Review: Limited Edition Limeade Oreos & Suarez, WTF. Stop Biting the Sh*t Out of People.
Junk Food Nation, WEDNESDAY HUMP DAY! Let’s get right to it.
TODAY’S TURKEY HILL FREE COUPON WINNER:
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TODAY’S WAY TO WIN A FREE 1.5 QT OF TURKEY HILL ICE CREAM:
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I’ll be picking the TWO (2) random winners from the LIKEs on that 2:30pm Turkey Hill post (two because there will be no post tomorrow – see end of post). No obligation to SHARE on FB; if you want to, go ahead – but the LIKEs are the entries. See? Not hard.
PS: If you win, YOU HAVE TO EMAIL ME YOUR INFO. With the LIKE contest, I have no way to get a hold of you. I’m STILL waiting for Carole Primavera to contact me. CAROLE! YOU WON! WHERE THE HECK ARE YA?
LUIS SUAREZ IS A VAMPIRE, APPARENTLY
Yesterday, Uruguay pulled off a stunner in the World Cup, finishing off Italy, but the BIG talk of the game was how Uruguayan soccer star Luis Suarez BIT THE SHOULDER of bite Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. Yeah, you read that right. I mean, everyone on the field was confused. After all, Suarez has been SUSPENDED TWICE FOR THIS BEFORE. Surely he wouldn’t try it again? You wouldn’t try it again, would you, Luis? YOU MANIAC.
This amazing Vine of all Suarez’s bites is presented for your pleasure:
The background music is well-played, sirs. Anyway, two great aftermath parts of this bite-heard-round-the-world: First, Suarez told reporters: “We were both in the area, and he thrust his shoulder into me.” YEAH, TO GET YOU OFF AFTER YOU CLEARLY DIPPED YOUR HEAD IN ORDER TO FEAST ON HIM, PSYCHO.
Second, this tweet by Evander Holyfield:
I guess any part of the body is up for eating.
— Evander Holyfield (@holyfield) June 24, 2014
Priceless. What do you think? Tell me in the comments below.
TODAY’S JUNK FOOD: LIMITED EDITION LIMEADE OREOS!
Omg. OMG, OREO. ARE YOU SERIOUS. Limited Edition Limeade Oreos???? You know, after King Rhino tweeted me about these last week, I was sort of in disbelief. We discussed these on the Nosh Show recently, and many of us were on board. Still, who knows WHAT to expect with Oreos. Watermelon Oreos, Fruit Punch Oreos, Lemon Oreos…what’s next??? Apparently, Limeade. (Pssstttt….also, maybe Caramel Apple? Yeeeg.)
I actually tracked down these Limited Edition Limeade Oreos at my local grocery, which I was very surprised about. Something like this I half expected to be hidden under a blanket in the stockroom in some Walmart in the middle of nowhere, but no – these were sitting on the shelf right next to the new Reese’s Oreos (LOVE THOSE). I quickly grabbed two packages and ran home. (Why did I buy two? Because I have a problem, that’s why. Newsflash: I write a junk food blog.)
Limited Edition Limeade Oreos contain no lime, but plenty of natural and artificial flavor. Thanks, Nabisco.
Ryan from Grub Grade and I agreed – despite the title “Limeade,” if the creme in these is basically lime flavor and that, combined with the golden Oreo, results in a Key Lime Pie taste? We’ll both be pretty pleased.
I opened up this package of Limited Edition Limeade Oreos and sniffed and…hmm, nothing. Weird. The Fruit Punch Oreos smelled like I was water boarding with Hawaiian Punch. The Watermelon Oreos at least sort of smelled like fake watermelon. These honestly smelled no different than regular golden Oreos.
Twisting open one of these Limited Edition Limeade Oreos, I was struck by just how green the creme was. It was mesmerizing. The picture doesn’t do it justice; these things were friggin’ neon.
I took a upper-tooth scrape of the creme right into my mouth and BAM! Strong lime flavor! Yes, it sort of tasted artificial, but it was distinctly lime, not lemon. It reminded me of how Lime Skittles taste (before Skittles decided to make green Skittles “apple”-flavored YOU MONSTERS).
But yes – the creme basically tasted like lime taffy or lime Skittles. It was a creme but had almost a candy-like sweetness, with just the right amount of tang and tart on the back end that really reminded me of how real limes taste. This creme surprised me – despite moments when I remembered I was eating Oreo creme, the manufactured lime flavor was pretty spot on.
Eaten with the golden Oreo wafers, the neon green creme in these Limited Edition Limeade Oreos worked perfectly. IMO, no, this wasn’t quite the key lime pie flavor I was looking for. Maybe it needed a bit more tang, a bit more meringue flavor, and the golden Oreo flavor wasn’t quite a graham cracker crust replacement. Still, the golden Oreo plus this fruit flavor wasn’t bad. For all the grief that the Fruit Punch Oreos and Watermelon Oreos received, most people enjoyed the Lemon Oreos. These fit more in the Lemon Oreo category.
The cookie, as a whole, was interesting because the golden Oreo wafers actually MUTED the creme flavor, despite the strength of the lime flavor when the creme was eaten by itself. I didn’t get the lime kick of the creme until the very end of the chew before swallowing. When eaten with the cookie, the creme honestly tasted just like regular Oreo creme until right at the end when it scraped the sides and back of my tongue before I swallowed – then that lime flavor and tart tang would kick in, reminding me that these were Limeade flavored. It was almost like these were Golden Oreos with a hint of lime.
I guess what I’m saying is these were pretty good in my book. The subtlety of the flavor actually makes me think these will be pretty popular, especially in the summer – just fruity enough to give eaters something different to talk about while not being so bold in flavor as to make people wince (looking at you, Fruit Punch Oreos). I give these a thumbs up.
PURCHASED AT: Giant
COST: $3.00 on sale
PS: NO POST TOMORROW! Just giving you a heads up. I’m prepping to take a few days off, so I’ll be back on Friday with some more info. Remember, two Turkey Hill winners on Friday! Good Luck!
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