Back in May came word that Kellogg’s was bringing back Hydrox cookies for a limited time. As soon as I heard, I knew an Oreo vs. Hydrox showdown would have to be waged. Today, it was.
Similar to the Oreo vs. Chips Ahoy! showdown, at 2:30 p.m. 16 cookies of each variety were placed on plates in a central location in our department, and an email was sent out announcing that cookies were available. Because Oreos and Hydrox look so similar, the e-mail stated that both were available.
My thought going into this showdown was that Hydrox would win based on the novelty factor, or at least there would be a tie as people took one of each to compare.
At 2:55 p.m. there were 11 Hydrox cookies left while Oreos had a slight lead with only 10 left.
From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., most of the cookie consuming members of the department were in a meeting, and by the time I had emerged, there were four Hydrox cookies left while the Oreo plate was empty.
To be honest, I was a little shocked by the outcome and how quickly it was decided, but my colleagues have spoken, and they preferred Oreos.