When you saw the S'mOreos in our roundup of 14 Things To Make with Oreos, did you think, "Man, if only I could watch an animated gif of a S'mOreos being squished down over and over again for eternity..."? Well, so did we. So did we.
'Oreo week' on Serious Eats
As you've probably gathered by now, we're all about Oreo-eating. But these days, the Oreo isn't just a cookie—it's a flavor, an ingredient. You'll find Oreo ice cream, Oreo milkshakes... and, as you're probably not surprised to hear, we went way beyond that. Come meet S'mOreos, Chips AhOreos, and many more of our friends.
Sure, you've seen mint and chocolate combined before. But the meeting of slightly bitter cocoa cookie and leafy, grassy cream steeped with a generous bundle of real mint leaves is pretty special.
As a kid, I preferred Double Stufs to single stufs. I preferred "Quadruple Stufs" to Double Stufs—twisting two doubles in half, discarding the bare cookies, and smushing the creme-bound ones together. But I really wanted more than that, and, well... hasn't everyone wanted to make a Centuple Stuf Oreo? We decided to see if it was possible.
We've been eating enough Oreos in the past few weeks to notice that everyone on staff eats them differently. Some people can't eat Oreos unless there's milk in the office. Some people maximize the creme-to-cookie ratio, others the cookie-to-creme. And a few really, really weird things went down with dunking and mushing and spooning. Check out how we eat our Oreos!
The days of the simple Oreo are long gone. There are now over 25 kinds of cookie, which makes preferences exponentially more variable. People put them in sundaes and use them as pie crusts. Yes, it's a mad Oreo world out there, and we're taking a week to investigate. So dunkers, twisters, and everyone in between: we welcome you to Serious Eats: Oreo Week.