Oreo vs. Hydrox

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.

Oreo on the right, Hydrox on the left

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.

December 8, 2008