Oreo vs. Hydrox

Monday, December 8, 2008 at 9:00pm By

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 2:30pm 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 2:55pm there were 11 Hydrox cookies left while Oreos had a slight lead with only 10 left.

From 3:00pm to 4:00pm, most of the cookie consuming members of the department were in a meeting, and by the time I had emerged, there were 4 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.

3 comments on ‘Oreo vs. Hydrox’

  1. Jeff says:

    I actually prefer both. Sometimes I just needed the after taste the Hydrox brought to the table. Alas, having moved to England years ago, I couldn’t have bought the Hydrox in limited edition. Heck, we just go Oreo’s over here!

  2. Laiya says:

    I would have had the Hydrox b/c I’ve never heard of it. We don’t have those in Canada. What a strange name for a cookie though. Makes me think of hydroxy butyrate, i.e., GHB. Is there supposed to be some sort of subliminal message?

  3. Sharni says:

    WTF kind of name is Hydrox for a biscuit? Sounds like a new FDA approved anti-obesity drug that hasn’t yet undergone any long term studies.

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