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Why Oreo won

Phil Edwards | April 2, 2024
Why Oreo won


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  1. @kevinchurch2713

    April 2, 2024 at 9:48 pm

    Oreo sold to a Mexican global company..and the CEO of oreo got a 7 million dollar bonus…company closed doors..moved to mexico..and the American workers lost their pensions…look it up…i will never eat any oreo products ever!!!!

  2. @developingtank

    April 2, 2024 at 9:48 pm

    I've been going through your "why they won" videos today. Really fun and informative. Didn't expect this to be a trojan horse for the boom of mass produced packaged foods, but found it all very interesting and informative. Nice Phil, please, lay off the Crax.

  3. @user-zd7id9rx3f

    April 2, 2024 at 9:48 pm

    Were the crack barrels in general stores mainly used to sell the crackers themselves or were they primarily to get customers in the store to sell other merchandise? I was under the impression that the crackers were free.

  4. @theemmjay5130

    April 2, 2024 at 9:48 pm

    I'm very familiar with Cracker Barrel, as I take my parents there for a meal every May for a combined birthday present. (Dad's birthday is in April, Mom's is in June, so I split the difference.)

  5. @catzkeet4860

    April 2, 2024 at 9:48 pm

    Well hopefully Hydrox tasted better than oreos. They're sweet…. that's about it. The biscuit(cookie if you must) is dark but doesn't taste of chocolate…. it really doesn't taste of anything but sugar, and the cream…. that's supposedly vanilla….. buggered if I know why cos it also tastes of nothing but sugar…. so, sugar on sugar. Now I see where the US popularity comes from.

  6. @larrycamilli9589

    April 2, 2024 at 9:48 pm

    The still shot is misleading. It shows Hydrox as "competition" as if Hydrox came along after the established Oreo, when, in fact, Oreo was introduced to compete with the already extant Hydrox.

    "Oreos are an imitation of the Hydrox chocolate cream-centered cookie introduced in 1908, but they outstripped Hydrox in popularity so much that many think Hydrox is an imitation of Oreo. Oreo is the best-selling cookie brand in the United States and, as of 2014, the best-selling cookie globally.[5][6]"

  7. @ChrobregoPoznan

    April 2, 2024 at 9:48 pm

    Oreo's parent company, Mondelez, is supporting Russia in the war against Ukraine despite numerous pledges not to do so. If you buy Oreos, you support genocide indirectly. Save a Ukrainian. Don't buy Oreos ever again.

  8. @ProfessM

    April 2, 2024 at 9:48 pm

    I'm more a Fudgeeo kinda guy myself. Or Jam Jams…..great now I want cookies. Also no Cracker Barrel is a cheese company not a…hang on…oh now the Yanks make a bit more sense.

  9. @heindijs

    April 2, 2024 at 9:48 pm

    It's so weird to see old ads for Oreo when you live in a country where they were only introduced in the late 2000s. They feel like a modern invention to me even though they're like a hundred years old. They just don't feel like a biscuit my grandma would have 🙂

  10. @notsure1277

    April 2, 2024 at 9:48 pm

    I remember decades ago (1970s? 1980s?) in New York that there was a commercial campaign that pushed for Hydrox. I of course saw it as a rip-off of what I then thought was the original, Oreo. They are both sickeningly sweet, but Oreo is still a little better. Oreos in China taste better because they are much less sweet, and instead have more actual flavor.

  11. @DanEBoyd

    April 2, 2024 at 9:48 pm

    I miss those Pinwheel(?) cookies. They were a marshmallow filling encapsulated in a thin milk chocolate shell.

    Are you old enough to remember Danish-Go-Rounds??

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