Candy Corn Oreos Launch Today (and Other Types of Oreo Lunacy)

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Kraft Foods Company
Candy Corn Oreos: Love 'em or leave 'em?
Quick! What's the one candy that's been hated by children since the beginning of time? That's right, kiddies: candy corn.

These tasteless bits of wax and sugar have long been the stuff of childhood nightmares. Why these candies are still around is a mystery, because they seem to be sold only once a year to senior citizens who unwittingly throw them into the trick-or-treat bags of young witches and goblins along with equally inedible pennies.

So when the makers of Oreo, the best-loved and best-known cookie on the planet, decided to come up with a limited-edition flavor, it's kind of a disconnect that they would choose candy corn as their flavor of choice. We can think of only two possible reasons:

1. The candy corn lobby shelled out a ton of money in the hopes that some of that Oreo magic would rub off on them.

2. The Oreo research and development team found that its first choice for a new Oreo flavor -- liver and Brussels sprouts swirl -- proved even less popular in focus groups.

Believe it or not, this isn't the first time Oreo has been to the weird-flavor rodeo. Kraft Foods, owner of Nabisco, has long been marketing special regional Oreo flavors to other countries. Here are our favorites:

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Kraft Foods Company
In China, kids are treated to an after-school snack of green-tea Oreos. 

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Kraft Foods Company
Indonesia gets blueberry ice-cream Oreos in an attractive shade of lavender.

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MrGoodbar
MrGoodbar

Dear Laine Doss,

 

I'm sorry your mental baggage is such that you cannot avoid spitting venom in your articles. Candy Corn is pretty amazing and I remember it still after 50+ years when I started trick or treating... let me ask you do you read? Are you familiar with Green tea? is your opinion of Green Tea as venomous as that of candy corn? And you have the nerve to criticize blueberry of all flavors, one of the best flavors in the planet !!  I'm sorry you live such a bad place but believe me you cannot drag anybody else to your depression cave.

 

Maybe you should quit writing articles.

pgrandma5024
pgrandma5024

where can we find the candy corn  oreo cookies

LaineDoss
LaineDoss

 @pgrandma5024 We're told Target, for one. We're on a quest tday. Will let you know when/where we find it.

 

OrganicOreosSoLastYr
OrganicOreosSoLastYr

 @LaineDoss  @pgrandma5024

 Sounds as if you're "buying" into the hype. "Limited edition" means search for them and write local articles about them, to remind folks it's time to start buying more regular Oreos again. Oh, those Mad Men.

bsanti7
bsanti7

@dfgonzalez305 you know it could've worked had they used the chocolate cookie

Short_Order
Short_Order

@bsanti7 Agree to a point. They are supposed to be available at Target.

dfgonzalez305
dfgonzalez305

@bsanti7 They can't tell me that black licorice is better #GetTheFuckOuttaHere

dfgonzalez305
dfgonzalez305

@bsanti7 All I'm saying is that I definitely fuck with candy corn, contrary to their saying that it's the worst candy...

bsanti7
bsanti7

@dfgonzalez305 oh I fuck with it too, don't worry haha I do want to get my hands on that dulce de leche one from Argentina

dfgonzalez305
dfgonzalez305

@bsanti7 Sounds like we have to take a trip............or I guess we could just look online

Jonassen1
Jonassen1

@StellarRevival @idan @miaminewtimes @short_order @andrewstellar That have candy corn M&M's this year also.. Don't sound good to me..

Short_Order
Short_Order

@Jonassen1 As in M&M's with a candy corn center?

Jonassen1
Jonassen1

@Short_Order Yep saw them at Walgreens..

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