Many people are unaware of this, but the past couple of years I have been on a journey. A journey to eat as many limited edition Oreo flavors as possible. It’s not always easy, since not all flavors are released nationwide. But, I have on more than one occasion bought them off eBay and payed three times the retail price because FOMO. I hope this list continues to grow with time (and more paychecks) but for now, here are my thoughts on the 17 limited edition Oreo flavors I have been blessed to enjoy, in order of deliciousness.
1. Cinnamon Bun
Crack. These are like crack. Or what I assume crack would be like if I had ever tried crack. (I know what you’re thinking: Say crack again.)
This flavor gets a 10/10, would eat again. I’ve eaten more packages of this flavor than any other limited edition Oreo. I think I may be single handedly keeping this flavor on shelves. Huge shoutout to the Target in Westlake, CA for ALWAYS having these in stock. You get me.
2. Fruity Crisp
Were these worth the money I payed to have them shipped to me off eBay? Yes. If you’re a fan of fruity pebbles, which it’s hard not to be, you will love this flavor. The only thing I disliked was that the flavor seemed to stay with me for too long. Several hours after eating a couple of them I still felt them lingering around. Though if I had to have something lingering around, I’m glad it was these Oreos.
Not sold in a store near you? Pay the extra money and don’t share with anyone. 9/10 would buy again.
That graham cracker crust though. The cookie makes this … err … cookie. I don’t even really like s’mores all that much (I’d rather eat all the ingredients separately or make one with frosting instead of marshmallow), but I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious this flavor was. When you can’t get that authentic campfire s’more, just buy some of these. 9/10 would buy again.
4. Waffles & Syrup
I honestly wasn’t sure if these should go before or after S’mores, but I went with after for this reason: While these are amazing and upon first bite I thought “DAMN. This tastes just like french toast and syrup!”, a friend then pointed out that they taste like caramel. And then that was all I could taste. So, pretty dope these have two distinct flavors, but I don’t really want my waffles and syrup to ALSO taste like caramel. Still, 9/10 would eat again.
5. Birthday Cake (Yellow Cookie)
WHY DID OREO MAKE THESE ON THE CHOCOLATE COOKIE? Such a waste. The yellow cookie is where it’s at. 9/10 would buy again. I’m actually tempted to request these for my birthday over an actual cake.
Oh wait, I love cake. Maybe I’ll find a way to combine the two. Stay tuned.
6. Caramel Apple
Ever notice how hard to eat a caramel apple is? OF COURSE YOU HAVE BECAUSE THEY ARE IMPOSSIBLE. So screw them. Just eat these Oreos instead. I thought this was going to be a mediocre attempt at a classic treat but I was very wrong. I apologize for underestimating you Nabisco. 9/10 would buy again.
7. Pumpkin Spice
All hail pumpkin spice. I agree that this trend has taken over WAY too many food products and that at least half of them should not exist (I’m looking at you pumpkin spice M&Ms), but you can’t hate on the products that got it right. Three basic claps for the pumpkin spice Oreos. 9/10 would buy again.
8. Key Lime
I’m a lover of decadent desserts. I have no idea what the phrase “it’s too sweet” means, although I hear it a lot while enjoying some of my favorite foods. I didn’t expect to enjoy the Key Lime Oreos as much as I did because I generally prefer things that involve chocolate, but these were really damn good. If you’re less of a decadent person and more of a fruity, refreshing person, these are the Oreos for you. And again, that graham cracker crust though. 8/10 would eat again.
9. Cookie Dough
Yes, this flavor sounds redundant. Why would you want a cookie dough flavored cookie? Well, maybe because Oreos taste nothing like cookie dough or a chocolate chip cookie. SO WHY NOT COMBINE THE TWO?! Hopefully you get it now. And hopefully you go try this flavor because it was bomb. 8/10 would eat again.
10. Blueberry Pie
I’ll admit I wasn’t very excited about this flavor, I was more so trying it because it was at my favorite Target and I am on a mission to try them all. Also, I’m not a pie girl I’m a cake girl. Yet, despite the bias they were up against, these were pretty good. I don’t really have much to say about them besides that. 7/10 would by again.
11. Jelly Donut
These tie with blueberry pie because honestly, they taste the same. These taste a little like blueberry pancakes and are less powerful than the actual blueberry pie Oreo, since there is just a small dab of flavor in the middle of the cookie as opposed to all of the frosting being flavored. This was actually one of my ideas for Oreo’s flavor submission contest, and then I learned they were already in stores. Now I’m glad I didn’t submit this one because there are clearly better options! 7/10 would probably buy again, but might just go with blueberry pie.
12. Cotton Candy
Cotton candy gets a bad rap from people who “don’t really like sweet stuff.” I don’t understand those people and I think their priorities aren’t straight. There’s nothing not to love about cotton candy. I was PUMPED for this flavor and stalked the store (Target) until they were on shelves. And they did not disappoint. For you people who don’t have your life together and don’t enjoy cotton candy or “sweet stuff,” you should stay away from this sugar cookie. If you’re smart like me, go try some. 7/10 would buy again.
I expected this to taste a lot like cotton candy in that it would overwhelmingly just taste like sugar. I was pumped when I took my first bite and it tasted just like Lucky Charms! Haven’t tried these with milk but if you love Lucky Charms cereal, you will devour these Oreos. 7/10 would buy again.
14. Chocolate Strawberry
This could have gone two ways: It could have tasted like a chocolate covered strawberry, or it could have tasted like chocolate with a dash of strawberry. It went the latter. This flavor has a chocolate cookie with chocolate frosting that has a small circle of strawberry frosting in the middle. That little bit of strawberry packs a big punch, but it wasn’t quite enough. A chocolate cookie with strawberry frosting would have been sufficient. Despite the off ratio, these were still pretty good. 6/10 would consider buying again.
Radical honesty: I forgot I ate these. Oops! I love peppermint and chocolate mint (heart eyes for the skinny peppermint mocha latte from Starbucks. Love you BAE), so I wasn’t surprised to enjoy these. Very good, very predictable, and very Christmas. 6/10 would consider buying again.
16. Red Velvet
I LOVE red velvet. But it’s not a flavor you can do well in dry forms, like Oreo cookies. I had high expectations for this one that fell pretty flat. Red velvet just ain’t red velvet unless it’s … MOIST. Sorry, I had to. It’s a useful word. 5/10 would maybe buy again. Strong maybe.
17. Brownie Batter
Way too much chocolate/dirt flavor going on here. Considering the amount of calories in Oreos, I would rather just eat actual brownie batter and skip this disappointment. 4/10 would not buy again.
Gingerbread cookies are one of my favorite Christmas cookies, so naturally I was stoked to try this around Christmas time. Honestly, just pass on these and eat the real deal. Definitely did not taste like a real gingerbread. 4/10 would not buy again.
19. Filled Cupcake
Not totally sure why I bought this one. I guess just to say that I’d tried it. And again, FOMO. If you’re a fan of the Hostess cupcakes these are based off of, just go buy the cupcake. 3/10 would not eat again.
Disappointed. That’s all I felt after eating these Oreos. I’m not a fan of the regular Oreo cookie to begin with, and these are just regular Oreos with a lame, soft, pop rocks affect. They could be generously improved by popping one if your mouth and then dumping some actual Pop Rocks in there and chewing them all together. Even double stacking the frosting inside one cookie did not accomplish the feeling you expect to get from these. 2/10 would not buy again.
21. Candy Corn
Sugar. This just tastes like sugar. There’s a slight candy corn after taste, but considering how vile candy corn is, I’d prefer it just tasted like sugar. 2/10 would not buy again.