Move over cookie dough, marshmallow crispy and watermelon – there’s a new cookie in town and its name is red velvet, and just in time for Valentines Day! Oreo Cookies will introduce red velvet cookies across the U.S. starting February 2. The cake-cookie is the red velvet while the inside is cream cheese, which should be a hit with all you red velvet lovers, at least while supplies last.
Are you a red velvet lover? Here’s your opportunity to taste for FREE. Just log onto: http://www.OREORedVelvetRope.com, where you can be one of 20,250 people selected for FREE samples. You have got to move fast though because according to the Oreo Red Velvet Rope website, the free sample offer ends at 11:59 p.m. on January 22 (2 days from now).
Reportedly this is the first time since that Nabisco has featured a new cookie flavor and color since 2004 when the Golden Oreo was introduced. It’s genius to line the delivery date to coincide with Valentine’s Day, the 2nd largest money-making holiday of the year. No better time than now to launch the red velvet and cream cheese duo! Well, it may have worked for Christmas (red-velvet), but that’s over for now – a match made in heaven with perfect aim for cupid.
“We knew there was a lot of love out there for the flavor red velvet … and for OREO, so we asked ourselves, why not combine the two as part of the ongoing mission to put its own twist on popular flavors?” said Janda Lukin, senior director for Oreo North America.
Maybe you don’t have a clue how much Valentine’s Day is worth to retailer? Have you considered wholesalers? How about actual manufacturers? Well, here’s a little breakdown for you – it’s actually all about the numbers 18.6 Billion to be exact (2013) during a 2-week window, and with gas prices at the lowest point since who know when, these numbers are sure to rise …
In 2014, an estimated 224 million roses were grown in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. Over 50% of the population bought red roses; 64% of all men and 36% of all women bought flowers (varying kind) on February 14th; over 6 million people expected or actually proposed marriage; 145 million cards purchased with 151 million exchanged (some folks still make them) – Hallmark alone has over 1,400 varieties (just for Valentine’s Day).
Are you wondering how Oreo cookies fit into this picture? Over 1.6 billion dollars is spent on candy, which includes other sweets as gifts and for parties at school. Nabisco is really setting themselves up for a big win, but only if they taste good. Go and get your FREE sample now while supplies last and don’t forget to give us your feedback.
Nabisco spent over 18 months working on the red velvet flavor for this cookie with the cream cheese filling, but the reviews have not been consistent at all. Some say the cookies taste the same, while others report the cream cheese filling is what makes the difference, and absolutely saves the day.
You be the judge – head on over to the website and get your FREE sample now! When you get your FREE sample, please come back and tell us here what they actually taste like – deal? Ok, here’s that website address again: http://www.OREORedVelvetRope.com.
Here’s a fun video on making an Oreo cookie cake with any flavor, including but limited to red velvet. It may help to get your mind off all that money and back where it belongs, on your kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNTsidPjynA, enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours.