REVIEW: Nabisco Key Lime Pie Oreos

Key Lime Pie Oreos are back on shelves for 2017! Please find our review from last year below, republished with new images and minor edits:

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 coconutgingerbread, 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

Nabisco Key Lime Pie Oreos were first released in the summer of 2015, but like… barely. One day I just showed up to a random grocery store and there they were without any fanfare whatsoever. Key Lime Pie Oreos see a similar release this year, as they’re available at any no-name grocery store that sounds completely made up. They’re also available at some Walmarts squirreled away next to the Jelly Donut Oreos, or hidden behind the actual mountain of Fireworks Oreos.

Perhaps the unannounced, sneaky release is appropriate for a dessert such as key lime pie. People either love it or despise it, so best not to make a big deal of it since there’s a 50% chance nobody cares. I care far more about Oreos in general than I do the dessert, so these were a must-buy for me.

Nabisco Key Lime Pie Oreos

All Oreos are.

Nabisco Key Lime Pie Oreos were the second Oreo to feature the graham-flavored cookie first seen in S’mores Oreos. It also 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. 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.

Nabisco Key Lime Pie Oreos

Something interesting happens when you eat the cookie altogether. The tartness of the lime amplifies, and the culprit may be the graham flavored wafer. It’s less sweet than the Golden Oreo and I think the sour lime just really pops against it. It’s actually quite good, but it’ll just keep you from eating more than 4 or 5 of these bad boys in one sitting. It’s 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 pretty damn well. The wafers offer a floury, slightly buttery crunch similar to what you’d find in a pie crust. The graham flavored wafer doesn’t taste too much like graham crackers though, so maybe it’s more in line with a generic pie crust. That’s my biggest knock against Key Lime Pie Oreos. Everybody knows a graham cracker crust is the second best pie crust behind an actual Oreo crust, so more graham flavor would have been nice.

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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