Back again with part two of the new limited-edition Oreo flavor reviews. Hopefully you enjoyed reading all about the Cookie Dough Oreo cookies because we're about to see how they match up against the new Marshmallow Crispy Oreo cookies. When I first read about these, I overlooked the flavor name and thought they were "marshmallow" flavored. That didn't entice me at all because I'm not a fan of marshmallows and usually only have them in the house when we're making marshmallow treats. Well, what a perfect segue way, because that's exactly what these Oreo cookies really are. There's a huge difference between "marshmallow" and "marshmallow crispy." Once I actually took the time and paid attention to the name, I was pretty pumped for these, even more so than the Cookie Dough Oreos!
It wasn't even the name that turned my thoughts around, but that giant marshmallow treat in the background. As soon as I saw that, I knew what these were supposed to be. That's proper usage of graphic design and I appreciate that Nabisco went two different routes for two very different flavors. While Cookie Dough was a chocolate cookie in a blue bag, Crispy Marshmallow is a golden cookie in a yellow bag. I think that's the appropriate route for each respective flavor because the opposite just wouldn't work. Besides, I personally like the traditional Golden Oreo cookies better, so this one raised my hopes pretty high. Are they too high? Will my expectations be met, exceeded, or will it all come dwindling down?
Open the bag and, whoa, these smell just like marshmallow treats. Specifically, these smell like the pre-packaged Rice Krispie Treats that you can buy in stores. That's exactly what I was hoping for so, already, we're going in the right direction. The Cookie Dough Oreos started to fizzle as soon as we opened the bag and realized it wasn't living up to its name or the hype, but Marshmallow Crispy isn't disappointing, at least not yet, and that's a great sign for this limited-edition flavor.
The creme is thick and creamy, even more so than the Cookie Dough flavor or any other limited-edition that I can remember. I'm not sure what those tiny pieces in the mix are supposed to be, but there are more than enough of them. Are they pieces of marshmallow treats? Are the Rice Krispies? The bag doesn't state one way or the other, but I can only assume that they're supposed to make this cookie taste more like "Marshmallow Crispy" treats. Let's find out!
The entire cookie practically falls apart when you bite into it, and I guess that's because there's so much creme, but the amount of creme really doesn't matter because this is a far stretch from a marshmallow treat. This tastes like nothing more than a basic Golden Oreo cookie. I mean, maybe you get little hints of marshmallow treats here and there, but that may just be me making things up in my head to justify this purchase. Those little pieces in the center aren't even anything special, they're just tiny chunks of Golden Oreo cookies. Even as somebody who isn't a fan of marshmallows, I would have hoped and expected for more of a marshmallow taste than this. It just doesn't work.
Because I recommend purchasing every and all limited-edition Oreo cookies, just so they'll keep making more, I'm going to do the same for this one. However, I think you'll agree that there's nothing special aside from the packaging and smell. After that, it's just the same old cookie you could buy all year-round. It's disappointing because I had such high hopes for each of these cookie flavors, but neither blew me away. If I had to pick one over the other, Cookie Dough easily wins in terms of difference and novelty. But in terms of flavor, I'm still picking Marshmallow Crispy Oreos just because I'd see myself eating more of these in the long run.
I'm sure we'll see more limited-edition Oreo cookies in the near future, and even when they're disappointing, that's never a bad thing. I love the thrill of searching and finally finding these flavors. I love the excitement that comes with tasting these and sharing my thoughts with all of you. Whether they're a hit or a miss, I appreciate Nabisco trying new things with their famous brand of Oreo cookies and attempting to give us all something we never expected. So, good or bad, keep 'em coming because, like it or not, I'm going to keep on buying.