It’s no secret, anyone who knows me is aware of the fact that I LOVE Peeps! And if they are stale…they are even better. Now Oreo has come out with limited edition Peep flavored Oreos…just in time for Easter. So, in the name of science, I thought I should sample these cookies and give a complete review. Remember, I’m only doing it as “research”.
So, about a week or so ago, I ventured off to my local grocery store to pick up a package of the item I needed to test.
The label states that the sandwich cookie is filled with “marshmallow Peeps flavored creme”. I was so excited. I love Peeps and I love Oreos. This combination must be heavenly…
I tried to look past the nutritional information, although it was tough to avoid being printed right on the front of the packaging. For every 2 cookies you eat, you consume 140 calories, 2 grams of saturated fat (10% of your daily value in just two cookies!), 80 milligrams of sodium and 12 grams of sugars. But enough of that…this is for research. I’ve got to be scientist and take some chances and get answers for you readers of my blog! Now let’s open the package.
I tore into the wrapper and inside were the specimens I needed to sample. There they were…the vanilla cookie outsides with the bright pink, Peep flavored centers. Oh was I ready for this!
I took the cookie, carefully inspected it visually and then… crunch… a bite that basically devoured about 2/3rds of the cookie.
And then the disappointment…
It really didn’t taste any different than a regular Oreo cookie. I almost wish I would have had some of the original flavored cookies on hand, because I might have had a friend help me with a blindfold taste test to see if I could tell the difference between the two. I can honestly say I didn’t taste anything that resembled the flavor of a Peep — or marshmallow for that matter.
Now I had to be certain of my analysis of the first cookie, so it was required that I conduct a similar test on a second cookie, and then a third, and a fourth and so on. Within a couple of days, the package was empty…and I still had not tasted anything that reminded me of Peep!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying the Peeps Oreos tasted bad. They just — to me anyway — tasted like the regular Oreos.
And now I’m starting to read stories that the pink coloring in the Peeps Oreos is reappearing in a day or two after you eat the cookies. I didn’t notice this after my experiment, but there have been a few reports of the bright pink dye changing things a pink color… (Here, just read the article for yourself). It is similar to the surprise side effects we had from the Halloween Whopper at Burger King!
So, in conclusion, if you like Oreos and you like Peeps…I suggest buying a package of Oreo cookies AND a package of Peeps. Keep the two separate, because I certainly wasn’t pleased with the process of trying to combine the two flavors.
And have you noticed all the different varieties of Oreos lately? There are 59 different Oreo products according to the official website. Why can’t we just stick with what we loved the best…the originals!
Now, what is science requiring me to sample next? Leave your suggestions in the comments below. And remember…it’s research!