I have a confession to make: I love Oreos. Sure, there are few junk foods that I would turn my nose up at, but I will always have a special place in my heart for all the crazy gimmick flavors they’ve made over the years. From rocky road to lime-aid to kettle corn, Oreo just has a way with making me say “Oh shit, gotta try that,” with every flavor they put out, regardless of whether or not they deserve to exist.
I have another confession to make: I had to put in 10 hours of overtime this week, and didn’t have time for researching or writing a real article. So let’s eat some cookies!
As soon as you open the package, you’re hit with the smell of coffee, which is now making me realize just how few Oreo flavors have a smell. The cookie itself is the newer thin style, which, if I recall correctly, was originally marketed as a smaller and thus healthier alternative to the original Oreo. They seem to have dropped this angle from the current packaging, presumably after realizing that it’s still an Oreo. Regardless, the choice to pair the coffee cream with the thin cookie seems to have been aimed at more adult palates, which is definitely not just me trying to justify my otherwise-childish obsession with cookies. The taste is the same as the basic Oreo, but the texture is a little crispier and snappier. The initial taste of the cream by itself is almost the same as the plain cream, with the coffee flavor kicking in a few seconds later, although the coffee is more pronounced when eating the cookie as a whole.
All in all, the Latte Oreo Thins are a solid addition to their product line. While not nearly as atrocious as their berry flavor, which tastes more like the flavored fluoride at a pediatric dentist than a foodstuff, the coffee flavoring isn’t quite pronounced enough to allow it to join its S-Rank brethren smores and cinnamon roll.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go atone for my capitalist, corporate shill sins.