Hydrox Cookies, the ‘Original Oreos,’ Seek Donald Trump’s Approval
Trump pledged last month that he will never eat Oreos again because their parent company, Mondelēz International, moved production operations to Mexico.
Hydrox were first created in 1908, and it is often said that Oreos are a knockoff version of this sandwich cookie. They were removed from the market in 2003, at which time they were known as Droxies.
Ellia Kassoff, CEO of Hydrox’s parent company Leaf Brands, heard Trump talk about boycotting Oreos and took it as an opportunity to invite the 2016 Republican presidential candidate to visit their plant in Los Angeles.
“We want consumers to know ‘The original sandwich cookie’ will always be made in the U.S.,” Kassoff said in a press release. “We are in no way picking candidates or jumping into politics but we want to showcase how a company can create a high-quality product at a good price, without moving operations out of the U.S.”
The company confirmed via Facebook that they will begin production September 4. The new-and-improved Hydrox cookies will have no high-fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils.