Saturday, November 28, 2009
Mint Fudge Covered Oreo Cookies (Limited Edition)
Many of you (well, I hope it's many of you) may remember that I loved last year's Old Fashioned Candy Cane Oreo so much that not only did I rave about them in my review, but I also hoarded them and worshipped them at a shrine that would have even the most hardcore Twihard look at me like I was a little crazy.
Sadly, I have not seen the Candy Cane Oreos in my local WalMart, although Twitter follower SherryPys did mention them in a tweet so perhaps they are out there. What I was able to find -- and is widely available, rather than a WalMart exclusive -- is the Mint Fudge Covered Oreos.
There are a couple of major differences here. First, the Candy Cane version was a regular sized 12 ounce packet of Oreos. The Mint Fudge version is a box of 12 cookies, for roughly the same price. This is standard protocol for all of the Fudge Covered line.
Second, in the Candy Cane edition it was the creme center that was mint flavored, leaving the classic cookie wafer "normal". In the case of the Mint Fudge, you may have guessed it: it's the fudge covering that is mint flavored.
OK, so how does it taste?
Like the best Thin Mint cookie you've ever had, that's how.
The fudge is liberally infused with mint flavor -- which is a good thing, because it distracts from the otherwise cheap fudge. The fudge layer is thick enough that it contains the crumbs of the cookies pretty well.
The cookie and the creme filling are both the same as classic Oreos; it is simply the addition of the mint flavored fudge that sets it apart. Part of what makes this so good and so different from say, a Thin Mint, is the quality of the cookie. Love Girl Scout cookies as I do, the chocolate is oily and the actual wafer has an oily aftertaste if you really pay attention to it. (Note that this does not keep me from eating my body weight in them once a year.) But this Oreo has no such issues.
Since the cookies taste so good, the big question for me is how would they hold up to the dunk test. While I don't dunk actual Thin Mints, I do dunk Oreo's. So I bit into the cookie first, because I figured the fudge would act like a little cookie condom and keep the moisture of the milk from making the cookie soggy. And I LOOOOOVE me some soggy Oreos! Unfortunately, in that respect, the fudge coating makes it a fail...because, just as I'd feared, it seals the cookie so well against the milk that dipping it really doesn't do much other than make the outside kinda wet. So have them with milk if you like, but maybe don't bother with the dipping.
Marvo beat me to reviewing these -- be sure to check out his review here.