By Jessica Whitman ’18
I’ll admit we have some strange national holidays. However, I believe that March 6, National Oreo Day, is not one of them. Most Mercy girls would be happy to sit down with a box of Oreos and a glass of milk to celebrate this holiday. Although Oreos are great, Sara Dressman ’18 says, “If I eat too many, I get sick,” reminding us to control ourselves on this holiday. Her favorite Oreo flavor is the Golden Oreo, because she doesn’t like chocolate.
If you don’t have plans tonight, get together a group of friends to test out some of the rather interesting flavors Nabisco has invented. You could play it safe with the Classic Oreo, a chocolate cookie with vanilla frosting. To make that even better, try Classic Double Stuf Oreos.
Some other harmless flavors are Double Stuf Heads or Tails, which has one chocolate cookie, one vanilla, and vanilla frosting, or the Golden Oreo, which has vanilla cookies and frosting. You could also test out a flavor that everyone seems to like, Birthday Cake. If you want to be adventurous and try something that might not seem delicious, you could have, Cookies ‘n Crème, Strawberries n’ Crème, Mint Oreo Fudge Crèmes, Lemon, Red Velvet, Cookie Dough, or Peanut Butter.
There are also several Oreo flavors that focus on certain holidays or seasons. The Christmas flavors are Candy Corn, Gingerbread, and Peppermint. There is also a Winter Oreo, which is filled with red crème. There are also summer flavors. These include Banana Split Crème, Watermelon, Neapolitan Triple Double, Creamsicle, Strawberry Milkshake, Marsmallow Crispy and Ice Cream Rainbow Shure, Bert!
No matter what the occasion, you can find a flavor of Oreo to fit your needs. Today, National Oreo Day is a great excuse to try as many flavors as possible.
Caroline Steinmetz ’17, whose favorite flavor of Oreo is Red Velvet, says, “Oreos are delicious and everyone should eat them, every day of their lives.”
Happy National Oreo Day, Mercy!