Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Blueberry Pie Oreo Cookies!

I like Oreo. I like pie. 7 times out of 10, if there's a choice between cake or pie, I'll go with the pie. Cake is good and all, but if I'm being completely honest, most of it is pretty boring. Delicious, but boring. Pie on the other hand, is a study in contrasts. You've got the warm, gooey filling, surrounded by that nice, crisp crust. A sweet kiss, enveloped in a savory hug. Oooh yeah..Add a dollop of whip cream or some ice cream, and you'll have a meal. Or a threesome. I'm not sure where my imagery is going at the moment, but you should keep reading and learn more about Blueberry Pie Oreo Cookies.

I've been a little disappointed by some of the recent Oreo releases. The Red Velvet were just awful, and the Filled Cupcake, while not bad, still didn't wow me enough to want to write about it. So, when I saw the Blueberry Pie sitting on a Target shelf, I almost had second thoughts and left it there. It seemed like a lofty goal. Sure, Nabisco nailed the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and Cinnamon Bun Oreo, but Blueberry Pie? Man, that could easily go wrong. In the end my curiosity won out. I just hoped that they didn't taste like a Blow Pop sandwiched between two cookies.

When I finally released the cookies from their plastic coffin, I was hit by a faint aroma of blueberry cobbler. It makes sense, since blueberries aren't exactly fragrant until you start cooking them. And cobbler is just a pie that got dropped on the way to the table, so we're off to a good start.

Nabisco has been changing up the cookie flavors to better complement the creme filling. For the Blueberry Pie variety, they're using graham cracker cookies. I thought it was an odd choice, since I thought graham cracker would be associated more with cobbler, rather than pie. But, it works here. In fact, it works so well, I'd kinda like to be able to just eat the graham cracker cookies on their own. Yes, I'm one of those weirdos that likes graham crackers plain. Just dunk them in some milk, and eat away. While I'm on the topic of plain cookies, I wonder what it would take to convince Nabisco to release some of the Oreo cookie flavors without the filling. Just bags of cookies with Oreo stamped on the side. I'll get started on the petition..

At the heart of every Oreo cookie is the creme. As much as I love the cookies, that filling is what pays the bills. And what a glorious creme this is. It's a beautiful shade of purple, almost royal purple. Purple?  Wait a second, aren't Nope, and neither is the crewm. It's a sign that Nabisco was paying attention to detail when they put these together. As odd as it sounds, the creme actually as the same consistency as warm Bubblicious. You know, when you leave a pack of gum on the dash of your car, it gets all soft and...weird. Well, that's how this creme felt. Oddly enough, it also tasted like Grape Bubblicious when I tried it by itself. That might have been my mind playing tricks on me though.

When I finally got around to eating the whole cookie, I was blown away. These are definitely best when they're savored. The cookie and creme combine in such a way to completely fool my taste buds. I'm pretty sure I actually said "Oh my God" upon my first taste. It instantly took me back to a lunch I had with my mom and grandmother at the E.L. Willis store over 20 years ago. I chose a slice of blueberry pie for desert, and the memory of that slice has stuck with me for all these years. It was just the right ratio or crust, filling, and whip cream, and I still haven't had its equal. Still, I was impressed that a simple Oreo could elicit such a memory from the first bite. If I had any whip cream handy, I probably would have sprayed some on top, just for the hell of it.

If I had a recommendation, it would be to eat these with milk. Everything blends together better once they get a little softer. I'd also limit yourself to maybe two or three at a time. I went a little "flavor blind" if I ate too many in one sitting. I noticed a blueberry aftertaste that kind of hung around for a while, too. Either Nabisco used real blueberry juice when they made these, or they just had a machine turn blueberry pies into Oreo cookie sandwiches. I don't know, either one sounds pretty feasible.

So, if you're a fan of blueberry pie, I definitely recommend picking up some of these. If I had one complaint, it's that the limited edition varieties always come in smaller packs, so you get less for your money. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to start an extensive social media campaign to convince Nabisco to make Pecan Pie Oreo's.


  1. Damn you and your descriptive writing ability!I want a whole row of blueberry Oreos now,with milk.I'm a sucker for artificial fruit flavors.

    1. I'm usually not a fan myself, but they just got this one so right.


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