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Nutella-Like Oreos Are Real And Coming Early 2018

If there were ever a flavor combination that made almost too much sense, it’s Nutella Oreos. While rumors spread of that the cookie flavor was coming, it is now official, as Oreo has confirmed a Chocolate Hazelnut flavor is coming in 2018.

It’s not an official collaboration with Nutella, unfortunately, but they’re basically Nutella what with the whole chocolate hazelnut flavor, and will be on store shelves starting January 1, along with a Spicy Hot Cinnamon flavor.

The Chocolate Hazelnut will have a Nutella-like creme, with a golden cookie sandwiching it. The Hot & Spicy will be kind of like a Hot Tamale candy, and will keep the classic cocoa cookie on the outside.

Both of these limited edition flavors hit the rumor mill when  food review blog Junk Banter posted a couple of photos back in October. Junk Banter is usually spot on with these Oreo sneak peeks, so it was only a matter of time before it became official.

Along with the new flavors, Oreo announced that in 2018, it would be bringing back its pink saliva-inducing Marshmallow Peeps flavor, along with the crackly Firework Oreos.

That’s a lot of big news coming from the Oreo camp, as 2018 is already looking pretty fantastic.


Keep Calm and Buy All The Nutella


Don’t panic but there’s a hazelnut shortage that could very seriously affect everyone’s favorite chocolate hazelnut spread. Before you chuck your laptop across the room in a mad dash to get your local grocer hear us out.

Severe weather conditions are to blame for over 70 percent of Turkey’s hazelnut crops being devastated. Because of the decrease in supply, prices have skyrocketed and will only continue to increase as the supply dwindles.

So here’s how things will affect our beloved Nutella, in a nutshell, (pun intended), Nutella purchases over 25 percent of the world’s hazelnut supply to keep up with the demand of their popular product. Obviously, the leader in chocolate hazelnut spread can’t exactly produce Nutella without hazelnuts. Lucky for us, the chocolate gold producers swiped up a huge Turkish hazelnut producer that should keep price increases at bay, but there’s no guarantees.

Just to be safe, you better start hoarding your jars like their gold, as if you weren’t doing that anyway.

H/T Gothamist


Real Italian Ice Cream Sandwich

I feel like I’ve been eating ice cream sandwiches wrong my entire life. This photo of an Italian Ice Cream Sandwich comes by way of our super intern Kiera as she embarks on her journey through Italy. The sandwich we’re looking at above combines chocolate hazelnut and banana gelato flavors in a brioche.

While I’d hate to discredit all other ice cream sandwiches I’ve enjoyed so throughly in the past, this one does indeed look like an experience waiting to happen. For more items like these, and to stay up on Kiera’s travels and eats through Italy, stay tuned to her Running Diary!