Friday, December 05, 2008

Your Turn

In this week's edition, I will let all of you ponder the question of a lifetime. How do you eat an oreo? When I eat one I take off one end and scrape out the filling first. But, I know there are probably many of you out there who just eat it one bite at a time to get filling in every bite. Oh, and does Hydrox still exist? And who in the hell came up with a name that sounds like a chemical anyway? Yes, they probably are chemicals, but do you need to call it one?

62 comments:

Emobacca said...

I throw it into a blender with vanilla ice cream, milk, and sugar and enjoy myself a nice oreo cookie shake.

I never eat those things by themselves.

DNfromMN said...

I'm with you Ent. I scrape out the middle first.

Although I do like those white-chocolate covered ones, and those I just eat whole. It's dangerous now that they've put them out there more than just at Christmastime.

kelly said...

Okay, I know this is terrible but I get 2 or 3 oreas (regular or double stuffed) take the top off one, remove both the top and bottom on the other 2, put all the filling together on one, eat the tops plain and finish up with one stacked high with 3 fillings piled high. Yum (and a sugar coma) all at the same time. Okay, for full disclosure purposes, sometimes I do 4.

nichole said...

I dunk mine in milk. And I miss hydrox. My mom used to buy those more than she bought oreos. I heard that the company that made them was bringing them back.

ohsamma said...

ONLY way to eat them around here is to dip them in milk (and there's an art form to that, too - dip half the cookie in for a few seconds so it gets weighed down and sinks then entire cookie in - no floating!), then let them get absolutely soggy and eat with a spoon. Mmmmm...

KellyLynn said...

I take them apart and eat the inside first, too. Unless, of course, I have multiple oreos. In that case, I'll open two, squish the insides to each other, and then try to pull off one end (using both a lifting and a scooting motion), and have the original version of a double-stuff oreo.
Hydrox became extinct in 2003, but were resurrected back in August. I haven't seen any in stores here, but you'd probably be able to find them in major cities.
The Sunshine Baking Company began producing Hydrox cookies in 1908. The name Hydrox comes from Hydrogen and Oxygen, the elements of water, which supposedly is a good complement to sunshine (I don't really get it either, but that's what their Web site says).
Although they were considered a knockoff of Oreo cookies, Oreos didn't come into existence until 1912, but had better marketing.
I'm pretty sure Food Network's Unwrapped and History Channel's Modern Marvels have covered Hydrox and/or Oreos, if you feel geeky enough to look it up.

Michelle said...

same thing u do but dunk them in milk

Green Wave Gal said...

I've NEVER had an OREO cookie because I'm allergic to chocolate!

juicy said...

Dunk only half of the oreo in milk until it is so soggy it *almost* falls apart, then eat the whole cookie together. Yuuuummy!

Jamie's Girl said...

Haha, I got you all beat! I dunk it first in milk, then I eat it with cream in every bite!

jax said...

seperate, eat filling,eat both cookie sides.
rinse repeat.

MontanaMarriott said...

I freeze mine first, I love them cold. Then I bite them whole

Mooshki said...

Green Wave Gal, I am SO SORRY!!!

I eat the top, then carefully bite the bottom off, then roll the middle into a ball and nibble on it. (Only really works with DoubleStuff.)

Ms. said...

I loathe icing and scape it off and throw it away before eating the two chocolate cookies.

@Green Wave
allergic to chocolate...oh my gawd, I'm sooooo sorry!!! What happens when you eat it?

palealebrew10 said...

I don't eat oreos that often(not a huge fan) but when I do, I microwave one for about 3-5 seconds. Then I pull them apart, lick the filling, and proceed to eat the chocolate wafers. Crap, these sound delicious right now.

Sylvia said...

I don't remember but I am going to say I eat them whole. Can't remember how many I would eat. I just bought the pouch bags so I eat them one at a time. They are still pretty good.

amazonblue said...

All my sympathy GW Gal, my life would lose all meaning without chocolate!

I dunk halfway carefully monitoring the milk absorption to avoid breakage and thus sinkage and then pop the cookie in my mouth and let the milk soaked chocolate wafers disolve and then rub the crisco laden frosting on the roof of my mouth.

Green Wave Gal said...

I've actually been allergic to it my whole life. I've never eaten it. I was told that if I try it, I should do so in a hospital just in case. Even though allergy tests are more sophisticated now, I don't think it's worth it.

I'm 33 and I've had a full life without it. lol Besides, the weight loss thing would be even more difficult if I ate chocolate! :)

Mooshki said...

Ya know, one of my friends is allergic to potatoes (she has psychotic episodes if she even eats a sandwich that was on a plate with fries) and I think I'd rather be allergic to chocolate than potatoes any day.

Green Wave Gal said...

If I couldn't eat potatoes or pizza (for example), it'd be awful. But I guess it's hard to miss something you've never had!

My dad liked the hydrox cookies and one of our cats would go nuts on the frosting. She LOVED it. :)

Mooshki said...

I lived in a duplex and my neighbor's cat could smell ice cream from all the way upstairs and would come beg me for some whenever I ate it.

jagerlilly said...

It depends on the mood that I'm in. If I'm craving lots of chocolate, I just eat the whole thing, if I'm dieting (ha!), I scrape out the middle so that it looks like I'm just eating a little bit (but I'm actually saving the filling from three cookies to mash into one HUGE oreo sandwich that I dunk in milk!) Gosh, now I have to go buy some chocolate covered oreos too...

sassafrass said...

I eat my oreo's by dunking them until soggy and shove the whole thing in my mouth.

Megan Reardon at notmartha.org did a Oreo vs. Hydrox vs. Newman O’s not too long ago.

Syko said...

Pretty much a divider and scraper here too.

Ms. said...

@Green Wave - have you been retested? In a lot of people, allergies evolve over time. My brother used to deathly allergic to eggs. As in one tiny bite of meringue and we were rushing him to the hospital because his throat would be swelling shut.

Now he can eat an egg sandwich and the only side effect is the room of his mouth gets slightly itchy.

I used to be very allergic to cats, now it's a very mild allergy to the point it's almost non-existent unless I rub my eyes after playing with one. Or bury my face in its fur. However 10 years ago, I couldn't even go into a home if a cat lived there. However, I am now allergic to feathers to the point I cannot go into the bedding section of a department store because the feather pillows trigger acute sneezing, running nose, an asthma attack and watery eyes. Not the most attractive look for me...

Ms. said...

roof. I meant ROOF of his mouth, not room.

Green Wave Gal said...

It wasn't a standard allergy test that determined the allergy at first. I had some sort of convulsion when I was an infant. There were a list of things I couldn't have and over time the doc said I could have all the other things but not chocolate.

When I was told that I could try it but in a hospital-I decided it wasn't worth it...so technically I may not be allergic anymore but in my mind, I am!

I don't need another temptation! :)

Ms. said...

On a positive note, OJ just got 15 years in jail :-)

twunty mcslore said...

Love Oreos but always prefered Nutter Butter peanut butter sandwich cookies! Yum!

Dijea said...

I'm with you ENT. I open it up scrape off the center with my teeth or tongue then eat the outside. Milk is not needed.

AprilinParis said...

@twunty mcslore: I always loved Nutter Butters too!

As for the Oreos, I like to dunk half of one in milk, eat the milk-soaked part then dunk half of the remaining half in milk, eat the milk-soaked part then dunk the last half of the half in milk and eat that part. Aaaaand then it's back into the bag for another.

Norah said...

i eat the filling and then mash it up and put it all over my ice cream.

kinda like my own ghetto coldstones.

*girl said...

I pull my Oreos apart and eat the plain side quickly, and then slowly lick off all the frosting - this usually takes 2 minutes - and then I finish eating the other half. This is to try to slow down the whole process, so I don't eat 18 in a 3 minute time span.

I'm thinking they didn't see Hydrox cookies in Canada... because I've so never heard of them.

twunty mcslore said...

April, do they still sell Nutter Butters? I try to stay away from the cookie aisle. It's just too dangerous.

selenakyle said...

Used to nibble the top cookie off from around the edges, scrape the middle off with my bottom teeth, then eat the remaining cookie piece.

Now however, I will never eat them again after I ate a bunch about ten years ago and had one of the worst *ahem* bathroom experience of my adult years.

Sadly, I think they're just made of pure chemicals and grease now.

not a famous adrian said...

I shove 1 in my mouth, then decide it is so good, &do the same with 2 more.
I was able to purchase Hydrox at Shoprite this summer.

Ellebee said...

split, lick, eat...

I also like them with peanut butter-we had skippy chunky when I was a kid.

I also loved the mint oreos. Yum.

twunty mcslore said...

Ent, please, some FFF so I can stop thinking about cookies?!

Marisa said...

This might be gross to you guys, or weird, but I blame my dad, as this was a treasured childhood activity when my mom was out-

I dip my oreos in hot, black coffee. It takes only seconds to get the mushy deliciousness of milk-dipping and the black coffee flavor mixes perfectly with the cookie flavor.

Second dip (after eating the first half) is always very hazardous. Tend to dip fingertips into hot black coffee as well- but it's worth the burn.

amster said...

I seperate them, so one has the cream the other one doesn't. I eat the one with cream first then eat the plain one. I went to some restaurant in Kauai last year and they served a complimentary oreo cookie after your meal.

Amber said...

I twist mine apart and lick each side until the icing's all gone then eat the cookie part.

Does anyone remember the neon Oreo's from the early 1990's??? THOSE WERE THE BEST!

Ace Tomato said...

I another in the cult of half dunk, let half get soggy and then eat the whole thing.

Hydrox is entirely made of lard. I am not joking. It's all formed and flavored lard.

jax said...

Green Wave..the PH in our bodies change every 7 years or so..for example i was once allergic to milk and had poker straight hair, at about 14 or 15 i could drink a gallon of milk and my hair is now very curly.

but if you haven't just don't..you'll go from allergic to addicted in 0-60. lol.

Dr. Spaceman said...

I dunk mine in milk until they're mushy as f*ck.

Syko said...

Yeah they still have Nutter Butter. Both the ones that are peanut-shaped Oreo wannabes, and my preference, which is sort of waffly looking stuff, some sort of polyvinyl, I think, that's full of the filling and I like to open those up and dig the filling out with my tongue.

twunty mcslore said...

If you're lucky the peanut butter comes off in one big piece. Cookies are crack.

Harriet Hellfire said...

"TWIST, LICK, DUNK"

not a famous adrian said...

Hydrox is pure vegetanle shortening now.
But Hostess is still made with animal fat.

Green Wave Gal said...

Hey Jax--it's that 0-60 thing that I'm worried about. I doubt I'm actually allergic anymore. I'd rather believe that I am rather than gain 0-60 lbs.

Especially since I've lost almost 60 in the last year and a half! :)

mrchgrl said...

I definitely pull the cookie apart, eat the icing and then dip the cookie halves in milk, let them get a BIT soggy and then scarf 'em down!

shakey said...

I got quite a licking when I was young for me and my friends trying to make pudding out of Oreo cookies. It didn't match with our gold rug.

I go around the world - scrape the stuffing out and put the 2 wafers together for one, eat the 2nd regular-style, do both ways while dunking ...

Mama Theresa said...

twist and scrape, twist and scrape. rinse and repeat.

Pink Skull said...

It's best to switch off-eat one whole and then eat the filling out of the next one, and then put peanut butter on the next one.

Pink Skull said...

It's best to switch off-eat one whole and then eat the filling out of the next one, and then put peanut butter on the next one.

Mooshki said...

Jax, I cannot imagine you with straight hair!!!

Amber, I don't remember the neon ones, but I did get some orange ones this past Halloween. They were fun. :)

CeeJay said...

My four year old opens an Oreo, eats the filling and then she hands me the delicious chocolately wafers so I can eat them up. We're a great team!

Kim said...

Absolutely Hydrox exists...although it's "retro" packaged now. I think they're trying to get baby boomer money now, but they'll always be second place, like Zingers.

As for how I eat em, I either leave em out for a couple days, or I put them in the microwave for 10 seconds. I don't want it melty, but warm and soft rocks.

kelliknows said...

Finally..something I know about: seperate the cookie..eat the side with the icing by itself, then eat the plain cookie side with four dark chocolate M&M's..yes, I've tinkered with the formula, but this is the best..

not on my dollar said...

First Nutter Butter cookies still exist. I eat them all the time.

Second as long as I'm eating an Oreo I don't care how it's done. Top first, cream second, then the bottom, or pop the whole thing in my mouth, broken, whole, cream first, doesn't matter. I also love the mini oreo's, the mint oreo's, the chocolate cream oreos.

All of them in every way.

Ahhhh.... oreos.


Thank God I don't have any right now, don't have to worry about overdoing it.

Miss X said...

I take off one of the cookies, lick the filling off and then eat the cookies.

It's been a while since I've had an oreo, though you probably wouldn't think that from looking at me.

bionic bunny! said...

take it apart, use one of the wafers to scrape off the filling like a spoon, eat the icing, then eat the wafers.
or keep them in the freezer and eat them whole.

and don't get me started on nutter butters.

now with mr. bunny being diabetic, i can't keep the things in the house. although my mommy bunny was just extolling the joys of sugar-free oreos....

Lisa said...

I scrape that crappy white stuff out of the middle and eat the yummy chocolate wafers. :)