A taste of spring: Japanese-Inspired Peach Oolong and Sakura Matcha Oreos
Let's sign a petition because we want these biscuits in the UK and US
American 'sandwich cookie' specialist Oreo has just released new Peach Oolong and Sakura Matcha flavours to celebrate spring and summer. The good news is they look tasty and Instagram-friendly; the bad news is they're only available in Hong Kong. For now.
Normally, we associate Oreo with their flagship black-and-white design – with black cookies and white filling – but this is a bit different, and very eye-catching. The Peach Oolong version features black cookies with peach-coloured filling, while the Sakura Matcha version, which is even more beautiful, features pink biscuits and green matcha filling.
Oreo was founded in 1912 by Nabisco (National Biscuit Company) in Manhattan, New York and gained international popularity, because, apart from the fact that their products are obviously very tasty, the company is also excellent at marketing. They regularly release new cookies in limited edition runs and they've actually trademarked the pattern on the face of the cookie. Which is brilliant. They even partnered up with Supreme, a hugely popular (and slightly infamous, because people love to hate it) New York-based streetwear brand.
The Peach Oolong and Sakura Matcha limited edition cookies are available until May 1 in Hong Kong for a price of $8.50 USD. I think we should sign a petition and make sure they release the cookies globally. Wouldn't you say?