Okay. I’m just going to say it. No, they shouldn’t be called “S’moreos.”
They should be called Hipster Oreos.
Why, you ask? Because these Limited Edition S’mores Oreos were first released in 2015—prior to the S’mores Epidemic of 2016. These Oreos were s’mores before all of the other food companies decided that it’s cool to be s’mores. So turn on the Bon Iver, put on your best plaid shirt, and let’s stuff our faces with some Nabisco Limited Edition S’mores Oreos!
Peeling back the container’s resealable flap, I got a strong whiff of honey and a hint of chocolate. There is something really inviting about the appearance of these cookies, too. The golden brown graham-flavored wafer and the combined marshmallow/chocolate creme layer drew instant connotations to a real s’more. Visually, Nabisco nailed this one.
The graham-flavored wafer is the same one that was first unveiled in the S’mores Oreo last year (and was later used in Key Lime Pie and Strawberry Shortcake Oreos). It isn’t as sweet as a Golden Oreo wafer, but it doesn’t carry a particularly strong “graham” flavor either. It’s a mildly sweet, somewhat floury cookie—not bad, but it could have done more to bring out a graham taste.
Because I’ve come to accept that I’m just going to do weird things alone in my apartment in the interest of this blog, I scraped my teeth against both sides of the dual-layered creme to get a taste of each. The marshmallow creme is wonderfully sweet without being overpowering. It’s not quite as sugary as the standard Oreo creme. The chocolate creme has a good milk chocolate flavor, but it’s fairly mellow. When I ate the two layers of creme together, I was able to taste the creamy sweetness of the marshmallow layer, but the chocolate creme became much less distinct.
As underwhelming as the graham wafer is on its own, there’s a mutual benefit when eaten together with the creme layer. Acting as a nice base flavor, the graham cookie balances out the marshmallow creme and allows the chocolate creme to come through a bit more. At the same time, the sweetness of the cremes deceptively create a bolder flavor in the crunchy cookie–somehow, there was actually a “graham” aftertaste. I don’t know how the Nabisco food scientists do it, but damn…they’re good.
This isn’t one of my top five Oreos of all-time, but it’s definitely in the top ten (I keep a running Oreo power rankings list–trust me on this one) and one of the better limited edition flavors. Although it falls short of a true “s’mores” flavor, the various tastes combine to create a pretty tasty cookie. You’ll definitely want to bring a pack (or four) along on your road trips this summer.
|Item:||Nabisco Limited Edition S’mores Oreo|
|Price and Place of Purchase:||$2.99 at Target|
|Nutrition Facts (serving size-2 cookies):||140 calories, 60 calories from fat, 7 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 70 milligrams of sodium, 25 milligrams of potassium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of dietary fiber, 12 grams of sugar, less than 1 gram of protein.|
|In a Nutshell:||Marshmallow creme is sweet without dominating the entire cookie. Spooky Nabisco food science makes up for the shortcomings of the graham wafer. Chocolate creme could still be stronger. If I want to call them Hipster Oreos, do I have to drink my milk out of a mason jar?|
|Overall Score:||8 out of 10|
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