Cravings

For a month now, I’ve been craving Oreo Cookies. Why? I have no idea since I didn’t particularly eat that many when I was back in the US. However, the cravings came on strong shortly before I got sick with acute bronchitis and ever since then; I’ve been on a search to find them. Unfortunately, none of the major grocery stores in my area carry the cookies. So I broke down and emailed Nabisco, thinking surely the British import everything else that is good from America, so Oreo cookies have got to be in the mix. Below is the timely response from one of their Consumer Services Directors.

Thank you for visiting http://www.nabiscoworld.com.
Kraft Foods International consists of independent operations outside the United States. Each company manufactures and markets products that appeal to their particular markets, so that many products which are available in one country are not available in others. Our products manufactured and marketed in the United States are not exported to countries where a Kraft Foods company is located or where Kraft products are distributed by one of our foreign operations.
While we never like to miss the opportunity to sell our products, we can only sell our products through retail outlets such as supermarkets, convenience stores, food marts, etc. Currently, we aren’t set up for direct sale to individuals. We’re sorry you won’t be able to purchase this product while you’re out of the United States. However, we hope you’ll look for other KRAFT products which may be available to you.
Please add our site to your bookmarks, and visit us again soon!
It was great hearing from you, and remember we’re always updating our site so visit us again soon!

I am most devastated by the news. And so, thinking of resorting to buying the cookies via ebay. However, buying food via an auction site takes me into unchartered territory that Iā€™m not sure Iā€™m comfortable with. So the search continues. Colleagues tell me they have seen the product in stores. However none can tell me exactly where. In the interim, I’m going to email Kraft Foods UK to see if I start a one woman campaign to bring Oreo cookies to the British public. I just know they’d love it!

4 Comments
  1. I’m sure that I used to see them in Sainsbury’s.
    Jayne

  2. If that doesn’t work, I’d be MORE than happy to send you some double-stuffs šŸ™‚

  3. Send me your address. I’ll ship you a case.

  4. why?! because they’re SO GOOD šŸ™‚

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