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Texas! (And The Rest)

Hi there!

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This is a little bit off subject, but there are some great Texas photos here!

Here’s the link: https://www.pinterest.com/khpartyof5/i-texas/?utm_campaign=rdboards&e_t=30aa4dcf8179430e943877fd4598e830&utm_content=110971647007247497&utm_source=31&utm_term=2&utm_medium=2004

Hope you like them!

Dad

The Real Day Is HERE!!

Yeah!

We have been jabbering about birthdays and all that stuff for a year, but today’s the real day! Congratulations, and lots more of great ones! Oh, sorry about that, no Ferrari this year ­čÖü .

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I tried and tried to find a traditional cake in white with lots of icing and candles, but people do not make pictures of those any more! Anyway, I think this one has a great idea – you can load it with just about anything that will fit inside! No, I don’t think Jubilee will fit there . . . LOL

So, have a great one, and we will try to make contact during the next couple of days – have a great one!

Love

Dad

Oreos Forever

This was taken from the following.

Bloomberg Businessweek
Companies & Industries
Food & Drink
The Many Faces of Oreo, Some of Them Weird
By Allison Prang January 23, 2015
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The real thing – Photographer: Getty Images

A red-velvet Oreo? To those who think biting into a Double-Stuf is really living, this must seem a bacchanal. But it’s only the latest in a series of evolutionary stages for Oreolis cookius.

1912

Oreo

A bakery in Chelsea Market made the first one. Then, six decades later, somebody had an idea.

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Stacks of them! – Photographer: Getty Images

1974

Double Stuf

The name said it all. The F-skimping “Stuf” was an ironic nod to the bounty within (we just made that up). The controversy: Was it really double?

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Double or nothing on the “f”!! – Source: Amazon.com

1985

Oreo Mint Creme

Mint in the middle. That is all.

1987

Big Stuf

The cookie of Nabisco lawyers, perhaps, using Big instead of Double.

1991

Halloween Edition

An obvious idea, yet brilliant in its simplicity. Like Google’s logo, the Oreo’s design is such a fixture of the American marketing landscape that when you turn the inside orange, people go: Cool!

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Halloween Oreos! – Photographer: Robyn Lee

1995

Winter Oreo

OK, that was just weird.

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Red stuf? – Source: Amazon.com

2001

Chocolate Creme

Chocolate on the inside, chocolate on the outside. Is that picture just a little bit obscene?

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I think I would have called it “chocolate-chocolate-chocolate”? – Source: Amazon.com

2003

Uh-Oh!

Chocolate filling, vanilla wafers. It was meant to be temporary but proved so popular they kept it on the shelves. (Call this one “vanilla-chocolate-vanilla”?)

2004

Golden Oreo

For that is what marketers call vanilla.

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All that glitters is not Oreo! – Source: Amazon.com

2004

Football Oreo

To avoid massive confusion, the package explained: “Fun Football Shape!” And it was.

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Source: Mike Mozart/flickr

2007

Cakesters

Among the last of the -sters (Napster, Friendster), cute little Cakesters got even smaller in 2008 when they were packaged into 100-calorie packs.

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Ain’t it cute! – Source: Derek Lo/flickr

2009

Golden Double Stuf

If you’ve been paying attention, you know this was an unholy alliance of the 1974 and 2004 product rollouts.

2012

Birthday Cake

Oreo celebrates its 100th birthday.

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Birthday cake? – Source: Mike Mozart/flickr

2014

Cookie Dough

How could you not?

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Nuttin’ like cookie dough for cookies, right? – Source: Mike Mozart/flickr

2015

Red Velvet

Limited edition! Artificially flavored! We’ll eat it anyway!

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Red velvet, if you please!! – Source: Mondelez International Inc.

[ end of the article – apologies to the holders of any copyrights I might have trampled upon, I am not making any claim to ownership or some other thing, this was just too good to pass up! ]

Oreos are not the only reason that David’s Dad was known as the “Cookie Monster” but they made a great starting point! It has only been about 5 or 6 years that Oreos have been made in Europe and thus were available in the grocery stores here – but that saved my life! ­čśÇ

I did a little of my own research and discovered that the company, Mondel─ôz Global LLC, has a website at http://www.snackworks.com and they say there that there are 101 (yup, you read that right!) Oreo cookies available. On closer inspection, the packaging makes for a number of duplications, but there are a number of things there (sticking to the traditional Oreo design) that are new to me, like banana split, coconut, double chocolate fudge, and more and more (see the images below, also!).

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