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Oreo is Releasing Limited Edition Pokemon Cookies

Teased in a fancy new trailer, this new collection of sweet crème delights will include 16 different designs in total. Pikachu’s in there, of course, but you’ll also find Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Sandshrew, Jigglypuff, Lapras, Dratini, Cyndaquil, Sableye, Piplup, Snivy, Pancham, Rowlet, Grookey, and Mew.

From Oreo:

Discover 16 unique Pokémon designs while enjoying America’s favorite sandwich cookie with these limited-edition OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies. Each package of these supremely dunkable chocolate cookies contains OREO cookies with rich creme filling between the bold taste of two chocolate wafers that feature a fan-favorite Pokémon. Serve these Pokémon-themed OREO cookies as after-school snacks or take some with you for delicious office snacks. These snack cookies are also great for parties or mixing into your favorite desserts. There are 16 Pokémon-themed OREO cookies to discover. But be aware, some Pokémon are harder to find than others. With a random assortment of Pokémon designs in every package, each package is a chance to find all 16, including one super rare Mythical Pokémon. The resealable container with an easy-pull tab keeps these chocolate cookies fresh and is perfect for snacking, sharing, or traveling throughout your search.

You can pre-order yours here.


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Friday Five: McDonald’s Tray Liners

Every Friday I’m doing a quick list of five things with a common theme, and instead of doing a big write-up, I’m doing it in pictures (or videos) with just a couple of sentences to give context to the picks.

This week, let’s look at five old McDonald’s tray lines!

Batman Returns

This old liner would certainly give you something to do while enjoying your Happy Meal. Batman Returns was a big deal in 1992 when it hit theaters, and this tray liner does a great job of building the hype to younger fans like myself.

Super Mario Brothers 3

My God this thing is beautiful. These were on the trays at the same time they were doing the Super Mario Brothers 3 Happy Meals. Not only is this gorgeous to look at, but it also featured games too! That was a bonus on top of the Super Mario Brothers 3 toy you most likely had already started playing with as soon as you could get it out of your Happy Meal box.

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Spotted! Fall & Halloween Junk Food

The 2021 Halloween and Fall-themed junk food season is upon us, and here are a few delicacies I’ve spotted in stores so far.

Ghostbusters After Life Cereal! I picked this up the moment I saw it. I’ve been anticipating its arrival since I was a fan of the original cereal. While the taste doesn’t measure up to what I was expecting, it’s still a pretty good cereal. Regardless of the taste, it’s still a five-star pickup just for the nostalgia.

Shriekers Skittles! We tried the Zombie Skittles in the past for the novelty of it, but biting into one of the actual foul-tasting ones just completely turned me off on the gimmick. But this Skittles is going in another direction with these Shriekers. It’s a pack of sour Skittles, but sprinkled in are some SUPER SOUR ones to catch you by surprise. We haven’t cracked them open yet, but I’m looking forward to giving them a shot.

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More Old Junk Food I Miss

I could write about foods I miss as the only thing I post here on Retro Ramblings and probably never run the well dry, so here are three more delectables that I still crave today.

Keebler O’Boisies Potato Crisps

Those little Keebler elves have made a lot of tasty treats in their day.  Unfortunately, a lot of them left the shelves far too quickly.  O’Boisies, for me, is the primary example of this.  They hit the market in the mid-late ’80s and were gone by the early ’90s.

Keebler always tried to claim that O’Boisie’s weren’t a “chip”.  I’m not sure what they thought they were, but they were the finest example of a potato chip that I can think of.  The flavor in these things packed quite a punch.  It seemed like they had a higher salt content than other chips, and their main feature was little pockets of air baked into them.  This made them one of the crunchier chips I can recall….and when it comes to potato chips, I want them crunchy! 

You could get O’Boisies in Original, Sour Cream & Onion, and BBQ flavors.  I’ve never been a fan of BBQ chips, but I was all in on the other two flavors.  You could always find these chips in our pantry for an after-school snack, or a Saturday afternoon pick me up while playing Nintendo.  But my favorite memory of them is that my Mother and I would sit at night snacking on them while watching Nick at Nite when my Dad was out of town and my brother was at work.  And in recent years, she and I would mention them to one another and reflect back on those good times. 

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