This is a “throwback review” for Blueberry Pie Oreos, which recently returned to shelves. This review, which was originally published on June 8, 2016, has been updated with new photos and some content edits for the sake of being current.
Oh, how things change in a year.
See, Fruity Crisp Oreos came out around this time in 2016. This summer, they’re nowhere to be found, and I have no idea if they’re coming back. Sadly, I’ve been left to my own devices to recreate what they tasted like.
Yep, I’ve pretty much given up on ever seeing Fruity Crisp Oreos again. But on the bright side, Nabisco has brought back another limited edition flavor from last year: Blueberry Pie Oreos. Unlike last year, however, Blueberry Pie Oreos are no longer exclusive to Target. They’ve been spotted most frequently at SuperValu-owned stores, but I’ve heard reports of sightings at other stores like WinCo Foods, HEB, and Food Lion, which sounds made-up and way too badass to be an actual grocery store.
Blueberry Pie Oreos are made with graham flavored cookies and a blueberry flavored creme. In a subtle change to last year’s packaging, Nabisco added a resealable flap this time around. Not that I’ll ever need it, since I’m going to eat all of these in one sitting…but I guess it’s a nice feature to have, just in case.
The first thing I noticed about these Oreos is the smell. There’s a bold-yet-pleasant blueberry aroma, as well as the familiar strong scent of the graham cookie. Paired with the periwinkle-colored creme, these Oreos are weirdly attractive in a way that I don’t know I’ve ever seen from Nabisco before. Is it weird to call a cookie beautiful? These Blueberry Pie Oreos are beautiful. There, I said it.
The flavor of the blueberry creme is equally as strong as its smell. It’s pretty sweet, but there’s an element of tanginess to it, too. It actually reminded me of blueberry pie filling. There’s a certain complexity to this creme that was lacking in another one of Nabisco’s fruit pastry-flavored cookies, the Strawberry Shortcake Oreo. The graham cookie is the same one used in previous flavors, such as S’mores and Key Lime Pie. It doesn’t add a lot on its own, carrying a slightly sweet, but mostly floury, base flavor.
When eaten as a whole though, the graham cookie serves to offset a lot of the sweetness of the blueberry creme. It might not quite resemble a homemade pie crust, but it’s close. It’s similar to the pastry used in those Hostess fruit pies you might buy (I always buy) at the convenience store. The blueberry creme and graham cookie work surprisingly well together, with the cookie balancing out the creme’s sweetness without muting its complexity. The lingering aftertaste, which is a ridiculous combination of sweet, tart, floury, and buttery, was truly reminiscent of a slice of blueberry pie.
This might be my pick for the dark horse snack of the summer, you guys–yes, that’s a thing because I said so. The Blueberry Pie Oreo is really enjoyable. It’s easily one of my favorite limited edition Oreo flavors, and it’s much closer in flavor to its inspiration than past fruit flavors like Strawberry Shortcake Oreos have been. The bad news is that I honestly can’t stop eating them…but at least they’re a good substitute for those makeshift Fruity Pebble/Golden Oreo sandwiches.
|Item:||Nabisco Limited Edition Blueberry Pie Oreos|
|Price and Place of Purchase:||$2.99 at Cub Foods|
|Nutrition Facts (serving size-2 cookies):||140 calories, 60 calories from fat, 7 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 65 milligrams of sodium, 15 milligrams of potassium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of sugar, less than 1 gram of protein.|
|In a Nutshell:||Blueberry creme and graham cookie combine to create nearly authentic blueberry pie taste. One of Nabisco’s best Limited Edition Oreos in recent memory. I miss Fruity Crisp Oreos so much that I made the poor man’s version of them.|
|Overall Score:||9 out of 10|
Junk Banter also reviewed Nabisco Limited Edition Blueberry Pie Oreos. Check it out here!
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