Posted by The Editorial Desk / Thursday, May 12th, 2011
The rumor that Nabisco had developed a horrifying new breed of Oreo has been buzzing around the internet this week ever since it was first posted on Reddit on Monday. Yesterday, however, Nabisco confirmed that they have, indeed, created something called the Triple Double Oreo, a new confection in the cookie company’s war against humanity.
What exactly is a Triple Double Oreo? Well, it’s like a regular double stuff Oreo, with a double stuff chocolate Oreo attached to the bottom. It’s life imitating South Park.
Nabisco’s statement to Today reads: “This summer, Oreo will introduce a new ‘twist’ on the iconic cookie: the Triple Double Oreo. Three chocolate Oreo wafers with two layers of creme — one classic vanilla, and one chocolate. While we tried our best to safeguard this news, we couldn’t hold back the buzz.”
That’s not buzz you’re hearing, Nabisco. That’s terror.
Nutrition information for the Triple Double hasn’t been made public yet, but Dietsinreview.com has done some creative math to figure out an estimate of the calorie count for new cookie (cookies?): 130 calories per cookie.
Of course, this sort of stunt is designed to drum up indignation from bloggers and food nerds and to take advantage of the buzz that gets generated around warped culinary creations like the KFC Double Down or Wendy’s Baconator whose decadence turns heads. I can see videos of people deep frying these things now. So really, just by posting this and doing the whole righteous indignation song and dance… I’m part of the problem.
So, sorry about this, everyone.
- Kris King