Well, it’s officially September, and you know what that means: fall is pretty much upon us. Before you know it, it’ll be Halloween, when trick-or-treaters scurry through your neighborhood with pillowcases full of candy corn, chocolate, and other goodies. And before I know it, I’ll be refusing to acknowledge the trick-or-treaters ringing my doorbell while I sit in the living room eating a bag of fun size Snickers by myself.
I’ve got to get this out in the open: I’m not a fan of candy corn. Never have been. They’re way too sweet and their waxy texture just grosses me out. The only food that makes me more sick to my stomach after I eat it is two consecutive pints of Fiber One ice cream. I am, however, a fan of Oreos (obviously). So when Target-exclusive Candy Corn Oreos landed on shelves for the first time in four years, I was left with a real dilemma: should I buy them, since I missed them when they were originally on shelves in 2012, or should I stay true to myself and keep avoiding anything that has to do with candy corn?
I bought them, whatever. While I wasn’t super excited about the prospect of eating a cookie that tasted like candy corn, I was intrigued to see if these Oreos would actually mimic the candy. With an orange and yellow candy corn flavored creme between Golden Oreo cookies, Candy Corn Oreos definitely appear festive, even if their color scheme reminded me more of the Lorax than tri-colored candy corn pieces.
In what is simultaneously the most relieving and disappointing realization of my life, Candy Corn Oreos don’t really taste like candy corn at all. The super-sweet creme reminds me more of frosting, or pure sugar icing. One of the distinct elements of candy corn is that, despite its sugariness, it still has a creamy, almost marshmallowy flavor. That isn’t present here. These are Confectioners’ Icing Oreos, through and through.
The Golden Oreo cookie doesn’t change the equation at all. Unlike other Oreo varieties, the creme isn’t supported or improved at all by the rich, buttery cookie. I think this is the only Oreo flavor I can recall where the Golden Oreo cookie didn’t add anything.
The thing about these Candy Corn Oreos is that they’re actually not bad, they’re just a total miss–and that’s what led to my rating of them. If you’re a candy corn fanatic, you’re going to be disappointed. However, if you want to eat a cookie that tastes like you just dipped some Golden Oreos in a jar of store-bought frosting, you might like these. Either way, Candy Corn Oreos don’t actually taste like candy corn, and in my opinion, that’s a good thing.
|Item:||Nabisco Limited Edition Candy Corn Oreo|
|Price and Place of Purchase:||$2.99 at Target|
|Nutrition Facts (serving size-2 cookies):||150 calories, 60 calories from fat, 7 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 80 milligrams of sodium, 10 milligrams of potassium, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of sugar, less than 1 gram of protein.|
|In a Nutshell:||Kind of look like candy corn, I guess. Also look like the Lorax. Don’t taste anything like candy corn. I’ve been dipping Oreos in jars of store-bought frosting for years.|
|Overall Score:||6 out of 10|
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