Review: Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos & The Nosh Show Episode 6!

Junk Food Nation, I am staying up WAY TOO LATE watching both basketball and hockey.  STOP STARTING THESE GAMES AT 9PM, JERKS!  Sigh. This time of year, I’m either watching a hockey playoff game or a basketball playoff game, and every single evening starts to feel like Groundhogs Day.  Ooof.  Plus, today I am following all the potential Supreme Court madness …. so my mind is going to be spinning by 5pm.  I know it.  JUST IN TIME FOR ANOTHER PLAYOFF GAME.

Anyways, it’s Monday, which means that THE NOSH SHOW EPISODE 6 IS OUT:

The Nosh Show!

The Nosh Show!

This week, Marvo from The Impulsive Buy, Ryan from Grub Grade, Dubba from On Second Scoop, and me, your friendly neighborhood Junk Food Guy, discuss the Watermelon Oreos, Best and Worst Foods of 2013, and more!  Also, I sound underwater until the 5:00 minute mark.  Go figure.  Stupid microphones!

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Today’s junk food: Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos!

Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos

Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos: The Money Shot

Oreo, oh, Oreo….you do this to me every time.  Fellow Twitter buddy @KingRhino tweeted a few of us news of these Watermelon Oreos, and now here they are.  Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos, available only at Target.  You have GOT to be kidding me.  Oreo has been on quite a roll lately…and I STILL haven’t found the Lemon Twist or Gingerbread ones!  BASTARDS!

Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos

Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos: 75 cal per cookie

Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos

Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos: Um….where’s the watermelon?

As you saw above, The Nosh Show guys and I discussed these Oreos on this week’s podcast… what I figured (but didn’t say) was that these Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos wouldn’t contain any real watermelon.  But that’s not a shock. So why eat something that says watermelon but contains NO watermelon?  Because I make poor life decisions.

Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos

Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos: OPEN SESAME!

I opened up these Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos, expecting to smell an awful fake watermelon smell to come wafting out…but nothing.  I pressed my nose up close…no watermelon smell.  Wait, did I buy the right ones?

These Watermelon Oreos DO strangely look like the Shure, Bert ones, don’t they?

Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos

Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos: No “seeds?”

I opened up one of the Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos, and alas no little black “seed” specks.  Just big swashes of red and green.  As Dubba from On Second Scoop put it, “Why is there so much green??? I don’t ever eat the watermelon rind!!”  True dat.  They shoulda dyed the cookie green and left the inside all red.  Still no watermelon smell.  Curious.

Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos

Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos

As soon as I bit into one of these Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos, I got an immediate light watermelon taste.  I’ll just say it right off the bat….I liked these.  A LOT.  These DIDN’T overwhelm me with artificial (well, overly artificial) watermelon flavor.  Instead the immediate taste I got was a watermelon taste that tasted like, frankly, it had been blended with creme.

So imagine a watermelon ice cream, emphasis on the cream.  Light and refreshing – sort of reminded me of  these old school watermelon ice cream cakes I’ve had in the past that looked like this. The Golden Oreo added a nice buttery sweetness to the whole thing.

I am, frankly, SHOCKED.  These were good, REALLY good.  They didn’t have the overbearing sweetness that the Candy Corn Oreos or the Blizzard Oreos or even the Birthday Cake Oreos had.  No, these were subtle in flavor, with just enough watermelon to make me smile.  GOOD WORK, OREO.

Check out Food Junk’s review of these cookies HERE.


COST: $3.00 on sale

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Discuss - 31 Comments

  1. Anon says:

    So what is everybody’s top 3 Oreo varieties?

  2. Will says:

    The Stanley cup playoffs are making me loose a lot of sleep, but I will take it. GO BRUINS!!!!

    @anon: mine are, gingerbread, peanut butter, & mint

  3. Nick Rovo says:

    Eric, mail me a package of these and I’ll mail you a package of the lemon ones;]
    Anon, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Nick: HMMMM tempting. I’ll have to see if I can find another package this weekend! Hopefully, not GONE by then! (No Targets nearby).

  4. Elisa says:

    Only at Target? :p
    Speaking of Oreos, the blue colored creme “summer edition” ones are back. Spotted them at Wal-Mart.

  5. Kenneth says:

    I’m pissed that I never found the Lemon Twist Oreos. Want to try (and review) them so bad! Looked for these at Target today, but no luck. Found the Hershey’s Cookies and Cream and Vanilla Chex cereals along with the new Fiber One bars/brownies, though.

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Kenneth: I KNOW! I want those Lemon Twist ones… Keep looking for those Watermelon ones! I actually called ahead to three Target stores, lol.

  6. Kelly says:

    You can buy the Lemon Twist Oreos from Amazon for $6.99.

  7. LOVE Lemon Oreos!! says:

    The Lemon Oreos are AMAZING!!! I bought them at Bottom Dollar and haven’t seen then since then. I would buy more if I could ever find them. I look at every store I go into. The Gingerbread ones were okay, but not something I’d get again. The Sherbet ones were nice and the teenagers at our beach vacation consumed them instantly. We looked and looked for the Candy Corn ones but never found them. I’m hoping we’ll be able to get some this fall. But again, our favorite BY FAR, is the LEMON!! Is there a website where we can figure out where each flavor is being sold (store and region of country?)

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Lemon Oreos: A site tracking the availability of junk food WOULD be great. I wonder if there are any Candy Corn Oreo packages still being sold on EBay? Anyways, I’ll track down those lemon ones eventually!

  8. Stonin says:

    Just wanted to let you know that this review has made it national….see yahoo article directly quoting you! Congrats!

  9. Aaron W says:

    The fine folks over at Tasty Test have the Lemon Creme and are jonesing for the Watermelon. Perhaps you could trade leftovers. 🙂

  10. shelly says:

    I’d like to see some of these new flavors with the chocolate cookie ): all of them lately haven’t been.

    Another option I’d love would be for the triple double to be stuffed with chocolate in one side and maybe banana(for a banana split kind of taste) and maybe even have the middle cookie be the golden oreo and have strawberry filling instead of the chocolate to be even more like a split

  11. Rc says:

    Gotta pick me up a pack of those but some of the best Oreos I’ve eaten hands down the creamsicle ones!!!

  12. Sarah O. says:

    My boyfriend bought these for me for my birthday because watermelon is my favorite food. We each had one just for science’s sake, laughed about it, and chucked the rest. The fake, perfume-y watermelon odor was just too nasty. And they tasted like plastic.

    My favorite Oreos are – sorry – the regular ol’ single-stuf ones! They are so versatile. And delicious. And impossible to eat more than three of without severe digestive upset.

  13. maria says:

    Are they still selling them?? I still need to try them !!

  14. SusanM says:

    I will send you an entire package of lemon Oreos if you will send me 3 watermelon ones to try. The Target stores in Alaska don’t have watermelon, I just heard about to them from a friend in Arizona who tried them and loved them as much as you do!

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