Tiny Indiana Town Despises Oreo for Sending Them Lots of Tiny Cookies

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Imagine this wrapped in plastic, then paper, in a box, tied with twine, and so on.
Imagine this wrapped in plastic, then paper, in a box, tied with twine, and so on. Photo: Oreo/Twitter

To drum up interest for its new Mini Oreos, the cookie company invented a "Small Town America" campaign and shipped the miniatures to 50 minuscule U.S. towns as some kind of reward for staying humble. But as the hazards of small-town life go, it seems that all 81 residents of Mauckport, Indiana, came to a rapid consensus that it kind of sucked to get a solitary, quarter-size cookie, packaged in a sad plastic wrapper, to share with the household. "This is the talk around town and, to us, this is just a big joke," Debbie White told the Star after documenting hers on Twitter.

Imagine this wrapped in plastic, then paper, in a box, tied with twine, and so on.
Imagine this wrapped in plastic, then paper, in a box, tied with twine, and so on. Photo: Oreo/Twitter

Oreo’s PR team shifted into recovery mode and explained that the "little deliveries" were just an overture to get more Oreos. "We originally wanted the next phase to be a surprise for residents," a rep said. Phase two will be "a full-sized package of our new Oreo Mini Reese’s Big Bags (one per household)," that will arrive at the end of the month, which is probably better than a 50-foot-wide cookie they’d all have to share.

Mini Oreo backlash to lead to bigger delivery to Indiana town [IndyStar]