Oreo Has Introduced A Jelly Donut Flavor & Snacking Will Never Be The Same

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Homer Simpson said it best — mmm...doughnuts. That's right my friendlies, today, June 2, is National Doughnut Day, and Oreo has introduced a jelly donut flavor to whet your appetite for doughnuts. As if you needed any help. The delicious cookie-doughnut combo is available exclusively at Walmart stores this beginning June 5. This new twist on the jelly doughnut comes in the form of a golden Oreo wafer, a sweet raspberry center, and tasty ring of custard to tie it all together. Can you say yum?

According to the Huffington Post, Walmart and Oreo partnered last year to bring a new exclusive flavor to its shelves. And, customers chose the flavors by voting between jelly donut, caramel apple, and cookies and cream. Jelly donut was the clear winner, and you can grab your own bag for just $2.98. You might want to pick up an extra one for your end-of-the-world disaster kit, because you know when things go sideways you're going to want a doughnut, and a cookie. This way you get both.

Anything Oreo related is sure to inspire a trip down memory lane. Grab a jelly-donut Oreo cookie and wax nostalgic about your childhood. Slowly twist off the top, then lick the creme-filled center just like you did when you were 5.

Hey, it's been a rough week so no one will judge you if you sit at your desk today dipping cookies in a glass of milk. After all, it is National Doughnut Day, so this is totally normal behavior, even if your doughnut looks like a cookie.

If jelly doughnuts aren't your jam, Oreo has myriad other styles and flavors to choose from, like Oreo Thins, a slimmed down version of the classic cookie. There's also chocolate filled, mint flavored, chocolate berry creme, lemon creme, peanut butter, white fudge covered, birthday cake, cookie dough Oreo, and more!

And, let's not forget about Oreo cereal, and Oreo-crusted cheesecake. What's next, Oreo-flavored toothpaste? If none of these flavors are doing it for you, Oreo will actually pay you $500,000 to come up with the next Oreo cookie flavor.

Oreos have even inspired countless blogs and chat forums pondering people's love for this delicious, creamy cookie. Yes my friends, a snack food has inspired blogs. The love for Oreos is real, intense, and long lasting.

"Oreos qualify as what I refer to as an 'urge' food," Galanty Miller wrote on the Huffington Post blog. "One doesn’t have a constant hunger for Oreos. But every so often, you just get the urge. And after consuming four or five, then you’re done and the desire is gone. It’s like listening to a James Taylor Greatest Hits album."

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Because you probably haven't spent a ton of time thinking about the history of Oreos I am going to do that for you. Oreos have been around since 1912, and according to Delish, the cookie-to-creme ratio of an original Oreo cookie is always, without fail, 71 percent to 29 percent. Each cookie also contains exactly 12 flowers, 12 dots, and 12 dashes. Go ahead, count them.

What's more is that men and women eat their Oreos differently. AOL reported that 84 percent of men eat Oreos whole, while 41 percent of women twist the cookie in half. There's no right or wrong way to eat an Oreo. Twist it, dunk it, or shove the entire thing in your mouth. Because, Oreos are delicious, and you deserve a cookie.

And, because the Jelly Donut Oreos aren't available until June 5, here's where you can learn about the best places to get your doughnut fix for National Doughnut Day.