Bundle up in your warmest blanket, turn on HBO and... grab a box of your favorite cookie brand?
The final season of Game of Thrones is just around the corner, and it seems like HBO has a very exciting, if unexpected, partnership planned.
On Sunday, the official Instagram page of popular cookie brand Oreo released a brief video teasing Game of Thrones-inspired cookies. While the post itself, which also features the obligatory #ForTheThrone hashtag, doesn't offer anymore information, Food & Wine reached out to the crispy chocolate-and-cream cookie company for confirmation. "An Oreo spokesperson confirmed that, yes, these cookies will be arriving in April, but said no more details were being provided at this time," the website reported.
But while Oreo hasn't revealed anything about this fun partnership, the upcoming Game of Thrones Oreos may have already been leaked online. In an Instagram post by Candy Hunting who, according to its own profile description, "posts the newest junk foods before you hear about it anywhere else," an image of the Game of Thrones Oreo box was revealed.
The packaging is mostly black, and adorned with the names of the various houses of Westeros: Lannister, Targaryen, Stark, and even White Walker. The stylized, Game of Thrones-inspired Oreo logo that was officially released in the company's Instagram post is also featured prominently on the front of the box, indicating that, while this picture is a leak, it appears to be the real deal.
What's more, the caption accompanying the picture reinforces that notion, saying "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."
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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.
This would indicate that the cookies themselves did not receive any type of redesign, that it's only the packaging itself that was altered, and that the boxes will be available in every major grocery store. If the post is right, if these don't turn out to be exclusives, then any fan will be able to have their very own box of Game of Thrones Oreos for their final season premiere viewing party.
Season 8 of Game of Thrones, the show’s final season, will premiere April 14. It will feature six episodes with longer than usual runtimes. The HBO drama stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.