I braved the aisles of the world’s biggest Walmart in search of the cookies, but they weren’t available. Not among the half-dozen other exotic Oreo flavors, and not even on an endcap or other special display. We’ll have to depend on other sites’ reviews of them, then.
Junk Food Guy got hold of some, taking pictures to prove that they’re real and tasting them so the rest of us don’t have to. His verdict? The fruit punch flavor is powerful, sometimes veering into “cherry cough syrup territory.”
Like fruit punch, the creme is based on high fructose corn syrup, “natural and artificial flavors,” citric acid, and red food dye. We do not know whether those “natural flavors” include any fruit, but it seems unlikely.
The combination of fruit punch creme and the Golden Oreo cookie wafers have an unexpected overall effect, though. Junk Food Guy says that when you taste the creme alone, it’s like a cherry Starburst. The effect of the entire cookie, though, is like a cherry pie. That leaves us with the important question: why aren’t there cherry pie Oreos?
Review: Fruit Punch Oreos (Limited Edition) [Junk Food Guy]