REVIEW: Nabisco Limited Edition Lemon Twist Oreo

Nabisco Limited Edition Lemon Twist Oreo

These Limited Edition Lemon Twist Oreo cookies don’t have a twist that forces you to ride the suspense pony like a typical M. Night Shyamalan movie does. They’re just two golden vanilla Oreo cookies with lemon-flavored creme sandwiched between them, so they’re pretty straight forward.

Or are they?

According to the front of the packaging, they’re made with “natural flavor with other natural flavor.” But after reading the ingredients list, I saw dead people…I mean, I saw it’s also made with artificial flavor.

Dum. Dum. Duummmm.

Okay, the only twist involved with these Limited Edition Lemon Twist Oreo cookies is the action of twisting and not the unexpected plot change in a work of fiction that M. Night Shyamalan will only be known for when directing career is over. Creme lickers know what I’m talking about. Stick out your tongue, if you feel me.

I twisted the top off of several Lemon Twist Oreo cookies and licked the creme like I was living in the 1980s and needed to seal an envelope and adhere a 20-cent first class stamp to the front of it. What did my mastication muscles discover?

I thought the creme was going to taste like a wood table that’s been recently cleaned with lemon Pledge, and I prepared for that by licking a Pledge cleaned table, but the creme tasted nothing like that. Instead, it had little lemon sourness that’s quickly joined with a vanilla sweetness. However, there’s a slight artificial lemon aftertaste, which you’ll relive after every post-Lemon Twist Oreo burp. The lemon creme was tasty, but licking it wasn’t as satisfying as French kissing the vanilla creme in an original Oreo cookie.

Nabisco Limited Edition Lemon Twist Oreo Closeup

What was satisfying was keeping the top Golden Oreo cookie on and keeping my tongue in my mouth, because eating a complete Lemon Twist Oreo was delightful. The lemon creme and Golden Oreo cookies work extremely well together, creating a flavor similar to lemon meringue. The vanilla flavor of the cookies dampened the sourness of the lemon creme and enhanced the Oreo’s sweetness, producing a pleasant balance of sweet and sour.

I have to say the Limited Edition Lemon Twist Oreo cookies are one of the best limited edition Oreo varieties I’ve tried, and I would eat the entire package right now, but I have to ration them because these cookies are hard to find.

(Note: I’d like to thank Vanessa for mailing me a package of Lemon Twist Oreo cookies. I greatly appreciate it.)

(Nutrition Facts – 2 cookies – 150 calories, 60 calories from fat, 7 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 1 gram of polyunsaturated fat, 3 grams of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 80 milligrams of sodium, 15 milligrams of potassium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, and less than 1 gram of protein.)

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Item: Nabisco Limited Edition Lemon Twist Oreo
Purchased Price: $2.99
Size: 15.25 ounces
Purchased at: Woodman’s
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Delightful. Tastes great when consumed as a whole cookie. One of the best limited edition Oreo cookies. Nice balance of sweet and sour. When first class stamps were 20 cents. TIB readers being awesome.
Cons: Licking lemon creme is not as satisfying as licking vanilla Oreo creme. Contains HFCS, if that bothers you. Damn hard to find. Riding the suspense pony during a typical M. Night Shyamalan movie.

38 thoughts to “REVIEW: Nabisco Limited Edition Lemon Twist Oreo”

  1. My wife and I bought some of the lemon cookies and now we cannot find them anywhere? When will they be back or where can you find them in Texas?

  2. These just showed up at my Air Force Base Commissary at the beginning of the month. They’re so amazing. I imagined they’d be a throwback to the Girl Scouts’ lemon crème sandwich cookies I used to enjoy before they became the single-layer ‘lemonades’ with half the icing. Surprisingly, they were even better than the classic Girl Scouts treat, the crème tasting identical to them, and with cookies that actually don’t crumble before they come out of the package.

    Also, a very interesting note for everyone here. That packaging pictured in the article is labeled ‘lemon twist’, and was extremely limited & hard to find (which explains why I never saw it in 2012/2013). However, the Oreos that appeared at my base commissary were in excellent supply, and have a different packaging. ‘lemon twist’ has now been changed to ‘Lemon’, and ‘limited edition’ was removed from the packaging, suggesting that Lemon Oreos are now a permanent addition to the lineup of Oreo flavors.
    New Lemon Oreo packaging (2014) below:

  3. I Want the Lemon Oreos back they are so good and now I can’t find them anywhere. Why is it when u find something good then they stop caring it and u can’t find it any more. I want them bad please.

    I am so disappointed that the Oreo Lemon Twist cookie has stoppedselling the product in the stores!
    Everytime I go to my grocery stores in town no one has them available!
    Now if a product like the Lemon Twist Oreo cookies are a HOT item why discontinue them?
    Obviously if they sold so well as a limited edition product why stop production??
    I am really disappointed as I go to the cookie aisle and really check the shelf out for that cookie!
    Really, I do not want to purchase any other Oreo cookie no matter how many other choices I have!
    So Nabisco you have lost my business in the cookie section.

    Linda Longsworth

  5. Bring back the Lemon Oreo. Birthday cake Oreos? Give me a break. Head or Tails and Lemon. The best flavors.

    1. Whoever is a part of the Nabisco marketing department and production team needs to use some common sense when a product is in high demand as the Lemon Oreo is enjoyed by so many folks!
      Are you making the cookie a commodity?

      I feel you are anticipating a big marketing program and will roll the Lemon Oreo out on the shelves again! Campaigning!

      Don’t wait too long because another company will unveil their new lemon cookie!

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