Panda sightings in Tokyo cause frenzy on social media

After reading reports of an escaped panda on the streets of Tokyo, we headed out to find out what was going on.

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Japan’s new imitation Oreos are here, but how do they compare to the made-in-China real deal?

Company that previously produced made-in-Japan Oreos is back in the sandwich cookie game, and our reporter Meg is ready to score the fight.

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Oreo crepes and cream puffs coming to Japan as sandwich cookies get their own dessert line

Four new sweets arrive in stores next week.

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Artist carves cute Studio Ghibli characters into Oreo cookie filling 【Video】

Who can resist scrumptious Oreo cookies, especially when they’re inscribed with our favorite Ghibli anime characters? Read More

Taste the beginning of the end for Japanese Ritz: Wasabi & Cheddar / Tarako & Cream Cheese

Only a few months remain until the Ritz franchise in Japan changes hands and production is shifted overseas. Perhaps this is why we’re being treated to some distinctly Japanese flavors.

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We try the new full-sized matcha Oreo cookies from Japan

The full-sized Oreo sandwich cookie now comes filled with a delicious green tea matcha cream centre.

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New rum raisin-flavored chocolate Oreo bars to go on sale in Japan

Despite the popularity of goodies like Kit Kats and Oreos around the world, most countries sell only the original flavors of such snacks with perhaps one or two flavor variations on the side. This area, however, is where Japan goes totally nuts with novel and often downright bizarre marketing campaigns to introduce the latest flavors of ordinary snacks—just ask anyone who’s ever had the courage to try wasabi Kit Kats or strawberry chocolate-covered shrimp chips!

Case in point, confectionery and baked goods company Yamazaki Nabisco has unveiled its newest flavor of the popular Oreo cookie: rum raisin.

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【Thursday Throwback】We Make Oreo Rice to Celebrate Oreo’s 100th Birthday, “Tastes Like Tiramisu in Risotto Form”

“America’s Favorite Cookie,” Oreo, is celebrating its 100th birthday this year and while the cookie may not be as popular in Japan as it is in its homeland, we here at RocketNews24 wanted to contribute to the festivities in a way that could represent the Japanese people’s love for Oreo.

As long-time readers may know, we enjoy experimenting with original recipes, and it wasn’t long before it struck us: what better way for us to honor “America’s Favorite Cookie” than by wedding it with Japan’s favorite food: rice.

Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to bring you Oreo Rice!

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13 awesome things you can make with Oreos

It’s been just over a century since Oreos first hit the market and now the black and white cookie has become firmly entrenched in most corners of the world. Along with such fame come the innovation and creativity of Oreo’s legions of fans.

The following is a baker’s dozen of dishes created from the iconic cookie. Don’t worry though, even if you have no kitchen skills whatsoever you can probably pull off half of these surprisingly simple ideas. We’ll present them in order of difficulty starting with the easiest.

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How to Eat Oreos: Japanese Netizens Weigh in on the Age-Old Debate

Arguably the world’s best-known cookie, Oreos are eaten just about everywhere from the Norwegian fjords to the Great Wall of China. Perhaps the only thing that even comes close to the number of countries that have embraced the humble New Jersey snack, however, are the number of techniques, personal preferences and ways of eating the things that exist and are constantly argued about.

Do you consume them whole like some kind of all-consuming sarlacc pit monster, or do you break them open and feast on the fluffy white goo inside? Do you dip them in milk first or is crunchiness key? It’s a debate that’s raged for generations now, but a recent thread started by a Japanese Twitter user asking for interesting ways to enjoy the little brown and white treats has sparked a new wave of interest in Oreos in Japan.

As it happens, there are myriad ways to enjoy Oreos even in the land of sushi and tempura, and while some of the methods suggested may not be anything new to some western readers, it’s good to know that, whatever our language and cultures differences, when it comes to cookies we’re pretty much all on the same page.

Some of Japan’s best Oreo-attacking suggestions after the break.

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