I have to say, I have impeccable timing. Almost a year to the day of Oreo’s 100th Anniversary (March 6, 2012), I stumble on their gorgeous, bright, happy and cheerful, brand spankin’ new springtime Oreos! Yes, springtime Oreos! Adorned with butterflies, flowers, bumblebees, smiling suns, and frogs and lily pads on the cookies on the outside and special yellow cream filling on the inside. Yellow, one of my favourite colours. Yellow, the sunny colour that makes me happy. And now the colour of a special edition Oreo filling. Sigh. This makes me happy.
I don’t know if these special seasonal, springtime treats are released every year or not but they’re certainly brand new and shiny to me and I LOVE THEM. Even though I know there are folks who moan and groan about special edition items and dislike the concept of releasing things that aren’t permanent or readily available (trust me, I’ve grumbled over my fair share of special edition items that were out of my reach in my time), stuff like this is just pure fun and happiness.
And where did I find this bundle of yummy sunshine? At Uncle John’s Candy Shack on Mount Pleasant Road, one of my favourite candy shops and speciality stories in the city! It’s been a very long time since I last posted photos from the shop (almost two years!) and I really missed just popping into the store every once in awhile to see what new goodies were ripe for the picking. I missed scoping out the flavoured Kit-Kats and M&Ms and ogling the collectible tins so I finally told myself to stop beating around the bush and just GO. So I did, 2 weekends ago. And I was rewarded. With Oreos! And you know, St. Patrick’s Day themed candies and merchandise, cute-as-a-button Easter sweets, and pastels. Lots and lots of pastels!
To be clear though, these Oreos are for novelty. They don’t taste any different from regular Oreos; they’re just etched with cute designs and filled with a sunny yellow cream filling (can you imagine if the filling tasted like banana or lemon?! Hmmm, something to chew on…). I don’t care though. I love the way regular Oreos taste and these are such a treat to me because I always feel like we get the short end of the stick north of the border. I was crestfallen when I couldn’t find the special Christmas Oreos with the red cream filling and Santa etched on the cookies; they were so cute. So this is kind of like an Oreo redemption. I’d say there are about 36 cookies in the package (I haven’t taken the whole cookie tray out to count) and they’re $4.99 a pop. Oreo lovers unite!
- Twist, Lick, Dunk Eat! Celebrating Big Plans for the Oreo Series in Honour of Oreo’s 100th Birthday! | March 6, 2012
- The Oreo Anniversary Series! Crushed Oreo Cookie Frosing and Marble Cake Oreo Cupcakes at Flour Studio | April 1, 2012
- The Oreo Anniversary Series – Crushing Oreos to Bake Inside Out Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies! | April 7, 2012
- The Oreo Anniversary Series – The Cookies n’ Cream “Ice Cream Sandwich” Macaron from Petit Thuet | April 24, 2012
- The Cookie & Baking Scrapbook Project – Sparkles & Crushed Oreos for Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies | July 2, 2012
Uncle John’s Candy Shack is located at 635 Mount Pleasant Rd. in between Eglinton and Davisville Ave.