A few years ago, we were shocked to discover that our pal Sue preferred Hydrox to Oreos. What?? Blasphemy!
I always thought Hydrox were a sad version of Oreos, myself, but I had no idea that they have been gone since 2003! (Via Not Martha.)
And Sue wasn't the only fan -- some people are quite ticked. It's a fun and interesting article -- apparently Hydrox actually came first.
Our friend Todd assessed the situation rather astutely, so I'll reprint his e-mail here:
"I couldn't begin to remember if one tasted appreciably better than the other. I will say, however, that the name always did trouble me -- as the article said, it sounded a bit too chemistry-like for me.
Like what sounds like more of a stretch, Hydrox by Sunshine, or Hydrox by DuPont/Monsanto?Tell me that doesn't sound like some type of pest control.
I can imagine going into Home Depot and saying "Excuse me sir, wondering if you can help me, I'm having a problem with ants" and the guy saying, "you'd be wanting to pick up some Hydrox then, aisle 14/gardening"