Review: Limited Edition Jelly Donut Oreo & My Upstate NY Vocabulary
JFG Nation, I’m from Upstate New York. As a result, I have some regionalized verbal traditions beaten into my head. That circle thing you drive around? I call it a roundabout. Two houses on opposite diagonal corners of a street? That’s kitty corner to me. I call it a bathroom, not a restroom, and not a water closet, you maniacs.
But the JFGal pointed out something recently that I say that is clearly wrong, and that I wasn’t sure whether it was a Upstate NY thing until I heard another Upstater say if: if I need to cross a street or am pointing to something across the street, I will actually SAY the word “acrossed” or “acrost.” I recognize both are not words. But I will say, “we need to go acrossed the street.” “Hey, look at that thing acrossed the street.” “I’m going to go acrossed.” I have a graduate degree, folks.
It’s something I’ve said all my life so I can’t change now. Or rather, I refuse to! STOP TRYING TO CHANGE ME, JFGAL.
I mean, west coasters and southerners say weird things all the time. Deadspin Funbag recently had a letter where a guy said it drove him crazy because his GF would offer him a bread basket at a restaurant and ask “would you like a bread?” Would I like A BREAD? What are you, 5? It’s “a piece of bread” or “some bread.” Modifiers and quantifiers are important people. Otherwise you sound like Borat. “I vould like a sex!”
What say you, JFG Nation? Any verbal ticks or regional vocabulary out there that you’ve just accepted? “I know I’m wrong but I’m going to keep saying it this way anyways.” Comment below.
Today’s junk food: Limited Edition Jelly Donut Oreo!
My friends at Walmart sent me these Jelly Donut Oreos. I know I’m a week late on this release. I know I could’ve just driven to a Walmart and purchased these last week. What do you want from me? I’m all about NOT spending money. These are exclusively at Walmart.
DO THESE TASTE GOOD? Yes.
WHY OR WHY NOT? The first impression I got when I opened the package and sniffed was “hmmmm these smell exactly like a box of powdered sugar or glazed donuts from Entenmann’s. That sort of baked confectioner sugar smell is hard to mistake; it was subtle here.
I tried the “Jelly” creme by itself – raspberry/grape-ish in flavor. It had an extra semi-familiar donut flavor to it….and it was again that confectioner sugar taste again. The purple center tasted like raspberry and confectioner sugar.
The non purple creme was confectioner sugar tasting as well, with no berry taste. Didn’t really taste like the standard Oreo creme either. Just tasted like confectioner sugar which, for anyone who has had it before, isn’t all that great tasting alone.
Eaten all together, it’s clear these didn’t taste like a jelly donut, but I think it’s fair to say these tasted like jelly donut FLAVORED cookie. I.e. A Golden Oreo with an homage to jelly donut. The overall flavor was tasty but muted – Golden Oreo with the essence of Jelly Donut. Imagine taking a Golden Oreo wafer, dipping it in a bit of jelly and then rolling the whole thing in confectioner sugar. That’s what this was.
I don’t hate the hustle, Oreo. Tasty cookie.
ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW? Boston creme pie donuts next, folks. Let’s do this, Oreo.
PURCHASED AT: Sent to me, but available at Walmart.
WHERE FOUND IN STORE? N/a