We were driving home today – my son and daughter in the backseat snacking on junk food I admit to buying them: Doritos and Double Stuff Oreos. The Doritos you can have, but I confess a weakness for double stuff Oreos. They are my all time favorite store bought cookie. I can’t eat just one – so it’s dangerous for them to be around me. I had already had one too many while waiting for Ben to be finished with his tutoring. So anyway, there we were driving home and I hear from the back:
Daughter: What?? You don’t twist?
Daughter: Twist! You don’t twist your Oreo when you eat it?
A smile spread across my face in the front seat. This should be interesting I think.
Son: What do you mean twist?
Daughter: Twist the top off of your Oreo.
Now I have no idea how Ben eats his Oreos but he obviously DOES NOT twist. I glance back to the two as my daughter demonstrates “the ONLY way to eat an Oreo” to her brother – twist off the top cookie, pop into mouth and eat.
I continue smiling and shake my head.
Mom: Then what do you do? My daughter then starts to lick the double stuff slowly.
Daughter: Like this. Unless it breaks, then you just eat it all. This is the way to eat Oreos.
Anything else is just…sacrilegious!
Mom: Nope! That’s not the way I do it.
Daughter: How do YOU do it? (obviously appalled).
I reach back for one more cookie.
Mom: First you eat the top cookie by taking small bites of it (demonstrating as I speak).
Then you scrape off small sections of “stuff” with your teeth and let it melt in your
mouth. Unless it breaks, then you just eat the whole thing.
Daughter: No way! You’ve GOT to twist. It’s the only way.
We were all laughing by this point – a welcome relief to the way we normally end our days - and it got me thinking about all the various ways there might be to eat an Oreo. Are there as many ways as there are to eat corn on the cob? What does your preferred Oreo eating method say about you? Not deep thinking – but fun, nonetheless.
So – How do YOU eat your Oreo?
Quote for the Day: Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up,
all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes
their place. ~Mark Twain