This summer marks 50 years since man first landed on the moon. There’ll certainly be anniversary celebrations aplenty, and even Oreo is getting in on the fun. Marshmallow Moon Oreos will rocket onto store shelves in mid-June in advance of the July 20 anniversary date.
The Space Age treats are filled with purple marshmallow creme and are embossed with three different moon-landing-themed designs. One features an astronaut, one a rocket, and another the moon and stars. They are sold in glow-in-the-dark packaging and include sticker sets marking the 50th anniversary.
There’s really no need to buy ordinary Oreos all summer, because the Marshmallow Moon Oreos are far from the only new flavor coming to stores soon.
The pack, which has phosphorescent ink so that it glows in the dark, also includes the inscription, “Moon Landing 50th Anniversary.”
Although the advent of Oreos in 1912 predates the Apollo 11 mission by some 57 years, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins did not have the chocolate sandwich snacks on board their spacecraft to enjoy on the journey to the moon and back. They did have cookies, though, in the form of sugar cookies cut into cubes.
This is not the first time that Oreo has paid tribute to space exploration history. In August 2012, the cookie brand celebrated NASA’s Curiosity rover landing on Mars with a “#dailytwist” social media post that showed an Oreo with rover tracks in the cookie’s red-colored creme.
Oreo created a similar graphic to honor Armstrong after his death on Aug. 25, 2012. “To the man who made us believe in the impossible,” the cookie brand wrote, adding “celebrating an American hero” as part of the image that showed the late Apollo 11 commander’s spacesuited shadow cast over the white creme of an Oreo cookie.
I usually am not a huge fan of any kind of mass produced cookie, but I am a sucker for anything moon related…So I guess I will be trying these out. Plus, marshmallow Oreos sound like something I would have loved as a child, and I think the inner kid in me deserves some fun. Time for some Moon marshmallow Oreos!