So...did you rush out to Target for the new Candy Corn Oreos that went on sale there today? Me neither but apparently plenty of folks did. Of course, they may all be food bloggers and news media anxious to report the story. Who knew a cookie available only for the Halloween "season" was big news but then Oreos didn't get to celebrate their 100th birthday without someone knowing how to promote them.
Oreos don't live at my house any more. There was a time, however, when peanut butter Oreos had their own reserved container and a dedicated spot on my pantry shelf. And I don't even like peanut butter; obviously peanut butter Oreos are another matter. A container of yogurt, two peanut butter Oreos and a can of Diet Coke a balanced breakfast makes was my theory. Tsk...don't judge; it was better than the Snickers and can of regular Coke that made my morning fare for years. Today's version of the first meal of the day may be boring but it's far more healthy.
And even if I was tempted to return to those Oreo-eating days, I don't think Candy Corn would be the flavor I'd choose. I might nibble on a few pieces pieces if candy corn is out at someone's home as Halloween approaches but as a general rule, I can take it or leave it. To my way of thinking if I'm going to indulge my sweet tooth, there'd better be chocolate involved. Besides, look at that yellow and orange filling; it just kinda...glows. The local newscasters claimed it was like putting two kernels of candy corn between a cookie and eating them all together. Me...I'd rather skip the candy corn and eat the cookie.
Yep, I don't hear Candy Corn Oreos calling my name but I do see them being served on the midway of plenty of fairs and festivals in the weeks ahead. Deep-fried, of course. I might be tempted, however, if instead of candy corn the flavor was pumpkin. Maybe I need to write to Nabisco and suggest that for next year. Who knows...I could be responsible for the next great food trend.