It seems to me that every year retailers begin selling their holiday wares a month earlier than they did the year before. At the rate they are going, by 2020 we’ll be spinning dreidels and decking our halls with holly in June. If it was up to them, they’d probably have us stuffing multi-colored, creme-filled chocolate eggs, gefilte fish, and matzoh balls into the barren cavities of our Thanksgiving Turkeys too, just to get a little more moolah mileage out of their seasonal goods. It’s a crazy picture, isn’t it? Yeah, well it’s just as crazy as taking a perfectly good cookie, like an OREO, and making it Halloween friendly by stuffing it with, are you ready for this?
I suppose if you love candy corn, you’ll be rushing off to Target now, urged by your salivary glands, unconscious of the fact that someone has gone and ruined a perfectly balanced cookie. Hey, I love bacon, but I wouldn’t stuff it into an Oreo, hmmm, wrap it maybe? NO! It’s just not right. When they came out with the double stuffed Oreo, I could likewise almost understand it. Some people like lots of creme and they should have it. I’m sure that covering the cookie in chocolate fudge and later in white fudge, made the chocoholics and defenders of equality in the world ecstatic too. But then came the triple-double stuffed, the peanut butter creme, the red-colored creme for the winter holidays
Even a golden Oreo made it onto the shelves of our grocery stores
Did you know there are over 25 different types of Oreo?
I am a purist when it comes to food. I like my burgers plain – medium rare on a bun, salt and pepper – that’s it. I like my pancakes with syrup – period. No dusting of white powdered sugar. No bevy of blueberries accompanied by a lone raspberry and a slivered strawberry set on a dab of whipped cream adorning the rim of the plate – just a couple of pancakes with a splash of maple syrup – real 100% maple syrup, tapped from a tree growing in the Canadian north-east. No…
The toughest decision I want to make when I snag an Oreo is whether or not to dunk the entire cookie in a glass of milk or take it apart and eat the middle first, saving the chocolate cookie outside for last. And while that delectable balanced morsel of cookie and creme melts in my mouth, the only thing I want to do is to close my eyes and jive to the original Oreo jingle stirring sweet memories of childhood in my head…
Ah yes, well, they say the only certainty in life is change – the Oreo cookie sure makes a case for that. The more I think about it, all this Oreo innovation has ignited within me the call for new adventure – Japan – gotta get me one of them Oreo Green Tea Chocolate Bars.
So, what about the goblins and ghouls I promised in my title? I have it on good authority that they like the original cookie the best too…
What are your thoughts? Are some things simply best left alone?
I’d love to hear from you!