Oreos first showed up on grocery store shelves over one hundred years ago in 1912 and over these past 111 years, there have been many flavor variations on the original chocolate-wafer-vanilla crème. Some flavors have been successful, some have not and others have been a little strange to us in the U.S. Here’s a list of 18 of the most unique to have ever been released.
- Hot Chicken Wing – these were introduced in August 2018 but only in China and a reviewer for The Impulsive Buy snack review site said “The flavor was the expected salty, fake chicken” and “It did not work at all with the chocolate cookies.”
- Wasabi – these were released in 2018 as well and a YouTuber said the green filling was “distinctly wasabi” and “you can’t escape” the flavor when it kicks in.
- Waffles & Syrup – these breakfast-flavored Oreos were only sold in 2017 at Albertson’s but Maple Crème Oreos were introduced in 2019 and 2020.
- Firework – these were rolled out for the Fourth of July in 2017 and featured vanilla crème with red and blue popping candies. A Daily Meal writer claimed they tasted just like regular Oreos and should not have been called a “new flavor.”
- Cherry Cola – introduced in 2018 as a contest winner in the “My Oreo Creation” contest, they included two chocolate wafers sandwiching a layer of cherry cola-flavored crème with popping candy.
- Piña Colada Thins – one of three finalists in the 2018 "My Oreo Creation" contest, these had a layer of pineapple and coconut-flavored crème between two golden Oreos.
- Kettle Corn – this was the third finalist in the contest and consisted of kettle corn-flavored crème made with puffed millet pieces.
- Root Beer Float – debuting in 2014, they had vanilla and root beer-flavored crème and a writer for Foodbeast said: “There also seems to be the faintest hint of carbonation, possibly from the baking soda, but also possibly from our over-eager imaginations.”
- Swedish Fish – released in 2016, these were a fail as many reviewers said the filling tasted like cough syrup.
- Hot & Spicy Cinnamon – this flavor showed up in January 2018 with cinnamon candy-flavored crème and a reviewer for The Impulsive Buy said “The cinnamon shines through without overpowering the cookie” and these were “better than the original.”
- Key Lime Pie – first introduced in 2015 and returned for a limited time in 2017, these featured key lime-flavored crème between two graham cracker-flavored cookies.
- Blueberry Pie – these were only available at Target when introduced in June of 2016 but returned to SuperValu chains exclusively one year later because of rave reviews.
- Fruity Crisp – also introduced in June of 2016, these were a colorful combination of golden Oreos with a layer of crème filled with rainbow rice crisps.
- Brookie-O – a three-dessert mashup with three crème layers of brownie, original, and cookie dough introduced in 2021 and returned to shelves in September 2022 as a “fan-favorite.”
- Salted Caramel Brownie – another 2021 entry, classic chocolate wafers were sprinkled with salt and filled with brownie and caramel-flavored cremes.
- Apple Cider Donut – followed the Salted Caramel Brownie flavor in August 2021 for the fall season.
- Most Oreo Oreo - "the most Oreo flavor yet" was introduced at the first of this year and featured “Most Stuf” levels of crème filled with crushed Oreo bit making it an Oreo stuffed inside of an Oreo. These also included a QR code for customers to play cookie-themed games in the Oreoverse.
- Cotton Candy – these returned in June 2023 after being absent for eight years as a limited-time item with two Oreo base cakes and a Double Stuf layer of pink and blue cotton candy-flavored crème.
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