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Don’t Miss These Great Sales At Target And Meijer

We don’t hate the foot soldiers of retail here at Consumerist. What we hate are the processes that make lead to pointless non-sale signs posted on shelves that waste everyone’s time and either confuse customers or make them giggle. Here are two. [More]

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Now At Walmart: Gingerbread Oreos

Here’s one bit of early Christmas merchandise that we’re not going to complain about. For once. Hitting shelves now, only at Walmart, introducing… gingerbread-flavored Oreos. [More]

Candy Corn Oreos Are Here: They Pretty Much Taste Like Frosting

Candy Corn Oreos Are Here: They Pretty Much Taste Like Frosting

Our apologies to the readers who want us Consumerist editors to taste-test things: we’re all currently on a strict diet of only Doritos Loco Tacos and Mexican Coke. So we’re sadly unable to run to Target and get a package of their exclusive candy corn flavored Oreos today. Our friends over at Foodbeast got their hands on a package of the seasonal treats last week, though, and their verdict is in. If you like candy corn, you’ll be disappointed. If you like sugar; well, then you’re probably living in the right country, and these cookies are for you. [More]

Everyone Is Either Aghast At Candy Corn Oreos Or Really, Really Into The Idea

Everyone Is Either Aghast At Candy Corn Oreos Or Really, Really Into The Idea

I don’t know what to do with this feeling in the pit of my stomach. Is it disgust? Is it anticipation? Or is it just flat-out wonder that food companies keep coming up with weird flavor combinations to titillate the Internetz and work everyone into a lather? It might be wonder, but in any case, we’re probably going to have to get our hands on some of these golden candy corn Oreos for a Consumerist taste-testing in the near future. [More]

Let's Celebrate 100 Years Of Eating Entire Packages Of Oreo Cookies

Let's Celebrate 100 Years Of Eating Entire Packages Of Oreo Cookies

Raise a glass of milk to toast those always dunkable chocolate wafers filled with vanilla creme — Oreo cookies turn 100 today, marking decades of afficionados gleefully consuming row upon row in a variety of favorite ways. [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]

Sorry, Oreo, Lil Wayne Is More Facebook Famous Than You

Sorry, Oreo, Lil Wayne Is More Facebook Famous Than You

Lil Wayne isn’t so little when it comes to Facebook like-age. The rapper took the Guinness World Record for Facebook “likes” in a 24-hour span with this uninspiring, yet resoundingly effective solicitation: [More]

3 New Victims Of The Grocery Shrink Ray: Cookie Crisp, Oreos, And Finish Detergent

3 New Victims Of The Grocery Shrink Ray: Cookie Crisp, Oreos, And Finish Detergent

What do Cookie Crisp cereal, Double Stuf Oreos, and Finish dish detergent have in common? None of them are particularly good for you if you eat them, even if the first two are delicious in moderation. Yet all three were recently hit by the Grocery Shrink Ray, making each Finish tablet a tiny bit smaller, reducing the amount of cereal in the box by more than 20%, and giving consumers four fewer Double Stuf Oreos in a package. When will the indignities end? [More]

http://consumerist.com/2008/08/12/heres-a-fun-summer-project/

Here’s a “fun” summer project: make your own homemade Oreo cookies! Will you save money? Who can say! Will they be healthier? Probably not! Will your friends think you have too much time on your hands? Yes, but they’ll appreciate the free baked goods. [Post Tribune]

FCC To Reevaluate "Embedded Advertising" On Television

FCC To Reevaluate "Embedded Advertising" On Television

The FCC has announced that they will be examining the practice of “embedded advertising” on television and will decide on what additional disclosure messages should be provided to protect the audience. This differs from simple product placement in that embedded advertising interweaves products into plot lines and dialogue, essentially, transforming a normal scene into an advertisement. The FCC contends that additional disclosure messages are necessary to protect viewers who may not be aware that advertisers are paying to have their products written into the plots of TV shows. Details, inside…

New Oblong Oreos Made For Dunking

New Oblong Oreos Made For Dunking

When I was a lad in the early 90’s, my friends and I were in perpetual fear of turning gay. We’d been told by many authority figures that one could somehow wake up and realize that they were gay, and so an elaborate system of early warning signs was passed into junior high dogma. For example, if you preferred to wear your watch on your right wrist, you were probably turning gay. The way you crossed your legs was also a signal of imminent homo-eroticism: the proper method was to balance one ankle on the opposing knee, giving proper breathing room to your elephantine testicular sack.