Review: Limited Edition Marshmallow Crispy Oreo & The Nosh Show, Sochi Toilets, Google Glass Sex
Junk Food Nation, I know why you’re here. You wanna hear about the new Limited Edition Marshmallow Crispy Oreos. We’ll get to those in a minute – I wanted to mention a couple things first:
1. Have you heard about the two toilets in one stall at the bathroom at the cross-country skiing and biathlon center for next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi? Well, if you haven’t, click here. The picture is hilarious, and it’s very very real. Two toilets, next to each other, no divider wall. Wow. I don’t want to hold hands with anyone while I poo, thanks.
Most horrifying part of the story: the suggestion that “such communal toilets are standard at Russian soccer stadiums.” WHOA. Sports stadium urinals are bad enough, with the endless line of awful boozy-man-creatures shuffling along to get to the front of the queue…but communal toilets? Great googly moogly.
2. Good news, Google Glass users! Voyeurism has finally been perfected and it was only a matter of time before Google Glass, the new headset from the behemoth company, was incorporated into the bedroom. A new app called “Sex with Google Glass,” apparently lets you watch — and record — yourself having sex from all angles and even “see what your partner can see.” Um, what?
I know we all have our own sexual preferences, things we’d prefer not to mention at the dinner table – but I can almost guarantee that the ABSOLUTE LAST THING I’d like to watch DURING sex is MYSELF. Holy moly, are you kidding me????? My face, my awful skin….NO! No no no no no. Technology, you’ve gone too far.
3. A quick word before we get into the Limited Edition Marshmallow Crispy Oreos regarding the podcast I’m part of, The Nosh Show. The podcast was started by Marvo from The Impulsive Buy, and it features Ryan from GrubGrade, and Dubba from On Second Scoop, and, of course, me, your friendly neighborhood Junk Food Guy. Anyways, back in Episode 15 we held a crossover event with the guys from the NerdLunch podcast:
During that episode, we discussed experimental flavors of Oreos we’d like to see….and Rice Krispy Treat was NOT one of the flavors we came up with!!! Instead, it took us to the most recent episode to discuss Oreos’ two new flavors:
Check out those episodes to see what we were talking about. Then, if you’d like, subscribe to The Nosh Show on iTunes. Or if you don’t use iTunes, you can use this link to subscribe using your podcast player of choice.
And now, today’s junk food: Limited Edition Marshmallow Crispy Oreo!
Limited Edition Marshmallow Crispy Oreo was sent to me by Oreo itself! Pretty cool. Although when I got this box, I had lots of LOST-flashbacks. Was this a package from the Dharma Initiative? Would the box be full of Apollo Bars? Or was this the symbol for Station 12: The Cookie?
The new campaign being pushed by Oreo is called “Wonderfilled.” I like it! Good play on wrods, easy to remember…pretty genius, IMO
Oreo loves packaging, apparently. Let’s get to it, c’mon now…
TA-DA!!!! Limited Edition Marshmallow Crispy Oreo! Boom shaka laka. (I don’t know why I just said Boom shaka laka).
So…Rice Krispy Treat flavored Oreos, huh? Oh wait, no – Marshmallow Crispy flavored Oreos. Yeah, that’ll dodge patent prosecution /thumbs up.
Limited Edition Marshmallow Crispy Oreo apparently has a marshmallow creme with bits of crispy rice embedded into it. On the Nosh Show, Ryan and I agreed that as long as Oreo got the creme right, and tasting like marshmallow, then the Golden Oreo should do it’s job and the marshmallow crispy flavor should be accomplished. We’ll see though.
Limited Edition Marshmallow Crispy Oreos don’t contain anything I hadn’t seen before…except for maybe malted barley syrup. Malted barley syrup?
When I opened up this package of Limited Edition Marshmallow Crispy Oreo and took a BIG SNIFF…holy cow, it did indeed smell like marshmallow crispy treats! The aroma wavered, though – sometimes I was smelling the familiar smell of Golden Oreo and vanilla creme…but then it would shift and I’d be smelling marshmallow and rice. My brain went back and forth.
Limited Edition Marshmallow Crispy Oreo indeed has a marshmallow creme with bits of crispy embedded. I decided to taste some of the creme by itself. It was VERY VERY SWEET – wow. But the flavor was semi-on point! The creme TASTED LIKE MARSHMALLOW…and vanilla creme, mixed together.
Like the aroma, my tastebuds went back and forth – on one hand I felt like I could taste marshmallow very clearly. Then my brain would blink and I was only tasting vanilla creme. Still, unlike the aroma, I got more marshmallow flavor than anything else. (I don’t know why the flavor scientists can’t just go all the way. NO VANILLA, ONLY MARSHMALLOW. Done.)
It was time to eat. I took bite…
…after bite…after bite…
.until I was satisfied with these Limited Edition Marshmallow Crispy Oreo cookies. And the verdict? …….PRETTY DAMN GOOD.
Here’s the thing: I think this flavor was IMMEDIATELY more successful than some of the other Limited Edition flavors Oreo has paraded out, like Watermelon or Candy Corn. The familiarity of the treat that the Oreo is based on will make the flavor easy to understand.
When the creme is eaten together with the cookie, it doesn’t quite taste like a marshmallow crispy treat, but that’s not a bad thing. The Golden Oreo itself is still a very sweet and familiar cookie in both texture and taste. The creme, while tasting like marshmallow, plus the cookie does not make you think you’re eating a marshmallow crispy treat. Instead, it’s the little bits of rice that provide that small bit of flavor.
When I was chewing the Oreo, I tasted the Golden cookie and got the marshmallow flavor from the creme, but it was when my teeth ground on the rice that I got a burst of that familiar marshmallow crispy taste – the rice-y, butter-y, melted marshmallow feeling. And I got this flavor burst a lot – there was plenty of little bits of rice inside of the creme. My friend over at GrubGrade is right – while the texture of the rice gets a little lost over the crunch of the cookie, I was still able to feel that tiny bit of crispy in there, and when I did, the marshmallow crispy flavor really came through.
So, the cookie, IMO, was pretty perfect. I never forgot I was eating an Oreo, and I definitely felt like the flavor was being respected. The best of both worlds.
Overall, a GREAT addition to the Oreo line. WOW. Wonderfilled, indeed.
PURCHASED AT: Sent to me, but you’ll be able to buy them in a lot of places come February
COST: $ ???
Junk Food Guy