Are you Oreo cookie lovers ready for their newest flavor offering? This one isn’t as crazy as some of the past efforts, and reports are that they are so sure of this flavor that it is already here to stay.
The much loved cookie company announced on Wednesday that Dark Chocolate Oreos will become a permanent flavor hitting the grocery store shelves next year. The brand decided to announce the news timed to the upcoming winter solstice. This dark cookie was announced on the day with the shortest period of daylight (so the darkest day of the year), on Dec. 21. But the cookies won’t hit stands until Jan. 2.
The new treats come with a dark chocolate creme—”made with real cocoa” as touted on the packaging—sandwiched between their classic chocolate wafers.
The staff at PEOPLE got a first taste of the Oreos and were thrilled with the results. The cookies are fudgy but not overly chocolatey and have just the right amount of filling. They’re very similar to the chocolate Oreos, which already exist, just with a slightly more bitter taste as to be expected from a dark chocolate. While some may call it basic, we feel that the new addition has staying power.
That is not the only big news from the Oreo cookie company. This next year is filled with excitement (and even more creme!). Oreo is set to release their biggest cookie to date with the “Most Stuf” Oreos in early 2019. A product shot leaked in October appeared to show a cookie with nearly triple the amount of creme in a regular Oreo.
What do you think about the new dark chocolate flavor? Will that be a hit or a miss? Will it be a slam-dunk (right into the milk glass)? And what do you think about an Oreo with triple the creme?