Well, Oreo is at it again. It seems like every week there’s a new limited edition Oreo flavor out in stores. Due to how often they’ve been releasing new flavors we’ve fallen behind in reviewing them all. Oreos are kind of pricey and we can’t afford to buy new ones constantly. But we were both intrigued by the idea of cinnamon bun Oreos so we gave these ones a try. The idea of recreating a cinnamon bun in cookie form isn’t an inherently bad one. Cinnamon buns are amazing and wonderful, but they’re a pain in the ass to make yourself at home (from scratch anyway) and getting them fresh usually involves a trip to the mall. So a cinnamon bun treat that’s easily accessible should be a big hit. The difficulty comes in capturing what makes cinnamon buns so delicious in a non-bun form. How did Oreo do at accomplishing this? Let’s assess.
While it may seem really fancy, red velvet cake is essentially a chocolate cake made red using either natural or artificial red coloring, and has a cream cheese frosting. Though red velvet cake has been around since the early 20th century, it really seems to have exploded in popularity in the last few years. Now there’s red velvet everything everywhere. It seems like everything that can be made red velvet, is. It’s even spinning off into blue velvet and green velvet cake mixes.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a day of love and things colored red, Oreo decided to jump on the red velvet bandwagon by releasing limited edition Red Velvet Oreos. They feature a red chocolate cookie with cream cheese flavored crème filling. So, how did they do?
Here we are again, another Oreos review. And yet, despite 4 previous Oreo reviews, I still had to pay for these with my own money. When are you going to throw us a bone Nabisco (or more specifically, some free cookies)? But enough of my grumbling.
It’s kind of funny because about a month ago we saw the regular Halloween Oreos that are just the regular flavor but with orange colored cream. I commented on how it’s lame that for Halloween they just have orange colored cream and not pumpkin flavored cream, and we agreed that would be a tasty idea. Well, about a week later in a different grocery store I stumbled upon the pumpkin spice Oreos. I was very excited. But did they live up to expectations?
I have a lot of respect for Oreos. Their original, chocolate cookie/vanilla cream flavor is beloved by millions; they could easily rest on their laurels and do nothing more than make those cookies (and maybe double stuff too) and still probably make a bajillion dollars. But they don’t let being America’s #1 cookie make them lazy. They’re always coming out with new flavors to tempt our taste buds. They currently have 8 flavors out (in addition to the regular one), with the two newest being Marshmallow Crispy and Cookie Dough. We recently bought the Marshmallow Crispy flavor to try and let you know what we think.