Classic or Creative: The Oreo Feud

By Michael Marino

Staff Reporter

According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the original Oreo cookie was introduced to the public on March 6, 1912.

Today, people still enjoy this cream-filled cookie, but is the Oreo company getting too creative?

Oreo has come out with many new flavors aside from its original cookie.

Some students at Sacred Heart University have mixed feelings about them considering the wide variety of
choices at their disposal.

“I think that Oreo should stick with the original flavor,” said sophomore Kevin Plant. “I would prefer to eat the original ones rather than try new flavors because I already know I like these.”

Oreos have many seasonal flavors such as mint,
Halloween and the golden cookies.

“The original is everywhere I go. I would have to go out of my way to get the newer flavors,” said sophomore Logan Maher-Rivera.

On the other hand, some students are more optimistic when it comes to these new flavors. They like a fun change of pace to keep their taste buds sharp.

“I don’t like the same thing all the time,” said sophomore Billy Schreiber. “I’m kind of in the middle. I believe Oreo could be using this as a marketing tactic. They could be creating all these flavors to make more money, but
people could also be suggesting them.”

However, other students are completely one-sided.

“I’m not a fan of all the other kinds because I think
that Oreo is trying too hard,” said freshman Connor Poirer. “When you think of a typical Oreo, you think of the normal chocolate cookies filled with cream, not strawberry shortcake cookies.”

According to the Huffington Post, the original Oreo flavor tops the charts, and is referred to as “America’s favorite cookie.”

“I believe that Oreo is trying to relate to as many customers as they can by bringing out all these new flavors,” said Poirer.

Other students think that the new flavors can lead to something better than the original. According to the Oreo official website, they just came out with a new Oreo chocolate candy bar.

“Oreo could be doing it to sort of test the waters. They could accidentally make something good, something that people love, just as they did with the original cookie,” said Maher-Rivera.

The debate about which Oreo flavor is the best is ultimately a matter of personal preference. However, Oreo has been around for over a century and they will continue to produce new products that people love.

“If you like Oreo, you like Oreo, period,” said Plant.

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