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

ipsedixit Sep 10, 2012 09:10 PM

What's next?

Candy Corn Mac N Cheese?

  1. team_cake Sep 10, 2012 09:33 PM

    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
      ipsedixit Sep 10, 2012 09:44 PM

      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
        team_cake Sep 10, 2012 10:07 PM

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

        1. re: team_cake
          sunshine842 Sep 11, 2012 12:23 AM

          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. iheartcooking Sep 10, 2012 09:45 PM

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

      1. b
        BuildingMyBento Sep 10, 2012 10:01 PM

        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
          Emme Sep 12, 2012 07:58 PM

          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...

        2. Rodzilla Sep 10, 2012 11:16 PM

          well, how were they?

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          1. re: Rodzilla
            ipsedixit Sep 11, 2012 07:39 AM

            They're still sitting on the grocery store shelf.

            1. re: ipsedixit
              HillJ Sep 13, 2012 05:28 AM

              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. biondanonima Sep 11, 2012 06:54 AM

            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. pinehurst Sep 11, 2012 07:33 AM

              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. h
                HoosierFoodie Sep 11, 2012 08:10 AM

                Tried them. Not very good.

                1. Midlife Sep 11, 2012 04:13 PM

                  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. re: Midlife
                    HillJ Sep 13, 2012 05:27 AM

                    Did you get a chance to watch this CHOW video?

                  2. h
                    HillJ Sep 12, 2012 08:42 AM

                    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
                      Midlife Sep 12, 2012 09:10 AM

                      "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
                        HillJ Sep 12, 2012 09:24 AM

                        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
                          Midlife Sep 12, 2012 01:16 PM

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

                          1. re: Midlife
                            HillJ Sep 12, 2012 01:31 PM

                            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
                              Midlife Sep 12, 2012 06:40 PM

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

                              1. re: Midlife
                                HillJ Sep 12, 2012 06:57 PM

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

                                1. re: HillJ
                                  Midlife Sep 12, 2012 11:26 PM


                                  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
                                    HillJ Sep 13, 2012 04:46 AM

                                    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
                        ipsedixit Sep 12, 2012 09:23 AM

                        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
                          HillJ Sep 12, 2012 09:26 AM

                          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
                            sunshine842 Sep 12, 2012 09:28 AM

                            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. ;)

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                              mamachef Sep 12, 2012 10:41 AM


                              1. re: ipsedixit
                                Rodzilla Sep 12, 2012 01:49 PM

                                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
                                  HillJ Sep 12, 2012 01:52 PM

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

                                  1. re: Rodzilla
                                    ipsedixit Sep 12, 2012 03:07 PM

                                    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
                                    Rodzilla Sep 12, 2012 02:13 PM

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

                                    1. re: Rodzilla
                                      HillJ Sep 12, 2012 02:21 PM

                                      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. mamachef Sep 12, 2012 10:43 AM

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

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                                  1. re: mamachef
                                    DeppityDawg Sep 12, 2012 02:41 PM

                                    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. s
                                    sedimental Sep 12, 2012 07:13 PM

                                    They are not real Oreos if they are not brown.

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                                      Jackie007 Sep 13, 2012 01:40 AM

                                      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
                                        mamachef Sep 13, 2012 06:36 AM

                                        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.

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