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:
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!
Today’s junk food: Limited Edition Watermelon Golden Oreos!
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
PURCHASED AT: Target (TARGET ONLY, EXCLUSIVE!)
COST: $3.00 on sale
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