Candy Corn Oreos have hit the eBay black market, selling for as much as $10 per box. The Limited Edition seasonal flavored sandwich cookie, manufactured by Nabisco, is a hot commodity on eBay right now as Halloween approaches. Candy Corn Oreos are a yellow and orange concoction, first released in 2012 as a Target Store Exclusive, with a shelf price of around $3 per 10.5 ounce package. In other words, you can only find these locally at some Target Stores (not all Targets have them) or online for sale by sellers who have purchased them and have listed them on eBay. So yes, there is a black market for limited edition food products.
The Halloween-themed golden sandwich cookie, filled with a yellow and orange candy-corn flavored filling was not a hit among food bloggers last year. Most stated the cookie tasted like the plain golden vanilla sandwich cookie, but with a slightly sweeter taste. The photo sharing site Pinterest could be helping to drive sales of seasonal products. Pinterest offers a variety of creative recipe, party, and centerpiece ideas using the limited edition cookie. There are recipes for Oreo Candy Corn Cookie Fudge Bars, Candy Corn Oreo Blondies, White Chocolate Dipped Candy Corn Oreos, Candy Corn Oreo Chocolate Brownies, and even wreaths made from the festive orange and yellow cookies. Find more recipes on Pinterest by searching for Candy Corn Oreos.
eBay currently shows 35 completed sold listings for the limited edition cookie, and 25 active listings. Buyers can purchase a single box, or up to 5 boxes depending on the offering from the seller. Some sellers offer international shipping and to military addresses outside of the USA. The special limited edition cookies expire in February of 2014, so there is plenty of time to enjoy them before they expire - or if you are afraid to eat them, use them as a craft supply item.