Man, it's been quite a while since I last posted on The Holidaze. I hate typing that sentence, because I feel like I've done it too often, but life always finds a way to distract me from the site. Don't get me wrong, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Although work has kept me busy, I also spent a beautiful week in sunny Las Vegas which provided me with at least one future entry. While I may not have written on The Holidaze in over a month, I'm always looking for new things, products, and events to cover. I just can't help myself. This stuff makes me happy and even if I didn't have this small outlet to share my thoughts with all of you, I'd still be talking to myself about how great Halloween candy is.
My buddies at Nabisco are at it again and, yes, they're still out of their minds. Say what you want - I've read the complaints - but I will never ever knock Nabisco for releasing these crazy, out-of-the-box, Oreo flavors. As I've said before, there are many of you out there who can't stand the fact that these Oreo flavors exist, but I'm not one of them. Whenever I review one of these new limited editions, I always thank Nabisco for ignoring the haters and continuing to impress me by going the extra mile. When I judge a company, especially one that releases junk food, that's always one of my top criteria to go by. By stocking shelves with Fruit Punch or Gingerbread Oreo cookies, Nabisco is only giving it's consumers more variety to choose from. Some may love it, some may hate it, but why would anybody tell them to stop? Nabisco has gone too far? Oh no.. Nabisco has only just begun. This time?
Limeade Oreo Cookies!!
When I first saw Limeade Oreos, the first thing that caught my eye was the bright, neon green color that popped off of the yellow packaging. I don't know about you, but looking at that ice cold glass of Limeade makes me pretty damn thirsty. I don't know why I'd think that an Oreo cookie would quench that thirst, but I have to assume it's thanks to Nabisco's genius marketing team. When it comes to graphic and package design, they definitely do one hell of a job.
As for the cookies themselves, the green creme doesn't pop quite as much as the glass on the bag, but they're less pastel than I thought they'd be. They're a beautiful color and given that green is my favorite color, I knew they were going to look pretty. The fact that they remind me of Mutagen, Slimer and Ecto-Cooler is a great bonus. Basically, regardless of their taste, I was going to be a fan of these Limeade Oreo cookies no matter what. Based on appearance alone, they had already won my heart.
If you're familiar with similar limited edition Oreos, or if you've read any of my reviews, you already know that the creme center is a different texture that the traditional variety. It's much creamier and less like frosting. I think, in the case of these flavors, that's the way to go. I believe that by reserving that frosty creme center for the chocolate and golden Oreo cookies, Nabisco separates their limited edition flavors from what we all know and love. I take these varieties for what they are and don't attempt to compare them to anything else. Each and every edition stands alone as an individual cookie and, unlike the classics, don't bring back any nostalgic memories. However, with every release, these limited edition flavors do their best to create new memories and attach themselves to the seasons in which they were released. Personally, that's my favorite part. Candy Corn Oreos have become a new Halloween tradition and, now, Limeade Oreo cookies may very well become one for the Summer.
So, how do they taste? Well they're not too far from the Fruit Punch Oreo cookies, but not quite as delicious. However, with that said, these are absolutely incredible in their own right. Limeade Oreos find the perfect line between sweet and sour. Much like actual Limeade, there are multiple layers to the cookies' flavor and I was surprised by that. To be honest, I didn't expect much more than a re-dyed Lemon Twist Oreo cookie in an attempt to quickly cash in on schmucks like me. But I was happy to discover that these are completely original and insanely good. I'd offer you one, but this bag is long gone by now.
I absolutely recommend these Limeade Oreo cookies to any of you who actually enjoy these limited edition Oreos. I know there are many of you who want to see the madness come to an end, but I ask all of you to go out and pick up a bag. One, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised and, two, Nabisco will make a lot of money and keep these crazy flavors coming for me to review. In the end, it's a win-win. For now, here's lime-shaped creme to make you smile :)
P.S. I'll be doing my best to keep The Holidaze updated as much as possible as we enter the latter half of Summer and prepare for.. dun dun DUN... September! Bwahaha!