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Top 10 Insane Oreo Flavors

Updated on July 5, 2017
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Oreo's History

Invented in 1912, Oreos have become the best-selling cookie in America. With its vanilla frosting wedged between two chocolate wafers, kids and adults alike can't resist this devilishly delectable delight.

Having existed over a century, Oreo strives to continuously introduce new flavors and retain its consumers' interest. Through fresh colors, flavors, and partnerships, Nabisco's prized dessert has showcased several crazy tastes. Don't believe me? Here are the ten most insane Oreo flavors!

Candy Corn Oreos
Candy Corn Oreos

10. Candy Corn Oreos

Year Released: 2012
Taste: 7/10

Featuring the vanilla Shortbread cookies as its exterior, Candy Corn Oreos add another flavor to Oreo's Halloween lineup. Sold exclusively at Target, these cookies bombard you with sweetness—the candy corn flavoring highly resembles cake frosting.

Do I love these treats? No, but I'm glad I tried them, and I'd recommend giving them a shot should you ever encounter them, especially if you have a big sweet tooth.

Red Velvet Oreos
Red Velvet Oreos

9. Red Velvet Oreos

Year Released: 2015
Taste: 10/10

Oreo almost never ventures from their yellow-shortbread or black-chocolate shells, making their Red Velvet dessert unusual simply for its crimson cookie. These bad boys sold pretty well, and you'll still likely find some in your local supermarket.

The red coating is just a disguised chocolate Oreo, but the cream cheese filling makes the cookie. It's rich, sweet, but not overly so, making for a delicious and aesthetically-appealing treat.

Rainbow ShureBert Oreos
Rainbow ShureBert Oreos

8. Rainbow ShureBert Oreos

Year Released: 2012
Taste: 7/10

The oddly-spelled Rainbow ShureBert Oreos debuted back in 2012. Again utilizing vanilla wafers, the snack brandishes pink-raspberry and green-lime filling.

You might expect a bit of tartness from a sherbert-styled dessert, but the taste heavily gravitates towards sweet. I've always preferred non-fruit flavors yet I still enjoyed this cookie, so definitely grab a pack when visiting Wal-Mart, where they are exclusively sold.

Jelly Donut Oreos
Jelly Donut Oreos

7. Jelly Donut Oreos

Year Released: 2017
Taste: 7/10

An oft-requested flavor that finally won the popular vote, Jelly Donut Oreos represent one of many Oreo expeditions into other desserts. Wielding a surprisingly-subdued taste, the cookie features a light-brown creme that resembles a diminished vanilla flavor with a raspberry center.

No amount of flavoring can really imitate the fried-dough texture of donuts, but that doesn't mean this cookie won't satisfy your taste buds. Just know that it's a less-pronounced flavor and still a cookie at heart. You can nab these exclusives at your local Wal-Mart.

Marshmallow Crispy Oreos
Marshmallow Crispy Oreos

6. Marshmallow Crispy Oreos

Year Released: 2014
Taste: 9/10

Oreo's no stranger to partnering with other brands to produce mashups. Reese's and Peeps Oreos, for instance. For whatever reason, in this case no collaboration developed; these are not Rice Krispie Oreos, they're Crispy Oreos. Totally different.

The treat features shortbread cookies covering a marshmallow creme interior sprinkled with miniature rice bits. I'm not actually huge on Rice Krispies, but I really enjoyed this batch; the rice crumbles combo perfectly with the creme.

Caramel Apple Oreos
Caramel Apple Oreos

5. Caramel Apple Oreos

Year Released: 2014
Taste: 7/10

Whether you pronounce it care-a-mel or car-mul, you can only snag these rare Oreos at Target. This iteration features the classic vanilla wafers with green apple and caramel filling.

Admittedly, I've always loved apples and caramel more than the average Joe, so this flavor immediately called to me. It's a strong and sweet sensation that tastes exactly how you'd expect. I don't mind the potent punch it packs, but if you're not a caramel apple fan, these aren't the sandwich cookies for you.

Double-Fruit Oreos
Double-Fruit Oreos

4. Double-Fruit Oreos

Year Released: ?
Taste: ?

An Argentine-based brand, Double-Fruit Oreos come in two flavors: Orange & Mango and Raspberry & Blueberry Creme. They aren't sold in most markets within the States, but international stores sometimes carry them.

Admittedly, I haven't managed to obtain any, so I can only relay what I've heard about their taste. Supposedly the Blueberry Cream confections have an unexpected sour flavor, while Orange & Mango are suitably fruity and sweet.

Green Tea Ice Cream Oreos
Green Tea Ice Cream Oreos

3. Green Tea Ice Cream Oreos

Year Released: ?
Taste: ?

Last foreign entry, I promise. Released within China and Japan, these snacks feature matcha-green creme—similar to a Starbucks Green Tea Latte or Frappucino.

Sadly, I've never eaten these cookies, but as a former Starbucks employee I vividly remember matcha. It's an earthy and somewhat-sweet taste that I'd love to experience in an Oreo.

Swedish Fish Oreos
Swedish Fish Oreos

2. Swedish Fish Oreos

Year Released: 2016
Taste: 8/10

In one of its most bizarre teamups, Oreo introduced Swedish Fish-cremed Oreos, based on the moderately-famous candy. Consumers have long speculated on the true taste of Swedish Fish, guessing cherry, raspberry, fruit punch, and more, but in truth Swedish Fish harbors its own individual combination.

So, does this unique flavor translate well into cookie form? For me, yes. While it's not gummy like the candy, the creme tastes just like Swedish Fish, sweet yet tangy, and mixes well with the chocolate Oreos. It's a powerful sensation that most people will either love or hate. If you savor Swedish Fish, give these once Kroger-exclusive crimson cookies a chance.

Waffles & Syrup Oreos
Waffles & Syrup Oreos

1. Waffles & Syrup Oreos

Year Released: 2017
Taste: 6/10

Oreo lovers really have to hunt around for the various flavors eh? We've had Wal-Mart, Kroger, and Target exclusives, and our last treat can only be found at Albertson's.

It's not a joke, ladies, and gentleman—Waffles & Syrup Oreos are real. The breakfast-based product we never knew we wanted brings a mild maple-vanilla flavor to two traditional golden cookies. I don't detect any "waffle" flavor, but the vanilla and maple mix well. It's not the Oreo I'll be coming back to, but I'm glad I experienced this silly batch of cookies.

Which is your favorite Oreo?

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Future of Oreo

With new flavors developed each year (delicious Firework Oreos with popping candy just released), Oreo promises to stay fresh in our minds for decades to come. They may contribute to our obesity epidemic, they may rot our teeth with scores of sugar, but darn it their cookies taste great.

Still, only the future can reveal what silly and succulent snacks Oreo will present next. For now, vote for your favorite flavor and I'll see you at our next countdown!

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