by Rudy Sanchez
Fans of the fantasy smash hit Game of Thrones have been on ice for the last couple years waiting for the 8th and final season which is set to debut this upcoming April. Needless to say, they’re fired up to see how the battle for the Iron Throne shakes out.
As part of the final season’s premiere, Nabisco is releasing a “Game of Thrones” themed Oreo package. First leaked by Instagram account The Junk Food Aisle and later confirmed by Oreo with a teaser video, the black packaging features the brand name in the usual, stylized Trajan typeface used for the show along with the names of several Houses such as Lannister and Stark, in the background. In the center sits a cookie upon the Iron Throne, because duh.
Overall, the package looks like it would fit right in a supermarket in the King’s Landing. Well, if the fictional city had supermarkets.
It appears, at least based on the package, that the cookies are the OG flavor and not a new, show-themed flavor, which is probably for the best considering most of the dishes featured on the show are savory and don’t sound particularly appealing – bowls o’ brown Oreos probably wouldn’t fly off the shelves, though you never know what Hot Pie is cooking up.
Of course, one can’t help but notice that Nabisco likely squandered an opportunity to rename the cookie “WestOreos” for the new promotional packaging, but really, what does it matter anyway AND PLEASE APRIL COME NOW.