We're taking a break from the busy schedule and Summer adventures to talk about something everybody else has been talking about. Ahh, yes, the elusive Watermelon Oreo Cookies! I heard about them weeks ago, I saw them on the news, and even friends of mine were finding them before me! I went to my local Target, the same one I found Candy Corn Oreo Cookies at, but they had nothing new. Another one, a bit further, had some cool items but, unfortunately, no new Oreos. So, thanks to a tip from a friend, I figured out where they were and, with our goal within reach, my girlfriend and I traveled to Union, NJ in hopes of finally finding this hype machine!
There they are!! Just as I was told, this Target was fully stocked with Watermelon Oreo Cookies and, finally, we could bring them home and see what all the talk is about. I mean, these have been everywhere. Well, they've been everywhere but where I've been, but these are a media sensation. If you remember, the Candy Corn and Gingerbread Oreo Cookies caught the world's eye, as well. I never found the Gingerbread edition, but the Candy Corn was a hit. I liked it a lot.
Besides a few of those "Ice Cream" Oreo Cookies, these special edition Oreos have been a hit. I love the fact that Nabisco continues to go above and beyond by releasing items that nobody expects. Who would have ever imagined that we'd have an Oreo Cookie that tastes like a watermelon? That certainly never crossed my mind. Neither did Candy Corn or Gingerbread, but they work! The best idea I ever had, when I was a kid, were soda flavored Jolly Ranchers and Peanut Butter and Jelly Starbursts. Much like these special editions, they're gross until they're real and you actually try them. Then you end up hoping that they return, next year.
As soon as you open the resealable yellow bag, which is obviously reserved for these special edition Oreos, two of your senses are smacked right in the face - your abilities to see and smell. Wow, you can smell that watermelon, immediately. It's strong, but not overbearing. It reminds me of a Summer scented Yankee Candle. It's nice! It's the type of air freshener that you'd like to hang from your rear-view mirror. Maybe I'll just throw a bunch of Watermelon Oreos in the backseat and see what happens in 85 degree heat.
As for sight, it's beautiful. I once purchased the Sherbert Oreo Cookies and, in terms of color, these are almost identical to those. I didn't review the Sherbert edition because they sucked, but they're both stuffed with pink and green creme filling. The Watermelon Oreos are a bit more red and that's good because I want these Oreos to look like real watermelon's. The closer, the better.
So far, we're off to a great start. Now, let's get down to what matters - the taste!
Yes!!! There are so good! Look, if you go into this thinking that they're going to taste like chocolate or golden Oreos, then you're going to be disappointed. Every one of these special edition Oreo Cookies need to be embraced for what they are and appreciated for their distinct holiday flavors. The Candy Corn Oreos represented Halloween, the Gingerbread did the same for Christmas and, now, Watermelon Oreo Cookies exemplify the Summer season, perfectly!
So what do they taste like? I'm reminded of a few different things. It definitely reminds me of "Watermelon Wave" Bubblicious Gum. That's probably the best way to describe it to somebody who's never tried this cookie. The creme is creamier, more like cake frosting than the typical Oreo icing. It also brings watermelon Skittles and Warheads, minus the sour face, to mind. It's a combination of flavors that sparks the mind and brings you on a ride. But, in the end, it's awesome and symbolizes Summer better than any other cookie on the market. I used to give that honor to the red, white, and blue Chips Ahoy Cookies, but there's a new kid in town and, even if it's for a limited time, Watermelon Oreo Cookies live up to the hype.
I love that Nabisco keeps pumping these out. I mean, if you were them, wouldn't you? They release a new Oreo flavor, attach it to the holidays, create a cool package and the foodie's and media go bananas. Everybody and their mother's run to Target, pick up the latest edition, and post pictures on every social media outlet. The cookie goes viral, sales go up, and by the time you're sick of them, Nabisco is already on to the next wave of limited-edition Oreo Cookies. It's absolutely genius. But, the best part, is that the cookies actually taste good! So, next year, if Nabisco decides to re-release these limited editions, we'll all be back in line to buy more. It's a win-win situation and, personally, I can't wait to see what they come up with next.
I heard there are Limited-Edition "Lemon Twist" Oreo Cookies out there, but I haven't come close to finding them. They may be the Summer's Gingerbread cookies, but that's okay. I'm just happy I was able to try the Watermelon Oreos and enjoyed them. If I do find the Lemon Twist variety, I'll definitely review them. But It's not looking good. In the meantime, I'm going to have myself an Oreo.