Review: Limited Edition Cookie Dough Oreo & What does Oreo have In Store For Us This Year?
Junk Food Nation, let’s get right to it. Last Friday, I posted my review of Oreo’s new flavor, Limited Edition Marshmallow Crispy. I really enjoyed it. That marks the 18th variety of Oreo I’ve reviewed on this blog, and I’m sure there have been more that I just forgot.
Just when we, as consumers, don’t think Oreo could come up with anything else, they hit us with Watermelon. Or Candy Corn. Or Banana Split. On and on and on. Like I mentioned on Friday, we at the Nosh Show table talked it out with the dudes from Nerd Lunch about what flavors WE would like to see. I insist that Pumpkin Pie Oreos HAVE to be in our future. THEY HAVE TO BE.
At one point this past year I finally got my hands on, what was, at the time, a limited edition flavor: Lemon Twist. SCORE! I thought. It took my over a year to find them, and when I did, THEY WERE DELICIOUS. I was sad to see them go, being limited edition and all…Then recently I walked in my local Giant Grocery Store and found this:
BOOM! Oreo dropped the mic. Or they dropped a wiretap onto my phone and heard me lamenting the limited nature of the Lemon Twist Oreos, because now it appears Lemon Oreos are part of the staple line. YES. My prayers have been answered. Next wish: that elusive Buffalo Bills Super Bowl win.
Anyways, I mention all of this to say that Nabisco and Oreo never fail to surprise me, and I want them to continue doing so. What flavors will be next? Pistachio? Hollandaise? Maybe some cayenne chocolate combo? I dunno – but I’m sure I’ll be eating them at some point.
What flavors would YOU like to see this coming year, Junk Food Nation? Let me know in the comments below.
Today’s junk food: Limited Edition Cookie Dough Oreo!
Limited Edition Cookie Dough Oreo is the second new flavor that Oreo sent to me, part of their new Wonderfilled campaign. Like the Marshmallow Crispy flavor before it, I jumped around and did a jig when I received these. Hey, no one said I was mature.
Limited Edition Cookie Dough Oreo contains “chocolatey chips,” which makes me ever so happy, since that’s how I spell things. Chocolate-y. Cinnamon-y. Duck-fat-y. It just. Works. <Cue the de-evolution of the English language and grammar>
How many of you out there eat cookie dough, or have eaten cookie dough? Well, I know I have. On one hand, the idea of eating raw eggs has always freaked me out, on the other hand, SUGARY CARB PASTE!
The thing about cookie dough is I only know it for general sweetness. Cookie dough, to me, tasted like gritty sugar, mushy sweet dough, chocolate chips, and that’s about it. I loved it (haven’t had it in years), but I only know it for being a flavor that is just basically sweet – besides the dough-y taste, there’s nothing else distinctively unique about cookie dough taste than, say, chocolate chip cookies themselves.
I opened this pack of Limited Edition Cookie Dough Oreo, and took a big whiff – and they smelled just like regular Oreos. Hmm. I mean, when I got REALLY close, I believed I could trick my mind into thinking I was smelling cookie dough….but I was really just smelling chocolate. Whatever.
Limited Edition Cookie Dough Oreo contained beige creme that, from the side, looked like it had chocolate chips…I guess that’s what some of those smudges were…
Opened up, these Limited Edition Cookie Dough Oreos were a bit messy. I didn’t get the distinct chocolate chip layout I saw on the package, or even the textured look that the Marshmallow Crispy Oreos had with the rice pieces.
I tasted the creme by itself – VERY tasty. It tasted like brown sugar, or like The Impulsive Buy described, like caramel. I did, however, think that when I rubbed the creme between my tongue and the roof of my mouth, I SORT OF got a cookie dough flavor. It tasted slightly like sweet dough, and I got that sort of brown sugar grittiness that I taste/feel when I eat real cookie dough.
The chocolate-y chips added no texture. They were super soft and only added chocolate flavor. Boo.
When I ate these Limited Edition Cookie Dough Oreos all together, creme and wafer, I did get the sense that it sort of taste like cookie dough sandwiched inside of a traditional Oreo cookie. The problem is the dark slight bitterness of the Oreo cookie itself overpowers the creme center. Sure, I believed you get the brown sugary essence of cookie dough with this cookie, when eaten as a whole, but it never quite gets past that. I was missing that STRONG sweet dough flavor that cookie dough has. I got the brown sugar, I got the chocolate…but very little sweet dough flavor.
Both GrubGrade and The Impulsive Buy felt like these cookies had an almost coffee taste, and I could see that, in the aftertaste. I still LOVED these Oreos, despite the flavor not being quite spot on. They were REALLY REALLY tasty (hell, I don’t see what’s wrong with Brown Sugar Oreos), and quite honestly reminded me of why I love Oreos. Even though I didn’t immediately think “Cookie Dough,” I did think, “Delicious.”
Again, another GREAT addition to the Oreo line. Wonderfilled!
Funny sidenote: After I had already drafted this review, I gave these to my mom to try, without showing her the package. She nibbled on one, looked at it quizzically, and said in Chinese, “Hmmm…these don’t taste like Oreos. They taste more like those normal light brown cookies that have chocolate chips in them.”
HUH…I guess, Mission Accomplished, Oreo! Maybe these taste more like chocolate chip cookie dough than I thought! #JadedTongue
PURCHASED AT: Sent to me, but you’ll be able to buy them in a lot of places come February
COST: $ ???
Junk Food Guy