Review: Limited Edition Key Lime Pie Oreos, The Nosh Show Ep. 59, & You Call Them OTTER POPS?? WHAAAA
JFG Nation, pop quiz: What are these?
The reason I ask is because Buzzfeed recently put up a poll asking readers to vote for what these are called. I know them as Freeze Pops, BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE. 23% of Buzzfeed readers, the largest percentage, agree with me. I put out my own inquiry on Instagram here. I got all kinds of answers: Ice Poles, Mr. Freeze, and Otter Pops. A friend of mine called them Freezie Squeezies. She’s a grown adult 😛
I asked the JFGal, and she immediately stated, “Oh those are Otter Pops!” WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. She explained that Otter Pops were a BRAND of these things, like Kleenex for tissues, Xerox for copies, etc. And to be fair, I’d HEARD of Otter Pops before…but never enough to replace the THING with the brand recognition.
So, I want to know from YOU, JFG Nation – what are the brightly colored things depicted above called? In the comments, let me know, and tell me which state or country you are writing from. Let’s figure out if this is a regional thing.
(Otter Pops. You gotta be kidding me.)
In the meantime…EPISODE 59 OF THE NOSH SHOW IS HERE!
For you new arrivals, The Nosh Show is a podcast started by Marvo from The Impulsive Buy, featuring Ryan from GrubGrade, Dubba from On Second Scoop, and, of course, me, your friendly neighborhood JFG. Today marks the release of The Nosh Show, Episode 59: It’s Like Costco But Better.
This week, “we discuss two new Oreo varieties and a KFC pizza chicken. Plus, Eric, Nick from On Second Scoop, and Maria from Sometimes Foodie and Candyology 101 talk about their experiences at the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York.” You can listen embedded here:
Today’s junk food: Limited Edition Key Lime Pie Oreos!!
We JUST discussed Limited Edition Key Lime Pie Oreos on this week’s Nosh Show, and we were semi-lamenting the fact that we couldn’t find these anywhere. Dang you, Oreo! Release them nationwid….oh wait, there they are at my closest grocery store. Nevermind.
Graham cookie, bright green filling? Could these go wrong? ………hhmmmmmmm.
Key lime, Key lime………… I don’t see it listed among the ingredients of these Limited Edition Key Lime Pie Oreos. No matter, let’s crack this puppy open.
My first thought even before opening these Limited Edition Key Lime Pie Oreos was: How close would these be to last season’s Limeade Oreos? Wait, you didn’t know there were Limeade Oreos? Well, read my review here, friends.
One immediate difference between these Limited Edition Key Lime Pie Oreos and the Limeade Oreos – for some bizarre reason, when I opened the Limeade ones and smelled, I didn’t pick up virtually ANY lime aroma. I remember commenting on how weird it was. I smelled Golden Oreo, but no lime. What the.
With these Key Lime Pie Oreos, opening the package, I wasn’t smacked in the face with lime aroma, but I definitely caught a bit more citrus. I’ve smelled Key Lime Pie before, and this was close. Key Lime Pie is really tart and citrus-y, and the aroma here came off more…sweet? Like a lime icing. Still, already a better profile than the Limeade Oreos.
As you can see, the Oreo unscrewed revealed the lime green interior. That color isn’t natural.
When I bit into these Limited Edition Key Lime Pie Oreos, I picked up immediate lime flavor. The insides sort of tasted like Lime Starburst or Lime Skittles – just like the Limeade Oreos. To be fair, I really LIKED the Limeade Oreos…and it’s been a while since I had one (my review of those came out in June 2014). I am imagining that these had a bit more tartness than the Limeade ones, but how would I really know without a side by side comparison?
Anyways, the lime flavor here was good. Sweet, slightly tart, decent citurs. Personally, I could’ve dealt with MORE tartness to REALLY hit home that Key Lime flavor, but since the photo on the front shows a bit of meringue, maybe that’s what Oreo was trying to get at – that the creme was supposed to represent a blend of key lime and meringue. Whatever it was, it tasted good. I just wanted a bit more tart.
The Graham Cookie, I think, paired better with this creme than the Golden Oreo. Golden Oreos are just really sweet and have a vanilla flavor; these were more subtle. I didn’t think the graham cookie overwhelmingly “Graham” in the Smores Oreo, and I don’t think it’s overwhelmingly “graham” here – I’d need a bit more honey taste for that to happen. Still, I did pick up the graham flavor, and paired with the lime it was a good combo.
I did feel like the cookie drowned out the lime a tiny bit; like I said, a bit more tartness would’ve cured this. However, overall, just like the Limeade Oreos, I enjoyed these a lot. Key Lime Pie is one of my favorite things, and any non-chocolate Oreo that can capitalize on a decent citrus flavor is going to be good in my book.
Thumbs up on this one.
PURCHASED AT: Giant Food, Van Ness, DC
COST: $3.00 on sale
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