Have you guys ever heard of this thing called the Trojan Horse?
I learned about it in high school. Well, kind of learned. I couldn’t totally hear my Greek Mythology teacher at the time because I was too busy eating Doritos and singing the Wonder Ball jingle to myself, but here’s the gist: as the tale goes, the Greeks built this huge wooden horse. On the outside it was beautiful and unassuming, but the inside held a bunch of Greek soldiers. They left the horse with the Trojans as a “gift,” but when the Trojans least expected it, the Greek soldiers emerged from the horse and destroyed the Trojans.
All this time, I thought this Trojan Horse was just a myth, like “Hercules” and “nutrition” and “pants that fit.” But nope, it turns out the Trojan Horse actually exists. And I’ve got a photo of it…
The latest brand crossover for Oreo, Peeps Oreos are out now for Easter. The pairing makes sense, since those little marshmallow birds are basically everywhere this time of year. In full disclosure, I don’t love Peeps, personally. But I don’t really hate them, either. Every Easter, I’ll eat a Peep or two and then I feel slightly nauseous. On the flip side, I can eat a row or two of Oreos and not feel nauseous at all. So I’m willing to give these new Limited Edition Peeps Oreos a shot. Don’t they just look so beautiful and unassuming?
The bright pink colored creme and sweet aroma of these Peeps Oreos are downright mesmerizing. The wafers are just typical Golden Oreo cookies, so let’s toss those for now. I want to see what this “Marshmallow Peeps flavored creme” is all about. Initially, it’s very sweet–definitely sweeter than regular Oreo creme–with a hint of vanilla. There are large sugar crystals throughout the creme too, to mimic the crunchy granules in Peeps candy. Not bad!
…Wait a minute. Bad. Very bad. Within just a few seconds, the sugary flavor of the creme morphs into a terribly bitter aftertaste. I can only describe it as being similar in taste to pen ink, which I know the taste of from being hungry in Greek Mythology class one time. My mouth feels like a million tiny Greek soldiers marched right in and took a collective 💩 on my tongue.
Luckily, Peeps Oreos improve slightly when you eat the creme together with the Golden Oreo wafer. Its rich buttery flavor helps cut through the chemical aftertaste to the creme, and allows the initial sweetness to linger a while longer. Still, I couldn’t eat more than one or two before feeling slightly nauseous. And that’s about as close as these Oreos come to resembling actual Peeps, in my opinion.
|Item:||Nabisco Limited Edition Peeps Oreo|
|Price and Place of Purchase:||$2.99 at Target|
|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:||Cute pink creme is just a vehicle for tongue annihilation. Peeps Oreos are the Trojan Horse of the junk food world.|
|Overall Score:||3.5 out of 10|
Junk Banter also reviewed Nabisco Limited Edition Peeps Oreo. Check it out here!
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