Thursday, September 10, 2009

Attention Oreo Lovers

I'm not talking to the casual Oreo eater here, people.

This is for Oreo LOVERS. Like, Oreos are as common in your pantry as cereal or pasta or bread. Or you've had Oreos for breakfast before.

Yes, those people. I am looking for you.

I have noticed something about my Oreos as of late. You must know that on a typical Oreo, both sides of the cookie have an imprint on them. It looks like this:

This nifty little design is usually on both outer facing sides of these delectable cookies. Am I right? Of course I am.

Well, in the past (ahem) couple of packages I've bought, there are some cookies that follow this traditional pattern, but then there are OTHER ones that (are you ready for this?) only have this pattern on one side.

The other side?


And THEN, take the cookie apart, and...

The pattern is not gone, it's just facing the cream! So the cream gets on the cookie, and there's a little design imprint in the cream, which I would take a picture of... but (a) it would probably be pretty hard to see anyway and (b) I'm already amazed that Dallin hasn't looked over here to see me taking pictures of my Oreos on the computer. I'm still trying to convince him that I'm normal. It's taking a while.

So anyway, I'm wondering...have I just bought (ahem) a couple of defective packages, or have you other Oreo lovers noticed this too? Why are only some of the cookies put together this way? If this change was made on purpose...why?

Why? Why? WHY?!

And why do I care?


  1. That is so hilarious, I thought I was the only one with defective oreo purchases. I don't buy them all the time, because I could eat the whole pack in a day by myself, every day! But the last two times I bought them, they had that defect and I thought it was so weird. I thought the first time was a fluke but then it happened again. Now to here it happened to you....interesting! :)

  2. Okay, this has nothing to do with oreos, but this post was more appropriate to comment on than your most recent one.
    I want to hear your list of baby names. I will tell you exactly how your child will be made fun of for each of them. Please, don't do anything mean to your kid and then make him live with it.
    This is how I express the depth of my friendship for you.

  3. We are definitely oreo LOVERs at our house and have also noticed the apparent lack of precision and quality (okay so the quality is not really sacrificed) with our oreo cookies. Maybe we should write them and tell them how much we love their cookies but that they are slacking on their job...


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