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Candy Corn Oreos ... is nothing sacred these days?

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  1. Are you upset that Oreos are "violated," or candy corn? Either way, it's a limited-time special holiday thing, and an additional offering to regular Oreos. It's not like they banned regular Oreos.

    I have more fond childhood associations with candy corn (special Halloween treat!) than Oreos, frankly. Together, they sound disgusting. However, as long as the world doesn't stop producing candy corn, I don't really care about this Oreo flavor. I wouldn't buy a pack of Oreos, anyway, and this would not motivate me to. However, now I do wish I'd picked up some candy corn when we went grocery shopping tonight.

    I was more wierded out when Peeps started making all sorts of holiday shapes in addition to the classic pink and yellow bunnies and chicks. Oreo has been fiddling with their product for years...Double-Stuf, Minis, Double Delight, Golden. And if you go to Wikipedia, they have oodles of flavors that go way beyond what the US gets served up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oreo.

    Chile and Argentina get Dulce de Leche Oreos. That sounds appealing. Yum!

    Or did you mean candy corn was debased? My love for candy corn is not lessened by this Oreo abomination. :)

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    1. re: team_cake

      Are you upset that Oreos are "violated," or candy corn?

      I'm upset that they violated each other. And that they seem so happy doing it.

      1. re: ipsedixit

        They have a forbidden love. It's almost dirty...candy-flavored cookies. Naughty junk food.

        1. re: team_cake

          Gross, you guys -- sounds like one would need to put a prophylactic on one's tongue.

          (but since I don't like candy corn, Candy-corn flavoured Oreos sounds sufficiently nasty enough to avoid, anyway)

    2. I'm not gonna lie, I'd at least try them

      1. China is a player in the Oreo game too. Mango and orange, grape and (can't remember), "birthday cake," "ice cream," peanut butter...I'm waiting for them to start challenging Lay's potato chips for odd varieties. Cucumber or cheese lobster oreos, anyone?

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        1. re: BuildingMyBento

          it's peach and grape...
          i wish the grape was a grape wafer and creme filling. or even a golden oreo with just grape filling. i would be willing to try either...

          1. re: Rodzilla

            They're still sitting on the grocery store shelf.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              Mind you, over at CHOW.com Supertaster James Norton states: Target and Oreos have teamed up on a product that nobody has asked for: Oreos filled with candy corn–flavored cream.

          2. I saw these on FB and sent the link to my college roommate, who is OBSESSED with candy corn. She immediately went out and bought some, but pronounced them an EPIC FAIL. She said they just taste like vanilla sandwich cookies, and not very good ones at that. Since I detest candy corn and am not a big fan of sandwich cookies, I'll pass.

            1. They lost me with the "vanilla" cookie part. Keep the black chocolate part for Halloween at least (if not for the semi-sweetness to set off the cloying of the candy corn filling).


              1. Tried them. Not very good.

                1. My cousin just posted, on her Facebook page, that she tried them the other day. She said they were "pretty good". I'm not sure I could take that leap. ;o]

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                  1. I've come to the conclusion that the people re-designing this classic cookie have fired all the old timers and hired new people tasked with recreating as many off the wall variations as possible.

                    as a cookie loving world Oreos remained AS IS for decades....then they changed the recipe...and then they just couldn't sit on their hands.

                    Some things are best left alone.

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                    1. re: HillJ

                      "Best" left alone, but not as likely when you're part of a publicly traded firm that needs to find new ways to increase the top line.

                      1. re: Midlife

                        Or in many cases wind up turning off long standing consumers who aren't asking for new ways to enjoy a classic!

                        1. re: HillJ

                          Do you really think people will stop buying regular Oreos because of something like this?????

                          1. re: Midlife

                            LOL, of course not Midlife. Just the gang walking with me down the aisles demanding the junk Oreo's go and the original recipe come back....but I digress.

                            1. re: HillJ

                              Didn't think the originals were "gone". ;o] Are they really?

                              1. re: Midlife

                                The original recipe is long gone. The Oreos of my youth are history.

                                1. re: HillJ


                                  You're over my head. What changed and when? I'm not all that into Oreos but I'm not aware that they haven't been the same for years and years.

                                  1. re: Midlife

                                    I'm sure I'm not over your head, Midlife. The original Oreo classic had changed.

                                    If you want to read about Oreos there is plenty of info on the Net.

                      2. re: HillJ

                        as a cookie loving world Oreos remained AS IS for decades....then they changed the recipe...and then they just couldn't sit on their hands.

                        I would happily trade 2-3 years off my life for my beloved trans fat Oreos.

                        1. re: ipsedixit

                          Right! When you think of Oreos do we really want gimmicks or do we want the tried and true that stand the (cookie) test of time because they ARE that treasured.

                          Urks me.

                          1. re: ipsedixit

                            I really can't find anything wrong with the mint ones. I keep trying them, but I just can't find anything wrong with them. ;)

                              1. re: ipsedixit

                                I'm not being critical, but I am curious if any of us would really notice a difference between the hydrogenated oil laden and current version of the Oreo.

                                1. re: Rodzilla

                                  Absolutely! The two are completely different recipes and taste completely different.

                                  1. re: Rodzilla

                                    A while back we did a blind taste taste of a bunch foods that removed HFCS. One of them was Oreos, and 3 out of 3 us could detect a difference.

                                    But, but, you ask, how did we have HFCS Oreos? It's a regular pantry item ...

                                  2. re: ipsedixit

                                    and for what it's worth, PB oreo's still have hydrogenated oil

                                    1. re: Rodzilla

                                      I wish I had the recipes handy for you Rodzilla. It's changed 9 times. If I can dig it out of my work archives I'll post it here.

                                2. Bleagh. I would not eat that thing. And I eat almost everything. :)

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                                  1. re: mamachef

                                    I'd try one, just to be polite. I love candy corn, but it's all about the texture, not the flavor (which is basically just plain sugar/corn syrup, right?), and there's no way the cookie and "creme" filling are going to evoke that.

                                    Do they still have candy corn Hershey's kisses?

                                  2. They are not real Oreos if they are not brown.

                                    1. I'm sure it's awful, but yet I feel compelled to buy a box to discuss how awful they are.

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                                      1. re: Jackie007

                                        Jackie007, that's too funny. can't tell you how many times I've done the exact same thing w/ other products......notably, that HORRID Pepsi clear, or whatever it was called. See, I just love me some Pepsi, and when I saw the product, I thought, "this will NEVER work," but I had to run out and buy some just to make sure, and by golly, it sure did NOT work. Yucho.