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You Can Already Buy the New Oreo Chocolate Bars Online

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Earlier this week, Oreo's parent company Mondelez International delighted sugar lovers everywhere with the news that the beloved cookie would now be in chocolate bar form. The cookie is teaming up with German chocolate company Milka to bring fans two new candy bars this winter. The chocolate is hitting shelves nationwide in January, but if you can't wait that long (we know we can't) you can buy them on Amazon

There are currently two Oreo chocolate bars available, which have been selling in Europe since last year: a chocolate bar filled with vanilla creme and cookie chunks, and a "Big Crunch Bar," which Thrillist describes as "an inside-out Oreo stuffed into a chunk of German chocolate." 

Currently, Americans can already find 10.5-ounce Big Crunch Bars at select stores like Walmart, Kroger, ShopRite, and Albertsons. It's very likely your local Walmart is completely sold out of these coveted sweets, so it's a good thing we have the internet. Currently you can buy both varieties of the chocolate without having to fly to Germany or to fight off other patrons at the grocery store. The original chocolate bar sells in packs of three or five and the Big Crunch Bars are sold in single, 300 gram bars

If you're still looking for more creative ways to satisfy your cookie fix, Milka also makes Chips Ahoy! chocolate bars that look pretty darn good.

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See How Candy Canes Are Made
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According to legend, a 17th-century German choirmaster bent sugar sticks into shepherd’s crooks and gave them to children acting in his Nativity pageant as a treat for good behavior. Lo and behold, the world’s first candy canes were born.

Over the years, manufacturers have perfected their own methods of making the holiday treat. In the below video from Lofty Pursuits, a Tallahassee, Florida-based purveyor of hard candies, you can watch how the expert team of candy-makers turn seemingly everyday ingredients like sugar, water, and corn syrup into a sticky mixture. Gradually, the pliable concoction is folded, stretched, rolled, cut, and bent into candy canes—a mesmerizing visual process for anyone who’s ever sucked on one of the sugary confections and suspected it came from somewhere other than Santa’s workshop.

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The Most Popular Christmas Candy in Each State, Mapped
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For those who didn’t get their full candy fix last Halloween, the holiday season provides plenty of opportunities to indulge. From candy canes to chocolate Santas, there’s something for everyone—but before splurging on sweet stocking stuffers, check out the interactive map below. Created by bulk candy retailer CandyStore.com, it breaks down the top three favorite candies in each state.

To determine which Christmas treats were the most popular, the team at CandyStore.com surveyed over 50,000 customers and spoke with major candy manufacturers and distributors. Not surprisingly, candy canes were a hit in numerous states, including Washington, Delaware, Vermont, Georgia, Maine, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire. California, Nevada, West Virginia, and Kansas residents, however, got into the seasonal spirit with peppermint bark. North Dakota residents preferred chocolate Santas. And Alabama, Michigan, and Utah liked Jelly Belly’s Reindeer Corn.

Christmas candy sales in America are projected to rake in nearly $2 billion for confectioners, according to an estimate provided by the National Confectionary Association. Spend your holiday bonus wisely on treats everyone will appreciate by checking out CandyStore.com’s full results below.

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