REVIEW: Nabisco Key Lime Pie Oreos

Sorry, guys. You remember the game I like to play when an Oreo flavor has no backstory, like with these Key Lime Pie Oreos? Recall my terrible jokes about coconut, gingerbread, and red velvet. Following with tradition, here are some jokes not even about limes, but about keys:

5) What are the keys to happiness? A colon and a parenthesis 🙂
4) What’s a key’s favorite TV show? Lost.
3) Two keys walks into a bar. The doors were unlocked.
2) How many keys does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Zero.
1) What’s black, white, and has 88 keys? A biracial janitor.

Nabisco Key Lime Pie Oreos

Nabisco Key Lime Pie Oreos were first released in the summer of 2015, but like… barely. One day I just showed up at a random grocery store and there they were without any fanfare whatsoever. Key Lime Pie Oreos see a similar release this year, and you can find them in any no-name grocery chain that doesn’t carry the brand new Fruity Crisp Oreos that are perfect. For me, this store was called Food Lion.

Perhaps the unannounced, sneaky release is appropriate for a dessert such as key lime pie; some people like it, some people hate it, but few people love it. I care far more about Oreos in general than I do the dessert, so these were a must-buy for me. All Oreos are.

Nabisco Key Lime Pie Oreos

Nabisco Key Lime Pie Oreos

Nabisco Key Lime Pie Oreos were the second Oreo to feature the graham-flavored cookie first seen in S’mores Oreos. It features a radioactive green creme that puts Slimer to shame. The scent lets you know immediately that Nabisco went heavy on the tart. The smell is impressive albeit aggressive, and the sour notes did turn me off a little.

Sampling the creme by itself, the tart is still strong but has a better balance with sweet than the scent would suggest. It’s more genuine to the fruit than I was expecting. Just by virtue of it being a creme, the filling offers a smooth sweetness that effectively parallels the sweetened condensed milk in a key lime pie recipe. From memory alone, this creme is considerably less sweet than the Limeade Oreos that were released in 2014. If you’re new to weird Oreos, Limeade Oreos were released in 2014.


Something interesting happens when you eat the cookie altogether. The tartness of the lime amplifies, and the culprit may be the graham flavored wafer. This wafer is less sweet than the standard Golden Oreo wafer, and I think the sour lime just really pops up against it. Maybe the Golden wafer would have helped mediate the sourness, but then these might be too similar to the Limeade Oreos that I promise I did not make up. The tart flavor isn’t a bad thing, but it will definitely keep you from eating more than 4 or 5 of these bad boys. It’s just a very strong and very specific flavor that wears on you eventually.

Avoid Key Lime Pie Oreos like the plague if you don’t like key lime pie, because Nabisco nailed it the best they could. The wafers offer a floury, slightly buttery crunch just like you’d find in the crust on a slice of key lime pie. The graham flavored wafer doesn’t taste too much like graham crackers, so maybe it’s akin to a generic crust instead of a graham cracker one. This is my biggest knock against Key Lime Pie Oreos. Everybody knows a graham cracker crust is the second best pie crust, slightly behind an actual Oreo crust.

All things considered, I quite enjoyed the several that I ate, and then I was completely over it.

In summary, you know one more janitor joke than you did yesterday.

How Many Janitor Jokes You Knew Before Rating: 0 out of 10
How Many Janitor Jokes You Know Now Rating: 1 out of 10
Overall Rating: 7 out of 10

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6 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    I don’t really want to try these, sour oreos are not really my thing…

    Anyways this is what Cookies & Creme gets for beating Jelly Donut:

  2. Marc P says:

    Nice janitor joke.

    Undecided on if these are worth a try because I see no way I will walk by the fruity pebbles option.

    • Junk Male says:

      Well the good news is you won’t have to, since they’re sold at different stores and never simultaneously. The bad news is at least 2 trips are in order.

  3. Barbara A Paulson says:

    Love the Key Lime Oreos!

  4. Kris Vevoda says:

    I loved these cookies and would love to see them come back!

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