The other night, while I was walking through the grocery store, I happened upon a rather large display for Oreos. I didn't think anything of it, and casually glanced at it as I passed by. It took a few seconds to realize that the Oreos on display were not the normal flavors. As I walked a few steps backwards to the display, I was able to fully take in the words on the packages. I saw two new flavors that I had no idea existed.
Cookie Dough Oreo.
Marshmallow Crispy Oreo.
I knew that I needed to buy them as soon as possible, and not just so I could review them. Since they are limited edition flavors, I was well aware that there was a good chance these would end up being rather difficult to find in the very near future. Thanks to the kindness of others, I got my hands on these two flavors today!
So how are they? One tastes just like its namesake and is amazing, and the other tastes a little strange.
I decided to start off with the Cookie Dough Oreo. I was excited about this one for two reasons. The first being the Oreo cookie itself. I will always prefer the original chocolate Oreo cookie to the Golden Oreo cookie. And the second reason was, well, who doesn't like eating cookie dough?
I opened the package, and the smell made me think not of Oreo, but instead of Toll House. If you were blindfolded and I held these in front of you, you would not know they were Oreo cookies.
They seem pretty normal from the outside. I even see a "chocolatey chip" (I'm putting that in quotes, because if they were actual chocolate chips, it would have said so on the package). I twisted open the cookie to get a better look.
This is where things get disappointing. This Oreo had two tiny little "chocolatey chips" in the filling. Others that I opened were the same. Simply from this picture, I wouldn't have guessed cookie dough for the flavor.
And then there is the matter of taste. This was yet another disappointment. This Oreo does not taste like cookie dough. In fact, it oddly tastes more like maple. I'm not sure how that would have happened, but I had my Mrs. Awesome try one without telling her about the inherent maple-tiveness, and she told me she thought it tasted of maple.
These cookies are supposed to taste like other cookies, but they ended up tasting more like Canada.
Moving on to the Marshmallow Crispy Oreos, I was worried. Marshmallow crispy treats are one of my all-time favorite sweets, and I didn't think I could handle another disappointment.
I opened the package, and took a big whiff. The scent was perfect! It smelled exactly like taking the easy way out for a bake sale (let's face it, if you make marshmallow crispy bars for a bake sale, you are phoning it in). However, after the other flavor, I was a bit skeptical about these.
The cream looks outstanding in these. It looks very textured, almost as if someone was scooping it in by hand. The edge of the cream filling is rough, not smooth like every other flavor of Oreo. This gave me hope.
When I opened the cookie, all of my doubts flew away. Look at that filling. You know it is going to be delicious just by looking at it. It matches the picture on the package too, unlike the other flavor.
After taking a few pictures to get a good shot, I couldn't take it any more. I had to eat it. I sampled a bit of the cream before putting the top of the cookie back on, and I was in love. The creme was so soft, and the flavor was spot on. The little crispy bits in the filling were the perfect touch.
Things got even better when I put the top back on and took a bite. I'm having a hard time trying to describe it. This cookie has the correct flavor. It is an excellent representation of a marshmallow crispy treat in cookie form.
I was actually able to show pretty good restraint while working on this, too. I only ate three of the marshmallow crispy flavor and two of the cookie dough (I had two and a half servings, and still had less sugar than one serving of Nutella).
And since I have just now decided that this was secretly a head-to-head Battle of the Flavors the entire time, your winner:
MARSHMALLOW CRISPY OREOS!
And I have decided to celebrate this victory by creating my first vine video. Wait, do I need to say video there? Or is it just vine? Or is it Vine? I'm so behind the times. Anyway, here: