Friday, June 4, 2010

Metaphysical Oreos

I'm sure many of my American readers will be familiar with the ice cream shop called Dairy Queen and their "Blizzard" treats.  The first was merely vanilla ice cream with crushed Oreos in it.  Now you can get a lot of different combinations and mix-in trend can be found in most ice cream stores as well as in the freezer section of your local grocery store.  Your Chocolate Priestess found a bag of Oreo Blizzard Creme cookies at her local Kroger on sale so she decided to give them a try.

I took these to a science fiction convention with me and laid them out on the table as I was selling books. Yup, your Chocolate Priestess is a published author as well, Sisters and Brothers.  There are 21 cookies or three rows of seven in one bag.  Two cookies equal one serving which has 140 calories, 2g saturated fat, 115mg sodium, 45mg potassium, less than 1g fiber, 13g sugars, 1g protein, and 6% of the daily iron you need.  Healthy, not so much but also not a bad treat if you eat only two of them.

Everyone who tried them, including me, really liked them.  Obviously these are not ice cream but just the normal creamy filling with pieces of Oreo cookie inside.  That's what makes this metaphysical -- you are eating an Oreo inside of an Oreo!  I hope you can see the cookie bits in the photo, the closer view was too blurry to share with you all.  These are more crunchy than a normal Oreo but otherwise taste and smell pretty much the same.  If you look on the ingredient list you'll see cocoa listed but also artificial chocolate flavor so in terms of The Chocolate Cult -- disappointing.

Sisters and Brothers, may you, too, take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.

4 comments:

Jacob said...

Nice blog! Mine is kind of stupid but can you come and follow it anyway?

http://myfavoritefood-oreos.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Maybe, Jacob. Did you list yourself as a follower here? We have contests/giveways here on The Chocolate Cult for our Followers.

In fact we have one starting tomorrow!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Hey, Jacob, your blog isn't showing up when I use your link. I wanted to check it out.

wyrenth said...

I totally want a Blizzard made out of these. :D An oreo blizzard made from oreo blizzard cookies!