Oreo’s Latest Limited-Edition Flavor: Watermelon

So far, the two-toned filling nestled between two crispy vanilla wafers is getting good reviews!

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Over the course of its 101-year life, the Oreo cookie has seen plenty of variations: the Triple Double Oreo, the rainbow gay pride Oreo, the birthday cake Oreo, the dulce de leche Oreo, and pretty much any other variety your taste buds can imagine. Now, the iconic cookie is getting another makeover — this time with a flavor that seems a bit more tame than previous iterations, and possibly, even more delicious. Introducing the watermelon Oreo.

“We chose Watermelon because it is a fun, summer flavor that goes great with the Golden OREO cookie,” Oreo spokesperson Kimberly Fontes told TIME in an email. The cookies already hit the shelves of Target stores across the U.S. on June 10, and are available now while supplies last. And it seems supplies might not last too long, as the treats seem to be getting positive reviews across the web so far.

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The snack blogger known as Junk Food Guy noted, “These DIDN’T overwhelm me with artificial (well, overly artificial) watermelon flavor.  Instead the immediate taste I got was a watermelon taste that tasted like, frankly, it had been blended with creme.” That sounds promising, as overtly artificial fruit flavors could potentially ruin the classic Oreo taste. The Junk Food Guy added that “the Golden Oreo added a nice buttery sweetness to the whole thing.”

For inquiring minds: two watermelon Oreo cookies deliver 7 grams of fat, 150 calories, 12 grams of sugar and, of course, plenty of artificial coloring. But hey, watermelon is fruit, so they’re healthy!

MORE: Oreo’s Rainbow ‘Pride’ Cookie Prompts Internet Controversy

19 comments
BitterSilverback
BitterSilverback

Just  make a fried chicken oreo, and n i g g e r s will have it made.

mrmundane
mrmundane

The original oreo, Black on the outside and White on the inside, became code language for Blacks who act White.  Now oreo has created a symbol for Whites who act Black - An oreo that is White on the outside but watermelon on the inside.

1intelligentAfroAmerican
1intelligentAfroAmerican

Look for these really soon in your local Grocery Outlet store. They will definitely not last long on store shelves. Just the thought of eating them is disgusting. Almost like Krispy Creme coming out with the Sloppy Joe-nut!!

kuei12
kuei12

Why didn't they use the same black cookies with the watermelon filling? Everyone knows blacks and watermelon go together. Yeah, I know. This will get deleted.

ParadisiCoaster
ParadisiCoaster

disgusting,  you now advertises GMO food?  why is there no label warning people it has GMOs inside?  dont you realise this sort of food is dangerous and for you to run a pushvert like this leaves you open to all sorts of law suits  when fan and excrement meet,  bad move doing this Time

JoeFazek
JoeFazek

Thanks for the heads up, I'm so staying away from the SuperMarket at the first of the month when the EBT cards refill.. 

EyeKantSpeell
EyeKantSpeell

Dammit!!! Just leave this cookie alone for pete sake!!quit making all those weird flavors!! Does every damn thing have to be politically correct in this world?? Somethings ought to be sacred and never have to cave in to society's garbage, Leave my oreos alone!! :)

mrmundane
mrmundane

Oreo is code language for someone who is Black on the outside but White on the inside i.e. an African American who acts White.  So just what is this new watermelon on the inside stuff  all about?  A Black who acts Black?  Isn't this racially insensitive?

mahadragon
mahadragon

@EyeKantSpeell They still make regular Oreo's what is wrong with you? They never said they would stop making regular Oreos and would exclusively make Watermelon Oreos. If you don't like it, don't buy it.

EyeKantSpeell
EyeKantSpeell

Psssst, it was a fake Rant, did you not see the smiley face at the end? + you shouldn't take what others say on these boards so serious.