When rumors of Red Velvet Oreos began swirling on the Internet back in October, the news hit the public as such a delightful shock that many people were skeptical it was even real. In fact, Snopes.com—the website dedicated to proving rumors true or false—even has a Red Velvet Oreos article investigating the issue.
Well, worry no more. Nabisco has officially announced that the cake-inspired cookies will indeed be hitting store shelves—albeit for a limited time—starting on Feb. 2, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
According to Oreo, this launch marks the first time since 2004’s Golden Oreo that the brand has released a cookie featuring both a new flavor and a new color. Though ABC News got their hands on an early package of the forthcoming red velvet variety, and assuming their photos don’t need some drastic photo correction, the actual product appears significantly less red than it does on the packaging.