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Food Posted by jordan 1 week, 1 day ago

This thread is partially for Chet Manly's comment on Glen's post here. Feel free to add comments debating flavors, but my question is:

Oreos or Joe-Joes? And more importantly Mint Oreos or Peppermint Joe-Joes?

I firmly believe Peppermint Joe-Joes are the perfect sandwich cookie, but I'm always up for trying different cookies, purely for the sake of scientific inquiry.

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  • Chet_Manly

    I have to admit, I've never heard of Joe-Joes... (off to edit the shopping list).

    And I'm all in favor of rigorous scientific inquiry. Now I can justify my occasional gluttony, for scientific research.

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    • jordan

      Joe-Joes are the Trader Joes take on Oreos. The Peppermint Joe-Joes only come around during the holiday season.

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  • Chet_Manly

    This thread....The Lord's Work. I'll second that.

    So, I'm a soggier the better guy, BUT, there is a point of perfection of perfect to be found: Where it starts to get soggy but isn't close to falling apart yet and has just started to absorb the milk... that's when it's perfect IMHO.

    I like the mint Oreos but they don't absorb properly. The Peanut Butter Oreos absorb like the original ones do, so I like them. The Oreo/Reeses ones did not absorb so I do t bother with those anymore.

    I tried the Birthday Cake Oreos: didn't taste good to me and didn't absorb.

    I have heard the Red Velvet Oreos were good but the source couldn't tell me how they absorb, so I haven't tried them yet.

    I refuse to eat Oreos without decent milk...skim milk is not proper milk for Oreos.

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  • glen

    I was telling my wife about this thread, and she pointed me to this new flavor that is filled with... wait for it... pop rocks.

    I don't know how I feel about this.

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    • jordan

      During my scientific inquiry shopping yesterday, I saw the Firework Oreos at 23rd St HyVee. They also had lemon and birthday cake, but I thought those were a bit of a stretch (mostly since I really wanted to try Red Velvet and they didn't have them).

      I got the golden oreos instead for the family crew. For our tastes, the goldens needed a bit of enhancement which we did with peanut butter and chocolate chips.

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      • glen

        Wow, it never dawned on me that I could add anything other than milk to the experiment. I need to process this.

        Also: I forgot about the lemon Oreos! Another favorite.

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  • Razorback

    “My dental hygienist is cute. Every time I visit, I eat a whole package of Oreo cookies while waiting in the lobby. Sometimes she has to cancel the rest of the afternoon's appointments.”

    ― Steven Wright

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  • glen

    Update (May 20, 2017):

    My wife procured a package of the Pop Rocks Oreos this morning. I tried one and they were surprisingly good. It still tasted like the original Oreo, but with an extra tingle. You could barely taste the Pop Rocks, which was a good thing.

    The dunking of milk behaved nearly identical to the classic cookie. I must say I'm very impressed.

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