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Filled Cupcake Oreo

Filled Cupcake Oreo

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Taste test: This new flavor generated a lot of excitement, as the promise seemed to be that they would taste like a Hostess Cupcake. They used the usual chocolate Oreo cookies with standard markings, and the outwardly visible filling was a medium brown, dark but quite a bit lighter than the cookies. The center of the filling was promised to be white, with the admonition, "Twist & lick!" to access it.

Before getting to the sandwiches themselves, a short digression regarding the package: In my last limited-edition Oreo review, Cinnamon Bun, I traced the unfortunate progression of downsizing limited-edition Oreo containers to the tiny 10.7-oz. size, but then I praised Mondelez for finally taking a step back in the right direction, with a return to 12.2-oz. for Cinnamon Bun. Strike that, reverse it! As excited as I was to see this flavor, I was very disappointed to see the size revert to 10.7 oz.

Now to the cookies: They really did taste like chocolate frosted cupcakes. When I twisted and licked, it was clear that the white center of the filling was a different substance than the outer brown, with a creamy taste, but maybe there wasn't enough of it, as I couldn't really notice the creamy part when I ate the sandwiches whole. Still, a much different taste than standard Oreos, and pretty good.

Aroma: It really smells like cupcake frosting! Not the standard Oreos smell.

Manufacturer: Mondelez Global LLC

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From the package: "Twist & lick!" ... "Limited edition" ... "Open up for a surprise inside! And lick to taste the creamy center!"

This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Star Market (formerly Shaws, and Star Market again before that), Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Review published .

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