Del Taco is kicking off the summer season by cooling us down from the jump! They’re introducing three new chocolatey milkshakes in the form of “Chocodays” beverages that are available for a limited time only.
Here’s all the tasty deets on these shakes:
OREO® Cookie Horchata Shake: Thick shake filled with chocolatey OREO cookie crumbles, tied together with the flavor of horchata.
Mexican Chocolate Shake: Ice cold chocolate mixed with horchata.
Mocha Iced Coffee: Rich chocolate flavor combined with Del Taco signature iced coffee served over ice.
Further proof that fast food items overseas are far superior than the offerings here stateside, McDonald’s Japan will be serving up this spring an OREO Cheesecake via McCafe by Barista. And as the visuals suggest, this is a cheesecake that’s got a bullseye on OREO lovers’ hearts.
This decadent OREO Cheesecake features a lavish layer of the cookie crumbs in the crust and on top, which crowns a lemon-infused cream cheese filling. Sheesh.
The OREO Cheesecake will be available for a limited time from March 24, though no specific end date has been announced.
For those with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance issues, finding snacks that cater to those diets on the shelves is difficult, and may even come at a slightly steeper price. Studies have shown that gluten-free snacks can often cost significantly more than their counterparts.
Such snacks are about to get a lot more accessible though, as OREO, one of the largest cookie brands globally, is releasing their own line of gluten-free treats.
Available in standard and Double STUF variety, both sets of cookies will come certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), one of the most trusted and widely accepted standards worldwide. While they have no regulatory or enforcement authority, the set of audits companies have to go through to receive this certification are stricter than the rules set for “gluten-free” definitions by the FDA, the EU, and other governing bodies.
This ensures that for those who have gluten intolerance or Celiac disease, these cookies should provide minimal risk. It also gives OREO a whole new market of customers to purchase their cookies.
Gluten-free OREOs will arrive in markets starting in January 2021.
OREO is continuing its history of showing love and support to LGBTQ+ communities for LGBTQ+ History Month by releasing a limited-edition pack of rainbow OREOs.
The packages feature 7 different creme fillings to mark the colors of the Pride flag. You won’t be able to find them in stores, however, as OREO is giving them out for free to celebrate and reward acts of allyship for the LGBTQ+ community.
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For this giveaway, OREO is teaming up with PFLAG National, a nationwide organization for parents, family, allies, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. All folks have to do to enter to win is post a photo representing what allyship means to them on Instagram or Twitter. You also have to tag the OREO brand and use the hashtags #ProudParent and #giveaway to take part.
Only 10,000 packages of the unique OREOs will be available, and OREO has no plans to put them in stores. This is similar to past campaigns, including a 2019 set of “Pronoun Packs” of OREOs that were also distributed for free during Pride month.
OREO has received hate for such campaigns in the past, and continues to do so for their newest one. (Seriously, the homophobia in some tweets responding to their above video are disturbing.)
The rainbow cookie giveaway, however, represents a heartwarming to show allyship without attempting to profit off of it.
To ensure the creme’s color pops, they’re foregoing their chocolate wafer and going with the golden wafer instead.
They’ve also come up with a fun interactive promotion for the kiddos, creating an AR experience where you can point your Instagram camera at the box of OREOs and a little Trolls, Queen Poppy, pops up to dances for you. A barcode can be found on the OREO site if you do want to mess around with that feature.
It’s hard to improve upon the classics, but that’s exactly what Nestle is doing this spring with the release of their Crushed It! Ice Cream Bars.
Pivoting from the usual faux-Oreo crumb crust that dominates the ice cream bar game, the new bar’s coating features cookies that have been ground into a fine powder. Because of this, the bar has a unique melt-in-your-mouth sensory element uniquely different from Cookies ‘N’ Cream bar’s usual crunchy shell.
The bars will be available in two flavors: vanilla fudge, which features vanilla ice cream with streaks of chocolate, and Cookies ‘N’ Cream. Both flavors have a component, a gooeyness from the fudge and the crunch from the Cookies ‘N’ Cream, that give the treat some depth beyond the new shell.
In an economy as expansive as that of the ice cream bar, innovations aren’t necessarily rare. A new ice cream bar pops up in the freezer aisle as commonly as new tweets come on the timeline. Seeing as most of their sole innovations are to slap the face of whatever Marvel superhero has a new movie out on a vanilla flavored bar, an ice cream bar that tries to play both flavor and senses is distinctive. So, it could have some legs to stay around for a longer than most variations of classic flavors.
Crushed It! Ice Cream Bars will be available nationwide, rolling out into supermarkets everywhere between now and April for the price of $3.99.
You might remember OREO selling blank packages of “Mystery OREOs” earlier this year, as they challenged fans to guess what the flavor would be. The guessing game came attached with a hefty $50,000 cash prize for one lucky consumer who correctly identified the flavor.
We now officially know that the Mystery OREO flavor was:
The cinnamon-based mystery wasn’t terribly hard to crack. Cinnamon buns could be ruled out, as they’ve already been a past flavor, and something like Cinnamon Toast Crunch was too meta, and the world wouldn’t be ready for that collab.