Apr 12, 2014

Review: Nabisco - Fruit Punch Oreo Cookies

For whatever reason (novelty I suppose), Nabisco now offers new, limited-time Fruit Punch Oreo cookies, which feature a fruit punch-flavored creme filling and vanilla-flavored Golden Oreo wafers.

They're exclusive to Walmart and cost me $2.98 for a 12.2-oz package.

As I opened the package, I got a strong whiff of fruit punch; the same fruit punch smell you'd get from a packet of Kool-Aid, but with hints of vanilla. It made for a strange odor.

The olfactory sense foreshadowed the taste of the product itself: it tastes like a goo of powdered fruit punch flavor with vanilla cookies. Let's put it this way: fruit punch plus vanilla does not equal yummy. They don't go together at all. In the pantheon of "things that go well together," I would put these down there with sardines and chocolate.

Also, the creme is deep pink rather than the standard red of artificially-flavored fruit punch. I'm not sure why they did this; they make red vanilla-flavored creme for Christmas edition Oreos, so why not this as well?

I also tried the goo by itself; it's not bad. It probably tastes like if you bought some powdered sweetened fruit punch mix and put it in your mouth (but with a paste-like, rather than grainy, texture); it even has the familiar tangy aftertaste. I thought about buying some powdered fruit punch mix to compare, but I worried that my tongue might seek revenge. Plus, it might make my tongue permanently red.

Overall, Fruit Punch Oreo cookies are strictly a novelty item that you might want to try once just to say you did. Just be warned that it tastes like it smells, which is to say pretty weird.

Nutritional Info - Fruit Punch Oreo Cookies
Serving Size - 2 cookies (29g)

Calories - 140 (from Fat - 60)
Fat - 7g (Saturated Fat - 2g)
Sodium - 80mg
Carbs - 20g (Sugar - 12g)
Protein - less than 1g