March 6th: Oreo Old Fashioned Candy Cane Creme

Kcal 150 Fat 7.0 Fat(sats) 2.0g Carbs 21.0g (per 30.0g - 2 cookies)

I remember first seeing these reviewed on GiGi's site way back last year so I guess I am three months late 'coming to the party' with my review. Having seen GiGi's lavish the praise on these I was very excited indeed when I first saw these in my package from *IShop4YouII*. I don't know if they are still being produced though one would guess not given the fact the packaging stated 'Limited Edition'. These special 'Candy Cane' themed Oreos were formed of the usual chocolate outer cookies sandwiching in a double serving of candy cane flavoured creme.

I was lucky enough to receive a 340.0g pack of these that contained a hell of a lot of cookies (hence the rather late review!). The packaging was all pretty awesome looking and the product came presented in a thickish, resealable folding bag that contained the cookies in a plastic tray within. The candy creme theme was well incorporated both on product and on-pack with some intricately implemented designs on both. Visually you could couldn't really see any noticeable differences between the standard Oreo creme and the candy creme of these, however the smell heavily indicated a sweet, minty presence.

As with my previous review of the original Oreo's I was again left wanting more of a chocolate hit from the the outer cookies pieces, though they still provided some pleasant sugary, corn and wheat flavours. Again referring back to my original Oreo's review I found the originals to be a little dry in terms of texture for my liking. With these however I found that the 'double-stuff' helping of the creme definitely made this less of an issue, giving it more of a moistness. As for the candy creme taste it was absolutely delightful. It seemed to take the sugary creamy taste of the original Oreo's that one step further adding a long lasting, fresh peppermint edge to the taste. Both the extra portioning of the creme and extra step in terms of flavour development made two cookies seem all that more substantial.

Overall these were every bit as good as I was hoping for and I must say I found them a superior option in relation to the original Oreo cookie. The sweet peppermint seemed to just further enhance the already fantastic creamy sweet creme and made for a cookie that just seemed to go that little bit further in terms of both interest and overall consumer satisfaction. It is a real shame these are a limited edition, though saying that I have just got my hands on some 'double-stuff' mint flavoured Oreo - if they are any bit as good as these they are sure to be a winner. If you can still find a pack of these I insist you buy some if your a cookie fan.

8.2 out of 10