In a world in which we have shelf space for Berry Burst Oreos it's a mystery to me as to why any decentt-asting cookie is discontinued. I guess it's a fact of life that some of the most delicious baked goods go the way of all flesh while far crappier ones enjoy an interminable existence. Sigh. Here ... More >>
Walter Mitty is an uplifting crowd-pleaser.
"Smile and the whole world smiles with you?" Actually, I prefer: "When your food smiles at you, you'll smile back." In a world of emoticon-heavy electronic correspondence, I should be positively sick of smiley-faces, but somehow that dopey grinning visage still cheers me up (albeit for a few second ... More >>
Do you like cookies? No? Well at least now we know who the hidden aliens are and can send Roddy Piper to deliver fisticuffs and quips about the surplus of ass-kickings inversely proportionate to the scarcity of bubble gum. Seriously, though, cookies are awesome, and it was on this day 101 years ago ... More >>
In a world that contains dulce de leche Cheerios, peppermint patty-flavored coffee creamer and vegan mayonnaise, it's hard to imagine needing, let alone wanting, greater variety in foodstuffs. Yet still I do. Here are my top products I wish actually could be bought in a supermarket. 5. Cashew Butte ... More >>
Spoiler alert: Store-bought cookies suck. I wish I could be more positive about this, but I just can't. They are full of so many chemicals and preservatives and weird "softening" agents that they don't resemble a real, home-baked chocolate chip cookie any more than a clay pigeon does. I had forgott ... More >>
Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've only recently discovered that there is a vegetable called "rocket" and it is not nearly as awesome as it sounds. It's supposed to taste like adventure and wonder, not like bitter spinach.We started the week off right with a ... More >>
If you thought the 500th episode of The Simpsons made you feel old, consider this: The Oreo cookie has been around since before TV even existed -- and back then, it was made with lard. In the 100 years since its invention, Oreo has become the representative cookie of modern American culture. Everyo ... More >>
With temperatures falling and pumpkins filling the parking lot of Whole Foods, it's hard not to get excited for autumn and its accompanying pleasures. For me, that's Halloween Oreos. I've always been a fan of "milk's favorite cookie" and look forward to the time when the lard filling is tinged a br ... More >>
Ever fascinated by seasonal products, I picked up a package of "Winter Edition" Oreos ($2.99) at the supermarket. It seems Nabisco has become sufficiently PC as not to call them "Christmas" Oreos, though they don't exactly scream Hanukkah. Like other seasonal Oreos, this variety is similar t ... More >>
Given the long-standing partnership between Nabisco and Dairy Queen, I wasn't terribly surprised to see that the two brands had joined forces to create DQ Blizzard Creme Oreos. The Blizzard of the Month at Dairy Queen right now is, in fact, the "Brownie Earthquake" (funny how we're now linki ... More >>
If you love old-fashioned banana pudding with Nabisco Nilla wafers made from scratch, check out the dessert selections at Discount Food Store on Homestead at Laura Koppe. The cafeteria inside the store serves arguably the finest soul food in the city of Houston. Plate lunches with entrees and ... More >>
At Barbecue Inn, the 'cue is tasty, but the fried chicken rocks
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