REVIEW: Gingerbread Oreos
Much like when I reviewed Toasted Coconut Oreos, I am drawing a blank for an intro. Continuing the tradition, here are the five best Gingerbread jokes I found on the Internet:
5) What did the gingerbread man put on his bed? A cookie sheet.
4) What do you call a gingerbread man with one leg? Limp Bizkit.
3) What does a gingerbread man use when he gets older? A candy cane.
2) Why did the gingerbread man go to the dentist? He had Gingervitis.
1) Why didn’t the gingerbread man have any friends? Because he was a ginger.
Gingerbread Oreos were first released back in 2012, but I didn’t buy them because I’m an idiot. They’ve returned in 2015 as an exclusive flavor to Target, and I bought three packages because I’m an idiot. It’s no surprise that they’ve returned. Gingerbread is a must-have flavor for the holidays, and Oreos are a must-have cookie for every day. It seems like I’m reviewing a new limited Oreo flavor every week, probably because I actually am reviewing a new Oreo flavor every week. I am not sure if I am in more urgent need of a trip to the dentist or a trip to a mortician.
Gingerbread Oreos are made with the standard Golden Oreo wafer and a gingerbread flavored creme. With Nabisco’s recent trend towards flavoring the wafers themselves, I’m a little disappointed they didn’t try to create a gingerbread wafer for these. But what are you going to do… start a junk food blog and complain about it to the five people that read your blog? Leave that up to us. (We would be lucky to have five readers.)
Ok, timeout. Before you shove these Gingerbread Oreos into your face, pause and smell them. This scent is magical. I can’t even say that it’s distinctly gingerbread – it actually smells better. Its scent reminds me more of Speculoos cookies more than it does gingerbread, and you better believe I’m ok with that. The odd part is this – the creme itself doesn’t really taste all that special. It’s a sweet cream with some pleasant cinnamon and mild ginger, but not enough to explain the effervescent aroma.
A little perplexed, I crammed the whole thing into my mouth. CLASSIC OREO MAGIC. The hyper-sweet Golden wafer is the missing piece to this gingerbread puzzle, and I felt thousands of tiny gingerbread men dancing on my tongue (click this link for nightmares). It’s not a gingerbread cookie replica; it’s a hybrid between a Golden Oreo and a gingerbread cookie. That is a very, very, very good thing. Limited Edition Oreos are best when they retain their Oreo-ness and add the advertised element rather than trying to taste exactly like something else. I’m excited to build my fat reserves for the winter on these Oreos.
How Surprised I Am At the Quality Of Those Gingerbread Jokes Rating: 8 out of 10
How Much I Have In Common with Cookie Monster Rating: 7.5 out of 10
Overall Rating: 9 out of 10