I’m in.

Via rands, Maximilian Schramm: The complete list of all Oreo flavors, c. 2019, with short commentary on each one.

The list includes Nabisco Oreo Original Cookies, Nabisco Oreo Chocolate Creme, Nabisco Oreo Golden, Mondelez Oreo Strawberry Cheesecake, Mondelez Milk Chocolate Coated, Mondelez White Chocolate Coated, Oreo Red Velvet Cream, Oreo Birthday Cake, Nabisco Oreo Peanut Butter, Nabisco Oreo Mint, Nabisco Oreo Lemon Cream, Nabisco Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Sandwich, Nabisco Carrot Cake, Nabisco Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Nabisco Oreo Cookie Butter Creme…and 70 more.

I love this list. Try saying them all out loud. And then see also Sam Jordison in The Guardian on DeLillo’s use of brand name lists in his novel White Noise.

While the lists may come to seem more insubstantial and shadowy as the first part of the book progresses, they also offer the novel’s narrator Jack Gladney something solid to cling onto, helping distract him from the thing he fears the most. They stop him thinking about death. So long as he can look at the items in the supermarket, take in the signals from the TV, and list the things he sees, he doesn’t have to dwell on mortality.

Emphasis mine. I don’t know about you, but contemplating 85 flavors of Oreos definitely helps me stop thinking about death.

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