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Shocker: Those Fake-Looking Fried Chicken Oreos Are Indeed Fake

Given the sheer number of Oreo varieties that have been dumped on store shelves in the past year — from sherbet to peanut butter cup to fruit punch to lemon and limeade — it’s almost not beyond belief that Nabisco would give fried chicken Oreos a go. Almost, but not quite. [More]

Peanut Butter Cup Oreos And Oreo-Filled Chips Ahoy Are Now Real Things

Peanut Butter Cup Oreos And Oreo-Filled Chips Ahoy Are Now Real Things

Readers of this site might think that Consumerist staff eat a lot of junk food and fast food. That’s not true at all: maybe the amount of time that we spend reading about new permutations of food-like substances wears down our interest. For example, there are two new weirdly tempting hybrids of existing snacks available in stores now or very soon: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos and Oreo-filled Chips Ahoy cookies. Why? [More]

Honey Maid Is Okay With People Hating Its Ad Showing “Wholesome” Gay Parents

Honey Maid Is Okay With People Hating Its Ad Showing “Wholesome” Gay Parents

Next to Saltines, graham crackers — which were actually created with the intention of curbing one’s animal urges — are about as innocuous a food item as you could imagine. So it’s a bit odd that Honey Maid graham crackers are in the middle of a social media to-do over an ad featured interracial families and same-sex parents and state in no uncertain terms that “This is wholesome.” Some folks weren’t too happy about this ad and unleashed a torrent of nastiness at the company (which, again, makes graham crackers). Today, Honey Maid unveiled a new video showing these detractors what they can do with their complaints. [More]

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Oreoscape Keeps Expanding: Lemon Oreos Hit Shelves

If  you’ve visited the cookie aisle recently, you might have noticed the proliferation of both year-round and seasonal Oreo flavors. We always thought that “Oreo” was the best Oreo flavor, but we must be less sophisticated than the rest of the American public. What’s Nabisco’s new addition? Lemon. [More]

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At Mondelez distributors in China, there are piles of unsold Oreo and Chips Ahoy cookies. Why? China is an an economic slump. The brand is used to 25% sales increases every year, and increases are down to only 3% in the first quarter of 2013. The cookie bosses are checking sales every single day and evaluating its marketing and even the sizes and prices of Oreo packages. [Wall Street Journal]

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High School Students Blow The Lid Off Oreo’s Double Stuf: There’s Only 1.86 Times The Stuf

If you’re the kind of person whose world can come crashing down when a long-held snack belief is blown into a million pieces, well first of all — don’t be so dramatic. But second — you might not like to hear that Double Stuf and Mega Stuf Oreos are not, in fact, doubly stuffed and the mega amount has been called into question as well. Maybe you should sit down for this. [More]

Vintage Food Ads: Nabisco Bacon Thins, Parmesan Fruit Salad, And Food Sticks

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Over time, food tastes change. This happens both because of trends and normal evolution, and because marketers tell us what it is that we want. On both counts, the middle of the 20th century was a terrible, terrifying time for American food. [More]

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Watermelon Oreos Are Real, And They’re Here For The Summer

From the same deranged marketing brains that brought us gingerbread Oreos and candy corn Oreos, get ready for another seasonal-themed, frosting-filled snack cookie. Watermelon Oreos are officially a thing, America. [More]

There Is Now A Machine That Removes Unwanted Creme From The Oreo

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In a world where plenty of people just continue to grumble and complain when there’s something they don’t like, it’s refreshing to know that there are enterprising minds out there willing to address life’s ills and actually do something about them. Case in point — a physicist who can’t stand the creme in Oreos. Instead of living with that snack imposition, he invented a machine to remove the stuff. [More]

Grocery Shrink Ray Takes Bites Out Of Wheat Thins And Pillsbury Cake Mix

Grocery Shrink Ray Takes Bites Out Of Wheat Thins And Pillsbury Cake Mix

Is it the Grocery Shrink Ray, or are companies looking out for our health? A box of Pillsbury cake mix has shrunk three ounces, but still makes the same number of (slightly smaller) cupcakes. Wheat Thins lose .9 ounces in the box, but have gained ten grams of “whole grains” per serving. Are they looking out for our health, or… nah, probably just their bottom line. [More]

Round Saltines Disguise Stealth Shrink Ray

Round Saltines Disguise Stealth Shrink Ray

As we reported on Friday, in parts of the Northeast, Nabisco’s traditional Premium brand saltine crackers have abruptly disappeared from the shelves. Unless they want to switch to one of the several other brands of saltines, their only choices are mini crackers or the new round ones. The change also disguises a stealth Grocery Shrink Ray that reduces the total mass of crackers in a box. [More]

Has The Grocery Shrink Ray Turned Saltines Round?

Has The Grocery Shrink Ray Turned Saltines Round?

We don’t eat saltines all that often here at Consumerist HQ, but we are certainly familiar with the classic cracker’s orthogonal form. Well Nabisco is out to shake up the “stuff you crumble into your soup” market by testing a round version of its Premium brand saltine. [More]

Nabisco Zaps Triscuits With Grocery Shrink Ray

Nabisco Zaps Triscuits With Grocery Shrink Ray

It’s time to play Spot the Difference! Between the older Triscuit box on the left and the one on the right, Nabisco made at least four changes. It doesn’t really matter if you can find them all, since only one change matters. [More]

Stephen Colbert Mocks Marketingspeak By Cramming Face With 17 Wheat Thins

Have you ever wondered about the specific brand rules that regulate product placement and on-air sponsorships of products on TV? Yeah, us either. Until Stephen Colbert spent the entire second act of his show last night dissecting and mocking a memo from Nabisco spelling out precisely how Wheat Thins can be consumed and presented on the program. [More]

Triple Double Oreo Hits Shelves, Crushes Them

Triple Double Oreo Hits Shelves, Crushes Them

The new Triple Double Oreo is now on the market, bringing one layer of vanilla and one layer of chocolate creme sandwiched between three cookie layers straight to your face. [More]

The Secret History Of The Oreo Emboss

The Secret History Of The Oreo Emboss

Have you ever looked at an Oreo? I mean, really, looked at an Oreo? Have you examined the raised curves and triangles on the cookie’s face and wondered why they’re there and why there are those holes in it? Turns out they serve purposes in both utility and design, and some of those design elements might even be traceable back to the Knights Templar during the Crusades! That’s right, the next DaVinci Code installment is going to start in a biscuit factory… [More]

There's A New Kind Of Oreo, And It's Coming For Your Face

There's A New Kind Of Oreo, And It's Coming For Your Face

Hear that? That was another one of the seven seals breaking. Nabisco is set to unleash a brand new kind of Oreo this summer, the “Triple Double Oreo.” [More]

SnackWell's Ups Snack Pack Calorie Count From 100 To 150

SnackWell's Ups Snack Pack Calorie Count From 100 To 150

SnackWell’s, the nonfat low-cal line of snack food introduced in 1992 but hasn’t advertised in the past five years, is increasing the size of some of its new snack-packs higher than the previously holy 100 calorie level. Some new varieties, like the “fudge drizzled caramel popcorn” are 130 calories. Pouches of Fudge Crème Brownie Bites tip the scales at 150 calories. A benchmark has been breached, people. [More]