Once again Nabisco’s Oreo brand has released another Special Edition seasonal flavor. This time around they have chosen to sandwich Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup flavored creme between two of their chocolate cookies. This isn’t actually a new flavor, but a re-issue of the Special Edition released last year around the same time.
The combination of peanut butter and chocolate has long been a favorite taste profile to the snackers of America, propelling Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to the top of the list of popular confections. In crafting their Special Edition, Oreo has created a cookie where one side of the creme is chocolate and the other side is peanut butter. While not really something to look at aesthetically, the sharpness of the taste delivers on the combination we have grown to expect.
Out of sheer curiosity, I wondered exactly how close the peanut butter creme was to the inside of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. So I did what any grown man with such a quandary would do… I twisted a top off and scraped just the peanut butter creme side off with my teeth. Honestly had I not known it was the cookie creme, I could have thought it was the actual peanut butter from inside a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. If the one side tasted like just peanut butter, I fully expected the other side to taste just like chocolate… but it didn’t. After rinsing my mouth out with milk, I scraped the chocolate creme off the cookie to discover that it tasted like it should but still with a hint of peanut butter. I found that a little odd but considering the cookies are chocolate, it does make a bit of sense.
For the above reason, I would suggest eating the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos whole and untwisted.
Interestingly enough, there is a separate peanut butter creme flavored Oreo minus both the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup branding AND the chocolate flavored side of the creme. Comparatively the sole peanut butter creme flavored cookie lacks the blended flavor, probably due to the cookie’s chocolate being much more subtle than the chocolate creme is on the taste buds. Still tasty though in case you’re craving that flavor in a cookie but are off season for the Special Edition.
Have you tried the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos? If so let me know what you think in the comments…