Review: Limited Edition Strawberry Shortcake Oreos, The Nosh Show Ep. 78: Whopper Dog, & Clever Cutter: WHY?

JFG NATION, over the weekend I saw this infomercial:

My question: WHY DOES THIS EXIST?

The video starts out with this claim: “Cutting and slicing takes FOREVER!” Does it? Maybe it does when you’re doing it wrong. Why the hell are there vegetable shards EVERYWHERE. Why didn’t you remove cut vegetable pieces from the cutting board periodically? And, shortly after, WHY THE HELL ARE YOU JUST MAKING A BIG ARM SWEEPING MOTION INTO THE CROCKPOT? YOU’RE the problem, user-of-knife. Not the knife itself.

“And cleanup is a pain.” Um, you’re scrubbing a flat wooden board. How much easier could it get?

But the main thrust of the commercial is that you can cut SO FAST with the Clever Cutter, and then they show someone going to TOWN on a carrot into a bowl. WHY? Who needs sliced vegetables THAT FAST that you need to have a spring loaded knife-cutting-board combo to GET IT DONE NOW. Plus, all of the veggies in the commercial have already been pre-peeled. YOU STILL HAVE TO PEEL THAT ISH, CHIEF. This isn’t speeding up anything.

But perhaps my biggest problem is that you can only cut small things. Even the potatoes they show someone cutting at the 0:35 mark are weird long tubular potatoes. What if I wanted to cut a cantaloupe? What then? WHY ISN’T THERE A JUMBO CLEVER CUTTER? I guess I’ll keep on using that paper slicer from the office.

This has to rank as one of the dumbest infomercials I’ve seen in a while. What do you think? Have you used this? Let me know in the comments below.

Next, EPISODE 78 OF THE NOSH SHOW IS HERE!

For you new arrivals, The Nosh Show is a podcast started by Marvo from The Impulsive Buy, featuring Ryan from GrubGrade, Dubba from On Second Scoop, and, of course, me, your friendly neighborhood JFG. And today marks the release of The Nosh Show, Episode 78: Whopper Dog!

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This week, “we talk about Reese’s Pieces in Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, McDonald’s Garlic Fries, Jelly Donut Oreo Cookies, Burger King’s Whopper Dog, and much more.” You can listen embedded here:

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Today’s junk food: Limited Edition Strawberry Shortcake Oreos!!!!

Limited Edition Strawberry Shortcake Oreos: The Money Shot

Limited Edition Strawberry Shortcake Oreos: The Money Shot

Limited Edition Strawberry Shortcake Oreos have been out for a little while, but I finally tracked them down this past Sunday. Reason: I live IN DC, and most of the Walmarts are all OUT of DC. So the trek has to be worth it for me, and to be honest? Strawberry Shortcake isn’t a flavor that makes me jump up, run to my car, and go. I LIKE strawberry shortcake, but I don’t LOVE strawberry shortcake…

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Opening up these Limited Edition Strawberry Shortcake Oreos, they certainly smelled fake-strawberry-ish. These cookies had no special cookie, no special dollop of a different creme in the middle, no mix of a strawberry creme and a white creme – nadda. Just Golden Oreo and pinkness. Zzzzzz.

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Biting into one of these Limited Edition Strawberry Shortcake Oreos, my thoughts were confirmed: MEH. The strawberry taste is that spot-on fake-strawberry flavor that you’ve tasted in many items. To me, it reminded me IMMEDIATELY of Strawberry Pocky – an Asian cookie. It tasted sort of waxy, like there was something added to the creme to hold the strawberry flavor back, or dilute it.

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These Limited Edition Strawberry Shortcake Oreos didn’t taste like Strawberry Shortcake to me, although I can see where they were going with it. Strawberry Shortcake in real life is a couple basic sweet cakes, covered in strawberry sauce with some sort of reduced strawberries in it, covered in whipped cream. MAYBE this tasted like that when everything is mixed together, but not really. The main component missing was the sharp, tart, sting of the strawberry flavor. People don’t typically think of strawberries as acidic as, say, oranges or lemons, but a nice fresh strawberry has a bright fruity taste! These lacked that.

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Plus, the Golden Oreo has too much vanilla to match a Shortcake. Bleh – Limited Edition Strawberry Shortcake Oreos aren’t a BAD snack, but they fall way behind other Oreos I’ve tried.

PURCHASED AT: Walmart, Germantown, MD

COST: $2.98

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Sincerely,

The JFG

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Discuss - 7 Comments

  1. Jessica says:

    I have a perfectly good mandolin if I need it. I did have a slap chop but it didn’t work for what I wanted it for (nuts, mainly). And I do one better: Flexible cutting boards. Chicken breasts are my issue. It IS legitimately a pain to cut out all the fibrous tissue and fat. Give me a device to do that.

    Why can’t Oreo just take a freakin’ break and bring back all those oh-so-tasty limited edition ones for a while?

  2. Alek says:

    “As Seen On TV” commercials usually showcases “are you really that dumb?” people to brainwash audiences.

    Oreo needs to take it easy and honestly they need to make smaller limited edition packages to allow consumers to try first than buying the whole thing. What if that oreo flavor sucked and waste of money

    • Alek says:

      The device reminds me of the menomale pizzeria scissors. But there are flexible cutting boards out there!! This is a waste of money that nobody would really need.

  3. Sarah says:

    Hysterical….paper cutter from the office….oh how I enjoy your ranting

  4. Sarah says:

    I totally agree…blah…meh! They are not terrible but I would not repurchase or recommend. Now give me the gingerbread or coconut version and I will chow those down in no time!

  5. Technosquid says:

    Geesh, why not just throw in a mandoline to make absolutely sure you slice off your finger. Remember, kids… don’t run with Clever Cutters!

  6. MP says:

    Omg, that is a missing fingertip waiting to happen! That is the absolute worst thing to have your fingertips exposed towards the blade. You’re going to have a big chunk left at the end because you just can’t really get that close. I swear these things are being invented in a classroom as a joke somewhere. This is better off used for cutting tree branches & landscaping.
    You don’t slice with the tip of the chefs knife, lol
    Did any other males cross their legs when they cut that sausage up? Ooof.

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