This is not the first time Oreo has tapped into the beyond. In 2021, Oreo’s sold-out Alien Cookies were classic double-stuffed Oreos with packaging designed to make them the perfect offering should extraterrestrial visitors come to Earth. Space Dunk Oreos have an original cosmic marshmallow taste and a more concrete mission ahead. According to a press release, the Space Dunk Oreo is a product of a partnership with Space Perspective, a company that aims to give people access to space travel while achieving carbon neutrality. The Space Dunk Oreos begin presale on January 23 (one pack is $4.50) and the packaging contains a QR code that will let scanners enter in a sweepstake to take a six-hour journey in Space Perspective’s “Space Neptune” vessel to see Earth from a whole new angle. Anyone interested in participating can also enter through the website, LiftOff.OREO.com.
This space journey requires no special training on the part of the passengers — they just sit back in a Space Lounge and enjoy complimentary Oreos (hopefully in the new Space Dunk flavor) and cocktails while a SpaceBalloon gently lifts the vessel upwards. This form of leisurely space travel feels quite futuristic, and it seems random that Oreo — a cookie company — is helping give someone a chance to go to the brink of space. For anyone afraid of heights … at least you can get a taste of outer space via Oreo’s new Space Dunk flavor.