10 flavors that prove Oreo is going through a misguided rebellious phase

On Feb. 2, the company will release the limited-edition Red Velvet Oreo

Published January 21, 2015 2:15PM (EST)


Oreo, the cream and cookie snack company, is known for getting wacky in the flavor department. The newest announcement is that of a limited-edition Red Velvet Oreo, to be released on Feb. 2 in time for Valentine's Day. The flavored cookie will be sold for six to eight weeks, or until supplies last.

According to People's Morgan Gibson, the cookies are just normal Oreo cookies dyed red, while the cream filling is actually replaced with a cream cheese-esque filling that "very closely resembles the flavor of concentrated canned frosting," according to a People employee, but does not taste like cream cheese.

Oreo has had some real success when it comes to flavor experimentation, including Double Stuf (sorry, haters -- I wrote this article and am going to ignore your ignorant complaints about "ratio" of cookie to cream) and Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. But the company has also made some pretty major missteps in attempts to be cool and relevant and interesting.

Oreo, you don't have to change who you are to be cool -- we love you for you. But you have made some decisions that are really worrying us.

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By Joanna Rothkopf

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