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December 2, 2021

Oreo Thins — Wegmans v Amazon: No Contest

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[L: Oreo Thins; R: Original Oreos]

On my most recent — approximately monthly — foray to Wegmans I suddenly had a hankering for Oreo Thins, which to me verge on being candy — excellent candy — more than cookie.

From a 2015 review when they were introduced: "Dunk away to your heart's content, but the Oreo Thin will need a little more time than the original to saturate with milk. The original softens at 19 seconds, while the Oreo Thin takes 37 seconds to soak."

More: "Throwing journalistic objectivity out the window, this writer much prefers Oreo Thins. They're crispier and more chocolaty because of a higher cookie to cream ratio." 

Note to self: offer the writer, Stefanie Tuder, a job on my Crack Research Team©®.

But I digress.

I stood in front of the Oreo wall, which featured zillions of permutations and variations on the original, but espied no Thins.

Then I took a few minutes to carefully inspect each of the many rows of Oreo variants looking for Thins: though I discovered many that were new to me and mildly appealing, my ThinQuest©®* yielded nada.

So, once I returned home I ordered Thins from Amazon, which always has them in stock.

Amazon triumphs because product placement space IRL is always going to be limited.

Remember when people used to fight having a Walmart because of its effect on local stores?

Same thing happened when Amazon rose: so many people saying they'd never buy stuff online, especially from Amazon.

Hard to find someone these days who hasn't shopped at Walmart or Amazon.

*See what I did there?

December 2, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


Comments

I went to walmart once around 1998 or so. Didn't buy anything.

Posted by: xoxoxoBruce | Dec 2, 2021 9:41:55 PM

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