This is a “throwback review” for Pumpkin Spice Oreos, which recently returned to shelves. This review, which was originally published on September 22, 2016 during the “(50) Days of Pumpkin” review series, has been updated with new photos, some content edits for the sake of being current, and *spoiler alert* a revised score.
(50) Days of Pumpkin: Day 2
My fling with pumpkin is going great so far. Had a lovely first date with Pumpkin Spice Cheerios last night, and already have my eyes set on another beauty! Tonight, I’m courting Pumpkin Spice Oreos.
This pursuit will match me with both Oreos (a longstanding love) and pumpkin spice (a new crush). When you’re a junk food blogger, this is your idea of a sexy three-way. Can’t wait to brag to all of my friends about this one.
Pumpkin Spice Oreos are back for the fourth year in a row, and they look better than ever. The package has been redesigned to include a slice of pie on the front, instead of the boring old pumpkin, and the “limited edition” label features a pumpkin and vines sprawling across the package. As I peel back the newly added “pull” tab, I can see that the creme looks almost exactly like pumpkin pie filling, and smells like it, too. I’m pretty optimistic about these.
The creme leads with a huge burst of pumpkin flavor. It’s sugary, of course, but the pumpkin is definitely there. There are no specific spices listed in the ingredients, but I can pick up on something resembling cinnamon and nutmeg. This creme is definitely true to the pumpkin, but could bring a bit more of the spice.
The rich and buttery Golden Oreo cookie is sweet enough to complement the creme, but not so sweet that it clashes with the pumpkin flavor. It actually provides a really nice platform for the pumpkin creme to shine. If you really think about it, you can almost imagine it as the “pie crust” of the pumpkin pie.
Overall, Pumpkin Spice Oreos are a great Oreo flavor for fall (and much more enjoyable than Candy Corn Oreos). After trying them again this year, I’m bumping them up a half-point from last year’s review. I definitely enjoy these more than Mississippi Mud Pie Oreos, and they’re on par with say, Cookie Butter Oreos in my book.
And the best part: at $2.99, they’re a cheap date. 😏
|How Much It Cost and Where I Bought It:||$2.99 at Target|
|Just the (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, 15 milligrams of potassium, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of sugar, less than 1 gram of protein.|
|In a Nutshell:||Creme looks and smells like pumpkin pie filling. Nails “pumpkin,” but could use a little more “spice.” Three-ways with sandwich cookies.|
|Overall Score:||8 out of 10|