Oreo Wants You To Create Its Next Flavor For $500,000

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By Cooking Panda

Cool news, Oreo fans!

It seems like Nabisco is pumping out new flavor options for Oreo fans to enjoy almost every week these days, but even so, there have probably been plenty of new varieties that just don’t appeal to you. It happens — peoples preferences are unique and varied.

So in order to ensure that its customers are truly getting the most fulfilling and best Oreo experience possible, the iconic cookie brand is offering up a rare and fun opportunity.

It’s asking you to design your own flavor of Oreos for $500,000!

Super cool, right?

“Think you have an idea worthy of becoming the next great OREO creation?” Mondelez International Group asks on its site. “Share your creation, flavor or inspiration with us. Who knows? You could WIN $500,000 and have your creation in stores all across the U.S.”

Basically, you just have to come up with an Oreo flavor you think the masses would enjoy, and then either text your idea to 59526, Instagram or Tweet your idea (making sure to use the hashtag #myoreocreation and #contest), or respond to an Oreo social post with your idea.

You have until July 14 to submit your idea, and then you’ll be left crossing your fingers and drooling over the other submissions until Oreo announces its flavor winner, who will also receive the grand prize of $500,000 and universal bragging rights pretty much forevermore.

Just browsing through the hashtag on Instagram yields hundreds of options as of May 8, including some truly delectable sounding ideas.

Pink Champagne Oreos, anybody? How about Glazed Doughnut Oreos? Or Chocolate Cherry Mascarpone, or Butter Rum Caramel?

Additionally, some serious A-Listers have gotten in on the fun already, with notables like Tituss Burgess from “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” casting his vote for a “Broadway” flavor of Oreo.

His super luxe creation would feature one part red carpet (of course), one part red velvet (to keep with the red, regal theme), and one part “glittery, golden buttercream.”

What Oreo would you like to see created?

Source: Tituss Burgess/Instagram, Mondelez International Group / Photo Credit: Pixabay

Tags: flavor contest, mondelez, myoreocreation, nabisco, Oreos
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A Gilmore Girls-Flavored Ice Cream Is On The Way!

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By Cooking Panda

Forget pumpkin-spice everything; clearly, 2016 is the year that Gilmore Girls takes over the world.

First, Netflix announced that a Gilmore Girls revival was on the way; next, they helped sponsor a nationwide promotion where coffee shops were transformed into Star Hollow’s very own Luke’s Diner for the day, delighting fans everywhere.

Now, New York City’s popular Ample Hills Creamery has revealed its plans to release a new flavor inspired by — you guessed it — Gilmore Girls.

But here’s the best part, folks: you get to choose the flavor!

If youíre out on the road, feeling lonely and want something cold, all you have to do is name this scoop, and you'll win this in one fell swoop…Itís time to summon The Town Troubadour and call Michel to make a reservation at The Dragonfly: The #GilmoreGirls are returning this Thanksgiving, and we are making a flavor to celebrate. Whether you are Team Jess or Team Dean, we are calling on you to create and name a flavor worthy of this Stars Hollow reunion. Put on your Sookie chef hat, fill up at Luke's Diner, stop by Dooseís Market, and tap into your inner Paris Geller to fire up that competitive spirit to produce pop culture references so rapid-fire it would make Lauren Graham blush. Comment below with your suggested names and flavor combinations. The winner gets a free pint, a cup of coffee, and an invitation to Friday night dinner. Contest ends 10/31.

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The shop announced the contest, which ends Oct. 31, in an Instagram post.

“If you’re out on the road, feeling lonely and want something cold, all you have to do is name this scoop, and you’ll win this in one fell swoop…It’s time to summon The Town Troubadour and call Michel to make a reservation at The Dragonfly: The #GilmoreGirls are returning this Thanksgiving, and we are making a flavor to celebrate. Whether you are Team Jess or Team Dean, we are calling on you to create and name a flavor worthy of this Stars Hollow reunion. Put on your Sookie chef hat, fill up at Luke’s Diner, stop by Doose’s Market, and tap into your inner Paris Geller to fire up that competitive spirit to produce pop culture references so rapid-fire it would make Lauren Graham blush.”

So here’s the deal: any Instagram user can comment on the post with both a flavor suggestion, and a suggested title. The winner of the contest receives infinite glory, and also a free pint of the flavor.

What are you waiting for? Get brainstorming, and join us in line at Ample Hills Creamery the day the flavor is launched. We’re drooling over here thinking about what a Luke-flavored ice cream would taste like. Mmm…

Sources: Ample Hills Creamery/Instagram / Photo credit: Ample Hills Creamery/Instagram

Tags: ample hills ice cream, flavor contest, gilmore girls, New York
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