[Review] Nabisco Limited Edition Waffles & Syrup Oreos

Is there anything more glorious than eating breakfast in bed?

You wake up, still in your pajamas, and before you know it you’re enjoying a delicious meal without even having to leave your sheets. Typically, breakfast in bed is a nice thing that little kids do for their parents. I, on the other hand, am going to have breakfast in bed because I just woke up for the first time since I passed out while binge-eating Jelly Donut Oreos.

Problem is, I’m too lazy to make anything. Let me just roll over and see what I have within arm’s reach of my bed…

Some people keep a weapon under their bed in case of emergencies. I keep a pack of Oreos.

New Limited Edition Waffles & Syrup Oreos share the breakfast food theme of fellow limited release Jelly Donut Oreos, past favorite Fruity Crisp Oreos, and mainstay Cinnamon Bun Oreos. Waffles & Syrup Oreos are exclusive to Albertsons-owned stores, which there are none of in Minnesota. So, I called in a favor to my Instagram friends SoCal Snack Hunters, who also sent me the Kroger-exclusive Swedish Fish Oreos last summer. Luckily, I think I’ve finally forgiven them for that–you know what they say: “Time heals all wounds, and so do new Oreos.”

Waffles & Syrup Oreos feature a golden Oreo cookie and two-toned creme, similar to Jelly Donut Oreos. Visually, these don’t do much to resemble actual waffles and syrup. They don’t entirely smell like waffles and syrup, either–the aroma warps between a slight maple scent and a honey-like vibe that reminded me of Golden Grahams cereal.

The first Waffles & Syrup Oreo that I attempted to separate actually split the ringed creme layer perfectly apart, which allowed me to isolate the taste of each. The white outer ring of creme tastes similar to the outer ring of creme in Jelly Donut Oreos: a bit more buttery than the plain Oreo creme. The inner section of the creme tastes somewhat like maple syrup, but it’s not nearly strong enough, and again seems to flirt with more of a honey flavor.

Throwing the golden Oreo cookie back into the mix, the line between maple and honey continues to blur. The buttery golden Oreo cookie only serves to bring out the sweetness of the creme layer, so what little complexity exists to make it clearly “maple” virtually disappears. Oddly, the most strongly I could taste “waffles and syrup” was in the aftertaste, when some of the honey elements seemed to subside and the floury cookie flavor lingered to provide a more complete waffle aspect.

Waffles & Syrup Oreos are tasty, but they don’t really taste like waffles and syrup in my opinion. Their flavor profile is actually much closer to Honey Maid graham crackers. Given a choice between these and Jelly Donut Oreos, I’d reach for Jelly Donut every time. In fact, I might go get some more right now.

I just need to get out of bed first.

Item: Nabisco Limited Edition Waffles & Syrup Oreos
Price and Place of Purchase: N/A (sent to me)
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, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of sugar, less than 1 gram of protein.
In a Nutshell: Another fun breakfast-themed concept for Oreo, but “syrup” taste is closer to honey. Maple flavor could be much stronger and more prominent. I haven’t left my bed in 48 hours.
Overall Score: 7 out of 10
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