Oreo Needs to Take a Chill Pill
I love Oreo Cookies as much as the next person.
Set me up with a pack of Double Stuffed and a tall glass of ice cold milk and I am as happy as a clam.
Can we take a little diversion here for a moment? Where did happy as a clam come from? Are clams happier than other animals?
As much as I love Oreos lately they seem to be taking things too far. They are taking their popularity and using it for evil coming up with the craziest flavors.
Let's look through some of the weirdest Oreo flavors, shall we?
I LOVE Swedish Fish, but I can't get behind Swedish Fish flavored Oreos. I've had Swedish Fish Rita's, which is good. However, I'm afraid to even try these.
I want to know who decided that cotton candy was the flavor every food and candy has to come in. Have you noticed how much cotton candy flavored things there are. It's honestly crazy.
I love cherry limeades from Sonic, but I can't imagine that it would taste good in cookie form.
Hot & Spicy Cinnamon:
This isn't a confirmed flavor, however Oreo has yet to confirm nor deny the cookie. Their official statement read, "Regarding the recent flavor rumors, when we have more details to share about OREO news we'll be sure you're one of the first to know!" We shall see...
Other weird Oreo flavors include:
- Candy Corn
- Banana Split
- Ice Cream Rainbow Sure Bert! (Yes, it was spelled that way.)
- Fruit Punch
- Pumpkin Spice (Shocker.)
The list goes on and on and on...
So, Oreo please take a chill pill with these weird flavors. You are making me concerned.
Since you've made it to the end of this article I thought I would treat you to the meaning behind happy as a clam.
The earliest record of the phrase comes from The Harpe's Head - A Legend of Kentucky which was from 1833. The quote said, "It never occurred to him to be discontented... He was as happy as a clam."
Another record comes from 1841 from the newspaper The Bangor Daily Whig And Courier, "Your correspondent has given an interesting, and, undoubtedly correct explanation of the expression: 'As happy as a clam at high water."
They say part of the reason behind the saying is because when a clam is open it looks like it is smiling. The "happy as a clam at high water" refers to when a clam gets brought back into the ocean at high tide.
The more you know.