Food & Wine guessed it correctly, and some lucky fan just won $50,000.
It’s not unusual for Oreo cookies to come in odd flavors anymore. Some days it seems like we’ve seen it all, from waffles and syrup to cookie butter to hot cocoa. Then there were Swedish Fish, popping candies, and Peeps flavors. Oh and don’t forget peanut butter and jelly. So when Oreo released a “Mystery” cookie earlier this year, there were just as many guesses as to what it couldn’t be as there were to what it could. As it turns out, our taste buds here at Food & Wine cracked the case. Oreo’s newest flavor is Fruity Pebbles.
Yep, we’re talking the Flintstones-themed breakfast cereal that’s basically Rice Krispies and Trix all rolled into one. Back in October, we correctly guessed the cookie’s flavor which featured chocolate wafers (as usual) with a cereal-infused creme in between. Other than that, the packaging was all white and no further clues were given.
At the time we described the tasting experience thusly:
The “Mystery Oreos” were part of a contest that asked fans of the cookies (and let’s be honest, who isn’t a fan?) to guess the flavor by going to the promotion’s website and submitting their answer for a chance to win $50,000. Truth be told, Oreo actually did release a “fruity crisp” cereal flavor once, but the wafers were the golden variety. And when it came down to it, our guesses wavered between a hard “Fruity Pebbles” and the more encompassing “Cereal Milk,” but needless to say we’re pretty happy with our palates right about now. Perhaps not as happy as whoever just won fifty grand, but we’ll take it!