Review: Limited Edition Choco Chip Oreo, The Nosh Show Ep. 81, & Pokemon Go! Is How We Perish
Good morning JFG Nation! Or is it Pokemon Nation? IF you haven’t heard, Pokemon Go is a new app on your phone where you essentially interact with the real world AS IF you are a Pokemon trainer trying to catch them all! You hold your phone in front of you and scan the real landscape, and you might see Pokemon pop up like this:
If you’re not a Pokeman fan (I am not), then you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. But the bottom line – this is one of the first apps to actually put you, the user, into a game using your phone’s camera to simulate a real-time environment. I’m surprised it took so long. In just a very short amount of time, Pokemon daily use has almost reached Twitter levels. It has more downloads than Tinder in just a short time span. AND IT WILL BE THE DEATH OF US.
The app encourages people to pay attention to the environment represented in the phone, and NOT in reality. On a very basic level, you have people walking around with their phones in front of their faces searching for Pokemon, not watching when YOU ALMOST RUN INTO ME AND KNOCK MY PIZZA TO THE GROUND. That did almost happen on Saturday. I shoulda kicked that guy in the nuts…but it was a little kid, so that would’ve meant jail time.
Texting and driving? Try veering your car 60 mph into the next lane because you saw a Charizard. There are already stories about armed robbers putting out fake “Pokestops” (I have no idea), luring unsuspecting users and robbing them at gunpoint. One second you think you’ve got a Squirtle, the next you’re handing over your phone and your robber is like, “Hey, you have Squirtle already?? SWEET.”‘
Ah, I know – just me ranting like an old man again. Still, I encourage all Pokemon Go users to please – look both ways before crossing the street.
What do you think? Are you a player? Let me know in the comments below.
Next, EPISODE 81 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. And today marks the release of The Nosh Show, Episode 81: Oreo Double Stuff Thins!
This week: “Chips Ahoy Thins, Carl’s Jr.’s Budweiser burger, Crystal Pepsi, Burger King Mac ‘n Cheetos reviews, Eric causing trouble at the Summer Fancy Food Show, Dubba melting, and much more.” You can listen embedded here:
Today’s junk food: Limited Edition Choco Chip Oreo!
Limited Edition Choco Chip Oreos! Tracked these suckers down. My excitement for these is moderate – after all, from a flavor standpoint, it’s not the most innovative.
From a design and execution standpoint, however, these Limited Edition Choco Chip Oreo look pretty cool. Another new cookie – not quite a golden Oreo, not quite a graham Oreo, speckled with what looks like chocolate chip bits. And a chocolate chip, cookie-dough looking, creme. Beige on beige isn’t the prettiest, but I’m giving Oreo high marks for design effort here.
The question remains in my head: how different will these be than the Cookie Dough Oreos that came out a couple years ago?
When I opened these Limited Edition Choco Chip Oreos, the aroma that came off of them was quite pleasant. One second I thought I was smelling Oreos, but the next second it felt like I was smelling Chips Ahoy – that sweet dough aroma spiked with a little bit of chocolate was unmistakeable. These smelled….pretty good!
These Limited Edition Choco Chip Oreo certainly LOOKED the part. Like the photo on the front of the package: chocolate chip cookie wafers and cookie dough looking creme.
I tried the wafers from these Limited Edition Choco Chip Oreo alone…they didn’t taste EXACTLY like chocolate chip cookies. The dough of the wafer was good – not too sweet, and the bits of chocolate resonated well on my tongue. In a lot of ways, these sort of tasted liked a not-so-sweet chocolate chip cookie thin.
The creme of these Limited Edition Choco Chip Oreo reminded me of the cookie dough creme from the Cookie Dough Oreos – there was an almost maple quality to the creme, as the brown sugar-y notes from the cookie dough rose to the surface. There were hints of chocolate that came out when chewed.
Eaten together, I have to confess – these Limited Edition Choco Chip Oreo were WAY better than I expected! The sweet creme was muted by the wafer, but as a result a more balanced chocolate chip cookie flavor emerged! It sort of tasted like a chocolate chip cookie dipped is a basic sweet frosting. I really REALLY liked that.
I actually liked these Choco Chip Oreos more than the previous Cookie Dough Oreos because they avoided the dark wafer and also avoided the almost coffee-like flavor that the Cookie Dough ones had. I liked these better than most Chip Ahoy cookies, and I rather enjoy soft chewy Chips Ahoy. But these Choco Chip Oreos were that good – I’d buy these again, no question.
Thumbs up, Oreo.
Purchased at: Walmart, Frederick, MD
Price: $3.00 on sale