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Even the most insufferable food snobs will admit to sneaking a classic Oreo now and again. Oreos taste like childhood, OK?
It’s from this place of Oreo Admiration that we question why anyone would want to mess with a good thing. Parent company Nabisco announced two new flavors this week, “Cookie Dough” and “Marshmallow Crispy.” We tried ‘em both—and both left us longing for the original chocolate-and-creme Oreo.
"I’m of the ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ camp," one editor declared. "The company did a good job of approximating the flavor of Rice Krispies treats and cookies-and-cream ice cream, but when I crave an Oreo, I want an Oreo. Straight up.”
Other editors didn’t go as easy on them: “They managed to get so many bad chemical tastes into one cookie,” one said of the cookie dough flavor.
"The [marshmallow Oreo] filling has crispy stuff in it, kind of like chunky peanut butter where you least expect it,” said another, adding,”Not in a good way.”
Overall, Marshmallow Crispy Oreo beat out Cookie Dough Oreo in the taste department—but neither was particularly impressive. The pair join a pantheon of new flavors in the Oreo family, which now includes “Berry,” “Mint,” and “Birthday Cake,” among others.
According to Time (where staffers liked both, amazingly), the two newest flavors will hit shelves February 3 and be available for six to eight weeks.
Try ‘em if you like. We’ll be over here splitting and dunking the classic Oreos, thank you very much.