Did you know that there is much, much more to the world of Oreo than just the classic white cream with chocolate cookie that we are all accustomed to? So, so much. In fact, a lot of the varieties have been reviewed by Marty Mankins over on his blog.
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to try the classic, Double Stuf, mini, football, Neapolitan, chocolate, strawberry milkshake, lemon, Golden, cool mint, banana split, Halloween (orange cream), dulce de leche, birthday cake, candy corn, gingerbread, watermelon, cookie dough, krispy treat (like a Rice Krispies treat), and fruit punch. Some are good, some not so much. It all depends on taste, as you would expect.
The other day, though, while shopping at Woodman's, I found two other flavors that I had not seen before, limeade and root beer float. The limeade sounded, well, interesting, but not something for I which I was then in the mood. Sometimes those weird flavors pay off. Watermelon wasn't as bad as I was expected. Lemon was shockingly refreshing. But fruit punch sucked.
I played it safe and picked up root beer float.
Oreo root beer float isn't bad. It's a swirl center akin to flavors like banana split and neapolitan where, when you pop open the cookie, you see two different color creams swirled together like a yin-yang. The only difference was how much weight was put into the cream side while the root beer lacked a bit.
The package shows a better balance between the two, but most of the ones I pried open seemed to favor the cream half more. But I suppose there needs to be this imbalance so root beer doesn't overrun the cream taste.
It worked. I enjoyed the new flavor. It's a classic cookie given a modern spin. The packaging says this is a limited edition, so, if you're inclined to try it, you'd better start looking soon. These test flavors tend to go bye bye very quickly.
I hope Marty isn't offended that I'm stealing one of the things that he's known for (Oreo reviews), but in this world of test markets, I never know where this sort of product may or may not be found. Who knows if he can even get these in the greater Salt Lake region?