Saturday, July 4, 2020

Red White and Blue Oreos for July 4th

On a recent trip to Walmart (can you get more American) I noticed an end-cap with a whole bunch of patriotic treats for the upcoming July 4th Holiday. Red, White, and Blue Chips Ahoy, Twinkies, Hostess Cupcakes and Ding Dongs, and my personal favorite, Oreos!
Now that the July 4th weekend is here, the kids and I put on patriotic colors, donned our patriotic hats, and we're going to have a Red, White, and Blue Oreo taste test!

The packaging is classic Oreo. Those three layers of creme look impressive. I wonder how close the real thing will be. And aww, that's unfortunate the Olympics have been cancelled this year. Looks like Oreo was all set to release these to go along with them. They've got the Olympic rings on the package and on the cookies.

There's two patriotic designs on these cookies. On one there's a flag (couldn't quite fit 50 stars on there, huh) and on the other are laurels with Team USA in the middle. 

As for the cookie, I do see three distinct color layers. Not quite as clean as the picture on the package, but what do you expect.

Alli is a budding photographer. She's always taking pictures and recording video with her iPad. Today she's helping out take photos of the Oreos.

Alright, that's enough talking. Now let's eat them!

Yum! These are delicious! They don't have any special flavoring, but they do taste better than regular Oreos. Perhaps there's just a little bit more America in these that makes them taste better.

Mommy wanted a taste to verify our claim. She agreed, these are better.

Alli is examining all 3 layers.

And she found that the red creme layer isn't exactly solid. There's a hole in the middle!

This photo is Courtesy of Alli. And Ian helped set up the cookies to face the camera. Thanks for taking such a great picture girlie!

I was curious if the other layers were similar. They are really stuck together though. I did not have much luck separating them. Perhaps it's this sunny Southern California weather and the fact that it's nearly 80 degrees inside the house.

So why do these taste better than regular Oreos. I have an idea.
Last year when "The Most Stuf" Oreos came out, I did a comprehensive look at all the different amounts of creme inside.
Actually, if you do a google search for Oreo Sizes or Oreo Size Comparison and other variations of that phrase, flowerstales.com is the top search result along with a bunch of my photos!

So why are these Oreos so good? I think it has to do with the amount of creme inside. I happen to have a package of Mega Stuf Oreos on hand and we can see that there's 180 calories for 2 cookies on each package. I've previously shown that the cookies are all the same size, so these Red White and Blue Oreos must have the same amount of filling as Mega Stuf Oreos!

And comparing the two, it's pretty close. Happy Fourth of July!

2 comments:

  1. Happy July 4th...Happy Independence Day!! Love those patriotic Disney-inspired hats and the wearing of the patriotic colors...definitely getting into the spirit of the day. Think Alli is taking after Daddy regarding the photography interest...she may have her own blog some day, too :-) I like the red/white/blue creme idea, even though it's not as "perfect looking" as the package. Looking as closely as possible, appears as if there are 13 stars on the cookie flag for the 13 colonies (I like the two patriotic designs, too). Very, very interesting that the Oreos taste better than usual...since they have the same amount of creme as the Mega one, perhaps (in the future) a comparison taste between the two in one sitting may be warranted (but may need to have crackers and water between tastings to "avoid cross tasting") A hole in the red creme...unusual find by Alli...wonder why. Congrats on having the popular search results for Oreo Size Comparison...a lot more people are viewing the family blog than you knew! EOM

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    1. Happy 4th! Alli is a little photographer. She records video and takes photos on her iPad of everything. Ah, good point! 13 makes sense now.

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