A couple of months ago, I decided to eat and review expired Cookie Dough Oreos for absolutely no good reason at all. Since then, I have spent every single day in a deep state of self-reflection. What might the creme have tasted like when it didn’t have the consistency of chewing gum? Was the cookie any more enjoyable when it didn’t have the snap of a stale saltine cracker? What else could I have bought with the $3 I spent on those cookies?
Luckily, new Limited Edition Choco Chip Oreos have arrived to put my mind at ease, and they’re now available at Walmart stores nationwide, with more stores to come in the near future. Now, these aren’t the same exact variety as the previous Cookie Dough flavor, but they’re close enough for me. This flavor is already off to a much better start because this package hasn’t hit its expiration date yet. In fact, these don’t even expire until December, so I’ve got a good amount of time to eat them just in case I need it.
With these new Choco Chip Oreos, Nabisco scrapped the plain chocolate cookie used in the Cookie Dough variety for a new cookie, one we haven’t seen before. Visually, there are gradients of beige and tan, with choco chip pieces scattered throughout. It’s not a graham cookie, but it’s not a Golden Oreo cookie either–that much is evident from the taste. It’s floury and buttery, but also somewhat sweet, with a slight hint of chocolate poking through. The taste was almost exactly the same as Chips Ahoy! 100 Calorie Thin Crisps, if you’ve had those (I honestly used to eat them by the box, which kind of defeated the point).
The creme is mainly sweet, with a heavy vanilla extract-like flavor. The choco chips’ chocolate taste is faint initially, but gradually builds as you eat it and balances out some of the sweetness. The creme reminded me quite a bit of what I detected back when I reviewed Cookie Dough Oreos: really sugary, with a heavy vanilla/brown sugar one-two punch. Eaten alone, the sweet creme layer actually reminded me more of sugar cookie dough, with a bit of chocolate added in.
When it all comes together though, Choco Chip Oreos are…fantastic. The buttery and floury cookie stands out against the creme, capturing the taste of a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. The creme’s taste–though still very sweet–softens a bit when paired with the cookie, and provides a creaminess that brings to mind a cold glass of milk. They even smell a lot like freshly baked cookies. My only issue with the cookie eaten as a whole is that the chocolate flavor gets lost among the sweetness of the creme layer and the somewhat rich cookie. It’s there, but not as much as I would have liked.
Overall, this was a really enjoyable Oreo. Although it leans a bit too much on the brown sugar and vanilla taste for my liking, I think Choco Chip Oreos do a great job of capturing the taste of fresh baked cookies and a glass of milk. I enjoyed these much more than S’mores Oreos, and equally as much as Blueberry Pie and Fruity Crisp. I would even dare to say that if the chocolate taste had been richer and more distinct, these might have been my favorite Limited Edition Oreos ever. Maybe next time, Nabisco.
One thing’s for sure: they taste a hell of a lot better fresh. I can finally stop wondering.
|Item:||Nabisco Limited Edition Choco Chip Oreo|
|Price and Place of Purchase:||$2.98 at Walmart|
|Nutrition Facts (serving size-2 cookies):||140 calories, 60 calories from fat, 7 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 75 milligrams of sodium, 15 milligrams of potassium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 13 grams of sugar, less than 1 gram of protein.|
|In a Nutshell:||Cookie and creme combine to create a delicious “cookies and milk” flavor. Sugary creme still dominates the flavor combination, and could use a stronger chocolate taste. Currently writing my Ph.D thesis: Oreos: More Enjoyable When Eaten Fresh.|
|Overall Score:||9 out of 10|
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