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Old 24 October 2007, 07:20 PM
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Icon23 Oreos are made from floor sweepings

Comment: I was discussing Oreo cookies with my son, Charlie, as we were having an
after-school snack today, and I was reminded of an urban legend I was told
some thirty years ago, by someone who believed it was true. (It included
one of those "my college roommate's cousin went out with a girl who..."
attributions that are such an integral part of most urban legends.)

According to the legend, Oreo cookie dough is made by gathering all the
leftover cookie dough from all the other batches being produced in a given
bakery/factory on a given day. In an especially gruesome touch, my friend
claimed that they "sweep all the leftover cookie dough off the floor," mix
it with chocolate flavor, dye it that nearly black color, bake till its
crispy, then add the filling.

I didn't believe it then (thinking that the process in the legend would,
among other things, produce cookies of highly variable consistency, which
my almost 50 years of cookie-eating experience would cause me to refute;
Oreos are nothing if not consistent) and I don't believe it now.
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Old 24 October 2007, 07:23 PM
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That letter writer has the nascent skepticism worthy of a snopester!
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Old 24 October 2007, 07:24 PM
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Wow, I've never heard that one.
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Old 24 October 2007, 07:28 PM
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It would explain the nasty flavor.

Lookie "Oreo Haters Unite!" Lu
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Old 24 October 2007, 07:34 PM
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The variation I heard (confirmed ) by a FOAF who "worked for Nabisco" is that it's not cookie dough sweepings, but crumbs - made from other Nabisco cookies that were burned or otherwise unsuitable - that were incorporated into the Oreo mixture, explaining both the crumbly, disintegrate-instantly-in-milk texture and the slightly burnt note in the flavor. I decided that I don't care if it's true or not, as long as they keep making the ones with peanut butter filling.
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Old 24 October 2007, 08:01 PM
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Well Oreos are relatively rare here, but I've had them a few times and there's no dustbunnies featured.
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Old 24 October 2007, 08:16 PM
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>_>

And guess what a certain someone was eating when she read this thread title?
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Old 24 October 2007, 08:18 PM
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>_>

And guess what a certain someone was eating when she read this thread title?
Floor sweepings?
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Old 25 October 2007, 11:18 AM
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Wow, floor sweepings? How creative! I was always told the white stuff in the middle was jellied semen (But it's not jelly! was the response. I was told it was dried jelly. Sneaky.), and that's why "girls always eat the white stuff first." Why thank you, creepy fourth grader. I totally needed to hear that at seven.

I prefer the OP.
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Old 25 October 2007, 11:58 AM
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Well Oreos are relatively rare here, but I've had them a few times and there's no dustbunnies featured.
Aye, i've seen them in cities, probably there for the American ex-pat market. Let's face it, on merit an Oreo isn't going to get very far in the land of Tea and Biccies.

In the States this September I saw an advert for an Oreo pizza, to be eaten after your regular pizza as dessert, I kid you not. I honestly thought it was a prank show or something, a piss take, but oh no. I felt sick to my stomach.

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Old 25 October 2007, 12:05 PM
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Aye, i've seen them in cities, probably there for the American ex-pat market. Let's face it, on merit an Oreo isn't going to get very far in the land of Tea and Biccies.

In the States this September I saw an advert for an Oreo pizza, to be eaten after your regular pizza as dessert, I kid you not. I honestly thought it was a prank show or something, a piss take, but oh no. I felt sick to my stomach.

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If it comes from Dominos, it is best avoided. And the commercials do not do anything to make it at all appealing.
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Old 25 October 2007, 12:05 PM
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Oreo pizza? I'm speechless.
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Old 25 October 2007, 12:16 PM
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I have no idea what an Oreo cookie is but there's a Swedish pastry called vacuum cleaner or fuse (because of its shape) which is made from biscuit crumbs.
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Old 25 October 2007, 02:25 PM
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Oreo pizza? I'm speechless.
Commercial for said product- I don't recommend watching if one is easily nauseated. It involves two men getting "mustaches" from the nasty gooey "pizza" product.

Domino's Oreo Pizza
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Old 25 October 2007, 02:27 PM
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Bah, everyone knows that Oreos are made from deliciousness.
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Old 25 October 2007, 02:35 PM
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I have no idea what an Oreo cookie is but there's a Swedish pastry called vacuum cleaner or fuse (because of its shape) which is made from biscuit crumbs.
I did not know that dammsugare were made from biscuit crumbs, and they are one of my favorite treats (dammsugare, not the crumbs). You learn something new every day.

Sorry for going slightly off-topic.
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Old 25 October 2007, 02:47 PM
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The good news is said Oreo pizza isn't a pizza with Oreos or anything, its simply a piece of dough with crumbled Oreos and gooey Oreo cream... Its not so much a pizza as a very thin cake.
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Old 25 October 2007, 03:03 PM
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The good news is said Oreo pizza isn't a pizza with Oreos or anything, its simply a piece of dough with crumbled Oreos and gooey Oreo cream... Its not so much a pizza as a very thin cake.
Sorry, but that's an Oreo pizza you just described. Dough with Oreos on top. What's pizza if not simply a piece of dough with crumbled cheese and sauce on top?

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Old 25 October 2007, 03:55 PM
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At our football (American football) games, we coat them in funnel cake batter & deep fry them to gooey perfection. Now that's Southern....
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Old 25 October 2007, 04:28 PM
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Nah, I've eaten biscuit dough of the floor before now, and it tastes nothing like as bad as an Oreo.

I had an Oreo once and it might have been a bad 'un, but it tasted a little bit like what I would imagine soot to taste like if soot happened to be a vaguely chocolatey biscuit. Oh, wait I've eaten soot before too. Mmm, soot.
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