Cookies and creme Halo armor may not have been on anyone’s 2023 mashup bingo card, but here we go. The cookie maker and video game company teamed up to offer Xbox-themed Oreo cookies packs for sale in Europe. The promotion comes with a chance to unlock the sweet speckled Spartan armor for Halo Infinite. Or you can pick up a cookies and creme racecar for the game Forza Horizon 5 or a pirate ship for Sea of Thieves if that’s more your speed. The tasty treats themselves have six styles printed into the classic cookie. There’s the classic A, B, X, and Y buttons of course, plus the Xbox logo. Lastly, there’s a directional arrow, which can rotate to represent up, down, left, or right. Have a cheat day and enter in your cheat code to download the Oreo armor.
We heard about this new and delicious promotion thanks to GameSpot. The cookies are on sale only in 22 European countries for now. In addition to eating the entire box and upping your game in the virtual world, you can also enter to win real world prizes like Oreo-themed Xbox consoles and other hardware. This may be the latest Oreo cookie mashup we’ve come across, but it certainly isn’t the only one. The cookies have previously been embossed to celebrate Game of Thrones, The Batman, and Pokémon.
If you’re looking for other unique Oreo cookies, there’s wasabi and hot chicken flavors in China and matcha and peach oolong in Japan. Plus Cadbury creme egg mashups and even an Oreo-flavored wine. You can also get customizable Oreos with your name and face on them! When it comes to cookie science, Oreo has been part of experiments to determine the best way to open them. In this case, there’s no wrong way to eat an Oreo.
Melissa is Nerdist’s science & technology staff writer. She also moderates “science of” panels at conventions and co-hosts Star Warsologies, a podcast about science and Star Wars. Follow her on Twitter @melissatruth.