Over the past several days a viral photo of a spider smashed inside the white cream of an Oreo cookie has been making the rounds around the internet. While the debate rages on whether or not this photo is legitimate or a creepy hoax, we have compiled our best explanations as to why Nabisco may or may not be experimenting with their next big Oreo cookie flavor.
Nabisco is trying to stay in the spotlight after their Super Bowl knockout. During the second half of this year’s Super Bowl between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers, half of the stadium lights went out, causing a prolonged delay in the game. In that time, Oreo’s official twitter account tweeted out a dimly-lit photo of their cookie with the caption “You can still dunk in the dark”. Oreo was praised for this timely move in the days following. But what have we heard from Oreo since then? Nothing. So, in almost a desperate attempt to keep the spotlight, they’ve completely gone overboard by planting a spider in one of their cookies, hoping it would be found and catch the attention of millions. Well played, Oreo. Well played.
Maybe the spider cookie is only a small part of Oreo’s new “Third World” line of flavors. In other, lessor developed, countries around the world, insects such as spiders or roaches are a treat to be had between meals. Considering their small size, they are very high in protein and calories if you are looking for an emergency snack. Maybe we’ll begin to see even more flavors in the coming weeks or months. Ant flavored? Roach flavored? I’m sure with enough cream filling you can’t even taste the difference.
Maybe, just maybe, it’s actually not a hoax, and the cookie is legitimately a mistake on the factory line. That only means one thing. Pest control problem! Nabisco wouldn’t be the only company to have spiders show up in their products. A few years ago, Mazda was forced to recall their Mazda6 car because the gas lines were found to be infested with Yellow Sac spiders. Hey, it can happen to the best of them. If that’s the case, then that Oreo plant should contact a local exterminator immediately.
Or, it wasn’t a hoax by the source of the photo. It wasn’t pest control negligence by Nabisco. Maybe that one spider actually knew of the sweet goodness of Oreo cookies when they are dunked in a cold glass of milk. Maybe the little guy was just trying to get his own. It obviously didn’t work out the way he probably planned it, but you can’t blame the guy for trying.
Steve Bitter is a Marketing Manager with Bulwark Exterminating, based in Mesa, AZ. Bulwark Exterminating is an industry leader in providing high quality pest control service. Bulwark is fully operational in seven states, including eleven major cities. While Bulwark provides pest extermination for common insects such as ants, roaches, crickets and spiders, the company’s differentiating specialty is scorpion control. Bulwark uses the finest and most effective pest products in the world to solve common pest problems.