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Posted by LoyalTubist at 4:45 pm (PDT) on Mon August 29, 2016   
They taught us how to make the frosting 40 years ago when I was in cooking school. It's powdered sugar and shortening. Oreo originally used tallow and lard. Hydrox used vegetable shortening.
Posted by dtdavis2012 at 6:09 pm (PST) on Wed December 4, 2013   
I got my copy of the January 2014 Consumer Reports Magazine this afternoon.  There was an article about Oreo cookies and it claimed that the white filling "lacks milk, butter, eggs or any other dairy component...Oreos contain about twelve ingredients, the last being cocoa."  This is scary stuff!!   Lots of things don't taste like they used to because corporations have changed the ingredients--all to save $$$ while we are charged out of the you-know-what for these changes.
Posted by unclekipsy at 9:23 am (PST) on Wed December 4, 2013   
I preferred them over Oreo's !   The cream was sweeter I thought.
Posted by Tommie at 5:36 pm (PDT) on Sun October 27, 2013   
We frequently got Hydrox cookies instead of Oreos, and I'm not sure, as a kid, I paid much attention to the difference in taste, but they may have been a little cheaper.  As to the taste of the chocolate cookie part of an Oreo tasting like chalk, I don't know, but it doesn't tast much like chocolate, either.  Without the filling, it would be nothing!
Posted by Michael Giffey at 10:07 am (PDT) on Sat October 26, 2013   
Our entire family much preferred Hydrox. To us, they were sweeter and crispier and just better tasting. Am I the only one who thinks the chocolate part of Oreo's taste like black chalk?
Posted by rjg45 at 12:03 pm (PDT) on Mon July 8, 2013   
I remember trying Hydrox cookies as a kid, then we switched back
to Oreos because Hydrox were so hard to chew---our family called
them "Hardrocks"
 
Posted by Doot at 3:35 am (PST) on Mon December 3, 2012   
I had been eating Oreo's for quite a while (relatively) when I first had a Hydrox. So, no matter which cookie actually came first, Hydrox will always be "Brand-X" to me.
Posted by Duff at 3:17 am (PST) on Mon December 3, 2012   
Interesting, Doot. According to Wikipedia's Oreo entry, Sunshine's Hydrox hit the market in 1908, four years before Oreo. It says Nabisco launched Oreo in 1912 as a Hydrox imitation!  Surprised
Posted by Doot at 10:26 pm (PDT) on Mon August 27, 2012   
I always considered Hydrox to be a "Brand-X" Oreo.
Posted by dtdavis2012 at 7:00 am (PDT) on Mon March 19, 2012   
Oreo celebrated their 100th Anniversary earlier this month.
Posted by Bob Wilson Jr at 9:22 pm (PDT) on Tue April 20, 2010   
Here's another vote for that crispier, dryer-tasting chocolate cookie part of Hydrox, vs. Oreo. Poor Sushine Thousand Window Bakeries! Always coming out second vs. Nabisco.
Posted by Beth at 12:27 am (PDT) on Fri August 28, 2009   
I agree! They had a crispier cookie.
Posted by Katbear at 8:49 pm (PDT) on Sun August 16, 2009   
Hydrox came back for a limited run last winter here in New Jersey at least. They taste better than Oreos, if you ask me.

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