Peeps Oreo

Peeps Oreo – A New Easter Classic?

*Careful Peeps Oreo has been known to turn your tongue hot pink! Eat at your own risk.*

Peeps Oreo

Let’s be honest, no one really likes Peeps. I’m confident that no one on Earth would qualify it as their favorite candy. But if anyone could get people to like Peeps, it would be Oreo.

Oreo is coming off a hot streak in 2016, where essentially every candy creation they made turned to gold. 2017 started off nicely for them too as nothing went more viral than the Swedish Fish Oreo.

So just in time for Easter, Oreo has unveiled their newest collaboration, and it’s a great one. Yes, Peeps Oreo lives up to the reputation of the seasonal candy that is on the inside – in that they are not that colorful, only available one time a year, but not that great overall.

The most noticeable thing about Peeps Oreo is that the marshmallow filling is hot pink (practically neon). It’s quite festive and goes well with the Easter season – in that it’s bright and sugary. There are the signature Peeps sparkle to the filling, though you can’t see it in the photo.

Peeps Oreo - Pink

Other than that, there’s nothing too distinguishable about this Oreo. It’s a white cookie outside with a rather bland Peep marshmallow filling inside. The best thing about it is the fact that it’s now dying people’s tongues and poop bright pink!

Honestly, I had about 6 of these and I did not suffer from this side effect. I think you would have to eat an entire sleeve for this to be an issue – just my two cents.

Overall though, the candy is fun, and a good one to include in an Easter basket. Other than the gimmick it doesn’t offer any real staying power, but I more than expect it to be a part of Easter for years to come. We all know Oreo is better than Peeps anyway.

Blueberry Pie Oreo

Oreo Blueberry Pie
Blueberry Pie Oreo

Blueberry Pie Oreo

Future classic? I’m not so sure, but the Blueberry Pie Oreo proves that Oreo still has some creative juice left in the tank.

The Oreo flavors started as crazy as possible to get attention. However, the new iterations have toned down the wildness for more conventional and granted, more delicious flavors. I previously reviewed Red Velvet Oreos, which I found to be a wonderful treat because they weren’t trying to do too much. The same applies to the S’mores Oreo and of course, the now famous Cookies N Creme Oreo. There’s very little risk involved with any of those flavors; they appeal to the masses as they are popular flavors even without the Oreo brand attached. There’s talk that Oreo has run out of ideas. Thankfully the Blueberry Pie Oreo proves me wrong.

Blueberry Pie Oreo
A good looking cookie!

The thing about the this flavor is that it’s unlike anything out there. It doesn’t take an already established flavor (that would be in a standard ice cream for example) and put it into the Oreo filling. Instead, the Blueberry Pie Oreo becomes its own thing. Rarely is blueberry utilized as a flavor–let alone something as specific as blueberry PIE! And it backs it up, too. It’s amazingly delicious and delivers on its promises as being blueberry pie flavored. You really get hints of both. A bit of a warning, the blueberry is quite strong. If you don’t like that taste, you will probably not like these. However, for those who do, I can guarantee these will be one of your new favorite snacks!

Blueberry Pie Oreo
Blueberry Pie frosting

What makes them so unique, other than their taste, is the actual look of the Oreo. The Blueberry Pie flavor uses the white cookie with a cool blueish-purple frosting. I would go as far as to say that the color of frosting is beautiful. It doesn’t mimic the look of an actual blueberry pie, but it’s super unique.

That’s really what this cookie has going for –its originality. It proves that there is indeed room for the Oreo brand to grow, and many directions it can take for its upcoming flavors.

4/5

S’mores Oreo

Smores Oreo
S’mores Oreo

S’mores Oreo

A rather bland take on a summer, campfire classic.

My second Oreo review. With a new wild flavor popping up seemingly every week, it really is hard to keep up. And if I really wanted to review them all, I would be buying a new pack of Oreos every week. That can’t be good for my health.

Smores Oreo
S’mores Oreo

But when I saw this pack, I knew I had to get them. S’mores are a summertime classic for me (as I’m sure they are for a lot of you). When I eat a S’more I think of a bonfire on the beach. You may think of a family camping trip you took when you were a kid. S’mores are a very nostalgic treat. The beauty is in their simplicity. Graham cracker, chocolate and a marshmallow–that’s it.

So for this pack, I only thought it was right to share them with my office and see what the coworkers had to say. Here’s some of the feedback I got:

  • “Okay, these Oreos remind me of the graham cracker snacked that you dipped in frosting from the late 90s [Dunkaroos]. Good with coffee though
  • “I want to eat all the Oreos. I wish I hadn’t had the first one. It’s ruined me”
  • “Do you remember Ritz Bits S’mores? These taste exactly like them!”
Smores Oreos
S’mores Oreos

Some brilliant observations here. I agree with what everyone at my office had to say. However, the second statement is always true of Oreos: you always want to eat them all regardless if they are any good.

My honest opinion is that S’mores Oreo tasted too much like an Uh-Oh Oreo (chocolate on the inside, white cookie on the outside). There’s a hint of marshmallow, but the chocolate is a little overpowering.  It ends up tasting very little like an actual S’more, which seems odd since the original recipe is so simple. I reviewed the Red Velvet Oreos a few months back and what blew me away about them was how much they tasted like a red velvet cake. And that one was probably much more complicated to recreate.

The outside definitely tastes like a graham cracker; they certainly captured that well. But the rest of the Oreo can’t help but feel disappointing. Let’s put it this way: when I ate these Oreos, I wasn’t suddenly transported to a campfire or to a bonfire on the beach. Oreo didn’t capture the magic and taste of what makes a S’more so great, and that is why, unfortunately, it just didn’t work for me.

2/5

Also, a definite missed opportunity here by Oreo: how can these not be called S’mOreos?