Cory Doctorow at 9:49 am Sat, Sep 8, 2012
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The end-times are upon us
(Thanks, Fipi Lele!)
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..
Shooting with a struggling auto-focus on f/1.8 made me more nauseous than the prank.
Oh now, let’s not be so quick to judGAAARRRHHLLLLRRRFHHHH!!
The box says they are “artificially flavored”. I guess they aren’t made from real candy corn then.
That’s a relief that no candy corns were injured making these cookies.
So if they used real candy corns to make the filling could it be labeled: Naturally Flavored?
i did not know candy corn had a flavor, other than corn syrup. hmmm.
Good ones are honey and vanilla flavored.
There are good ones?
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.
What a killer idea! Thousand year old banana flavored peanut shaped marshmallow chocolate cookies. What could possibly go wrong?
Please could someone translate Oreo into the language of UK biscuits? I’ve always assumed they’re some kind of indecorous circular Bourbon.
This might offer some insights:
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.
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?
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.
I am one of the rare people in this world who actually loves candy corn. What can I say, I’m really, really weird.
I can take candy corn in small doses, and prefer the “Indian” variation.
Crumbly-pasty, yes, and also waxy.
No, I dig ‘em. They’re also good mixed in a bowl with (shelled) peanuts.
The only reason I knew about candy corn is MS Paint Adventures….
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.
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.
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.
Hydrox? Oreo? Does it matter? Both taste like dirt with some grease and a whole lot of sugar.
True, and I won’t say that I’ve never had a fudge-dipped Oreo or one with mint filling, but generally I like to kick it oldskool.
They’re like a blander, more cardboardy Bourbon with a wax-like filling.
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.
Mark N.: “What’s next, “Circus Peanut” Oreo’s?”
The humanity! The humanity!
Food version of jumping the shark.
“Oh, man. I know, right? Those look terrible. Ha ha ha. What are they thinking?” .:immediately goes out and buys a pack:.
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.
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
By extension, candy corn and oreo flavored vomit is also now a thing.
Laughing before…now crying.
Jones Soda makes a Candy Corn flavor around Halloween! They come in tiny 8oz cans.
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.
Homemade candy corn… Umm.
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
There should be a font that’s used exclusively for Lewis Black saying “Son of a bitch!”
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.
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.
Candy corn is the larval stage in a traffic cones life cycle.
You guys are slayin’ me
I tried a few of these today. They are, to be charitable, “not so good.”
There simply isn’t enough pot worldwide to make the idea palatable.
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.
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…
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
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
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.
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!
That`s right “Craving” rules. Haters keep out of the Cookie Aisle.There a reason why Grapefruit is at the other end of the Store.
Oreos might kill me slowly but grapefruit neutralizes my meds.
When’s your Halloween?
Just told my 6 yr old about what I was reading. His response…”Can we get it?”…simple as that.
I hear “Dog-shit flavored Oreos” was narrowly beaten out.
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 .
I saw these in the wild today at Target while I was getting my real candy corn.
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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