Oreo, Ritz team up to make limited edition cookie-cracker snack: '50% sweet, 50% salty'

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Move over Burger King chicken fries. Step aside, Combos Baked Snacks Vanilla Frosting Pretzel (Yes, that used to be a real thing). Meet "Oreo x Ritz."

This week, Oreo and Ritz announced the latest eye-catching snack combination – pairing up the classic chocolate and cream cookie with the salty cracker for a limited time treat. Inside the newcomer cookie and cracker sandwich? Oreo cream filling smooshed along with peanut butter.

Intrigued? Mondelēz International, the Chicago-based company that owns the two brands, is giving out the treats for free online starting Thursday at noon ET. FYI: Snackers will pay a $3.95 shipping fee.

Oreo x Ritz, a new snack collaboration, is available beginning Thursday, May 26, 2022.
Oreo x Ritz, a new snack collaboration, is available beginning Thursday, May 26, 2022.

According to Oreo's website, all 1,000 packs were claimed and the snack was sold out as of May 30.

"RITZ and OREO are always looking for ways to surprise fans with unique, can’t-stop-talking-about product innovations," Mondelēz International spokeswoman Anna Whitelaw told USA TODAY Wednesday. "We saw some chatter on social and thought, why not? Sounds delicious! After a few tries – 12 to be exact – we found the perfect combination."

Some people are on board with the crookie launch, "because the combination of the saltiness of the Ritz with the sweetness of the Oreo sounds like a great combo," Twitter user @JWillsNH tweeted.

Others, not so much. "Oreos and Ritz crackers had a baby... I don't know if I like this, Twitter user @heatherhunterdc posted.

Natalie Neysa Alund covers trending news for USA TODAY. Reach her at nalund@usatoday.com and follow her on Twitter @nataliealund.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Oreo and Ritz giving away free cookie-cracker snack

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