It’s a rivalry as old as time itself. Before the Dallas Cowboys vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, before the Montagues vs. Capulets, and before Cain vs. Abel, there was a fierce rivalry – Oreos vs. Nutter Butters. In a feud that has sparked controversy on both sides of the spectrum, Oreos and Nutter Butters are both a beloved snack cookie, each with an intensely loyal following. For those who give blood with Carter BloodCare, they are faced with a choice that has plagued snack-eaters for millennia: Oreos or Nutter Butters for their post-donation snack.
At Carter BloodCare, we find it very important to ensure each donor is feeling healthy and well before, during, and after their donation. We encourage all donors take 10-15 minutes of rest in our canteen area so we can make sure their health is in order following their donation. After giving blood, it is important to replenish fluids, sodium, and sugar, which is why we offer complimentary snacks and drinks. These refreshments aren’t just a way to thank our donors; they also serve to help them recover from their donation properly.
The Carter BloodCare canteen area is famous (at least among our regular donors) for its offering of the two most prized snack cookies available. Our Facebook page is often filled with images of donors relaxing and enjoying their favorite snack. And, of course, the two we see the most are Oreos and Nutter Butters. So which side of the snack sea is the winning side? To pick the superior snack, one must first examine the evidence.
Oreos have been an American staple since their introduction by Nabisco in 1912. The Oreo has been the best-selling cookie in the United States since it was put on the market, and its commitment to adapting with new flavors has helped it maintain its relevance for over 100 years. Although we may never learn where the name “Oreo” came from, the love of Oreos is one that will stand the test of time.
Nutter Butters, also a sandwich cookie developed by Nabisco, couldn’t be more different than its chocolate cookie and cream-filled counterpart. Nutter Butters won over peanut butter lovers when they were first placed on store shelves in 1969. Baked in a shape and texture that pays homage to the peanuts that give them their signature flavor, Nutter Butters prove that satisfying your sweet tooth doesn’t require chocolate.
When it comes to a post-donation snack, the options don’t get much better than Oreos or Nutter Butters. So when faced with the moment of truth after your next donation, which will you choose? Nutter Butters or Oreos?
To schedule your next life-saving donation and enjoy your favorite post-donation snack, click here or call 1-800-DONATE4.