EVERYBODY. I GOT ‘EM.
Just when I was starting to worry myself
skinny somewhat less pudgy that I would never get to experience Fruity Crisp Oreos, two kind people answered my junk food prayers. The first is my good friend Junk Male over at JunkBanter.com, who noticed my pathetic situation and shipped Fruity Crisp Oreos and Key Lime Pie Oreos (review coming soon) straight to my door. The second is a wonderful woman named Nancy at my local Hy-Vee, who kept track of my contact information for weeks–after I’d called to ask where the hell the Fruity Crisp Oreos were–to let me know last weekend that the cookies were finally in stock. That is some unreal customer service in this day and age, and of course, I rushed over immediately to buy a few. Junk Male and Nancy, from the bottom of my Oreo creme-filled heart, I thank you. Now, let’s eat some Fruity Crisp Oreos!
Limited Edition Fruity Crisp Oreos are designed to taste like (what else?) Fruity Pebbles. They feature a Golden Oreo cookie, and the creme layer contains actual fruity rice crisp pieces. As soon as I opened the package, I noticed that these Oreos really do smell like a box of Fruity Pebbles. The cereal pieces in the creme caught my eye as well–even without taking a bite, this is one of the most creative Oreos I’ve ever seen.
The Golden Oreo cookie is noticeably sweeter and has a fuller flavor than the graham cookie most recently used in Blueberry Pie Oreos. It also seemed to be much crunchier. I didn’t realize there was such a difference in the texture of Oreo wafers, but the cookie’s pronounced snap really helped put the “crisp” in “Fruity Crisp.”
But it’s the creme in these Oreos that’s most worthy of praise. Its texture is wonderfully soft–think lighter than the standard Oreo creme, but firmer than the middle of Filled Cupcake Oreos–which amplifies the occasional crunch from the fruit crisp pieces. The taste is creamy and subtly sweet, with a strong fruity taste throughout. The fruit crisp pieces are a great visual touch, too. On its own, the creme definitely starts to paint the picture of a bowl of Fruity Pebbles with milk.
As is the case with so many other Oreo flavors, the cookie and creme combine incredibly well when enjoyed together. The somewhat sweet, somewhat floury Golden Oreo cookie supports the creme without adding too much extra sweetness. The creme provides a sugary, milky flavor, and the authentic Fruity Pebbles taste sails over it all. Somebody tell Mrs. Snack Cellar I’m going to throw out all of our bowls and spoons, because we’ve got all we need for breakfast right here.
These Oreos are great, but to be honest, I struggled to rate them. Nabisco did a remarkable job of capturing a full bowl of Fruity Pebbles in one little cookie, and in each individual Oreo, there’s a nice balance at play. However, while I was impressed with the spot-on flavor, I felt like I had my fill after just a few of them. Frankly, the intensely artificial fruit taste became somewhat redundant after the novelty of a Fruity Pebble-flavored Oreo passed.
Fruity Crisp Oreos are one of Nabisco’s most ambitious Oreo flavors to date. Your view of these will likely depend on just how much you enjoy Fruity Pebbles cereal. I really liked these, but I’d stop short of calling them Oreo perfection (which, for the record, I define as tasting so good that I can devour an entire row without thinking twice). For authenticity alone though, these are a must-buy for any Oreo fan.
|Item:||Nabisco Limited Edition Fruity Crisp Oreo|
|Price and Place of Purchase:||$2.50 at Hy-Vee|
|Nutrition Facts (serving size-2 cookies):||140 calories, 60 calories from fat, 7 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 80 milligrams of sodium, 10 milligrams of potassium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of sugar, less than 1 gram of protein.|
|In a Nutshell:||Appearance, taste, and smell all scream Fruity Pebbles. Easily joins the circle of all-time best Limited Edition Oreos. If you aren’t a fruity cereal fanatic, flavor becomes a bit unappetizing after eating several. Junk Male and Nancy at Hy-Vee have restored my faith in humanity.|
|Overall Score:||9 out of 10|
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