More Oreo in Review

I like Oreos.

When Oreo Double Stuff was introduced, adrenaline coursed through my eight-year-old veins. When I learned that US Oreo fans have access to dozens of flavours that are not stocked on Canadian shelves, I was moved to write a letter to Mr. Christie himself. Sadly, I have not heard back from Mr. Christie nor an Oreo representative. I’d settle for a tweet.

Bubble wrapped to maintain cookie integrity
Bubble wrapped to maintain cookie integrity

Don’t worry, this has not stopped me from trying those cookie sandwich treats. Once friends caught wind of this injustice, packages of Oreos started flooding in. Some arrived via friends who had travelled across the border, while others were sent from new friends living in the states who shared my love of chocolate wafers hugging sweet filling. It was almost hard to keep up, but I managed and shared my thoughts on these exclusive-to-America cookies.

When Mr. Christie rolls out a new flavour, my twitter notifications start pinging. My inbox houses numerous pictures of Gingerbread Oreos, links to Fried Chicken Oreo (please tell me that’s a joke), and offers to pick up not-yet-tried varieties on an upcoming trip. Christmas brought me a special delivery of White Fudge Oreo. Recently, Red Velvet Oreos were launched and only a few weeks later, a package of them arrived in my mailbox. So this is a thing and it shows no sign of stopping.

My last review was one year ago, so it’s high time I updated with all the flavours we have tried within the past twelve months.

Coconut Fudge Cream Oreos 

Technically not a sandwich cookie, but who cares?
Technically not a sandwich cookie, but who cares?

These were a birthday gift and they delivered. My only negative criticism is that the package is deceptive. Although it looks like a regular size package of Oreos, they house this variety in a special plastic tray (likely to prevent them sticking together, but you won’t eat just one anyways, unless you’re a robot, or my husband). You only end up getting about half the amount of cookies.

I stand behind my decision to eat them alone in my locked bedroom. There is no point wasting fancy cookies on small children.

Rating: 5 out of 5 cups of coffee (and yes, they pair nicely with a cup of Joe).

Banana Split

Allegedly amazing
Allegedly amazing

Dropped off unexpectedly by a friend last summer, these were a huge hit with the children of the house. I maybe had one, the rest vanished while we were poolside. Even the son who detests bananas deemed this flavour “highly acceptable”.

Rating: probably a 4, can’t say for sure

White Fudge

Yes, please
Yes, please

Ho! Ho! Hold the phone! Even if you don’t like white chocolate, you will love these. Yes, you will. But you’ll have to wait until next Christmas or never, if you live in the Great White North (ahem, Nabisco Canada). These were a pleasant surprise included with a Christmas card from friends made via the internet. I have to learn not to open these packages in front of the boys because they get all “you always say we have to share”.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Red Velvet 

I'm a believer
I’m a believer

I admit, I had my doubts about this one since Red Velvet in general makes me punchy (I just don’t understand, Red Dye 40). The filling has a hint of cream cheese which contrasts well with the lighter chocolate taste of the cookie. Pairs well with apple juice, milk, coffee, okay, okay – anything. It pairs well with anything, especially more Oreos. This flavour was a very pleasant surprise and one I begrudingly shared with my offspring and few close friends. If you got one, you know I like you.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Dishonourable Mentions:

Gingerbread: meh.

Everyone has Oreo hiding spot, right? Well you should.
Everyone has Oreo hiding spot, right? Well you should.

Pumpkin Spice: yes, it tasted like a Yankee Candle.

Caramel Apple: also resembled a candle.

Candy Corn: still a firm no.

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Not sure if you should indulge in your next Oreo? I’m here to help with a useful Oreo Flowchart. 

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Author: Jan Moyer

Embracing my inner child since 2005.

11 thoughts on “More Oreo in Review”

      1. There’s always, you know, learning to bake. I’m thinking homemade chocolate sandwich cookies with bourbon-infused dark chocolate ganache filling with a curl of candied orange zest on top. Suck on that, Nabisco.

  1. Jan, while I admit I’m not a HUGE Oero cookie, your letter to Mr. Christie is one of my all-time favourite blog posts ever. This post also made me laugh, and I will say that I would love to get my hand on the Coconut Fudge Cream Oreos. I love coconut, and your review makes me want to head south of the border to try them.

  2. Um, no. Red velvet were the WORST and pumpkin spice is the BEST. I’ve never tried any of the white chocolate or chocolate covered ones. There was candy corn flavor? That sounds disgusting.
    You know, we’re apparently getting smores flavor here in America in a few months. Graham cracker cookie with chocolate marshmallow center. CANNOT WAIT. That’s awesome that you have friends to send them to you. My friends won’t even send me a card.

  3. I honestly think you could write about anything and make it sound appealing. I enjoy reading each and every post. I am a fan of the white fudge Oreos. They are secret hiding spot worthy. Thanks for the smiles Jan!

  4. Love the Oreo reviews! I don’t even know you…”met” you through Grass Stains…and at the grocery store I’ve often wondered when I see a new flavor “Does that lady in Canada know about these? Is someone going to send them to her?” I worry. So thanks for letting us know which ones you’ve taste-tested! I’ll sleep better.

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