As a junk food blogger, I face a lot of deep, thought-provoking questions, such as: “what exactly would I do for a Klondike Bar? ” and “if I were pizza, would I be delivery, or DiGiorno? ”
But lately, there’s just one all-important question that has been weighing heavy on my mind: Is it possible to have too much of a good thing?
With the latest Walmart-exclusive Oreo release, Nabisco is challenging all of us to ask ourselves that very question. Oreos are great on their own, but is there such a thing as Oreo-verload? After all, it seems, Cookies & Creme Oreo cookies are just Oreo-flavored Oreos.
But wait! A quick glance at the packaging reveals that Nabisco wants us to believe that these are cookies and creme ice cream-flavored Oreos. Get the distinction? Me neither.
Limited Cookies & Creme Oreo are a Walmart-exclusive flavor as the result of a “flavor vote” last year, in which fans got to choose which flavor could be found only at Walmart stores in 2017. The other two flavors on the ballot were Caramel Apple (which, like Cookies & Creme, has been out in past years), and Jelly Donut, which we’ve never seen before and just sounds awesome. In a sick twist, Cookies & Creme won, which I can only assume is Nabisco’s revenge against me for how much I hated Peeps Oreos.
To find out how Cookies & Creme Oreos differ from plain Oreos, I had to perform a highly complicated dissection (see above). The creme in Cookies & Creme Oreos is actually a bit lighter in texture and slightly creamier than the plain Oreo creme. The cookie crumbs add a bit of grainy texture to the fluffy creme. The flavor leans more toward cocoa, but still hangs on to the sweet vanilla taste, too. The differences aren’t huge, but they’re noticeable.
Of course, those differences pretty much vanish when you eat the Oreo as a whole, with the cookies, like a normal person. The chocolate cookie blends with the creme and negates the slight nuances of the “Cookies & Creme” effect. If I hadn’t performed that cookie dissection, I probably wouldn’t have been able to tell a difference between these and normal Oreos.
Here’s the thing: I actually like Cookies & Creme Oreos quite a bit. I might not sound that excited about them, but that’s because…I’m not. They’re almost identical to regular Oreos, so they’re not going to blow your mind with anything new. Basically, Cookies & Creme Oreos just take a good thing, and double it.
And that’s not a bad thing at all.
|Item:||Nabisco Limited Edition Cookies & Creme Oreo|
|Price and Place of Purchase:||$2.98 at Walmart|
|Nutrition Facts (serving size-2 cookies):||140 calories, 60 calories from fat, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 90 milligrams of sodium, 35 milligrams of potassium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 13 grams of sugar, less than 1 gram of protein.|
|In a Nutshell:||Basically just Oreos squared. Creme is slightly more Oreo-fied when eaten on its own. Still unsure whether I am delivery or DiGiorno.|
|Overall Score:||8 out of 10|