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(USA Today)   Under new ownership, Hydrox cookies are about to reappear on store shelves across America. This is bad news for the "inferior-tasting" Oreo   (usatoday.com) divider line 153
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2014-05-11 10:37:39 AM
Worst cookie name ever
 
2014-05-11 11:01:52 AM
Hydrox cookies, those Oreo-like chocolate sandwich cookies

Okay, stop. Hydrox came first. Oreos should be called "Hydrox-like chocolate sandwich cookies."
 
2014-05-11 11:08:21 AM

plushpuppy: Worst cookie name ever


But it works great in the petroleum industry:  "Hydrox Refineries"

/In fact, they'll probably be able to keep most of their suppliers if they ever decide to switch industries.
 
2014-05-11 11:15:19 AM

TwistedIvory: Hydrox cookies, those Oreo-like chocolate sandwich cookies

Okay, stop. Hydrox came first. Oreos should be called "Hydrox-like chocolate sandwich cookies."


www.glastonbridge.co.uk
 
2014-05-11 11:22:20 AM

Shostie: www.glastonbridge.co.uk


I grew up with Hydrox in the house. My dad always insisted they were better.
All other chocolate-and-creme-filling sandwiches are just imitators.
 
2014-05-11 11:28:58 AM
The two are interchangeable and Oreo has better marketing.

Hydrox might become big in the hipster market.
 
2014-05-11 11:45:20 AM

plushpuppy: Worst cookie name ever


Mediocre Spider-man villain, too.
 
2014-05-11 11:45:31 AM

plushpuppy: Worst cookie name ever


No kidding. I'm not an american, so i have no idea about the applicable history to this subject, so before i got to the second sentence in that headline i thought they were some kind of chemical cleaning tablet or something.
 
2014-05-11 11:45:41 AM
While I tend to root for the underdog, Hydrox are not nearly as good as Oreos.
 
2014-05-11 11:46:22 AM

EvilEgg: The two are interchangeable and Oreo has better marketing.

Hydrox might become big in the hipster market.


They are all terrible too. Milano is the one true cookie.
 
2014-05-11 11:48:30 AM

TwistedIvory: Okay, stop. Hydrox came first. Oreos should be called "Hydrox-like chocolate sandwich cookies."


And therefore we all watch our Betamax-like VHS tapes. Because success means nothing in establishing brand names.

//someday I'll try one of them, what are they called? VD players.
 
2014-05-11 11:48:40 AM
I was looking for them lately. Waay better than Oreo, not as sickly sweet.
 
2014-05-11 11:50:33 AM
Those black cookie disks in oreos are supposed to be chocolate flavoured?  I never saw anything about cocoa mentioned in the ingredients.
 
2014-05-11 11:51:19 AM

Smoking GNU: plushpuppy: Worst cookie name ever

No kidding. I'm not an american, so i have no idea about the applicable history to this subject, so before i got to the second sentence in that headline i thought they were some kind of chemical cleaning tablet or something.


That is exactly the theme they were trying to evoke: cleanliness and purity. They were invented over a century ago in 1908 America. We were weird then.
 
2014-05-11 11:51:59 AM

TwistedIvory: Hydrox cookies, those Oreo-like chocolate sandwich cookies

Okay, stop. Hydrox came first. Oreos should be called "Hydrox-like chocolate sandwich cookies."


Medical adhesive strips came before Band-Aid
Facial tissue came before Kleenex

Hydrox came in 1908 wiki before Oreos in 1912...but Sally Hemming came around 1790 so Oreos were first.
 
2014-05-11 11:52:27 AM
Weren't they available under the Famous Amos name?

/and o' course Mr. Amos didn't see a dime from them
 
2014-05-11 11:53:18 AM

TwistedIvory: Hydrox cookies, those Oreo-like chocolate sandwich cookies

Okay, stop. Hydrox came first. Oreos should be called "Hydrox-like chocolate sandwich cookies."


Honestly Oreos came out only four years later. After a century of time I think you can call that nearly the same time.
 
2014-05-11 11:53:36 AM

TwistedIvory: Shostie: www.glastonbridge.co.uk

I grew up with Hydrox in the house. My dad always insisted they were better.
All other chocolate-and-creme-filling sandwiches are just imitators.


Just because you were raised not to know better doesn't mean the rest of us have to listen to your ravings. Hydrox better than Oreos? That's crazy talk.
 
2014-05-11 11:54:42 AM
Heil Hydrox
 
2014-05-11 11:54:56 AM
But what does Harlan Ellison think?
 
2014-05-11 11:54:59 AM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: While I tend to root for the underdog, Hydrox are not nearly as good as Oreos.


Hydrox had a crisper cookie, IIRC. They were ok.

My favorite crap cookie had a "chocolate"** cookie and a "chocolate"** filling. I haven't seen them in years and I can't remember the trade name.

**They were both brown and I imagine there may have been an open cannister of cocoa somewhere nearby in the baking process.
 
2014-05-11 11:57:27 AM

flucto: //someday I'll try one of them, what are they called? VD players.


I think you mean "hooker".
 
2014-05-11 11:58:12 AM

Esc7: Smoking GNU: plushpuppy: Worst cookie name ever

No kidding. I'm not an american, so i have no idea about the applicable history to this subject, so before i got to the second sentence in that headline i thought they were some kind of chemical cleaning tablet or something.

That is exactly the theme they were trying to evoke: cleanliness and purity. They were invented over a century ago in 1908 America. We were weird then.


"Then"??
 
2014-05-11 11:58:33 AM
Dip your oreo in milk - sounds weird as hell if you never heard of or seen a oreo cookie before.

Dip your Hydrox in milk - sounds something like the head of BP would say to the gulf coast.
 
2014-05-11 12:01:42 PM
The company name sounds like a laundry bleach, and cookies are for fat people.
 
2014-05-11 12:03:03 PM
Great News!  Oreos are foul! Hydrox taste great Oreo tastes like crap I will not have them in my house under any circumstances.
 
2014-05-11 12:07:04 PM

Smoking GNU: Esc7: Smoking GNU: plushpuppy: Worst cookie name ever

No kidding. I'm not an american, so i have no idea about the applicable history to this subject, so before i got to the second sentence in that headline i thought they were some kind of chemical cleaning tablet or something.

That is exactly the theme they were trying to evoke: cleanliness and purity. They were invented over a century ago in 1908 America. We were weird then.

"Then"??


Okay, a different type of weird.

Now it is guns instead of cookies.
 
2014-05-11 12:09:51 PM
Next Leaf needs to bring back Morton's Frozen Foods, those frozen Honey Buns were AWESOME!
 
2014-05-11 12:13:26 PM
My uncle has a hybrid car that can run on those.
 
2014-05-11 12:13:35 PM
I had a Jewish roommate in college who would bust my balls for buying the dollar store version of Oreos (yet he never bought any food and claimed not to use salt, pepper, sugar, or condiments). He would tell me I should have at least bought Hydrox, and I never knew what the hell he was talking on. Now, I understand. Also, I grew up in a neighborhood that had a Nabisco factory that made Oreos. There were some kids who claimed to know when Oreos were being made by the particular delicious smell the would permeate the neighborhood. I never believed them until later when a food scientist friend at Kraft said that when making Oreo dough they would turn up the temperatures to start a cleaning process on the other cake/cookie/bisquit making equipment and recycle the residue back into the Oreo machine. May or may not be true, but makes sense I thought.
 
2014-05-11 12:16:02 PM

dave2198: Heil Hydrox


damnit!
 
2014-05-11 12:16:13 PM
Hail hydrox, nope
 
2014-05-11 12:17:49 PM

Esc7: Smoking GNU: plushpuppy: Worst cookie name ever

No kidding. I'm not an american, so i have no idea about the applicable history to this subject, so before i got to the second sentence in that headline i thought they were some kind of chemical cleaning tablet or something.

That is exactly the theme they were trying to evoke: cleanliness and purity. They were invented over a century ago in 1908 America. We were weird then.


As opposed to now? Weird never goes away it just mutates
 
2014-05-11 12:18:46 PM

Esc7: Smoking GNU: Esc7: Smoking GNU: plushpuppy: Worst cookie name ever

No kidding. I'm not an american, so i have no idea about the applicable history to this subject, so before i got to the second sentence in that headline i thought they were some kind of chemical cleaning tablet or something.

That is exactly the theme they were trying to evoke: cleanliness and purity. They were invented over a century ago in 1908 America. We were weird then.

"Then"??

Okay, a different type of weird.

Now it is guns instead of cookies.


You are crackers! (the British term, not the American). As a side note, they both are just shiatty biscotti imitations with lardy-lard / fatty-fat filling. I'll take 6 packages of each, 2 packs of Chips A'hoy, 3 lbs. velveeta, and a kilo of instant ramen! And a cow and some assorted pastas. And some vodak and extra fuel for my spaceship.
 
2014-05-11 12:23:41 PM
I'm not going to eat a cookie that sounds like it should have been a laundry detergent.

Nope, don't care how good you say it is, that name screams cleaning product.
 
2014-05-11 12:24:05 PM

Deadite: TwistedIvory: Hydrox cookies, those Oreo-like chocolate sandwich cookies

Okay, stop. Hydrox came first. Oreos should be called "Hydrox-like chocolate sandwich cookies."

Medical adhesive strips came before Band-Aid
Facial tissue came before Kleenex

Hydrox came in 1908 wiki before Oreos in 1912...but Sally Hemming came around 1790 so Oreos were first.


Why does Sally Hemming coming have anything to do with cookies. I mean, good for her and all, but it's hardly worth mentioning.
 
2014-05-11 12:25:08 PM

Esc7: Smoking GNU: plushpuppy: Worst cookie name ever

No kidding. I'm not an american, so i have no idea about the applicable history to this subject, so before i got to the second sentence in that headline i thought they were some kind of chemical cleaning tablet or something.

That is exactly the theme they were trying to evoke: cleanliness and purity. They were invented over a century ago in 1908 America. We were weird then.


As compared to *now*?
 
2014-05-11 12:28:15 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Deadite: TwistedIvory: Hydrox cookies, those Oreo-like chocolate sandwich cookies

Okay, stop. Hydrox came first. Oreos should be called "Hydrox-like chocolate sandwich cookies."

Medical adhesive strips came before Band-Aid
Facial tissue came before Kleenex

Hydrox came in 1908 wiki before Oreos in 1912...but Sally Hemming came around 1790 so Oreos were first.

Why does Sally Hemming coming have anything to do with cookies. I mean, good for her and all, but it's hardly worth mentioning.


You never heard the term "Oreo" as a racial slur?
 
2014-05-11 12:32:57 PM
The move by Leaf Brands -- which also owns trademarks to Astro Pops, Wacky Wafers and Farts Candy -- comes just two years after giant Oreo celebrated its 100th birthday.

Wait, what?
 
2014-05-11 12:33:54 PM
Hi Drax! (got nothing)
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2014-05-11 12:36:08 PM
Abe Vigoda's GhostWhy does Sally Hemming coming have anything to do with cookies. I mean, good for her and all, but it's hardly worth mentioning.
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LOLWHUT? Guy in my little brother's D&D Group was the son of a Sunbeam Driver, he kept 'em in Hydroxes
 
2014-05-11 12:39:08 PM
I was never a big Oreo or Hydrox guy, so I'll probably never buy them when they're back on the shelves, but reintroductions don't always work out so well. My favorite store-bought cookie used to be these

media.shopwell.com

They were glorious. Things of beauty and delight. The Chicago bakery that used to make them closed about 5 or 6 years ago, and since the brand was revived the new baker makes a copy that looks identical but isn't worth eating.

Also these

ecx.images-amazon.com

...aren't Butter Cookies anymore, they're Butter Flavored Cookies. Don't know if it's due to mergers and acquisitions in the baking industry or just due to the usual downward quality drift that happens when you let MBAs and accountants run things, but hey were great a few decades ago and now they're crap.

So the lesson is that the name on the label doesn't mean shiat.
 
2014-05-11 12:39:26 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Deadite: TwistedIvory: Hydrox cookies, those Oreo-like chocolate sandwich cookies

Okay, stop. Hydrox came first. Oreos should be called "Hydrox-like chocolate sandwich cookies."

Medical adhesive strips came before Band-Aid
Facial tissue came before Kleenex

Hydrox came in 1908 wiki before Oreos in 1912...but Sally Hemming came around 1790 so Oreos were first.

Why does Sally Hemming coming have anything to do with cookies. I mean, good for her and all, but it's hardly worth mentioning.


Besides, if you're going to go with the racial slur, it should be Thomas Jefferson who came in 1790, making Sally Hemmings the first Oreo.
 
2014-05-11 12:40:01 PM
Hands-down the best sandwich cookies I ever had were a package of $2 generics from Walgreens.  Their store brand was still using trans fats as ingredients when Oreo had removed them and WOW was the taste better for it.
 
2014-05-11 12:42:56 PM
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"Now Johnny, I notice, ah, you've got a little goatee there.  That's what we used to call a Cookie Duster. I, uh, do you like cookies, Johnny?  Call me crazy, but I... I like Hydrox better than Oreo... Johnny?"

/I'm the first?
 
2014-05-11 12:44:28 PM
peter griffin "who the hell cares"
/you've seen it
 
2014-05-11 12:47:27 PM

Tom_Slick: Next Leaf needs to bring back Morton's Frozen Foods, those frozen Honey Buns were AWESOME!


They had little frozen cinnamon sugar doughnuts that were really good. My grandmother (rip) used to keep them for us.
 
2014-05-11 12:48:17 PM
I did prefer Hydrox to Oreo when I was a kid.

That's all I remember, I think I'd die of sugar if I ate any today.  In fact, I just tried to have a maple syrup/bacon  cupcake and only got one bite in until my body said, "nope"
People change, apparently
 
2014-05-11 12:52:29 PM

phaseolus: due to the usual downward quality drift that happens when you let MBAs and accountants run things


Which explains why Hostess brand sucks today.
 
2014-05-11 12:55:40 PM
Hydrox, another fine product of  Nakatomi Heavy Manufacturing Concern.
 
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