Oreo should rename its newest limited edition Strawberry Frosted Donut sandwich cookies to “Strawberry Frosted D’OHnuts” because we are all Homer Simpson getting duped by the Oreo hype. I reference The Simpsons because the picture on the packaging definitely looks like it could be of the Lard Lad variety.
To be fair, the brand has had a steady stream of knockout limited edition flavors, so by Murphy’s Law, there’s bound to be a dud. This one was that dud for me for a few reasons.
First and foremost, the glitter was non-existent. There were clearly colorful pieces, but it was more like pieces of rainbow sprinkles rather than any sparkle or shine. It also didn’t help that the smell was overwhelmingly vanilla, just like a birthday cake or confetti flavor, which further reinforced cake instead of a donut.
I will admit that I did not try the Trolls World Tour version, which also featured “glitter.” Apparently, we didn’t complain enough then because they just tried to plug and play with this one.
The flavor itself was distinctly artificial strawberry. Think creamy, muted like strawberry-flavored pocky or Nesquik as opposed to a bright, slightly tart, and fresh strawberry. The light brown crème added nothing to the flavor department. Even eaten solo, it was one-note and ambiguously sweet like it was straight-up table sugar. If this was supposed to be the donut part, I definitely didn’t get that.
My final gripe is that it’s pretty clear they’re finding clever ways to reduce their costs. The cookie’s image on the front of the pack looks like an even double stack of crème. When you look at the actual thing, the crème overlaps to create just one layer. Furthermore, like most of their limited edition packs, it’s a smaller 12.2 oz package size (compared to a standard 14.3 oz package) at a higher price.
It’s not an awful flavor, but Oreo can do better because we’ve experienced it! Am I still going to continue trying their new flavors? Absolutely. Until then, I’ll stick to my precious stash of my favs from the last drop: Brookie-O and Chocolate Hazelnut.
Purchased Price: $5.80
Size: 12.2 oz
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (2 cookies) 150 calories, 7 grams of total fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 80 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of total carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 12 grams of total sugars, and less than 1 gram of protein.
7 thoughts to “REVIEW: Limited Edition Strawberry Frosted Donut Oreo Cookies”
I’m not going to rush out and get these, but a cookie dough place near me is using them in a delicious-sounding way: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMI1VMMHjHQ/
I would have to slightly disagree with the review of this cookie, actually feel this is one of the bright spots in the recent limited edition cookies, if I had to complain about a cookie that had so much potential would be last month’s Oreo brookie-o this cookie could have been one of the greatest but it was a one note let down, so I will say that Oreo has slightly redeemed themselves with this release.
I agree with you about the brookie-o’s. Haven’t tried these guys yet.
There’s definitely no donut flavor here though I’d guess “donut flavor” is a hard thing to pull off for a cookie since so much of the donut experience is about texture. But these are still pleasant enough strawberry cookies. Nothing mind blowing and it is more of an artificial flavor, but they aren’t bad. I’d say 6.5 to 7 out of 10
” I’d guess “donut flavor” is a hard thing to pull off for a cookie since so much of the donut experience is about texture. ” Well said. I guess they could have gone for a yeasty flavour to try and suggest “doughtnut?” Sounds like these should have just been called “strawberries and creme.”
I was excited to hear about this flavor, but now I’ll only buy if I catch it on sale. The Chocolate Hazelnut flavor is VERY good! That’s one of my favorites. I thought the Brookie-Os were a letdown.
This is one of my favorite releases of the last year as well as my GFs. The brookie O’s taste nothing like cookie dough nor’ brownie, the nutella fell far short of expectations, but my GF did enjoy the Java chip very much. We both agree that it is an artificial tasting strawberry, but its an oreo, not a milkshake or high price dessert at a restaurant. I agree the package is getting smaller while price is staying the same or going up, but these were a bullseye as far as flavor. We have been through 4 packs in 10 days.
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