In a collaboration that nobody expected, HBO and Oreo have teamed up to bring us Game of Thrones-themed Oreo cookies complete with a remade opening scene made entirely out of Oreos.
Alright, so maybe there’s a bit of a link between HBO and Oreo. After all, what better way to watch Game of Thrones that with a bag of Oreo cookies? Which will soon disappear as you nervously and mindlessly chew through the entire bag on the edge of your seat.
We got our first hint that something was brewing between HBO and Oreo thanks to the @candyhunting Instagram account, which leaked a promo image of the new Oreo bag featuring some distinctive Game of Thrones iconography.
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Game of Thrones Oreos! 😱 In a partnership nobody saw coming, new Game of Thrones Oreos will be out sometime before the debut of the final season on April 14. I really want to see these built up in the opening sequence. Winterfell, King's Landing, Oreo package, the Wall... Or maybe Daenerys munching on some Oreos while riding Drogon. And to preemptively answer some questions: Yes, these are legit. The image is from a very reputable source. No, these are just normal Oreos in a redesigned package. No, these are not exclusive to a particular store.
We weren’t told just when the new cookies would release, but now we don’t have to speculate. They’re out now, and Oreo announced their arrival on social media with a brand new advertisement featuring the Game of Thrones intro sequence redone in--you guessed it--Oreo cookies.
From the press release, “A playful new take on the original cookie, the pack features four unique embossments spotlighting the Great Houses still battling for the Iron Throne and the enemy White Walkers beyond the wall.”
So that means each Oreo cookie will have one of the four remaining faction’s sigils on the back. That’s House Lannister, House Targaryen, House Stark, and The Night King, for those keeping track.
But back to the video. Oreo and HBO contracted Elastic, the maker of the actual Game of Thrones title sequence, to make the Oreo-ified version. It’s a little hard to make out since everything is either black Oreo cookie or white creamy filling, but you can basically see the main structures of Westeros, including King's Landing, the Red Keep, Dragonstone, Winterfell, and a delicious looking Castle Black.
It took 2,750 Oreos to make the video, and we’re sure each and every one of them was consumed following filming.
Game of Thrones’ final season starts on April 14th. Game of Thrones Oreos are available now, so you’ve got plenty of time to stock up before the show starts.