When Oreo’s newest mystery flavor hit shelves in October, The Daily Meal staffers began an investigation to uncover the truth. Most agreed on a fruity, slightly citrusy tinge to the creme filling. Many pointed a finger toward Fruity Pebbles or Fruit Loops, followed by lemon marzipan, drugstore perfume, and Skittles. Months later, Oreo has finally given us answers.
“After a mysterious flavor appeared in the Oreo Wonder Vault, Oreo fans from coast to coast have been putting their taste buds to the test to solve the cookie conundrum,” Oreo wrote in a statement. “Oreo is excited to announce that the mystery Oreo flavor is… Fruity Pebbles flavored Oreo Cookies!”
Not to brag, but we were right. The cookie features a creme inspired by the “intense fruity flavor” of Fruity Pebbles cereal sandwiched between the brand’s traditional chocolate biscuits.
Fans who submitted the correct flavor to Oreo’s website during its Mystery Flavor Sweepstakes were entered for a chance to win $50,000. While the winner has been selected, his or her identity has not been revealed.
Rumored to be next for the brand are Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Oreos. Junk food Instagrammer @junkbanter writes: "I'm totally excited to try this combo on the graham wafer, but realistically the creme is an inferior version of the fabulous, legendary, please-bring-them-back Reese's Oreos. That said, these are still destined for success. Look for these to pop up at some point later than today, but no later than the end of time. (I have no clue when they come out.)"
The Daily Meal has reached out to Oreo for comment.
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