Arguably the world’s best-known cookie, Oreos are eaten just about everywhere from the Norwegian fjords to the Great Wall of China. Perhaps the only thing that even comes close to the number of countries that have embraced the humble New Jersey snack, however, are the number of techniques, personal preferences and ways of eating the things that exist and are constantly argued about.
Do you consume them whole like some kind of all-consuming sarlacc pit monster, or do you break them open and feast on the fluffy white goo inside? Do you dip them in milk first or is crunchiness key? It’s a debate that’s raged for generations now, but a recent thread started by a Japanese Twitter user asking for interesting ways to enjoy the little brown and white treats has sparked a new wave of interest in Oreos in Japan.
As it happens, there are myriad ways to enjoy Oreos even in the land of sushi and tempura, and while some of the methods suggested may not be anything new to some western readers, it’s good to know that, whatever our language and cultures differences, when it comes to cookies we’re pretty much all on the same page.
Some of Japan’s best Oreo-attacking suggestions after the break.