Jun 26, 2018

Family and PARTY sized OREO packages

OREOs fascinate me.  I mean.. how could they not?  What's almost equally as fascinating, is the phenomenon of the perpetual shrinking OREO package. Many others think so as well, because my old blog post on this very subject, garnered about 10,000 views this month alone.

Never one to shy away from a walk down memory lane, or to talk about comfort food, I thought it was time to revisit the topic.  Let's begin with classic packaging that we used to get back in the 70s and 80s..

  OREO Package of my youth 
(contained 54 cookies)

On the rare occasion that we would have these in the house as a kid, I remember them lasting all week.  Why is it, that in 2018.. my family kills a package in one day?  Oh yeah.. the new packages can almost fit in the palm of my hand.

But.. they do have larger packs available now.  Albeit with a heftier price tag.  I used to go with the family size which still wasn't as big as the 80s packaging, but have now started buying the PARTY SIZE!

33% more cookies than Family Size you say?
Now we're in business.

Side by side comparison
Wimpy.. FAMILY.. and PARTY size packages.

I absolutely love the behemoth Party size package.  With 52 OREOs in the Party size pack, it's almost as big as the original.  At a price point of about $4.50, it's also a pretty fair value in my opinion.  

The only thing left I have to be disappointed about, is the amount of cream that are between the cookies.  Now you have to buy 'MEGA STUF' OREOs to get as much cream that used to be in 'DOUBLE STUF OREOs', and don't even get me started on the quantity of cream in a regular sized OREO!  So in the end, we've taken one step forward.. and one step back.

The cream filling controversy is a discussion for another day, but maybe I should just move on and enjoy the larger packs they are selling now. However.. I just know the whole cream thing is going to keep bugging me.  Don't be surprised if you see a 'Where's the Cream Filling?' post soon.

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