REVIEW: Limited Edition Chocolate Confetti Cake Oreo Cookies

Chocolate Confetti Cake Oreo Cookies Package

In celebration of Oreo’s 110th birthday, Mondelez has released Limited Edition Chocolate Confetti Cake cookies. Oreo is the world’s most successful cookie, sold in over 100 countries with sales of more than $500 billion. Isn’t it a bit gauche for a rich and famous cookie to ask us to buy something for its 110th birthday? I’m getting “Bilbo celebrating his eleventy-first birthday” vibes from this. But, like a good little hobbit, I can’t help but attend and see how the food is.

The cookie contains two crème layers: standard chocolate and a buttercream-flavored white crème with confetti mixed in. They’re sandwiched between classic chocolate Oreo wafers sprinkled with even more confetti.

Birthday cake flavor can be tricky to get right, and it takes a special kind of alchemy to distill the essence of birthday cake and infuse it into a snack. I felt regular Birthday Cake Oreo were a rare misfire from the brand. They tasted too artificial, less like alchemical magic, and more like a laboratory accident.

Chocolate Confetti Cake Oreo Cookies Wafer

These are much better. The confetti is eye-catching and stands out from the dark cookie. The buttercream filling has a creamier flavor than the standard white crème, though it’s also a little artificial tasting. However, the chocolate crème and cookies manage to overpower that defect. The result is a creamy chocolate cake flavor that evokes a real cake. They’re maybe even better with milk than regular Oreo.

Chocolate Confetti Cake Oreo Cookies Creme

You may ask how I figured out the white crème tastes bad by itself if the two layers are smushed together. You see, like a hobbit, my social life revolves around food. I have a Cookie Friend. My friend and I sample every new Oreo, carefully assess, and then rank them. We’re methodical in our process, so we pried the two fillings apart to critique them independently. He pointed out these cookies seemed grittier than regular Oreo, and perhaps it’s due to the confetti. I don’t know if I agree, but you don’t disregard the opinion of your Cookie Friend, so I’m reporting it here. Then again, he also thinks that Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Oreo are good dunked in Screwball peanut butter whiskey, so can you really trust his judgment?

Chocolate Confetti Cake is an excellent addition. I think they’re a natural addition to Oreo’s growing collection of flavors, and Mondelez should consider making them permanent. These are a limited edition, so I recommend grabbing them when you see them.

Purchased Price: $4.50
Size: 12.2 oz (345g)
Purchased at: Oreo.com
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (Two cookies) 140 calories, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 95 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 13 grams of sugar including 13 grams added sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

9 thoughts to “REVIEW: Limited Edition Chocolate Confetti Cake Oreo Cookies”

  1. Terrific review, Mike! I’m not an Oreo fan, but I’m definitely a fan of your writing and your oh-so-methodical cookie rating process. You even made these sound really good to a “non-Oreo obsessive” like me. (And I can totally relate to those endless kiddie invitations to an eleventy-first birthday!) I’m looking to many more of your reviews!

  2. 1. Yes, I would trust someone that told me to dunk a peanut butter Oreo in Skrewball, that sounds great
    2. Would love to see comprehensive Oreo flavor rankings published!

    1. Lol, I came to the comment section to say the exact same thing about the pb oreo dunked in pb whiskey! I want a friend with that kind of taste!

      Also to ask whether these would be suitable for second breakfast.

      1. Wait…PB whiskey…actually exists? I HATE regular/plain whiskey, but…oh, Mylanta, does a PB version sound delicious!

          1. Thanks, for the link! Looks like it should be available at a number of retailers near me.

            Must. Find.

          2. I’ve had the SQQRL and Blind Squirrel, yet to try the one that seems to have been at the forefront/is the most widely known Skrewball. It’s only something that I want from time to time as a digestif or sweet nightcap or when I’m desiring a sweeter more indulgent feeling cocktail. It’s a lovely pick me up addition to a cup of hot chocolate! Also a great liquor to play around with in baked goods/desserts. The possibilities are endless! #treatyoself

        1. YES! Seek it out at your earliest convenience, hehe. I’m a whiskey/bourbon/rye gal (well…and um every other type of alcohol, aside from tequila, lol) and perhaps you would enjoy the peanut butter versions! I’m not a snob, just an aficionado, and was skeptical when I saw it and curiosity and an open mind drew me in. I wasn’t disappointed! The pairing makes so much sense when you really think about the flavour profiles of both. It definitely lends for a smoother creamier drink that those who aren’t accustomed to the “typical” taste of whiskey might find more palatable. I could also definitely see it making a great addition to a boozy milkshake!

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