July 20th: Oreo Peanut Butter / Creamsicle

With all the Limited Editions that keep coming out it, it's lucky that I'm of the opinion that 1 - You can never have too many flavours of Oreos and 2 - You can never have too many peanut butter confectionery products :-D Indeed today I bring you another two varieties from America's favourite sandwich cookies, the Oreo Peanut Butter & the Oreo Golden Creamsicle Limited Edition. Both of these flavours were ones sent to me by my pals at AmericanSoda, I have to commend those guys as they certainly do their best to keep up to date with all the new flavours available in the US. For us Brits they are a real life saver when it comes to us being able to try them. Below are my thoughts on these two flavours:

Oreo Peanut Butter

 Kcal 140 Fat 6.0g Fat(sats) 1.5g Carbs 20.0g (per 2 cookies) 

I received these in a 432.0g pack that contained 28 individual cookies - more than enough to get some second opinions from some very willing work colleagues :-) Despite not being referred to on the pack I was pleased to find that these were 'double-stuff' Oreo rather than just the regular variety. I thought that this made them look exceedingly attractive with their plentiful, orange tinted creme centres. I was also pleased they were double-stuffed as I recall my experience with the Oreo Cakesters Peanut Butter (See HERE). They were horrendously under powered in terms of their peanut emphasis, though my hopes were a little raised given the proportion of the fillings and nutter aromas on offer. Raised expectations proved to be not misled and I'm pleased to report these were pretty darn good. Some of my fellow work mates still thought the peanut butter was under powered, however I differed in opinion and thought the peanut butter effect was achieved pretty well. There was definitely a sweet nuttyness to underlying chocolatey cookie flavours and it was for me at least the lasting impression left in the mouth. I think if the saltyness of the nuts were played up a bit more that could have made these even better, just a touch more creamyness to the creme would also have probably made these stand out that little bit more. These didn't come close to dethroning my favourtie Oreo flavours Double Mint or Birthday Cake, but they deserve a place in the Oreo line up and I would suggest peanut butter fans give them a try.

7.7 out of 10 

Oreo Creamsicle

Kcal 150 Fat 7.0g Fat(sats) 2.0g Carbs 20.0g (per 2 cookies)

I've got nowhere near trying all of the Oreo Limited Editions they've had in America this year but thanks to the chaps at AmericanSoda I've certainly tried my best to cover the best of them. One of the Limited Editions that really chaught my eye this summer were these Oreo Creamsicle after I read a review of them on Marvo's Impulsive Buy website (See HERE). Creamsicles were ice creams I used to  eat all the time when I used to go on holiday to the US - for my unaware UK/European following Wiki describe Creamsicles as 'a brand name for a frozen dessert owned by Unilever. It is made as a single flat bar with a rounded end and comes on a flat wooden stick. The center is vanilla ice cream, covered by a layer of flavored ice. Creamsicle flavors include orange, blue raspberry, lime, grape and cherry. In the United States, August 14 has been named as National Creamsicle Day' - Don't tell me you don't learn something new everyday on this site now :-) Well anyways these Oreo Creamsicle are one of the latest additions to the Golden Oreo range and came described as 'golden Oreo cookies with vanilla and orange flavoured creme'. As with the peanut butter ones above these were double stuff Oreos so the Creamsicle flavour theme had no problem getting over in the taste. Ultimately it was the development of flavours that I liked most about these Oreos and I enjoyed the way the vanilla elements of the cookies and half creme led nicely into a decent fruity orange fondant flavour burst and aftertaste. Contrary to what Marvo found I thought the Creamsicle element came across pretty well, but hey I'm a Brit what do I know about Creamsicles huh!? As far as fruit flavoured Oreos go I think this is one of the better flavours I've tried. I wouldn't rush out and buy them again but as a Limited Edition they certainly held their own.

7.9 out of 10