There are some Oreo flavors that we jump up and down in excitement for (hello, Red Velvet Oreos!) and some that we hope never see the light of day. And then there’s Cotton Candy Oreos that have us scratching out heads and saying, “Wait. Really?”
I have to admit, I was a serious doubter when I heard the news that the beloved Oreo cookie was coming out with a new cotton candy-like flavor. I mean, red velvet and pumpkin spice I can definitely get on board with. And while I absolutely love cotton candy, it didn’t seem like the best option for the next great cookie. But am I wrong?
The colors of the Cotton Candy Oreo are obviously striking. The mix of pink and blue was absolutely genius, and it gives the cookie a true cotton candy look. Who doesn’t remember being a kid at carnivals and having a very strong opinion about which color was your favorite (blue forever!). When it comes to the Oreos, though, do they stand up to the taste test?
To be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan. They tasted odd to me. I can’t quite describe it, but I definitely got a crazy sugar rush when eating one. Although they weren’t my favorite, many of my co-workers said the cookies tasted better with a second try.
In our (semi) official taste test, the cookie received a 2.8 out of 5. It seems that not many thought it was “fantastic” but more middle of the road. Comments ranged from “too different from original” to “strange” to “tastes great!” to “odd but enjoyed it.” Probably the most accurate comment was “OK, but wouldn’t choose it over other flavors.”
So there you have it! The cookies, available exclusively at Target, have not been the instant success as some past flavors. But don’t take our word for it! Try them yourself, and then tell us what you think in the comments below.