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!
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