If you thought 2017 was the year the people over at Oreo finally came to their senses and stopped releasing billions (approximately) of new flavors, prepare for continued disappointment: Recent rumors suggest that the world’s biggest cookie brand may have already slated a new flavor for as far out as Labor Day of next year: Apple Pie Oreos!
The speculation about the most American of Oreo flavors began last week when a blurry image – like a photo was taken of a computer screen – featuring packaging for the alleged new flavor was leaked by the Instagram account @junkbanter. The Instagrammer didn’t say where the picture came from, however, the account does provide the additional info that “Apple pie will be the latest pie-turned-Oreo when these debut in advance of Labor Day.”
Though those additional details would seem to give some credence to @junkbanter’s claim, I’m left a bit skeptical. Yes, often times packaging of new flavors will leak in advance of the actual announcement, but fake mockups of mainstream foods isn’t unheard of either (Coca-Cola Garlic, for instance), and September of next year sounds like pretty far in advance for a product leak.