I’ve had Hydrox cookies. Must have been 30 or 40 years ago, though. I recall not liking them as much as Oreos.
I’ve heard this. I guess I was an ‘Oreo guy’. I liked this exchange:
I guess I didn’t know Hydrox cookies haven’t been made since 1999. I rarely buy cookies. When I do want a ‘chocolate sandwich cookie’ I’ll pick up Joe-Joe’s from Trader Joe’s. (Actually, I prefer Oreos to those; but it’s not that important to me.) I never noticed there were no Hydrox.
Anyway, good news for those of you lamenting the discontinuation of the original two-chocolate-wafers-with-white-cream-in-the-middle cookie.
Since I would be one of those lamenting the loss of Hydrox, this IS good news. There’s nothing wrong with Oreos, but Hyrdrox were better. The ‘cream’ in the Oreos leaves a greasy feeling inside your mouth after you eat them, but Hydrox never did. Ergo, much preferred in my mind.
Growing up in a kosher home in the 1970-80s, Hydrox was our sandwich cookie of choice. I continued buying them even after I stopped keeping kosher, because I appreciated the fact that they went through the trouble to make a kosher oreo-type cookie for us poor kosher kids.
As I kid I didn’t like Hydrox. They seemed like a lesser version or Oreos (although I think Hydrox came first?). I vaguely remember they had a weird after taste but now I’m thinking maybe they’re just less sweet, and in that case I might prefer them today. A taste test will be in order.
I vaguely remember not liking Hydrox as much as Oreos, but I can barely remember the difference… although I do remember, even in kindergarten, thinking, “Who the hell names anything Hydrox? Sounds like a company that drills water wells or something, not a delicious snack.”
I remember that the first time I had Hydrox as a kid (sometime in the Seventies), I had the impression that the cream filling tasted a little like coconut. So I found them superior to Oreos (of course).
Later encounters with Hydrox failed to deliver that flavor, however, so I stopped seeking them out.
I always preferred Hydrox. Oreos are fine (not double stuff though - blech). Peanut butter and mint oreos are better than the original but Hydrox was my favorite. It always seemed like the cookie was crispier and the cream was creamier.
This inspired me to look up my favorite candy as a kid, the since-discontinued Willy Wonka sugar discs called Wacky Wafers. Pulling up the website that is committed to resurrecting this treat, it looks like they’re working on Hydrox, too: http://leafbrands.com/wacky-wafers/