Opposite of Oreo?
August 16, 2007 9:33 AM   Subscribe

Not About Cookies: What the opposite of an "oreo"?

Okay, so sometimes black people who 'act white' are referred to as oreos and asian people who 'act white' are twinkies.

So what food-related term can I use to describe white people who are "black on the inside" as it were? Are there any foods that are white on the inside and black/brown on the inside?

Yes, it is me I'm trying to describe. Humourously.
posted by chudmonkey to Society & Culture (48 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
eclair?
posted by yesster at 9:38 AM on August 16, 2007


black pudding sandwich ?
posted by zeoslap at 9:38 AM on August 16, 2007


chocolate croissant..
posted by zeoslap at 9:39 AM on August 16, 2007


coconut balls
posted by zeoslap at 9:40 AM on August 16, 2007


VanillaIce? Eminem?
posted by thilmony at 9:43 AM on August 16, 2007


Milk Dud?
posted by jozxyqk at 9:44 AM on August 16, 2007


M&M
posted by solipsophistocracy at 9:44 AM on August 16, 2007


Uh-oh Oreo? Seriously, this actually shows up on Urban Dictionary but the cookie may not be available anymore.
posted by ALongDecember at 9:44 AM on August 16, 2007


I can't believe nobody's said Milano, as in the Pepperidge Farm cookie. This was a term we actually sometimes used when I was in middle school.
posted by crinklebat at 9:44 AM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Snocap?
I think you're stuck being a wigger, no cute way to euphemize that.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:45 AM on August 16, 2007


I just re-read the question, and while my answer was not meant to be food related, funny how it is... ice, m&m's, etc!
posted by thilmony at 9:45 AM on August 16, 2007


Corn dog
Sno Ball
Good N Plenty
posted by iconomy at 9:50 AM on August 16, 2007


So what food-related term can I use to describe white people who are "black on the inside" as it were? Are there any foods that are white on the inside and black/brown on the inside?

I've heard "reverse oreo" used, and everyone around understood what the speaker intended.
posted by 23skidoo at 9:50 AM on August 16, 2007


I agree with Ambrosia. I think "wigga" is all you get.

Though, I have to say, I love the idea of "sno ball".
posted by misanthropicsarah at 9:57 AM on August 16, 2007


Seconding Milk Dud, or maybe Whopper. I've also never heard Twinkie--my Asian friends were all Moon Pies to me.
posted by monkeymadness at 10:05 AM on August 16, 2007


Uh, yogurt covered raisin?
posted by kitty teeth at 10:15 AM on August 16, 2007


Aren't Milk Duds and Whoppers chocolate on the outside?
posted by iconomy at 10:24 AM on August 16, 2007


Aren't Milk Duds and Whoppers chocolate on the outside?
Yep, I got confused. I'm not very good at this.
posted by monkeymadness at 10:27 AM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Ding Dong.
posted by pdb at 10:27 AM on August 16, 2007


Sorry, didn't grasp the question. I'll just go hang out with monkeymadness now.
posted by pdb at 10:28 AM on August 16, 2007


White-chocolate-covered coffee bean.

A stretch, but it is a real thing. And yummy.
posted by smackfu at 10:36 AM on August 16, 2007


Didn't Jamie Kennedy have a term for this in Malibu's Most Wanted? (One of my favorite movies.)
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 10:45 AM on August 16, 2007


Aren't Milk Duds and Whoppers chocolate on the outside?

Maybe Milk Duds don't fit the physical requirements of the question, but I think that the name works well anyway. It's just so self-descriptive...
posted by jozxyqk at 10:50 AM on August 16, 2007


Milk Dude!
posted by Joleta at 10:59 AM on August 16, 2007


monkeymadness and pdb, it doesn't help that the question is "Are there any foods that are white on the inside and black/brown on the inside?" ;P
posted by iconomy at 11:01 AM on August 16, 2007


Zero.
posted by Dr-Baa at 11:12 AM on August 16, 2007


In junior high I had a friend who was into the christian rap (r&b? soul?) band D.C. Talk, made up of two white guys, and a black guy. I distinctly remember an interview with them wherein the lead rapper called himself "swirl" because he was vanilla on the outside, and chocolate on the inside...

This amazonreview seems to back it up. His name is Toby "M.C. Swirl" McKeehan.
posted by Svenny at 11:27 AM on August 16, 2007


I think coconut balls is your winner.
posted by Viomeda at 11:46 AM on August 16, 2007


seconding Milano. I have definitely heard it used as the opposite of Oreo in exactly the context you described.
posted by vegetableagony at 12:05 PM on August 16, 2007


Wedding cake? ...Never mind. I think "reverse oreo" is as good as you'll get.

asian people who 'act white' are twinkies.

In the area of California where I grew up, the term was banana. The reverse is an egg. (For others: coconut, apple.)
posted by kittyprecious at 12:07 PM on August 16, 2007


I always heard "black on the inside" referred to as "M&M," and I assumed that this was where Eminem got his moniker.
posted by lekvar at 12:13 PM on August 16, 2007


Sorry about the faulty wording in my question.

And keep the answers coming. I'd never considered Corn Dog before. Most of these suggestions are terrific in that they are foods which are light on the outside and dark in the middle, but I tend to find them either over-long or obscure. None of my friends know what Snow Ball snack cakes are, for example.
posted by chudmonkey at 12:19 PM on August 16, 2007


This may be only regionally relevant, but one of my favorite candies in the entire world, Fannie May's Trinidads, fit the bill.

Great, now I want one.
posted by pfafflin at 1:02 PM on August 16, 2007


Corn Dog???
posted by smackfu at 1:03 PM on August 16, 2007


Yeah, iconomy, if you look back I retracted my answer. No need for snark.
posted by monkeymadness at 1:10 PM on August 16, 2007


Sorry - I wasn't being snarky. I just thought the wording was funny. That's the second time in a week someone thought I was being snarky, though. I have to recalibrate my....something.

None of my friends know what Snow Ball snack cakes are, for example.

Yep, that's what I was having a hard time with. 'White Chocolate Kit-Kat' doesn't exactly roll trippingly off the tongue! It is kind of weird that there are hardly any foods that are light on the outside and dark on the inside.
posted by iconomy at 1:43 PM on August 16, 2007


I was in a racial reconciliation play once, playing a white redneck grandma. Grandma was pretty clueless and called her granson an oreo.

Not expecting to go to the Tony awards for that one, obviously.

Anyway, what about white chocolate?
posted by konolia at 1:54 PM on August 16, 2007


I sometime jokingly refer to myself as a white chocolate covered oreo- white on the outside, black on the inside, but deep down, really white.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:35 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


White Chocolate Kit-Kat sounds awesome.
Tootsie pop? It's chocolate on the inside, just not white on the outside.
posted by monkeymadness at 2:38 PM on August 16, 2007


I've heard Milk Dud used as a synonym for Oreo.
I think I've used reverse oreo before.
Maybe Mud Pie? You know... dark inside, pale crust on the outside.
I've never heard Twinkie before, but it's pretty good, as is banana. Now here's a conundrum: what about Asians who act black?
posted by papakwanz at 2:44 PM on August 16, 2007


ring dings
posted by Flood at 3:26 PM on August 16, 2007


I'm pretty sure my brother's friends used Uh-Oh Oreo. Even if the cookie isn't around, it's pretty clear and less contrived-sounding than "Reverse Oreo".

I think Eminem's name comes from his birth name of Marshall Mathers. But M&Ms are chocolate on the inside, if not white on the outside, so that could work.
posted by SuperNova at 3:35 PM on August 16, 2007


How bout Fig Newton or Nig Fewton
posted by travis08 at 4:47 PM on August 16, 2007


Now here's a conundrum: what about Asians who act black?

I think they're the yellow M&Ms.
posted by nebulawindphone at 5:37 PM on August 16, 2007


Coconut balls are probably your best bet.

FWIW, they call a lot of the native indians around here apples. Red on the outside, white on the inside.
posted by Kickstart70 at 6:10 PM on August 16, 2007


Because they often come with a cute li'l micro-phallus on top: carrot cake
posted by rob511 at 9:13 PM on August 16, 2007



I always heard "black on the inside" referred to as "M&M," and I assumed that this was where Eminem got his moniker.


I think Eminem got his name from his real name: Marshall Mathers

-- Milano
posted by CAnneDC at 9:48 AM on August 17, 2007


I'm aware that Eminem's real name is Marshal Mathers. However, I'm under the impression that his nom de guerre is a double entendre. Dig?
posted by lekvar at 1:05 PM on August 17, 2007


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