I was in Target the other day, and spied something that, for me, until that moment, was only an urban legend. I’d seen blogs, and internet images, but nothing with my own eyes. Like Big Foot or the Abominable Snowman, I had heard stories, I had even seen postings on Facebook, but I had no firsthand knowledge. I was skeptical.
And there it was, out of the corner of my eye, a package of Mega Stuf Oreo Cookies. The packages of Mega Stuf Oreos were mixed in with the huge variety of Oreos that exists today, so I did a double take to ensure I was not mistaken. I carefully retrieved the package from the shelf, making certain I did not accidentally grab a package of Double Stuff in all my excitement.
I paid for my groceries and quickly and headed home. Lucky for me it was one of those times when my kids were in bed and asleep, so I could dedicate my energy to what, as I am writing this, seems like a ridiculous caper for a grown adult. But if you consider the fact that I dedicated an entire week of my blog to Marshmallow Peeps, I imagine it probably makes sense.
Once home, I grabbed a glass of milk and opened the pull tab exposing the Mega Stuf Oreo beauties. I immediately noticed that the extra filling costs you some serious numbers in terms of cookies, but clearly this was a sacrifice I was willing to make.
I selected my cookie, my very first Mega Stuf Oreo Cookie. I submerged it in my milk for about 10 seconds. My way is not for everyone, I am just a dunker by nature. I lifted the cookie to my mouth and bit down into a soft creamy Oreo perfection. Perhaps an excessive amount of cream for others, it was the perfect amount of cream center for me, Oreo Nirvana.
As I had my third of the three cookies I allotted myself, I had a thought. After this, will I ever be satisfied with a Double Stuffed Oreo…let alone an ordinary single stuffed Oreo again?
So here lies the question that marries Nabisco and Tennyson. Is it better to have loved Mega Stuf Oreos and lost than never to have loved Mega Stuf Oreos at all?