Nabisco’s Oreo cookie brand has released their first Special Edition flavors of 2016.
The first is a retread from last year in Red Velvet Oreos. It features cream cheese flavored creme in the middle. While it is tasty, as a casual fan of red velvet cake, I found it lacking in translating that same sensation. Good in a pinch, but more than a pinch from great.
It is the second flavor that really has been the game changer this round… the Cinnamon Bun Oreo.
What differentiates this Special Edition Oreo from the majority of the others is that this is not just flavored creme in the middle, but actually a different flavor cookie. Similar to the S’Mores Oreo with a graham cracker cookie, the Cinnamon Bun Oreo is crafted with a cinnamon flavored cookie. Here’s a close-up of the cookie so you can see what appears to be specks of cinnamon baked right in:
As for taste… Oh. My. It is GOOD.
Honestly I was a bit surprised at how pronounced the cinnamon was when eating the cookie as a whole. I thought for sure the creme would wash it out. As I discovered, part of that is probably because the creme itself also has cinnamon flavoring to it. When I ate just the cookie alone, the cinnamon flavor was far less as bold but decidedly still present. In truth, I could scrape the creme off, just eat the cookie on this, and be very satisfied. The creme definitely gives it the kick that puts it into the stratosphere of amazing tasting cookies.
Unfortunately, Cinnamon Bun Oreos are only around for a limited time. So now’s the time to stock up… because he who controls the Cinnamon Bun Oreo controls the universe… and luckily you don’t need to go to Arrakis for them.
You only need to go to the supermarket.