What is it?
Last year, Nabisco debuted Peeps Oreo with Golden wafers and a pink Peeps marshmallow flavored creme. This year, it’s been replaced with one that has chocolate wafers and a purple Peeps marshmallow flavored creme. I can only assume this was decided by sticking both in a microwave oven, arming them with toothpicks, and letting them battle in a Peeps Wars.
How is it?
The creme’s flavor does sort of remind me of a Peeps marshmallow. Inside the creme, there are crunchy granules that are like a Peeps’ coating. They’re quite neat, but eating the cookie whole causes them to get outcrunched by the wafers, making them barely noticeable. Speaking of losing things that make the creme special, the chocolate wafers overwhelm whatever marshmallow-like flavor there is. Sometimes I get a bit of the Peeps flavor, but most of the time I keep thinking it tastes like a regular Oreo, although not as cloying.
Is there anything else I need to know?
All right, let’s get the poop out of the way. I ate five in one sitting, let it digest, let nature do its thing, and I ended up with normal poop. It didn’t turn my poop a different shade, like last year’s pink one did.
The wafers have Easter designs on them now — a Peeps chick or bunny. I must admit they’re super adorbs. I’ll be honest, these should be the default spring/Easter Oreo cookie instead of the regular Spring Oreo with yellow colored creme. Who buys those anyway? Let me see your hands.
This iteration of Peeps Oreo is better and worse than the original one. Not causing people to freak out over bowel movements is definitely a plus, but I felt those pink ones better captured the Peeps flavor because of the Golden wafers, which don’t get in the way of the creme’s flavor.
Purchased Price: $3.50
Size: 10.7 oz.
Purchased at: Times Supermarket
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (2 cookies) 140 calories, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 85 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 13 grams of sugar, and less than 1 gram of protein.