mother always bought Hydrox when I was a kid, because it was the brand she’d grown up with. 

    • echolocate chocolate says:

      They’re like a blander, more cardboardy Bourbon with a wax-like filling.

      • bluest_one says:

         Exactly -  they’re so tasteless. I don’t know whay anyone would eat them having eaten proper British biscuits. They taste of next-to-nothing. Not even the “cream” tastes creamy.

        Can’t buy a Gypsy Cream to save my life, but this vile crap is everywhere.

  7. Pipenta says:

    Mark N.: “What’s next, “Circus Peanut” Oreo’s?”

    The humanity! The humanity!

  8. Russ McClay says:

    Food version of jumping the shark. 

  9. Phrosty12 says:

    “Oh, man. I know, right? Those look terrible. Ha ha ha. What are they thinking?” .:immediately goes out and buys a pack:.

  10. voiceinthedistance says:

    I’m with Cory on this one.  This is exactly how I have calibrated my End-Times-O-Meter. Candy Corn Oreos = Start the countdown.

  11. Harold says:

    For half a  second I was hoping these would be the mango & orange flavored Oreos from China: https://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/01/27/145918343/rethinking-the-oreo-for-chinese-consumers

  12. Jason Baker says:

    By extension, candy corn and oreo flavored vomit is also now a thing.

  13. fredh says:

    Jones Soda makes a Candy Corn flavor around Halloween! They come in tiny 8oz cans.

  14. Dlo Burns says:

    I’m surprised at the amount of people I’ve met that hate candy corn, but then I guess they’ve never had any fresh.

  15. Uppitynproud says:

    The video is a un seller. Its not like gawd awful candy corn needs any more un selling. I predict a very short lifespan.

    “The worst thing about Halloween is, of course, candy corn. It’s unbelievable to me. Candy corn is the only candy in the history of America that’s never been advertised. And there’s a reason. All of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. And so, since nobody eats that stuff, every year there’s a ton of it left over. And the candy corn company sends the guys to the villages and they collect out of the dumpsters all the candy corn we’ve thrown away. They wash it!! They wash it!

    I’ll never forget the first time my mother gave me candy corn. She said, “Here – Lewis, this is candy corn. It’s corn that tastes like candy”. [high pitched sound] This tastes like crap! And every year since then, Halloween has returned and I, like an Alzhiemer’s patient, find myself in the room, and the room has a big table in it, and on the table is a bowl of candy corn. And I look at it as if I’ve never seen it before. “Candy corn”, I think. “Corn that tastes like candy. I can’t wait”. (Samples one) Son of a bitch!!”

    – comedian Lewis Black

  16. They are doing all kinds of varieties of Oreos right now, in the “throw a bunch of stuff against the wall and see what sticks” vein of market research. There’s a neopolitan oreo and a raspberry something oreo as well. I recommend the sugar-free oreos, but they are pretty expensive for what you get.

    • bcsizemo says:

      They want me to buy more Oreo’s that’s easy.
      Don’t give me shitty flavors no one likes.
      Give me MOAR of that creamy center.
      Yes, I take double stuffs and turn them into quad stuffed Oreos.

  17. sam1148 says:

    Candy corn is the larval stage in a traffic cones life cycle.

  18. Rotwang says:

    I tried a few of these today.  They are, to be charitable, “not so good.”

  19. Beercritic says:

    There simply isn’t enough pot worldwide to make the idea palatable.

  20. bcsizemo says:

    And at the local Wally World today I also saw candy corn M&M’s…and I thought that was bad enough.

    Besides what about a Cadbury cream egg filling Oreo?  Maybe mix it with the traditional Oreo creme to give it a good consistency.

  21. Robert Moore says:

    That’s nothing.  Here in China there are lots of flavors of Oreos including birthday cake frosting, strawberry jam, less sweet (for the Chinese palette), green tea…

    • DeS11 says:

      In the grocery store yesterday I finally looked at the variety of Oreos we have available in the US. I thought we should probably have an intervention with Nabisco. Straying too far!!!! But of course I want to try them all!!  :D

  22. zotlerg says:

    Soon, everything will me made from corn.   It’s being used in every conceivable food – pizzas, coleslaw, meat. It provided a “just baked” sheen on bread and cakes. And by the mid 1980s it completely replaced sugar in soft drinks as it was super cheap at third of the price. Corn syrup is easily converted into fat and suppresses the hormone leptin which is meant to tell your brain you’ve had enough food. Result – great big fat buggers rolling about the place! : p

    • Andy Reilly says:

      And don’t forget “and craves even more…” King Corn. They even put it in your gasoline now, because it is supposed to burn cleaner. Even though ethanol production uses more petroleum than if you just burned the petroleum itself. Oh, and the fact that so many engines are now all aluminum, if not at least aluminum heads, for which that alcohol-burning can be more corrosive. I wish I didn’t love arepas, because I really hate the corn industry. 

  23. Tim Drage says:

    BEEEEEE RE-BORN!
    BEEEEEEEEE RE-FORMED!
    http://youtu.be/AIYKYyDfEEg

  24. DeS11 says:

    Bought these yesterday, had one almost immediately. SO DELICIOUS! Like the Candy Corn Hersey’s Kisses from years past but with a cookie too. No, these are not healthy in the slightest. But it’s Halloween and eff you, I do what I want.

    HATERS GONNA HATE!

  25. Pat Eisel says:

    Just told my 6 yr old about what I was reading. His response…”Can we get it?”…simple as that.

  26. Ethan Taliesin Houser says:

    I hear “Dog-shit flavored Oreos” was narrowly beaten out.

  27. realityhater says:

    Yuck ! that sounds as vile as “candy corn” tastes. The only candy I would throw away on Halloween night as a child were those damn candy corns . Next up dulce de leche oreo’s  for the Latin America Market ! 
    Nabisco – give up the Flovorama you are trying to sell and just put the double back in “double stuff” !Anyone else notice you need a feeler gauge to measure the thinness of the cream filling now days – bet that move saved them .005 cents for each manufactured  cookie .

  28. Ivy Glasgow says:

    I saw these in the wild today at Target while I was getting my real candy corn. 

  29. PinkWithIndignation says:

    If you mean the end of time spent waiting for more candy corn flavored foods, you are correct. Candy corn forever!

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