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A chicken chain, which consists of five whole London restaurants, has joined forces with Oreo, of all things, to make this disgusting chicken and Oreo meal deal.

The Oreo shake is fairly orthodox – though that one looks a touch Oreo heavy, if you ask me. The thing on the right is garlic fries topped with crushed Oreos, the hell.

The abomination in the middle is the Big Twist Burger: “fried chicken is layered between nacho cheese, smoky chipotle mayo and an exclusive mexican-inspired mole sauce made with OREO crumb in a burnt chocolate charcoal bun.”

The article – which I found in a Sussex news source – is obviously just the press release verbatim. They describe the meal as “sparked by a social movement which has seen fans celebrating and debating the different ways they enjoy eating the iconic black and white cookie.”

Which is bullshit. There is no such conversation. Oreos are not particularly popular here (Uncle B says, “why would you eat black food?”). I can’t find anything on social media.

Maybe it’s on the ‘gram. I don’t have an Instagram account.

There’s something weird going on here. It’s only on the menu for three days (the first three days in September). Each store is giving away 150 of these abominations free per day, first come first served. That’s 2,250 free meals.

At a guess, I’d say they’re trying to go viral for some reason. They’ve launched it two days ago with the hashtag #OREOtwist, which is getting zero engagement on Xwitter.

Five English fast food joints and American cookie giant Nabisco? Beats me.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 17, 2023, 9:09 pm

Perhaps Nabisco/Oreo is trying to get people to forget last year’s rainbow cookies and packaging accompanied by advertising copy glorifying and inspiring pride in sexually deviant lifestyles.

Mole sauce does actually exist; its made with, among other ingredients, unsweetened chocolate and multiple varieties of chilis. It typicaly isn’t at all sweet. It can be quite good, unlike what I imagine garlic fries with Oreos would taste like. Oh, I’d try the dish, but I’d want a bucket nearby.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: August 17, 2023, 9:37 pm

A slander upon my Graham and Lewis ancestors who probably delighted in black puddings! Bleah.

But Oreos….bleah. Alone, bleah. Used to destroy otherwise possibly good food, bleah. Even as ice cream, or a topping for ice cream, bleah.

As I recall the filling got scrapped off and consumed and the cookies were disposed of.

But it’s tree chick now to randomly mix things that ought not to be mixed. Like men with breasts and slider burgers with peanut butter and jelly and brisket.
And charge outrageous prices for serving weird food combinations.

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: August 17, 2023, 10:36 pm

Dinah Shore

Note: Doritos is advertising their chip in conjunction with the WNT USA Soccer team – from the 1990s: Maria Hamm, Brandi Chastain and that bunch.

Rapinoe has been thrown under the bus.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: August 17, 2023, 10:54 pm


But it’s tree chick now to randomly mix things that ought not to be mixed. Like men with breasts and slider burgers with peanut butter and jelly and brisket.

I hear ya, but I’ve got mixed feelings about this mixing business. I just had a pair of peanut butter, banana, and honey sammiches, accompanied by a side of pork rinds, and it was a highly enjoyable meal.

Oh, yeah, and I think everybody ought to try a shot Drambuie over their vanilla ice cream.

IOW, how are we going to find those counter-intuitive oddball mixtures that DO work well without trying a bunch that DON’T?

edit: accidental anonymous is Uncle Al this time.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: August 17, 2023, 11:05 pm

Understood. There’s a burger joint called Rodeo Goat hereabouts that serves burgers with various cheeses and berry compote, which I tried

and liked.


But dammit Field Marshal Montgomery, this Oreo business is a bridge too far!

Comment from jc
Time: August 18, 2023, 4:48 am

Which mole sauce? The usual dark brown, the green, the red, teh white, the special wedding mole?

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: August 18, 2023, 12:24 pm

(Uncle B says, “why would you eat black food?”)

That’s how I feel about black olives. JavaMan likes them; I think they are horrid. When food turns black, that’s a sign you should not eat it.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: August 18, 2023, 7:21 pm

No black food? For instance, Polish Kiszka? Or Korean Jajangmyeon? I also like the aforementioned black olives, in all their varieties: kalamata, alphonso, Turkish oil-cured, and more; nearly endless deliciousness.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: August 18, 2023, 11:26 pm

Oreo’s parent company needs a tax write-off in old Blighty.

Comment from Jon
Time: August 21, 2023, 6:15 pm

I had an Oreo donut at Dunk’s and it was okay. Big chunks on a passable vanilla frosting.
It made me grateful I wasn’t eating the abomination described above.

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