Saturday, May 5, 2018

This Flavor of Oreo Doesn't Pump It's Own Gas - Piña Colada Oreo Thins

Piña Colada Oreo Thins - Target $2.99
That's right, this flavor suggestion came from a teacher who resides in, you guessed it, New Jersey! Who else is from America's lovable-armpit? Me! So that's it, this is the winner. Everyone else can go home now. 
I kid, but of the three flavors announced, this one did seem the most palatable. Kettle Corn had the potential to be the buttered popcorn bean of cookies, and Cherry Cola could have ended up a medicinal nightmare, but piña colada? It's pretty hard to get that wrong, so it was the safest bet of all three flavors. However, playing it safe doesn't make for a guaranteed win, so let's see if these Oreo Thins are a slice of paradise, or if they taste like the floor of a Rupert Holmes concert.
Of the three, this flavor in particular had the highest nostalgia-factor for me. When I was a kid, my mom would take my sister and I to K-Mart (of all places) to run errands and she's buy us a (non-alcoholic) piña colada slushie and a churro to share as we left the store after a successful (well behaved) shopping venture. I've had a fondness for both foods ever since, and I could see coconut and pineapple flavors working well with a vanilla base, so in my mind, this was going to be a fantastic cookie concept.
When opened, the aroma was a lot weaker than I imagined. You really have to get your face in there to smell the pineapple and coconut scents, but they're certainly there. The effect is really sweet and tropical, leaning a little more pineapple than coconut, and the golden cookie base muddles things up slightly, but there's no denying it's piña colada-ness.
I twisted the cookie apart and tried the cream on it's own. It's sweet, creamy, and pineapple-heavy, but kind of weak? It definitely tastes like piña colada mix, but the kind that has melted a little bit and gotten slightly watered down. I like it, but with how weak the flavoring is on it's own, I worry that eaten together the cookie base will overshadow everything. 
Combined, it's a better experience than I expected. Initially the cookie does cover the tropical creme filling, but after a few chomps, the pineapple and coconut flavoring begins to shine through. This is giving me pineapple and coconut pound cake vibes, and I am here for it. (Look at me talking like all the hip kids these days.) 
These pair very nicely with an ice cold glass of milk, and they're a really yummy addition to the Oreo family, but do they deserve to win? I don't know. I'm torn between these and the Kettle Corn ones (Cherry cola is more yummy than I imagined, but too much of a gimmick flavor to be snacked on year-round), which is something I never thought I'd say. The Kettle Corn flavor satisfies a salty sweet craving, and they're really delicious when warmed up slightly in the microwave, but these are really yummy too and I love the snack-ability of Oreo Thins in general. I might have to think about this one and snack on these a little more to find the true winner, but it's a really tough call between these and Kettle Corn for me. What about you? Which do you like the best?    
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