I consider myself a fairly sensible person. Rarely, if ever, would I find it acceptable to physically bust a move and moonwalk in a Safeway grocery store, much less break out in operatic chorus just to praise a prepackaged cookie. A fresh-baked cookie? Maybe it deserves a short interlude mumbled under my breath, but a prepackaged cookie is a different story entirely. My friends, that is just nonsensical.
Yet that’s exactly what I felt compelled to do after discovering the new Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo cookies. Do I regret it? Abso-freaking-lutly. Would I do it again? You better believe it.
I have a confession to make. I had somewhat given up on flavored Oreos. Last summer’s Strawberries ‘n Crème and Banana Split flavors pushed me to accept mediocrity on a three month limited edition release cycle, while recent shelf spotting of Watermelon and Fruit Punch have caused me to lose faith in Nabisco’s strategic vision. I don’t know about you, but when I sign up for a sandwich cookie—Oreo or otherwise—I’m signing up for some variation of chocolate or vanilla. If I wanted Watermelon, dammit I would eat a freaking Watermelon.
In any event, the news that Oreo had teamed up with Reese’s to make the long overdue peanut butter and chocolate crème (excuse me, chocolate “flavored” crème) sandwich cookie rekindled a hope in me that Nabisco remembered they were in the business of making cookies and not flavored water enhancers. That hope was momentarily dashed when on their long awaited release date I checked no less than four grocery stores to no avail, only finally coming in contact with the Reese’s Oreo cookies just as my blood sugar reached perilously low levels.
You might have assumed this excitement was sure to leave me crashing in the unavoidable realization that the Reese’s Oreo cookies couldn’t possibly be as good as they’d sound. You’d be making an ass out of you and me, though, because Reese’s Oreo are everything any tried and true Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup lover would want.
The chocolate crème has a fudgy consistency tasting of more intense milk chocolaty flavor than standard chocolate Oreo crème, while the peanut butter has that trademarked salty and slightly gritty Reese’s flavor that balances its darker counterpart so perfectly. Twisted from their bases, the crème fillings might be a disappointment, but when eaten together and in conjunction with the exceptionally crunchy cocoa wafer, the fillings transform into a taste which is unabashedly Reese’s Cup in every sense of the title. Sweet and balanced with a deep, slightly salty flavor on the backend, there’s multiple intensities of chocolate dancing harmoniously with the exceptional, but not overpowering, peanut butter flavor. It is, to use the most precise representation of the English language available to our understanding, quite delectable.
I suppose I could bemoan the filling’s complete reluctance to twist cleanly, or its slightly askew orientation in between the wafers. But really, why draw attention away from the most excellent representation of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup this side of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Dare I say, the exceptional cocoa taste and trademark crunch of the cookie actually makes the Reese’s Oreo superior to a Reese’s Cup in some ways, providing a completely new and exciting textural component to a time-tested flavor. And you know what? That fact alone provides plenty of reason for even a sensible person to celebrate in the most obnoxious of ways.
(Nutrition Facts – 2 cookies – 130 calories, 5 grams of fat, 1 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 115 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of sugar, less than 1 grams of fiber, and 1 grams of protein..)
Item: Nabisco Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Cookies
Purchased Price: $2.98
Size: 12.2 oz package
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 9 out of 10
Pros: Almost uncanny replication of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup flavor. Fudgy chocolate. Salty-sweet peanut butter. Perfect sandwich cookie bite. Finally, an Oreo that doesn’t sound like a popsicle flavor. Lowest calorie flavored Oreos.
Cons: Filling has Leaning Tower of Pisa effect. Messier to eat than standard Oreos. Being off-key in a crowded Safeway.
14 thoughts to “REVIEW: Nabisco Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Cookies”
Jealous. I cannot find them, but I bought Reese’s Sticks instead–holy nuggets!!! Reese’s Sticks are amazing. FIND REESE’S STICKS.
If anybody reading this knows where to find these in Chicago, let me know! I tried 2 major grocery stores. Then I found the Nabisco product finder site where your type in your zip code and according to that, they are not available. But I was hoping they just hadn’t updated it yet. A buzz has been created about this product, and now I must have it!! I settled on the cookie dough Oreos instead, and they’re disappointing. Maybe I just have to give up now and find something more productive to do with my time than searching for cookies…
Woodmans in Kenosha, WI has them. It’s a hike from Chicago but if you’re determined….
I found them in suburban Chicago in a Jewel.
I have seen them in a couple of different Target locations.
Eeh… They already have Chocolate Creme Oreos and Peanut Butter Oreos. This is a big yawn. What’s next an Oreo vanilla sandwich cookie with chocolate filling? Oh, wait. They already have that one…
I completely disagree about the Watermelon and Fruit Punch flavors. Those flavors actually show that Oreo is trying to push the envelope. This one – not so much…
I JUST went out to look for these. Found them in the third target I visited.
I’ve had the peanut butter Oreos. I’ve had the chocolate filled Oreos. These are NOT the same as either of those. The filling in these is it’s own unique filling. The filling in the chocolate or peanut butter variety is more like the creme filling in an Oreo with chocolate and peanut butter added, respectively. The peanut butter half of the Reese’s variety is the same consistency, slightly gritty, of the center of a Reese’s. The chocolate is a little like a fudge consistency, perhaps slightly softer.
I do agree that this is a safer choice. But it’s actually wonderfully enjoyable. I’m not a massive Oreo fan and these impressed me. They are by far my favorite Oreo. I had the pleasure (or displeasure, depending on how you choose to look at it) to try watermelon and lemonade. While Nabisco may be pushing the envelope with those flavors, I don’t see them flying off the shelves. I would be shocked if we see them back next summer. While it’s always neat to see companies try something new, it’s better to see a product that is new AND good. I think that, for most people, fruity Oreos miss their mark entirely.
Wow, I gotta try them!
They also have ‘mini’ oreos with the Reese’s peanutbutter filling that came out around the same time. Yummy!
These were the greatest Oreos I’ve ever tried. I bought a package, finished them with my roommate, and repeated the cycle immediately three more times. I think he finished the last package while I wasn’t looking, and now I may never taste this divine gift again. I can only hope that they decide to bring it back as a permanent flavor. I miss them already . . .
I just tried these reeces peanut butter oreos with my Mothet. The o.ly thi.g we didn’t like is that they are a limited efition. Please make them abailable always. They are very delicious. I would have rated them 10 out of 10.
OMG……………The new Reese’s peanut butter cup cookie is fabilous!! I can’t quite eating them!! I’m not really a cookie person but I’m telling you this is the best coookie that has touched my lips!! I find myself going out three times a week to get more because I’m afraid I won’t be able to find them not knowing when you will stop putting them in the stores!! Please consider putting these in the stores forever!! I don’t know who came up with this but they deserve a big raise!! Thanks for your wonderful cookies for my 72 years!!
Please bring these out all the time. These were the best Oreo cookies out of ALL of the different one you have. IF I had KNOWN that they were limited edition, I would have bought all of them when I saw them the last time.
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